Family in need of help
Organized by: Holden Swanson
Me and my father lost everything. Because of an arson fire, In Astoria Oregon sunday night. The person who set thr fire was a 44 Year old black man. Named Christopher Young. He took 2 gallens of gas and burnt it down.
July 03, 2016
Hello everybody my name is Holden Swanson on May 9th 2016 there was a old friend of my dad's that was staying over at our place and we told him to leave and he got upset with us because he wanted to stay and we did not let him we told him multiple times to go to sleep and that he needed to sleep it off most of the time when he came over he would just get drunk and he would pass out and go to sleep. We wanted him to be safe so we had him stay on our couch and we didn't know that night we would lose everything. The most thing that angers me is the Astoria Police Department New about Christopher Young who is 44 years old. The Astoria Police Department apprehended Chris Young three weeks before this and stop him because he was at a thrift store called Deja Vu throwing his garbage outside of the truck and he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and the police department did not detain him even when they could smell that he was drinking and that he was doing crystal meth. The Astoria Police Department let him go. Although they did write him a ticket for reckless endangerment they still never took him into custody. I have heard from multiple people around a story that Christopher Young had mental illnesses and that the police department knew about the illnesses that he had. Some of the officers working with Astoria Police Department told me that they seen him drinking out in public and they did not want to pick him up because he smelled like alcohol and they didn't want their car to stink. Of liquor or vomit. Also two years before this and officer was called out to get Christopher Young who is 44 years old off a roof because he was jumping from roof to roof high and drunk. The officer finally got him down after my dad Scott Mallory talked him down. And keep in mind Christopher. Only got 1night in County Jail for being intoxicated. If you ask me the officers knew about his mental condition and knew that he was always under the influence of drugs or alcohol the saddest part is that me and my father Scott Mallory we tried to protect the community by keeping him safe and keeping him indoors so he couldn't go out and be driving around and potentially kill somebody. And now me and my dad are currently trying get back on our feet and my father Works graveyard shift Clatsop Retirement Village. And also my dad is a very hard worker and I personally think that nobody deserves this. Me and my father are not looking for attention. We are only looking for some help. Thank you everybody for reading this. God bless everyone.