- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Residents of Seattle’s Phinney Ridge say their neighborhood is being hit by car prowlers almost nightly.

KIRO-FM reports (https://bit.ly/1PgeEzU ) that Seattle Police released city-wide numbers in mid-May showing 18.3 percent more car prowls so far in 2016 than the same time period last year.

Phinney Ridge isn’t among the hardest-hit regions, but resident Ann Vandervelde says she sees broken glass regularly as she walks her dog. She said the crimes were “disconcerting” in what she described as a nice neighborhood.

Seattle police are increasing patrols in the neighborhoods where most prowls are happening. A spokesman recommended not leaving anything in unattended vehicles.

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Information from: KIRO-FM, https://mynorthwest.com/


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