Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Recent Home Break-In On West Laurelhurst Drive NE

The Laurelhurst Blog received this information:

We live on the 3500 block of West Laurelhurst Drive NE and last Friday, April 22,  around 9:30pm, our house was broken into while we were at our neighbor's house just two blocks away.  
Our house alarm was on.  After the incident, we received a call from our alarm company letting us know of a window broken as a brick had been thrown through our side door.  
They took off with a laptop, iPad and headphones. The Police were called and took a report. The neighborhood private Security Patrol officer showed up shortly after the police arrived, which took longer than we expected.

The neighborhood private Security Patrol officer told me he'd seen people walking around that evening but no one looked suspicious. After something like this happens, can we ask him to talk to people? Perhaps ask them if they live in the neighborhood. See if they get nervous. Tell them what's going on and why he's asking. If I was on a walk after dark and he asked me that and told me why, I would appreciate it and be on the lookout for anyone suspicious. And get home right away! 
There was no helpful info the Police gave us. They made sure our house was empty, looked at the situation, wrote some notes, then left. I was in a bit of shock, so I didn't ask many questions like what are they doing about this situation. 
We are wondering if the private Security Patrol needs to wait for the on-duty police to arrive before he comes to the scene? I was surprised it took him longer than the police officers to get to our house, especially since he said he was nearby. 
Please send out a reminder for people to always set their alarms, even when they're close to home. It happens so quickly.

The Laurelhurst Community Club said that the neighborhood private Security Patrol officers have the Seattle Police radios in their cars so they respond to incidents regardless of whether the Seattle Police officers respond or not.


Anonymous said...

Wow. This person wants to treat people who walk around our neighborhood as potential criminals. A new low.

Anonymous said...

Maybe laurelhurst should build a wall and the only way to access the neighborhood would be by secret password. Nothing better to do I assume.

It's a shame your house got broken into but are you really going to question everyone who walks through the neighborhood at night?

Maybe start a neighborhood watch and watch each other's houses and don't rely on a rent-a-cop