Tues., Jan., 19., 11:43 p.m. First/Cherry Street
Officer responded to a 911 call from the victim, a transient male, who called 911 to report he had stabbed an unknown person at Second and Yesler Ave. Officer interviewed the victim, who stated he was walking home from the Safeway grocery on the 100 block of Occidental Ave S. While he was walking northbound on First Ave approaching Cherry St the suspect, an unknown male, approached him head on and stopped him. The suspect used both hands and grabbed victim by the shirt. Suspect called him by a name which was not the suspect's and began reaching into his pockets. Victim stated he pulled out his small folding knife and stabbed the suspect in the upper left shoulder. Suspect ran off in an unknown direction. Victim stated he threw down the knife, and called 911 as he was concerned that he was in trouble. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect, the knife or any witnesses. Dispatch called Harborview Medical Center to see if there were any stabbing victims, but none were reported. Victim was provided with a business card and case number.
Wed., Jan., 20, 5.14 p.m. S. Holgate Street
Officer was dispatched to a report of an assault located at the intersection of S. Holgate St and Airport Way S. He arrived and contacted the victim who explained that she lived in a tent in the Jungle. As she was leaving her tent she was confronted by three unknown males whom she recognized as other residents of the Jungle. She said that two of the males had punched her in the face, but that she resisted and the suspects fled eastbound into the Jungle. She was observed to have a bloody nose, but refused to seek medical attention and stated that she was uninjured. She described the victims as in their 30s, but was unable to provide specific information. She did report that the attack was unprovoked, and was due simply to the fact that she lived there.