Mon., Nov. 26, 8:20 p.m., Leary Way NW. An officer was dispatched to a report of a possibly suicidal male and arrived to find several people standing around a white male aged 32 that appeared to be crying. He contacted the subject and a witness. Witness stated that he was a friend of the subject and that the subject had been very depressed lately and kept repeating that he wanted to kill himself. Witness stated that suspect was bipolar, but not on any medication. Subject, who was visibly distraught, was making comments about wanting to kill himself by buying enough alcohol to drink himself to death. Suspect also talked about not being able to see his son because he was homeless and unable to get medication. Officer called for Seattle Fire Department to respond, which they did. They requested an ambulance to respond to the scene and subject was transported to Harborview Medical Center for a medical health evaluation.
Thurs., Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m., 18th Ave S. Complainant/witness, an employee of the Sobering Center, called 911 to report that subject, a transient white male aged 57, had been discharged from the center and had walked away in an unknown direction. Complainant reported that the subject was experiencing alcohol withdrawals, and he was concerned as subject was hallucinating about small dogs. He stated that the subject had been due to be transferred to Harborview for treatment for the withdrawals, but subject had refused to cooperate and left the facility voluntarily. Complainant did not think the subject was a threat to himself or others, and is under no court orders to complete treatment.
Thurs., Nov. 29, 8:55 p.m., E. Madison St. Officer received a complaint regarding two persons breaking into an abandoned building at 19th Ave. and E. Madison St. He responded to the location along with other officers, and as they were walking up to the front of the building, the two suspects exited. Officers had the suspects place their hands on the side of the building, and completed a pat down — no weapons were found. Both suspects stated that they had thought the building was abandoned and that no one would care if they went inside. The officer asked if they had broken anything inside, and one of the suspects admitted he had broken a board, but said nothing else was damaged. The officer had been in the building on previous occasions and knew that it was abandoned. He reports that transients often use this place to sleep, and the building is moldy with feces on the floor. Having walked through the building he knew there was nothing of value in there; there were holes in the walls and the ceiling tiles had fallen down. The officers did not bother to look through the building as it would be impossible to tell if anything had been damaged. The officer advised the suspects, a transient white male and female, ages unknown, that the building was not a safe place to stay. They were both issued trespass admonishment cards and advised to leave the area.
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.