Snoqualmie police crack down on car break-ins
November 3, 2010
Snoqualmie police have been busy in recent weeks, investigating approximately 30 car break-ins. Most of the incidents took place on Snoqualmie Ridge.
In every incident, the car had been left unlocked with valuable personal property left in plain view inside the vehicle, according to a news release from the city of Snoqualmie.
The crimes are ones of opportunity and can easily be prevented by locking unattended vehicles.
Responding to the calls takes police officers away from other duties, the release noted.
Snoqualmie police officers recently arrested two car break-in suspects as a result of an alert citizen reporting the crime in progress.
Police are also responding with saturation patrols and undercover surveillance.
If you see any suspicious behavior and/or persons, call 9-1-1 to make a report. If you feel it is not urgent, tell the 9-1-1-dispatcher it is a nonemergency and they will direct an officer to assist you.
To organize a Neighborhood Block Watch program or for information about reporting suspicious behavior or crimes being committed, contact Officer Nigel Draveling via e-mail email@example.com or call 888-3333.
County updates policies affecting rural areas
The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved updates Oct. 18 to the King County Comprehensive Plan, which guides growth and development in the county’s unincorporated areas.
The updates will affect policy for such major issues as annexations, transportation and environmental management.
The updates were based in part on proposals from County Executive Dow Constantine and the council’s Environment and Transportation Committee.
Additionally, Councilman Larry Phillips added an amendment directing the executive to study and make recommended changes to a policy and regulation relating to restrictions of aquatic habitat restoration in an Agricultural Production District.
The amendment also calls on the executive to study parcels zoned as neighborhood business in rural areas. The study could result in a pilot program that would be included in the 2012 Comprehensive Plan update.
New Alzheimer’s support group formed
The Alzheimer’s Association chapter for Western and Central Washington is hosting a support group for caregivers, family members and friends of people with the disease.
The group meets from noon – 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, 26526 Cherry Valley Road, Duvall.
For information, call group facilitator Irene Olson at 868-4889 or Linda Whiteside, director of Community Support, at 800-848-7097 toll free.
Get information about the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzwa.org.