NORTH precinct captain David Emerick
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The Holiday Emphasis was a big success. Crime was down, especially around the Northgate Mall. The robberies in the north precinct went from 43 in November, to 24 in December, to just 17 in the month of January. We normally have a spike in robberies in January but it did not happen this year. North precinct officers will continue to work hard combating the main crime issues for North Seattle communities, those are robberies, burglaries, and especially auto thefts. We have seen a big increase in auto thefts over the past year.
We have started an auto theft emphasis in the North Precinct. I requested assistance from the departments Auto Theft Unit and the Major Crimes Task Force to combat this problem. The key to our success with this project is our partnership with the community, if you see something say something. Please report any suspicious activity immediately to 911. The areas experiencing the greatest number of auto thefts are as follows;
- All surface streets surrounding the University of Washington and Frat Row
- The Northgate Mall and surrounding businesses and park and ride lots
- The 12300 block of Roosevelt Way
- The 11500 block of Lake City Way
- Greenwood Ave from 90th to N.E. 115th St.
- The 4200 block of Aurora Ave and the 2 blocks to the east and west
Be smart when securing your vehicle. Don’t leave visible valuables in the car. If you live in one of these areas get a steering wheel club or other anti-theft device and again call 911 with suspicious activity. I will be keeping the community posted on our success over the months to come.
Thanks for all of the assistance
Captain Dave Emerick