Police remind holiday shoppers to stay safe

December 10, 2013

By Staff

Santa’s got your back this holiday season with the aid of his little helpers at the Issaquah Police Department.

Issaquah police officers are increasing patrols in the business district to prevent thefts during the year’s busiest shopping days. They are also reminding shoppers to not leave their cars and valuables susceptible to prowlers.

If officers spot a high-risk vehicle — such as one with valuables visible to passers-by — they’ll place a gift tag on the windshield to warn the owner that the car could become a prowler’s next target. Those tags will let shoppers know that they’re on the naughty list, and offer information about shopping safely in the future.

Some easy tips to prevent crime this holiday season include:

  • Lock your vehicle every time you leave, even for a short time.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in plain view.
  • Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended.
  • If you place items in the trunk, do it discreetly or before you arrive at your destination.
  • If you see somebody acting suspicious or looking into vehicles, call police at 837-3200.


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