Wed., Sept. 12, 3 a.m., 1300 block 30th Ave S. Police were dispatched to the Interstate 90 overpass on Rainier Ave. concerning a complaint of an Hispanic male masturbating. The caller stated the subject was wearing a sombrero. Officers arrived and made a perimeter check of the area, and contacted a transient Hispanic male aged 20-25 who was wearing a large hat. They noticed that the man had fresh bloodstains on his shirt and a large cut under his chin. He had his shirt sleeve around his hand, and was using it to soak up the blood from his chin. It appeared that the complainant might have mistaken the activity of this individual, as he looked suspicious with his shirt wrapped around his hand. Officers requested medical aid as the gash on his face seemed to need attention. The victim spoke little English, but stated that two males had assaulted him and taken his wallet and phone. Seattle Fire arrived and transported the victim to Harborview, and the officers followed. On arrival they located a translator, and the victim explained that he had been walking downtown “by a park where they ride a lot of bicycles” with a beer in one hand and his backpack in the other. He saw two Black males approaching him, and they asked him for money to buy crack. Victim said he couldn’t help them, and one suspect pulled a knife and cut the victim under the chin. He stated he tried to explain himself, but they kicked him and took his wallet and phone. There was a female witness to the incident, but victim stated she would not help him. Victim stated he is homeless and living in a van on Cherry St. He could not provide contact information as all his numbers were in his cell phone. Officers left the victim at Harborview, receiving treatment for his injury.
Sun., Sept. 16, 4:17 p.m., 500 block Fifth Ave. A transient Black male aged 44 was contacted by police for urinating inside a bus shelter on the west side of the 500 block of Third Ave. A routine name check showed an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant. He was arrested, and a search turned up a glass crack pipe with tubing on one end. This field-tested positive for cocaine, and the suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.
Mon., Sept. 17, 12:10 a.m., 400 block Pine St. Officers on foot patrol observed the suspect, a transient Black male aged 23, jaywalk in front of them. They called him and he returned. The officers requested that he turn around; as he did this an illegal four-inch blade butterfly knife fell onto the street. Officers then ran a name check and found that the suspect had an outstanding warrant, and that he was also under orders not to possess any firearms or weapons. The man was arrested and booked into King County Jail.
Compiled from incident reports of the Seattle Police Department by Emma Quinn. Got your own experience to relate? Call us at (206)441-3247 ext. 207 and we’ll get the scoop.