Residential burglaries on the rise in Lake Forest Park

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.


Anonymous,  February 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM  

Wife saw 2 woman and 1 man people staking out houses in broad daylight around 11th ave nw and 67th st in Ballard around 2/6/13. They were walking back and forth across the street looking inside homes one-by-one. Basically sweeping the neighborhood. The man saw a package on our front porch and stopped in front of our house to get a better look. He saw my wife in the window and they all turned around and started walking faster away from our place. Sounds like they are looking for any indication of people being away, to come back later.

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