From the Southwest Precinct police files: 3 South Park reports
*On Saturday afternoon the 1st, an alert citizen noticed two men attaching a camera to a City Light pole in the 8800 block of 4th Avenue South. She confronted the pair, who first claimed to be with the City of Seattle but then changed their minds and mentioned another company. They could not provide the skeptical woman with a business card and drove off in a red Ford with a canopy. She called 911, thinking the device was suspicious. The officer agreed and requested that Seattle firefighters assist with removing the camera, which was mounted 12 feet off the ground. The camera, inside a box, contained no identifying information. It was placed into the evidence unit.
*Near 14th and South Cloverdale, just after midnight on the 29th, officers spotted a teen standing motionless in a crosswalk, staring at a wall. Moments later he staggered into lanes of traffic, forcing officers to block the roadway to keep him from being hit by cars. The 17-year-old was a missing person and had a felony warrant for burglary. Because the Youth Service Center would have denied him entry because of his condition, officers had him transported to Harborview, where he was involuntarily committed as a danger to himself.
*Around 2:30 a.m. on Friday the 30th, a woman was attacked as she walked in the alley between 8th and 9th South, behind S. Donovan. She said a light skinned black male punched her several times in the face. Suffering from a large laceration under her eye, she ran to a nearby home for assistance. She was taken to Harborview for treatment.