Police seek suspect information from Jan. 7 home burglary
January 7, 2014
NEW — 2:55 p.m. Jan. 7, 2014
Police are looking for information about a suspect caught on video at a 9 a.m. home burglary.
A photo shows a man attempting to break in to a home in the 13000 block of Southeast 89th Place Jan. 7. The house alarm sounded, scaring off the suspect.
Residents should call Newcastle Police at 649-4444 if you recognize him or had any contact with him this morning. Please reference case #14-005232.
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.