Local law enforcement agencies offer burglary-prevention tips

August 7, 2012

By Staff

Local law enforcement agencies offered crime prevention tips amid a series of burglaries in Issaquah.

• If you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call the police.

• Attempt to get a detailed description of the suspicious person, his or her direction of travel and any associated vehicles, including license plate information.

• Tell neighbors you trust if you plan to be away or if you expect any deliveries.

• If you do not know the person knocking on your door, talk to him or her through the closed door so he or she knows somebody is home.

• If your home is burglarized, do not touch any disturbed areas in case fingerprints can be obtained, and call the Issaquah Police Department at 837-3200 or 911. If you suspect the burglar is still inside your home, call 911.

• Do not leave your garage door opener in your car whether you are home or away. Thieves can steal your vehicle registration and use the garage door opener to gain entry into your home. Thieves sometimes take the garage door opener out of a car parked in front of a home, enter the house through the garage and burglarize the home.

Source: Issaquah Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office

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2 Responses to “Local law enforcement agencies offer burglary-prevention tips”

  1. Doug on August 14th, 2012 5:49 pm

    I’ll call the police if I find a burglar in my house… someone will need to come pick up the body.

  2. JamesKona on July 8th, 2013 8:20 am

    The number of home burglaries traditionally spike in the summer months. Light timers and Fake TV are excellent solutions to deter burglars. Also, playing anti-theft home occupancy sounds MP3 or a CD (sells on Amazon) in home while away is great way to trick burglar that someone is in.

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