Tuesday, April 17, 2012


The Gold Creek Neighborhood Watch reports at least three burglaries in the Gold Creek/Silver Firs area over the last few days:

On Monday night, April 17, in Silver Firs near 58th Dr SE and 147th St SE, someone attempted to break into a home by kicking in the back door, while the resident and her 3 small children were at home. She called 911 and deputies showed up immediately, but they could not find the person or persons that had attempted to break in to the home.

According to the deputies, there has been a recent rash of burglaries in the Mill Creek, Snohomish and Everett areas. This is the 3rd burglary or attempt in Silver Firs/Gold Creek in the past few days.

A home in Gold Creek 1 was burglarized on Sunday afternoon, April 15. This happened in the vicinity of 65th Ave SE and 154th St SE between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. Items were stolen from the home. Another home was burglarized in Silver Firs a couple of days before, which was followed by a large manhunt.

On a separate note, Friday evening, April 13, two of the locking mail box units that service 24 homes were pull off of their mounts, in Gold Creek.

NOTE: As I have reported over the past few months, burglaries are up in South Snohomish County, and apparently the burglars have migrated to our area. With the longer days of spring and summer, we can expect more activity in the near future. This might be a good time to review our burglary prevention practices.

Take a look at this tip sheet from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office:

Also, if you haven’t had a chance, it might be a good idea to do a home security self -inspection. Go to this link for the National Sheriff’s Association’s home security checklist:

And, burglars often do their thing when their victims are on vacation. Check out this vacation checklist for simple and practical things you can do to prevent a burglary while you are away:

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