Saturday, May 30, 2015
It was my first patrol in the hot weather and I was psyched. I noticed some lights up by the street. I knew a route to go around and investigate. When I asked witnesses, they responded with that it was a medical issue. The reason for the concern was there was an event I found out earlier in the day. Next, I walked by & I managed to get more comfortable with my surroundings & my own skin. I managed to get more of my toes in the park area. I made a mistake of run with my cane in the down position, but it was due to not scare someone next to me. Irony. As well, i noticed some bicycles up by a liquor store parked as if they were cars. i crossed to investigate. i turned out it was some kids with an iPod, nothing to investigate further. As I crossed, a rottweiler came up & jumped at the fence near the same sidewalk I was at. i jumped but remained calm. Fortunately, the owners came and control the dog; me, I was just embarrassed. Especially when the three kids from earlier came up again on their bicycles. i managed to talk to the fellow citizens. I am getting better., i noticed a traffic stop, but it turned out to be for a down headlight. Nothing so far. I also noticed a gathering upon by a business. Nothing to hold much to, especially when I don't want to jump to conclusions if I was wrong. I maybe getting comfortable, but I am not crazy. But I am getting better at this fast. Only a matter of time.
As I started I noticed a lady who was taking out the trash. I decided to help her. First, I held the trash can steady. But as I noticed she was having a harder time still picking it up. So I decided to to pick it up help put it in the bigger trash barrel. J*** was so enthused by what I did she shook my hand and asked my name. I told it to her. She had a hard time pronouncing it thou. I wonder if it would go against anyone to go for name change because of hard pronunciation by others. Works for Cher. Naaaah!!!' I noticed four men dressed very preppy possibly doing trouble. All I did was give a quick stare at them. After all, I'm Basilisk. It was getting easy doing my patrols as I walked down & people were starting to get comfortable with me being there. I noticed a lady cold with her date where a hoodie worrying if she looked like a hoodlum. I told her not to worry. Her date said I looked like a hoodlum. So much for gratitude! I walked down another area as I was looking at dates sitting on the bench. I felt like I was in awkward place, looking like I was very out of place in the situation. But two words soon came to mind reaffirming my presence there: DATE RAPE! I managed to check the park a little deeper. MAking more progress. I walked down as I looked at a few hanging around. Might be looking for trouble. But I don't want to end up making myself look like a fool with a false citizen's arrest, or them calling me a stalker. So I walked. I will be wary for them on the next patrol. I managed to walk the new route. As I crossed a pass, I heard i a loud voice, "GET OUT OF THE FUCKIN' WAY YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!" I immediately stopped, not knowing if it was meant for me or a victim. As it turned out it was three young men acting very immature. As I crossed the new area I noticed some of the obscenities were getting louder. Definite possibility for a patrol area. As I crossed the park, I had a sense of wonder and confidence as I passed it without fear. As I crossed the threshold, I stopped and walked thru, imagining if I was surround by soldiers as I marched. It was a very successful patrol. No crime fighting, but my help as public servant made it sure that my presence was felt. And for that I am proud!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
I managed to muster up something to do the patrol tonight. I was trying to go another route, but declined to use it for focus reasons. As the Memorial Day crowds came alive with music, I managed to walk by unseen (not literally). There was a night tour in which I might've thought I was part of the exhibit (I was spooky enough.) I was just not thrilled they did it in the center of town. I once again tipped my toes to a nearby park, knowing the summer is coming and activity is bound to happen. I noticed a car parked funny with their lights on, but it turned out the driver was just going to run in the house for a short while. Ironically, one side was quieter than another, which should go topsy-turvy. I noticed three young men walking in a group as they passed a parked car along the way, but it turned out the car was for sale at the station. I was going to go the alternate route, but right now I'm not focused. That has got to shape up soon, or I will lose sight while I am deflected by the clouds.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
My first encounter came when I saw a dog inside an SUV in the night. Looking at the dog it looked like it was alright. I looked at the license plate number. I called 911, knowing that knocking a window would make the situation worse. Fortunately, as I called, the owners came as I heard a car alarm start (don't worry. I didn't touch the car. It was a key trigger.) I hung up & told them my concern. They said they were out for a few moments. As I felt fortunate for their sakes that I didn't fully reach the call, I felt that they were lucky it was a cool day in May & not a hot day in July. Later, I noticed a car parked on the sidewalk. I thought that the car was in need of repairs. But it turns out the person had to move the car quickly. As seen, myself in situations that were handled well. I think longer patrols would provide better results. In time, I know I can get to top notch.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
I started my patrol late. I noticed a man with the blinkers on parked on the side of a building. I asked if everything was okay. He was, he was loading for the night. As I walked past the water, I noticed a couple walking out of a tavern. I also noticed a guy in a hoodie pass me by. He also walked past the couple. In many ways, it could've been a prevention of a crime. No time, to loolygag, time to move on. I walked a little bit farther farther a while. I managed to work with the cane, so it wouldn't appear as a threat. I started stopping and asking if someone is alright, not the negative with are you in trouble. As I went back more ideas came into me, on how I can make more of my patrols. A very good patrol!