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Daytime burglaries up in View Ridge, Wedgwood

November 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Seattle Police are warning residents of View Ridge, Wedgwood and other Northeast Seattle neighborhoods that daytime burglaries are occurring more frequently. Most are happening from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Terrie Johnston sent along these basic burglary prevention measures:

  • If you are home, and someone knocks on your door, please answer the door, don’t open it. There is a difference. Since many criminals are looking for houses w/no one home, it is important to let them know someone is there!
  • If you have a home office, or a room with big screen TVs and computers that can be seen from the street, close the curtains/blinds in those areas when you are gone. Electronics, jewelry, and small portable items are popular.
  • Lock up your ladders; or store them in a garage.
  • Use motion-sensitive lighting when appropriate.
  • Can first responders find your address? Seconds matter when you’ve called 9-1-1, so help us out. We still like front porch lights on from dusk until dawn.
  • Use the locks and latches you have, even if you are only going to be gone for a little while.
  • Please report anything suspicious to 911. Most burglars are apprehended by a watchful neighbor (your best alarm) who called 9-1-1 with good descriptions. Remember 911 is not just for emergencies anymore. See something, say something!
  • Remember to keep your Block Watches active and I can assist you with this. If you want a free home security survey, contact me.

    Johnston does provide a free home security survey. You can email her here.

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