Editorial — Neighbors should help police and themselves

October 7, 2014

Last year, thieves broke into vendor booths overnight during Salmon Days, making off with merchandise that support people’s livelihoods. This past weekend, Issaquah police were being extra vigilant for that and caught some would-be thieves in the act, arresting them on the spot.

You being vigilant can also help prevent crime.

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Issaquah is one of state’s safest cities

February 3, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 2014

Issaquah is one of the state’s safest cities, coming in at No. 24 on a list of Washington’s top 50, according to the website SafeWise.

The site, dedicated to providing honest reviews of safety and security products, combined independent research with the 2012 FBI Crime Report to come up with the list.

Issaquah was lauded for its diligent neighborhood block watch and emergency preparedness programs.

“Issaquah is so safe that the chance of becoming a victim is only one in 1,741, which is pretty good odds in a town of over 31,000 people,” the site noted.

See the full list here.

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