Tues., Jan. 5, 4:04 a.m., South Massachusetts Street. Officer responded to a call of an assault and contacted the victim, a transient male, standing at the bus stop on Fourth Avenue S. He stated that he had been going to spend the night in a van belonging to an acquaintance. Later that night the suspect had become angry, and had assaulted him by punching him in the face. He had also thrown his belongings out into the street. Victim stated that his attacker is also transient, and stays in his van, moving around to different parts of the city. Officer observed no visible injuries to victim, and gave him a card with his case number.
Thurs., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., Fourth Avenue South/South Royal Brougham Way. Officers on patrol were dispatched to a report of an assault on Fourth Ave. S. and S. Royal Brougham Way. They arrived to find Seattle Fire Department at the scene, and SFD stated that the victim and his girlfriend, a witness, had recently been transported to Harborview Medical Center. SFD also said that the suspect was apparently a female. Officers responded to Harborview and met with the victim's girlfriend. She stated that she had been dating the victim for approximately 5 months. They sleep underneath the overpass near Fourth Avenue South and South Royal Brougham Way. Victim and the other transients that sleep there often fight and argue loudly. Witness stated she had returned to the area today to find her boyfriend arguing with a group of Hispanic males. They were talking in Spanish and talking too quickly for her to understand. She persuaded the victim to walk away with her to "vent," and after he had calmed down they returned to their spot to sleep. Sometime after 7 p.m. they were approached by two female suspects. The suspects walked up to where they were lying and one bent down and shoved something into the back of the victim's head. Witness said that the suspect stood up, and the witness could see she was holding a broken glass bottle. Victim was bleeding from the back of the head. Suspect was upset and was shouting that they were sleeping in her spot. Witness got up and wrapped her shirt around the victim's head, and then ran to Fourth Avenue South to try and flag down help. Radio put out an alert and other officers in the area were able to find the suspects near Third Avenue and Massachusetts Street. The witness immediately identified one of the females as the attacker, and the suspects were placed into custody. Officers returned to Harborview, but were unable to interview the victim due to his medical condition. Medical staff stated that the lacerations that the victim had suffered were probably minor, but were completing tests for treatment. The victim was left with a business card.