Recent Vehicle Prowls (Not in Our Neighborhood) Have Lessons for All

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office released today a Community Alert regarding incidents of vehicle prowls, mostly over on the other side of Eld Inlet. Although not in our immediate area, the Community Alert contains some crime prevention tips that are useful to us all.

Date: March 5, 2009
Neighborhood/ Area: Northwest Thurston County
Nature of alert: Vehicle Prowls

Details: Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies responded to three vehicle prowls that occurred in the 2400 block of Cooperfield Dr. NW, 6300 block of Tamoshan Dr. NW, and the 6400 block Tralee Dr. NW. These vehicle prowls occurred between the night of the 4th and early morning hours of the 5th.

Contact info: Report all suspicious activity by calling 911 or the non-emergency dispatch number (360) 704-2740

Crime Prevention Tips:

Make sure your vehicle is secure and all doors and windows are closed.

Remember to ensure that all valuables are hidden and not easily visible.

Do not leave purses, wallets, electronic devices, and valuable information in your vehicle.

Keep a record of all serial and model numbers of electronic devices left in the vehicle.

Often times, Sheriff’s deputies locate items that they suspect may be stolen. They are however not able to confirm this because the victims had not recorded serial and model numbers.

Park your vehicle in a well lit area.

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