Big city problems in small towns
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:17 AM
Twice in the last few weeks I have been the victim of car prowlers.
Once at my home in Snoqualmie (tools) and just last night ,Oct. 19, in North
Bend (camera, car registration folder). In both instances, the police response
was great; fast and professional, but of course the perp and my things
are gone. We are small towns with what used to be thought of as "big
city" problems. Lock your cars everywhere you go here.
We were at Scott's Dairy Freeze last night with the car right in front
and the thief just went down the line of every car he could get into.
Many thanks to the woman who missed a class to make a report and provide
a description of the young man she confronted inside her car.
While close proximity to the freeway suggests that the thief came
and went, there is also the possibility that it is one of our own that is taking
the opportunity to steal from us. I would suggest that families pay attention
to any member that all of a sudden has new possessions that he "found"
or were "given" to him. In my case, the camera was in a solid red case
with the Marlboro logo, Canon 35mm, waterproof. Although my family
will miss having holiday pictures this year, I really wish we had the roll of
film inside the camera with the irreplaceable photos of my son in his final
soccer game and his first day of kindergarten.
So, lock your doors, report suspicious behavior and support your