72 Hour Hold for Evaluation and Treatment

Release Date/Time: 10/9/2013 9:22 AM

Incident: 72 Hour Hold for Evaluation and Treatment

Report #: 13-100388

Date: Wednesday, 10/9/2013

Time: 7:51 AM

Location: West Laurel Drive / U.S. 101

County Communications received several calls of a girl possibly contemplating jumping from the overpass at W. Laurel Drive and U.S. 101. Callers said that a female was sitting on the railing, crying. Upon arrival, an officer from the Salinas Police Department saw the 16-year-old victim sitting on the south railing of the bridge over the n/b lanes of the freeway. The girl had her hands over her face and was crying. As the officer pulled up, the girl began leaning forward as if to fall from the bridge. The officer quickly grabbed the girl and was able to pull her to safety. The girl was very despondent. She had left two suicide notes behind and the last call on her phone had been to Suicide Prevention. The girl was transported to Natividad Medical Center and placed on a hold for treatment and evaluation.

Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross

Telephone: (831) 758-7250