Only in Seattle
This is one of those “Only in Seattle” stories. Saturday night, volunteers with homeless outreach group We Heart Seattle (@weheartseattle) called 911 after spotting a guy driving a stolen excavator down a hill in Jose Rizal Park. Cops showed up and arrested the guy. He was building a massive structure in the deep woods. More insanity in Councilmember Tammy Morales’ (@CMTammyMorales, @TammyMoralesSEA) District 2. Neighbors say she remains MIA and is not returning constituent calls for these types of complaints. I found dozens of other encampments hidden in this wooded area. Neighbors are concerned more homeless people are feeling emboldened to set up nearby. I’m working on a FULL RECAP coming up.
Earlier this Year
We Heart Seattle also found a stolen forklift in the East Duwamish Greenbelt near a homeless encampment. It was eventually returned to the owner.