We are all concerned about what has happened and what we can do, especially for our children in a time like this. The National Association of School Psychologists has advice that may be helpful. To see this advice go to:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Snohomish County reminds everyone that with fall and winter weather coming now is a good time to clean out your gutters, clean the leaves out of your storm drains and prepare emergency kits.
Also, now is a good time to sign up for emergency alerts that include weather related alerts. Go to the following link to sign up:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Everett Police Department, the Lake Stevens Police Department, the Monroe Police Department, and SNOPAC (one of two 911 agencies in Snohomish County) have initiated a new online crime reporting web site: www.mycrimereport.us. Cities that are have contracts with the Sheriff’s Office (including Darrington, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Snohomish, and Stanwood) are also participating in this new reporting system.
The online crime report makes it easier for citizens to report certain crimes to local police agencies. It also is helpful for victims who need a crime report number in order to submit a claim to their insurance company. The online tool will send a report number to the victim’s email address within 72 business hours.
While submitting the report online does not require a deputy or officer to respond, all reports are reviewed by law enforcement personnel. You can request an in-person follow-up. If you are unsure if the crime that you are reporting should be reported online, call 911 for advice.
To report online you should have, at a minimum, a valid email address and you know the location where the incident occurred. The report is intended for crimes involving stolen items or damage of less than $5,000. If the amount exceeds $5,000 or the crime is a felony, you know who the suspect is, or if you do not know where the crime occurred, you must call 911.
The online tool is available to desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone devices.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office/Everett Police Department Press Release:
Lake Stevens NewsSpot:
Monday, October 20, 2014
When burglars break into a home, they will take anything that has value that they can see or find easily. That can be wallets, purses, cell phones, iPods, TV’s, jewelry, etc. That can also be credit or debit cards.
The Mill Creek Police Department is looking for two suspects who tried to use stolen credit cards in stores in Mill Creek. Both suspects were sighted in store video.
One suspect, Jonathan Paulsen is wanted for stolen property, identity theft and forgery. He has a big “Seattle” tattoo on one forearm.
Along with Paulsen, on the left, Mill Creek Police are seeking another man, on the right, for using a different card stolen from the same burglary at another store. Detectives believe that the man may have been dressed in some sort of uniform since the dark hat and dark shirt look like they have emblems on them.
If you recognize the man on the right or you know where police can find Jonathan Paulsen please call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
Channel 13, Washington’s Most Wanted:
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Scammers frequently try to misdirect victims from legitimate businesses, charities and governmental organizations to the scammer's web site or email address in order to collect personal information or money.
Seattle, WA 98124-1698
The Seattle Times recently sent a warning to its subscribers about a nationwide scam that sends fraudulent renewal notices to both Times subscribers and non-subscribers.
According to the Times, the notices may refer to a variety of company names, including:
Readers Payment Service, Associated Publishers Network, publisherpayment.com, unitedpubex.com, Orbital Publishing Group, Publishers Billing Exchange, United Publisher Service, Magazine Billing Network. The scammers may use other company names also. The Seattle Times emphasizes that none of these companies are associated with The Seattle Times.
In addition, the fraudulent notices will have the following characteristics:
• Notices may reference a renewal notice, new order, or renewal service.
• The notices ask for the check to be made out to a company other than The Seattle Times.
• The suspect remittance address could be a P.O. Box in White City, OR, Henderson, NV, or Reno, NV. No remittance address other than the Seattle Times' address is valid.
• It appears that the notices are sent randomly to individuals within the Seattle Times market, both to existing subscribers and to people who have no current subscriber relationship with The Seattle Times.
The Seattle Times Company advised its subscribers that its legitimate renewal notices will have you make payment to The Seattle Times and that payments should be sent to:
The Seattle Times CompanyP.O. Box 34698
Seattle, WA 98124-1698
The Seattle Times has notified federal law enforcement authorities about this scam.
The Times strongly urges you that if you receive this fraudulent notice that you do not respond to it.
Also, if you receive a fraudulent renewal notice it asks that you help The Seattle Times assist federal law enforcement by sending The Times a copy of the notice to:
The Seattle Times:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
You would think that your pet would be immune to scammers. But, according to AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, scammers will use your pet to get money out of you. This link talks about the 5 ways scammers will try to victimize you:
The Seattle Police Department has broken a crime ring that was victimizing north Seattle. Crimes that this ring conducted included car theft, mail theft, ID theft, theft of packages from porches, and fraud.
While this bust occurred in Seattle, it gives a good profile of how many criminals work: