Sheriff’s Department Community Alert

Date: January 23, 2009

Neighborhood/Area: Northwest / Steamboat Island

Nature of alert: Residential Burglaries

Details: In the past two weeks, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has responded to five Residential Burglaries in the area of Keating Rd., Gravelly Beach Lp. NW, Steamboat Island Rd. NW, and Island Dr. NW. At this time there are no known suspects.

Entry has been gained through the garage door. It appears that if the garage door is locked; the suspect (s) have been using a device such as a credit card to “jimmy” the lock. Two of the burglaries reported have occurred at night time.

Contact info: If you have information on these incidents, please call Detective Lieutenant Chris Mealy at (360) 786-5508.

Crime Prevention Tips: Make your residence appear as if someone is home: leave a light or television on.

(You can also use timers)

Make sure your residence is secured.

Window blinds should be open.

Inform a neighbor if you are going to be away for the night or longer.

If you have a monitored alarm system, make sure that the alarm company knows how to contact you. If your alarm is not monitored and is audible outside make sure your neighbors know how to contact you.

Note: Most all burglaries occur in the late morning to early afternoon hours (While we are at work)

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

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