Crime Watch reader report: Time to put up a sign for car prowlers?

Just out of the WSB inbox, from Tiffany D:

Just wanted to put the word out. Someone broke into one of our vehicles (again!!) which was parked in our driveway on 41st Ave. SW (near the high school) They started rummaging, but I think may have been scared off. Nothing appears to have been taken. This same vehicle was stolen (and recovered) about two years ago. Another car of ours has been repeatedly broken into over the years.

We’re thinking of printing up signs and put in the cars that say “Aren’t you bored of us yet? Nothing new here.”

Anyway – keep the doors locked and aware.

6 Replies to "Crime Watch reader report: Time to put up a sign for car prowlers?"

  • JanS June 22, 2008 (10:04 pm)

    Tiffany..I’m so sorry to hear that. I’m on 42nd just north of Hiawatha, and wow…there are times when there are “teens” (I use that term loosely, as they could be young adults) wandering in the alley behind my building at all hours of the night. I have learned to keep NOTHING of value in my car…and am glad they got nothing from you this time :)

    Thanks for the heads up :)

  • bn June 22, 2008 (10:27 pm)

    We are on 40th SW just south of Hanford and have had our cars prowled as well. We don’t keep anything of value inside, but it is still unnerving to get in the car and find the contents of the glove box all over the passenger seat. Guess that is just a problem of living near a high school.

  • elle June 23, 2008 (9:36 am)

    Our care was also prowled on Saturday night, in our driveway, in the same area – 42nd, South of Hanford. Nothing to take but about $1 in change.

  • kittylove June 23, 2008 (9:40 am)

    you would think that since school is out, this woudl be the LAST place that “kids” would want to hang out. (i also live about a block from WSHS). there are teenagers walking up and down California ALL night. do parents just not care what their kids are doing at 2am?

  • dont lockem June 23, 2008 (3:27 pm)

    Actually if you lock the doors, they’ll brake the windows which cost me more than the items they stole. Rarely to they steal the car, they want stuff they can sell. Consider not locking the doors, -let them get the junk out of your car for you.

  • tiffany June 23, 2008 (6:23 pm)

    Good point “don’t lockem”. Although they’ve managed to steal our car without breaking the window. either way, I’m weary of it all together.

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