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Crime report – on the seventh day of the New Year

January 7th, 2011 · 7 Comments

It would be nice if we had fewer crimes to report.

But it IS nice that one victim left us a comment on his own experience.

I’m the dummy who was warming up my unlocked car on 12th. I’ve lived in the neighborhood for 20 years, and, while I’ve heard of break ins and stolen or broken into vehicles, it never happened to me. I have learned my lesson big time, and have stepped up security procedures for my house and yard. This a particularly attractive area for car theft because of the quick freeway access.

His car was stolen on Jan. 3. Since then, the neighborhood has been active, according to police reports.

  • Home burglaries were reported on Jan. 4, in the 8200 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast, and on Jan. 5, in the 10500 block of 19th Avenue Northeast.
  • Cars were reported broken into in the 300 block of Northeast Northgate Way on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5, and in the 500 block on Jan. 4.
  • A car was reported stolen on Jan. 6 in the 600 block of Northeast Banner Place.

Remember that the 7 p.m. general meeting on Jan. 26 of the Maple Leaf Community Council includes a report and discussion of neighborhood crime.

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