North End Residential Burglaries at 2 Year Low
The burglary rate for North Seattle is now at a 2 year low thanks to a team effort of Seattle Police Department and King County Prosecutor’s Repeat Burglary Initiative. Deputy Prosecutor Maurice Claussen identified the top 20 burglars and working with Seattle Police 15 of the ‘top 20’ burglars have been arrested, charged or are awaiting sentences.
Residents are once again reminded to lock doors and windows and report anything out of the ordinary by promptly dialing 911. Ladders which can be used to access second story windows should also be secured with a chain and a padlock.
You can now file the following crime reports at: http://www.seattle.gov/police/report/default.htm
Property Destruction, Car Prowls, Auto Accessories, Theft of Property (under $500), and Identity Theft. Only certain crimes are available for online reporting, as they usually do not require an in-person police response. If your crime type is not listed as an option for online reporting, you will need to call the non-emergency number 206-625-5011 to report the crime. A bicycle thief was recently arrested from a case reported via the online crime reports. Residents are encouraged to record serial numbers of their property. One method is to take a photo with a cell phone and send it to an online email account for storage.