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Hillyard Blog cops archive

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Summary... 

The meeting is wrapping up and Mayor Verner summarized it this way: "Rest assured that we recognize and value this little corner of the city. What I'm hearing is for you to report, report, report and then have faith that we are listening. It's not...

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Business owners aim to protect reputation

Several business owners are upset with how and when media refer to Hillyard. One person said that when something good happens in Hillyard, the area is referred to as "Northeast Hillyard" - but when something bad happens, like the recent shooting at the Special K...

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Neighborhood "patrols"

One business owner talks about confronting two intruders on his property, cutting up steel and trying to steal his "stuff" out of a yard. This happened last night. He says he "kicked the guy's" behind, because he ended up in a wrestling match with the...

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Crime prevention measures

They are labor intensive, someone has to watch them all the time. The business owners in Hillyard have purchased ISP addresses so their camera feeds can be viewed at the COPS shop.SPD needs license plate numbers, times and dates. Descriptions of the people who show...

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Hillyard neighborhood resource officer Kim Thomas listens at meeting in Hillyard on 15/12/2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

SPD explains what it's doing already  

SPD: patrol officers in general run from disaster to disaster. The drug unit is not well equipped to deal with drug problems like the one in Hillyard. SPD says that you can't just throw a couple of officers out there in plain clothes and take...

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What's the problem?

Marv Peterson: "There is so much drug dealing and vandalism going on here. I was broken into. We know the people who did it but we can't do anything about it."Richard Burris: "We sometimes go out at night to keep an eye on things. There...

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Community members listen to SPD and Mayor Mary Verner and city officials at the Outlaw Cafe on 12/15/2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

It's a who's who in Hillyard right now

In response to a letter sent to City Hall and the Spokane Police Department in November, there's a community meeting going on right now at the Outlaw Cafe on Market Street. About 30 people are here - including council member Amber Waldreff, Mayor Mary Verner...

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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010

GHBA meeting today at noon

The Greater Hillyard Business Association has it's board meeting today at noon at the Outlaw Cafe. And Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. is the usual meeting time for the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee - also at the Outlaw Cafe.If you'd like to stay in touch...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the Hillyard neighborhood.