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Nearly Two-Dozen Vehicle Prowling Incidents Reported Since Monday

Posted 8/15/2012 2:11 PM by KWESTBERG

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has had nearly two-dozen vehicle prowling incidents reported to Crime Check since Monday, August 13, 2012. These prowlings have been reported from unincorporated Spokane County into the City of Spokane Valley.

In the past two days there has been a high concentration of prowlings reported in the Greenacres area between Barker Rd. and Harvard Rd., and north of Sprague Ave. to the area of the Spokane River.

A large majority of the victims in these prowling either left their doors unlocked or windows rolled down due to the hot temperatures. Several of the vehicles also had valuables, such as electronics, purses and wallets, in plain sight inside their vehicles. Most of these crimes have been committed during the late evening hours.

The Sheriff's Office urges citizens not to leave valuables inside their vehicle even if they are parked in front of their residence. If anyone sees any suspicious activity around parked vehicles you are urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.