Patrols (13)

ECHO Patrol Report in CHOP, Search Ongoing for the Killer(s) - June 19-20, 2020

ECHO Patrol Report: 6/19-20/2020
Patrol Time: 23:30 - 04:00
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle / CHOP
Roll Call: Red Ranger, Justin Service
We began patrol around the area again shortly before midnight. There were lots of fireworks going off into the air around the CHOP. We approached 10th & Pine and noticed street medics struggling with a man who had sat down in one of their wheelchairs and refused to get up. The man was mentally ill and shouting that he was God, and did not have socks or shoes on his feet. With everyone else at a loss, Red Ranger obtained a pair of socks from the street medic station and knelt down to speak to the man. After listening to him, Red Ranger de-escalated, gave him the socks, and the man was agreeable enough to get up from the wheelchair and leave of his own accord. The medics thanked us for our help and we continued our patrol.
At 02:20, we heard several gunshots ring out from the west. We ran as fast as we could towards the gunfire while telling others to get to cover. We arrived at 10th & Pine to find medics attempting to treat two victims who had been shot. We did our best to assist the medics on scene and keep the area clear so they could try to save the victims. Several people swarmed the area, and medics did their best to help the victims. We assisted with clearing a path to get victims to the medic vehicles, which were also swarmed by people. We moved to get people back off of the vehicle so that the medics could evacuate the victim they had on board to the hospital. They evacuated and we continued our patrol in the area to ensure the safety of everyone there in the midst of the chaos.
As of this posting, one young man was killed and the other is in critical condition. The killer/killers have yet to be identified or apprehended. If you have any information on the identity of whoever committed this awful crime, please come forward.
Stay safe, everyone.

ECHO Patrol Log & Video in CHOP - June 14-15, 2020

ECHO Patrol Report: 6/14-15/2020
Patrol Time: 23:30 - 04:00
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle/CHOP
Roll Call: Red Ranger, Justin Service, Spirit Fox
We began our patrol around the CHOP area shortly before midnight and mobilized through the area. A man approached us and informed us that his bag had been stolen, and that it had his medication in it. He gave us a description of the bag and asked us for our help, which we obliged.
After walking around for a while, we located the bag. It was in the arms of a person who appeared homeless and mentally ill. He was dancing around with the bag and putting various items into the bag seemingly at random. Others in the area wondered how to retrieve the bag safely and without conflict, so Red Ranger walked up to the man and told him that the bag he was holding belonged to someone else. The man denied this and tired to leave in the opposite direction, but Red Ranger put a gentle hand on the man's shoulder and informed him that someone's medication was in that bag and they really needed it back. After this explanation, the man calmly handed the bag over to Red Ranger. With the situation de-escalated and the taken property retrieved, we returned to the owner of the bag, who confirmed that all of his belongings and medication were still safely inside. He thanked us and we continued.
We later happened upon a scene at 10th & Pine where a mentally ill man was taking whip-its and throwing objects out of his nearby, nonoperational car at protesters. Our team approached him and attempted to de-escalate, and the man agreed to stop throwing objects and take a nap. We moved on once it was clear there was no more danger.
Later on in the night, close to 02:30, after assisting with some de-escalation between two angry gentlemen, a woman approached our team and said that a man was sexually harassing her. She pointed him out to us and others in the area. We moved to escort the man out of the area, and though he protested quite loudly, departed the area without further incident.
Patrol ended around 04:00
Stay safe, all.

Patrol update from the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. We were able to stop lots of crime tonight. We recovered stolen...

Posted by Ranger Redford Echo on Monday, June 15, 2020

ECHO Patrol Update - March 21 2020

Patrol update from tonight!
We patrolled North Seattle again looking to deter crime, since we've noticed that recently SPD has been patrolling less frequently.
We did some wellness checks and had a few incidents that we responded to.
SkyMan, Justin Service, Iron Baron, and I mobilized on Aurora Ave and patrolled looking for crime. After walking around for a while, we made our presence known and saw lots of the usual suspicious activity begin to clear out. Baron and SkyMan had to evac around 1am, so Justin Service and I continued the patrol as a duo.
We happened upon a man who was running down the road, shouting "I'm gonna kill you", so we followed him and attempted to intervene verbally and deescalate. He threatened us and shouted profanities and ran away, so we called dispatch to keep an eye out for him, and they were able to later intercept him.
Shortly thereafter, we found a woman working as a prostitute who approached us on the street. She called herself "Giggles" and we told her to stay safe and to let us know if anyone acted unsafe towards her or attempted to harm her. She thanked us and a short while later called out to us when a car full of aggressive gentlemen approached her and followed her, shouting. We ran towards the vehicle and heard them exclaiming something to the effect of "the superheroes are coming, they can't find us with this sh*t. Drive!! Go!!" We ran forward and the car peeled out, leaving the area. The woman thanked us and we stayed in the area to make sure things were safe.
Later we identified a car we'd seen roaming the area all night and last night as well, a black Jeep, posted up in an area known for unsavory transactions. We posted up and after a while of seeing us there, he attempted to try to spin us a yarn about why he was there, that he was on call as a water treatment worker for Long County, and was just "hanging out". We figured he wasn't telling the truth, and after seeing a few people approach his vehicle window suspiciously, we decided to call in the tip to dispatch also. He jeered at us and left the area, cursing as he drove away.
Finally we went to the Arco gas station located on Northgate Way & Aurora Ave, and kept an eye out for nefarious activity. We saw a car doing what appeared to be drug trading, as we again saw people coming to and from the window pretty quickly. We called dispatch and I loudly asked if anyone was selling Girl Scout Cookies to get attention. Then I loudly stated that any nefarious activity was being recorded. The car began to drive away, but not before the driver made sure to open their door and spit at us, undoubtedly a sign of their contempt that we disallowed their activities for the night. All the same to me, so we remained steadfast.
We then found a car in the same parking lot that had been idling since we started our patrol, so over three hours at least. We were worried someone might need help inside, so we tried to make contact with them to see if they did. There was one person inside, but they wouldn't talk to us. After asking if they were okay and not getting a response, we decided to call for medical assistance to do a wellness check. We left and called it a night after doing one final loop to make sure the streets were clear of trouble.
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