Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office work to prevent property crime

Monique Cotton, Police Communication Director, 509.363.8285

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 1 p.m.

The Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office are working to prevent citizens from becoming victims of property crime.

Citizens are encouraged to:

  • Lock vehicles
  • Don’t leave vehicles running unattended
  • Remove valuables from plain sight
  • Keep garage doors closed and locked.

Last week the Spokane Police received 22 reports of garage burglaries while the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office received 13. In 50% of these cases, the garages were left open or unlocked.

Additionally, last week the Spokane Police Department received 117 reports of vehicle prowling. Last week the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office received 41 reports of vehicle prowling. In the majority of these cases doors to vehicles were left unlocked and valuables were left in plain sight.

SPD and SCSO would like to remind you that in many instances, property crimes are preventable crimes. By following the tips listed above, you can help prevent yourself from becoming a victim of property crime.

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