Saturday, February 9, 2013
Lake Forest Park Interim Police Chief Kent Baxter wants the public to be aware that residential burglaries have been on the increase over the last 6 weeks.
By Interim Police Chief Kent Baxter
As I write this notice your police department just stopped a vehicle occupied by 3 subjects who fled the scene of an attempted residential burglary in the City of Brier. These subjects, all from south King County, had property in the vehicle that indicated they were on a theft spree which included King and Snohomish counties.
During the last 6 weeks we have had 16 residential burglaries. At least half of these burglaries involved forced entry. The other half involved an unlocked premise. In one early morning case, a homeowner came home to find a white 4-door car parked in her driveway occupied by a white female driver in her 20’s. The female told the homeowner that she had pulled into the wrong address and the homeowner backed out of her driveway, allowing the driver to exit the driveway. Moments later a white male in his 20’s ran out the front door of the victim’s residence and jumped into the get-a-way car and then they drove off. The victim was not able to get a license plate. At least 24 hours after another burglary incident, another neighbor reported seeing a gray or silver Honda vehicle with darkened windows sitting in his driveway.
Your Police Department doesn’t expect you to take unnecessary risks, but jotting down a license plate and calling the police will allow us to respond properly and investigate suspicious circumstances. For more information on starting a Blockwatch or following crime reporting in your neighborhood contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Casey Krzyminski at 206-364-8216 ext 523 or e-mail him.
You may also want to join Crime Reports to see what activity is occurring in your community.