Posts tagged: vehicle prowl
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has issued its annual warning about people leaving valuables in their cars when parking at Centennial Trail trailheads. More people are out and about in the warmer weather, trail users and criminals alike. A Sheriff's Office press release says that numerous thefts have been reported at trailheads and most involve people who have left valuables in plain sight in their cars - IPads, GPS units, purses, brief cases and more.
Either leave those items at home or conceal them in the trunk. If you do conceal items, do it before you arrive so no one watching the trailhead can see what you hide.
Reporter Meghann Cuniff has a story in today's paper on a recent vehicle prowling arrest that resulted in the recovery of about 100 stolen items. Spokane Valley Police arrested Nathan J. Calvert, 28, for car theft and residential burglary after a resident caught Calvert rummaging through his car.
Many of the items recovered haven't been reported as stolen, however. Police have posted pictures of the stolen items on the department's Facebook page, so if you have been a recent vehicle prowling vicitim, check it out. Contact the Spokane Valley Police Department at 477-3300 if you recognize something as yours.