Police bust car prowler

March 10, 2010

By Tim Pfarr

NEW — 4:15 p.m. March 10, 2010

Newcastle Police arrested a car prowler the morning of March 4 for possession of stolen property. Most of the stolen property in the man’s possession was linked to car prowls that had been committed several hours earlier in the Olympus and Highlands neighborhoods.

Also among the items police found in the man’s possession was a unique purse, but the owner of the purse has not been identified.

If your car was broken into the night of March 3-4 and you have not filled out a police report, do so by calling police at 206-296-3311.

Police are also investigating a series of daytime car prowls that have taken place near the intersection of Newcastle Way and 129th Avenue Southeast.

If you have information about either of these crimes, call detective Jeff Johnson at 206-296-3887 or Newcastle Police at City Hall at 425-649-4444, ext. 120.

Police said you can help prevent car prowls by closing your windows, locking your doors and not leaving your keys in the car. Furthermore, police suggested removing loose items from your car — especially electronics, purses, wallets and anything in plain view — and keeping your car parked in a well-lit area.

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One Response to “Police bust car prowler”

  1. Olympus Resident on March 11th, 2010 12:08 pm

    Thank you Police Dept. for catching one of these guys. I feel the bad guys are around more than we know looking for opportunities. All areas of 129th Place and Avenue have been recent targets–burglary attempts, car theft, auto break-ins–we need to keep our eyes open!!

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