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CRIME: Lowlifes breaking in to cars at Spanaway Lake Park

Letter by Ted R. Archambault, Tacoma on July 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm with 2 Comments »
July 3, 2012 10:52 am

My wife and I have often enjoyed our evening walks in Spanaway Lake Park, however the many auto break-ins of late have caused us to curtail these walks.

After a friend’s car had her window smashed and seeing the many glass remnants of other car break-ins in the parking lots, we became more careful. We removed all valuables from sight and thought this would deter the random criminals.

No such luck. When returning from our walk on June 28, we found that our rear window had been smashed. Nothing was stolen because there was nothing to steal. So we send a warning to all citizens using this park: Be aware that once you leave your car unattended, it may encounter a lowlife just waiting to do damage and theft.

Since the park charges a parking fee, some of those funds could be used to provide at least some security. Sadly, we will no longer use this fine park for our walks.

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  1. SwordofPerseus says:

    The Pierce County Sheriff is obviously too busy to do any effective patrolling. Cops, when seconds count they’re only minutes away…Perhaps some concerned citizens in the Spanaway neighborhood might form a watch party to patrol the lot, and catch the perp. on video or otherwise apprehend the thief/thieves. Good luck, we’re all in this together. Personally speaking I have had one car stolen and two car stereos stolen. I think public flogging and a month or two in the stocks would be appropriate punishment for car burglary.

  2. Not to worry Ted. They are just looking for money to buy fireworks. Once they blow it all up. things should get back to normal. As for the cops, isn’t it ironic that the Pierce County Council says that enforcing a ban on fireworks is unenforceable. I guess the cops are busy looking for some guy who just lit up a cigarette in a park somewhere.

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