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Tue., Aug. 30, 2011, 7:35 a.m.

Help stop vehicle vandalism along Centennial Trail, Spokane River

Cleaning up after vandals and thieves smashed a car window. (FILE The Spokesman-Review)
Cleaning up after vandals and thieves smashed a car window. (FILE The Spokesman-Review)

TRAILHEADS -- Vandalism to cars parked at Centennial Trail parking lots and boating access sites continues to be a problem. 

Paddlers report a smash (a window) and grab incident at Mirabeau Park over the weekend, although they said nothing of value was taken.

Dealing with these opportunistic low-life theives is much like preventing damage by raccoons and other vermin: Don't leave and "food" out. 

In otherwords, it's not enough to make sure nothing "valuable" is left in your vehicle at a trailhead.

Make sure that nothing at all tempting is visible through the windows to entice a creep into a smash and grab incident.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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