Police seeking suspect vehicle information
October 30, 2013
NEW — 2:40 p.m. Oct. 30, 2013
Police are looking for information about a suspect vehicle that could be involved in two separate Newcastle incidents.
Suspects were seen getting into an older, black, four-door sedan with dark tinted windows after a burglary of a shed occurred in the Windtree neighborhood Oct. 23.
A vehicle matching the same description was seen prowling cars at the Newcastle McDonald’s Oct. 29.
The car, which could be a Honda model from 1998-2003, has a partial license plate of AMT, followed by numbers. The number portion may include a one and an eight, police said.
Residents who may have seen this vehicle, or have any information about these crimes, should contact Detective Christy Marsalisi at 206-263-9140.
Police are particularly interested in hearing from anyone that might have written down the whole license plate number.
If you see the vehicle in the area, call the non-emergency dispatch number, 206-296-3311 or 911 if a crime is occurring.
Residents have been great about taking photos, police said, writing down license plate numbers and calling when they see suspicious activity. Police asked that residents continue to do so.
Police also offered the following tips to prevent a burglary of your home:
- Lock your doors, windows and garage door even when you are home.
- If you have an alarm system, use it (it does not have to be monitored to be effective).
- If you do not want to talk to someone at your door, tell them no thank you through the door. You do not need to open the door.
- Use timers on lights and radios to make your home appear occupied when you are away.
- Stop your mail or have a trusted neighbor or friend pick it up when you are away.
- Take advantage of the Newcastle Police Vacation House Check program. Forms may be submitted through the city web site, www.ci.newcastle.wa.us, or at City Hall.
- The police also encourages you to work with your neighbors to prevent crimes in your area. If you would like more information about a Block Watch program, contact Officer Kathy Decker, Kathleen.Decker@kingcounty.gov.