Ed Hartman over at The Drum Exchange wanted to let folks know about a prowler in the neighborhood:
A prowler has trespassed through several businesses’ back doors, attempting to steal computers, etc. He’s African American, about 6 ft. tall, medium-build with a mustache. He’s been seen drinking a can of either tea or beer and appears slightly drunk, and he smokes cigarettes
He walked into our business today (Mon Feb 18, 2013 4pm) saying he didn’t realize it wasn’t OK to do. He was not threatening. He did a similar thing to a neighbor business on Saturday Feb 16, 2013 in the afternoon, while the business was open and returned again there, today.
We did call 911, although no crime was reported (except for possible trespassing). He is definitely checking out businesses. Wallingford businesses should be extremely vigilant and aware. All residences and businesses should keep all non-public entrances locked.
While I’ve got your attention, here’s some information about an upcoming Safety Meeting hosted by the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Seattle Police Department:
Please join both the Wallingford & Fremont Chamber of Commerce members for the monthly Safety & Security meeting at the Seattle Bank on February 26th, from 9:00 am-10:30 am.
This month Loren Street, Community Police Team Officer, will be presenting to the group about current crime statistics in the north precinct. He will also talk to the group about the “Ins & Outs” of acquiring increased police presence in our areas.
Please join us every month for these meetings for both business owners & residents of Wallingford & Fremont. The meetings are always the last Tuesday of each month at the Seattle Bank, 1227 N Allen Pl Seattle, WA 98103 (next door to Tutta Bella). The meetings take place each month at 9:00 am-10:30 am.