The Snoqualmie Police Department reported on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 that there have been 12 cars prowls in Snoqualmie over the past few days, all resulting in stolen items. Captain Nick Almquist stated all but two occurred in Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods.
According to SPD, the prowls all occurred after dark and in all instances, the vehicles were unlocked, with one incident due to a garage door being left open.
Tuesday afternoon, residents took to local neighborhood Facebook groups, warning others to lock up cars and home doors. According to one post on the Snoqualmie Ridge group, a Deer Park home’s garage door was inadvertently left open overnight which resulted in a car being prowled, as well as the prowler entering the home while the family slept, stealing tablet computers and cell phones that were in the downstairs kitchen.
Other affected neighborhoods (per resident social media reports) include Aster Creek, Eagle Pointe and Ironwood.
The Snoqualmie Police Department is urging the community to be vigilant in protecting cars and property.
- Lock car doors at all times.
- Do not leave valuables in cars.
- Do not leave GPS units or power cords in plain sight.
- Park in garages or well-lit areas.
- When parked outside of a garage, remove the garage door opener to protect your home.
To report car prowls or suspicious behavior, please call the Snoqualmie Police Department. During business hours, please call 425-888-3333. After business hours, please call 911 to be connected with a Snoqualmie police officer.