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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BECU- Fraud Alert Update

The Boeing Employee’s Credit Union (BECU) reports that it continues to receive reports of customers receiving fraudulent text messages and phone calls claiming that their credit cards have been blocked.

BECU reiterates that it is not calling customers for personal information. The fraudsters, claiming to be from BECU, contact members and non-members, asking for personal information to unblock their cards. BECU says that if you receive a call or a text message, do not respond to it.

If you received this call and did provide your personal information, contact BECU immediately so that it can deactivate your card and re-issue you a new card.

 

BECU:


 

CLEARVIEW/BOTHELL- Fugitive Update


CLEARVIEW/BOTHELL- Fugitive Update

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports that Jerry Stagg, who was the subject of a large search operation last night in the Cathcart area, was apprehended around 3:45pm in the Bothell area.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office:


 

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The Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force is looking for Jerry Stagg. Stagg has felony warrants from Maryland for 1st degree robbery and 2nd degree assault.

Yesterday, around 4:30pm, members of the task force located Stagg at a residence in the Clearview area. He escaped to wooded area prompting a search in the area of the Cathcart Operations facility and Glacier Peak High School. After searching for several hours, local law enforcement agencies including task force members, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Mill Creek Police and Snohomish Police called off the search around midnight last night.

See attached photo for a description of Stagg.

If you know about Stagg’s whereabouts or see him call 911 immediately.

 

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office:


 

 

 

CLEARVIEW- Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force Looking for Fugitive

The Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force is looking for Jerry Stagg. Stagg has felony warrants from Maryland for 1st degree robbery and 2nd degree assault.

Yesterday, around 4:30pm, members of the task force located Stagg at a residence in the Clearview area. He escaped to wooded area prompting a search in the area of the Cathcart Operations facility and Glacier Peak High School. After searching for several hours, local law enforcement agencies including task force members, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Mill Creek Police and Snohomish Police called off the search around midnight last night.

See attached photo for a description of Stagg.

If you know about Stagg’s whereabouts or see him call 911 immediately.

 

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

SNOHOMISH- Car Prowls

The Herald published a short article concerning car prowls in the city of Snohomish. According to the article, drivers left their cars unlocked, making it easy for prowlers to gain access to the inside. In at least one case, a credit card and a signed check were stolen from one victim.

According to a posting on Facebook by the Snohomish Police Department, it has several suspects in custody and has recovered some stolen property.

The Snohomish PD encourages its citizens to lock their cars and not leave valuables showing inside parked cars.

Note: For several years local police departments and the Sheriff’s Office have been encouraging car owners to lock their doors and not have anything showing inside. It seems that if a thief sees anything that might be of value, he/she will break in and take it. It might seem like a bother, but leaving things of value in your car only give these thieves an easy opportunity to take it. Don’t give them that opportunity.

Also, if your neighborhood has been experiencing car prowls, this might be a time to talk to your neighbors and to encourage each other to call 911 for any suspicious activity. Your call could stop a car prowler from victimizing more people.

Here is a Tip Sheet from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office that you can pass to your friends and neighbors:


Also, car thefts are a problem in Puget Sound. Here some recent information about car thefts and what you can do to prevent it:

 

The Herald:

 

Snohomish PD:


 

 

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

CALLING 911- When Should You Call

People often are reluctant to call 911. They may see something suspicious but do not know if it is a real emergency, or if police will do anything. People frequently are reluctant because they do not want to “tie up 911” lines. They aren’t sure that what they see is important enough to bother 911 or the police.

There can be a gray area about when to call. But most 911 agencies will tell you that if you have any doubts, you should call. Let them figure out if it is an emergency and if it is who should respond. If it isn’t, they will not send the police and put you away. That’s not what 911 is about.

SNOPAC 911’s web site defines an emergency as “… any situation that requires immediate assistance from the Police/Sheriff, and/or Fire/EMS.” It also says that “If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.”

Situations that are inappropriate to call 911 include:

  • For general information
  • For directory assistance
  • When you’re bored and just want to talk
  • To pay a traffic ticket
  • For power and other utility outages. The exception is if a power line is down and is danger from live wires. Also, if you smell gas, call 911. If your lights go out call your local power providers such as the PUD (customer service is (425) 783-1000). An amazing number of people call 911 when the electricity goes out. This does tie up the 911 lines during storms.
  • As a prank.

Sometimes the press publishes stories about 911 abuse, such as this Post Falls, Idaho story about a man who called 911 a dozen times to complain about being overcharged at a bar (http://www.komonews.com/news/offbeat/Police-Man-calls-911-a-dozen-times-to-complain-about-bar-bill-298158661.html). An incident like this might earn you a visit from police.

But, most of us are not going to abuse 911 like this.

In Snohomish County, you can call 911 to report suspicious activity. Many burglars and thieves have been caught because a citizen called 911 when they saw someone suspicious. Many people have had their lives saved when someone, even a stranger, called for a welfare check when things did not seem medically right with an individual.

 

SNOPAC 911:

 

SNOCOM 911:


 

Friday, April 3, 2015

SNOHOMISH COUNTY- Property Crimes a Problem in the County

According to an article published today by The Herald, Snohomish County accounts for 7 percent of the state’s property crime. The county has 11 percent of the state’s population. But, it accounts for 11 percent of the state’s arrests for property crime. Put another way, thieves conduct 50 property crimes (burglaries, thefts, car prowls, car thefts, vandalism) on an average day in the county.

Other statistics show that there were 17,655 reports of property crime in Snohomish County in 2013 while statewide the total exceeded a quarter million. And police in the county made 3,002 arrests for property crime.

What can you do? One thing is to make an inventory of your possessions with serial numbers, descriptions, and photos especially for valuables such as jewelry, electronics and tools. This can give detectives the information that they need to prove that a burglar has stolen property and return your property to you.

Police also recommend reporting a theft quickly because thieves often dump their loot quickly.

For more information for what you can do, go to:

Burglary Tip Sheet:


Burglary Prevention Article:


Operation ID:


 

The Herald:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

BECU- Credit Union Issues Fraud Alert

The Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) has issued a fraud alert for its members. It says that it has been receiving reports of members receiving phone calls that claim to be from BECU and stating that their BECU card had been blocked. Then, the recording asks that the member press 1 to unblock their card. When they press 1, they are prompted to enter card information.

BECU advises that it did not make these calls and that if you receive a call like this to hang up and do not give any information.

It also advises that if you have received the call and provided information to call BECU immediately. BECU will deactivate your card, re-issue you a new car and monitor your account for fraud.

To reach BECU:

Lost, stolen or fraudulent charges on Visa card

Business hours: M-F 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm (Pacific Time)
800-233-2328

After hours: M-F 7pm-7am, Sat 1pm and all day Sun (Pacific Time)
800-449-7728

 
Lost, stolen or fraudulent charges on Debit card
Business hours: M-F 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm (Pacific Time)
800-233-2328

After hours: M-F 7pm-7am, Sat 1pm and all day Sun (Pacific Time)
888-241-2510
 (inside US)
909-941-1398
 (collect outside US)
 

 Report suspicious email, text and phone calls

 Email our security team (monitored only during business hours). Personal and confidential information should not be included in your email.
phishing@becu.org

 

BECU: