Car prowls on Snoqualmie Ridge are not something new. Looking at past local police blotter reports, they are pretty common, most often happening to unlocked cars. Sometimes, though, thieves also break into to locked vehicles.
On October 28, 2016, a Mount Si High School student left his vehicle parked and [believed] locked on Eagle Lake Drive, near Palisades Park located on SE Turnberry ST, and carpooled with friends to the MSHS football game in Bellevue.
In the few hours he was gone, someone broke into his silver Acura sedan, rummaged through it and then popped the trunk, stealing a NorthFace backpack filled with school work, a brand new laptop and expensive calculators.
The student believed he locked the doors, but there is a possibility a back door was left unlocked, as no damage to the car’s locks were noticed. The incident was reported to police.
According to Snoqualmie Police Captain, Nick Almquist, car prowls and home break-ins tend to increase regionally during the summer months. SPD reminds people, though, to always check and lock home and car doors regardless of the time of year.
There was another car prowl in Snoqualmie this week (October 23rd) , occurring in the nearby Woody Creek neighborhood. That unlocked vehicle had tools, clothing and other items stolen.
Anyone who saw/noticed anything suspicious between 6PM – 11PM in the area where the October 28th car prowl occurred can call Snoqualmie Police at 425.888.3333