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.
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