Mercer Island Reporter


Letter | Are any Mercer Island burglars being caught?

July 3, 2013 · 11:13 AM

Let me start by saying that I think our police are doing a great job. I love Mercer Island for, among many reasons, the safety of the community (in no small part due to the Mercer Island police).

I am concerned about the weekly break-ins that, to me, seem to have recently escalated to concerning levels.

I don't have a clue what the Mercer Island police have done to address/reduce these break-ins (I am sure they are doing something). But it seems apparent to me that the people breaking into Mercer Island homes: (i) are not too concerned about being caught (e.g., break open front doors in broad daylight), (ii) have figured out that certain times in the afternoon are less risky, and (iii) know that our police don't show up until 15-20 minutes after the alarm goes off.

I would like to know what our police are doing. Are they hiring more police? Patrolling more during certain hours? I just don't hear about anyone being caught.

Scott Sanford


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