This is a partial re-print of an article that appeared in the Kennydale News in April, 2015. Sadly, we are still seeing property crimes occur here in Kennydale, so now is the time to implement whichever of the following precautions that you don’t already have in place:
14) Place a radio and interior lights on timers
15) Put mail and newspapers on hold
16) Ask your trusted neighbor to pick up any packages or fliers from your driveway or porch, and to “keep an eye on things”
17) Sign up with the Renton P.D.’s Vacation House Check Program (425-430-7571 or www.rentonwa.gov .
As Officer Cyndie Parks notes, “It falls upon those who live in a neighborhood to be vigilant and to remember: utilizing 911 as a resource tool as opposed to an emergency-only number is incredibly important. Reporting suspicious activity can make a very big difference when it comes to deterring criminal activity – please be a heavy handed 911 caller”. After you call 911, get on social media, if you are so inclined. Finally, if you have never set up a Block Watch on your street, or if yours has become inactive, please call Officer Parks at 425-430-7521 to get one established or reinvigorated!
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