News release from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office:
To date, Spokane County residents, including Spokane City and Spokane Valley, have reported over 180 vehicle prowlings since the beginning of the year. The past two years the number of reported incidents were 107 for the entire year.
A large majority of these crimes have occurred at Centennial Trailheads. Citizens have been victimized by either leaving their door unlocked, windows down or valuables inside their vehicle in plain sight.
With the holiday season approaching, the Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens to leave valuables out of plain sight inside their vehicles, to detach GPS units from their dashboard if possible and to place their garage door opener in an alternate location other than their visor.
As always, if you witness suspicious activity you are urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.