Several car break-ins reported on Snoqualmie Ridge
March 8, 2013
By Michele Mihalovich
During the early morning hours March 7, nine vehicles in Snoqualmie Ridge were broken into, but police have a lead on who might be responsible.
Capt. Nick Almquist, with the Snoqualmie Police Department, said the vehicles, which were unlocked, were located mostly between Autumn Avenue, Warren Avenue and Ridge Street.
Some people swore that they had locked their vehicles, but there were no signs of forced entry, he said.
Almquist said he knows that a credit card and a cellphone were taken, and that the credit card was used almost immediately at the Snoqualmie Casino. Officers are viewing casino videos.
The police department released tips to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim:
Park in a garage when possible or in a well-lit area.
Remove all valuables, especially garage door openers and GPS units.
Lock the doors and roll up all windows.
Use a car alarm system.
Install motion sensor lights.
Remember to turn on exterior lights or set on timer.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to report suspicious behavior by calling 911 immediately. The longer you wait to call, the less likely police officers will be able to locate anyone involved.
Citizens interested in organizing a Neighborhood Block Watch program, or who would like more information about reporting suspicious behavior or crimes, contact Almquist at email@example.com or 888-3333.
Michele Mihalovich: 392-6434, ext. 246, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.