We were just trying to be clever when we used that headline last week, but it turns out there really were quite a few assaults (or, um, threats of assaults) involving knives over the last week or so.
First up, we’ve got located the report for a December 19th stabbing on Beacon Hill:
On 12/19/10 at approx. 2337hrs., officers responded to 17 S. Hanford St.
where a caller was reporting that their friend had been in a fight and is
bleeding. The caller advised that the friend had possibly been stabbed in
the back. The caller was translating for the friend who spoke Spanish. An
update was given that S.F.D. was responding.
Officers arrived. S.F.D. was on scene with the victim in the Medic Unit.
Medics were treating the victim and immediately left for Harborview Medical
Center. I road in the back of the medic unit to obtain suspect information
from the victim.
The victim did not speak English, but I was able to obtain some basic
information using Spanish I've learned over the years. He stated that
there were four black males in their 20's, thin to medium builds, each
wearing a different colored coat. He described their coats as red, blue,
white, and black.
K9 attempted a track from some evidence that was left behind by the
suspects. Negative results.
When we arrived at Harborview Medical Center, W.S.P. Trooper Malmstrom #821
was working and advised that he spoke Spanish. He assisted me with
interpreting. He relayed the following to me from the victim:
The victim and were heading home after buying cigarettes from the
store. There were four black males at the bus stop near Beacon Av. S./S.
Hanford St. on the east side (3000blk). The males started asking questions
such as if they could have a cigarette and if they knew each other. The
victim and tried ignoring them and kept walking southbound on Beacon
Av. S. The victim was punched in the head so he started defending himself
by fighting back. During the fight, the victim fell to the ground. When
the victim stood up, he felt a pain to his side and that was when he was
stabbed. He fell to the ground and was further punched in the head by the
suspects. The victim said was also assaulted. The victim said his
black and red satchel with his were in it
were stolen by the four black males. The victim said that he doesn't know
the four males, but said that a lot of people have been hanging out at this
bus stop. The victim said that he may be able to identify the suspects if
shown a photo montage.
The witness stated that the four black males hang out in the bus stop on a
regular basis. She stated that the frequently visit her neighbor next door
to her (east). The witness stated tonight she heard an exchange of words
between the victims and the suspects.
She then saw them all walk southbound on Beacon Av. S. together and walk eastbound on S. Hanford St.
She advised that the red cap that was found by officers belonged to one of
The victim was contacted by Ofc. Borjeson. Ofc. Borjeson had him look at two
possible suspects that officers had contacted (4000blk Beacon Av. S.).
advised that they were not the suspects.
According to Ofc. Borjeson, said that this has happen to him once
before near this bus stop and may also have happened to the victim before.
advised that during the incident, he did see a knife. stated
that he was not injured but had been hit during the fight. also
advised that his blue satchel with his were
also in there.
Medical staff at H.M.C. advised that the victim had a smaller stab wound to
the right side of his abdomen and a large stab wound to his back. They
stated that his internal injuries could not be determined at this time.
Ofc. Huteson located one beer can outside the bus shelter. He also located
a red cap. Both were placed into evidence.
I recovered the victim's clothing up at H.M.C. At the scene, I recovered
two beer cans in the garbage can at the bus shelter. All items were placed
into evidence. I did locate an area just east of the northeast corner of
Beacon Av.S./S. Hanford St. where the ground was disturbed. There was
similar tread marks to the victims shoes in the mud up against the bushes.
The bushes also seemed to have been disturbed.
Case number left with victim. The victim and live together. They
both will need a Spanish speaking interpreter.
A day later, another man was stabbed at 2nd and Pine:
On 12-20-10 at approximately 0243 hours, police responded to 2 AV and Pike
ST on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, V/ was
kneeling on the sidewalk at the NE corner of the intersection. V/
was bleeding from the back and had an apparent stab wound to his
upper back. V/ smelled of intoxicants and appeared to be
C/ reported the following about the incident:
was driving his commercial vehicle when he was flagged down by an
unknown person who stated that a man had been stabbed and needed
assistance. observed V/ with blood on his shirt and
he called 9-1-1. did not see what direction V/ came
from or heard him make any statements other than that he had been stabbed.
Officers contacted V/ . Officers asked V/
multiple times who had stabbed him and he would only say, "those guys, over
there." V/ pointed towards the east in the direction of 3
AV. There was no one in the direction that V/ was pointing.
Officers asked V/ to be more descriptive; V/
indicated that the suspects were, "young," "black," and "male." V/
would not give any further description, say how many suspects there
were, or what precipitated the assault.
Fire responded to the scene and provided medical assistance.
Medics transported V/ to .
Officers attempted to talk to V/ further but were unable to
due to medical procedures.
V/ 's shirt was entered into evidence.
Oh, and then this happened:
On the listed date and time I responded to disturbance involving a knife in
the area of 8 AV/Pike ST. The caller ( ) called 911 to report a male
had threatened him with a knife.
I arrived shortly after and contacted V/ at 8 AV/Pine ST. V/
stated he was walking on the sidewalk in the area of 8 AV/Pike ST when a
male riding his skateboard ran into him from behind. The male apologized
for running into him. The male was accompanied by another male (suspect)
and female. The suspect approached V/ and asked him why he hit his
friend. V/ told him that his friend ran into him. The suspect moved
closer to V/ and became confrontational. V/ pushed the suspect
back to gain some space. The suspect then pulled out a knife, unfolded the
blade, and held it to his side. He asked V/ , "What do you want to do?"
V/ told the suspect that he was a probation officer and that he was
calling the Police. The suspect then left the area with the other male and
female. The suspect was not located.
Aaaand let’s not forget this one:
SUSPECT NOT IDENTIFIED
VICTIM UNCOOPERATIVE, REFUSED TO GIVE A STATEMENT OR DISCUSS INCIDENT
ACCORDING TO THE COMPLAINANTS AND WITNESSES THERE WAS A PHYSICAL
DISTURBANCE ON THE NE CORNER OF 3 AV AND BLANCHARD ST INVOLVING SEVERAL
BLACK MALES. OFFICERS ARRIVED IN THE AREA WITHIN A FEW MINUTES ALONG WITH
S.F.D. BY THIS TIME THE DISTURBANCE WAS OVER.
I CONTACTED W/ . HE SAID HE WAS NEARBY AND SAW THAT ONE OF THE
INVOL ACK MALES, V (LATER IDENTIFIED), HAD BEEN CUT ALONG THE
ARM. HEARD SAY HE WAS GOING TO A HOSPITAL AND LEFT IN A
SILVER TAURUS DRIVEN BY ANOTHER MALE. SAID A POSSIBLE SUSPECT LEFT
WB ON BLANCHARD ST AND DESCRIBED HIM AS A TALL, SLIM BLACK MALE IN HIS
30'S, DARK JACKET, SHORT HAIR. DID NOT SEE THE ASSAULT WITH THE
W/ WAS INSIDE 3 BLANCHARD ST. HE HEARD THE DISTURBANCE AND
LOOKED OUT THE 1ST LEVEL WINDOW DIRECTLY ONTO THE INCIDENT. SEVERAL BLACK
MALES WERE FIGHTING/SHOVING AND RUNNING AROUND. SAID HE HEARD
ONE OF THE INVOLVED SAY SOMETHING ABOUT A GUN SO HE BACKED AWAY FROM THE
OFFICERS LOCATED THE SILVER TAURUS, ITS DRIVER AND V/ AT HARBORVIEW
HOSPITAL. I RESPONDED THERE AND CONTACTED THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, .
SAID HE WAS STOPPED FOR A LIGHT AT 4 AV AND BLANCHARD ST WHEN
V/ GOT INTO HIS CAR AND WANTED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. SAID
WAS AN AQUAINTANCE. ALSO SAID HE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN AND DID
NOT SEE THE ASSAULT/DISTURBANCE. GAVE OFFICERS VERBAL PERMISSION TO
LOOK IN HIS CAR. ALL THAT WAS FOUND WAS BLOODY BROWN LEATHER
I ALSO SPOKE WITH . HE WAS BEING TREATED FOR THE FOLLOWING INJURIES:
A LACERATION TO THE LEFT FOREARM ABOUT 4" IN LENGTH; A LACERATION TO THE
LEFT PALM ABOUT 2" LONG; AND A CUT ALONG THE LEFT CHEEK, LIP AND CHIN THAT
ACCORDING TO HOSPITAL STAFF DID NOT REQUIRE MUCH TREATMENT. THE CUTS TO THE
FOREARM AND HAND WERE MORE SERIOUS BUT NOT LIFE THREATENING.
IDENTIFIED HIMSELF TO ME BUT REFUSED TO DISCUSS HOW HE GOT HIS INJURIES. HE
SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT HE WOULD HANDLE THE MATTER HIMSELF. HE
DID NOT WANT THE CASE NUMBER.
We’re also trying to track down info on a double stabbing which happened at 5th and Virginia over the weekend.
I know the holidays are stressful, people, but let’s try to make the rest of 2010 a little less knifey.