Notice From the Everett Police Department:
The City of Everett sends Bordeaux HOA notices when crime rates rise and information on what we can do to prevent crime from happening in our community. We have the neighborhood watch signs, no trespassing signs, police patrol routes and community watch members who are actively involved with keeping our community safe. This summer we had 2 vehicle prowls which was the lowest amount of criminal activity since our community was built and it is a testament to the success of the neighborhood watch program and the benefit of being an active community member. We appreciate everyone who has been apart of this success.
The next step that the Everett Police tries to get communities to do is get temptations off the street and possibly out of the parking areas. Those temptations are typically vehicles but can include bikes, trailers, etc... If you are parking your vehicles on the street we ask that you please try and park in your garage or your driveway. Studies have shown in the City of Everett that communities with less vehicles parked outside are less likely to be targeted by prowlers who love communities that park a high amount of vehicles outside. We have personally seen prowlers who just go through our community and just check to see if our vehicle doors are open one by one to see who happened to forget that day. These are the type of people we want to obviously prevent from coming to our community and with your help we can make this happen.
Note from the Everett Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit
The City of Everett Police Department distributes Crime Alerts to
advise citizens of crime trends in our community. Bulletins are
not intended to cause alarm or panic, but offer information and
tips to help you avoid being victimized.
For emergencies, call 911
Everett Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit
After reviewing year-to-date statistical crime data, the Everett Police Department
- Crime Analysis Unit has seen a signifi cant increase in VEHICLE PROWLS.
◊ Use a garage or secure location whenever possible
◊ Park in well-lit areas where your car can be seen
◊ Lock all doors & activate your alarm
◊ If you hear or see something suspicious, call 911
◊ Vehicles are not storage units... Take personal
belongings with you!
◊ If you must leave items in the car, put them in the
trunk prior to arrival
• Most vehicle prowls occur on Monday’s and
• You are most likely to be victimized during the
middle of the day
• MO: The majority of cases involve breaking a
vehicle’s windows to gain entry
• NEW: Vehicle registration and fi nancial information
is being targeted
• Prowlers also take everything in plain view
including: gym bags, backpacks, mail, etc.
• Suction cup marks from GPS units indicate the
high probability of a GPS unit still in the vehicle
• Areas of dense parking, such as shopping centers,
big box stores, parks, apartment communities and
locations of public activities are being targeted
• If current trends continue, 2010 will have the
highest number of vehicle prowls within the past
Lock your doors & windows
Prowls are crimes of opportunity!
Remove your personal property
“Put your junk in the trunk!”
Use anti-theft devices
Utilize visual deterrents 12-10