OPD Weekly Updates
The map for the past week:
- No residential burglaries on the Westside
- Auto thefts significantly decreased (possible suspects are in custody for other crimes)
- Residential burglary trend may be developing in the SE – daytime, small items taken
- If you’ve never checked out Olympia/Thurston County Crimestoppers, I encourage you to do so. I’ve used their name several times on bulletins and participate in their monthly meetings. The website is www.crimebusters.org and they are on Facebook.
- The new health care law is another opportunity for identity thieves to find victims. If you are shopping for plans, make sure you are visiting a legitimate website and dealing with a legitimate company. Anyone can buy a domain name. The safest way is to start at the Washington State Insurance Commissioner’s website – www.insurance.wa.gov. Once you tell someone your personal information, you can’t get it back. Don’t give it out unless you are the one who has initiated contact.
A short explanation for anyone new to the distribution list – this map represents the Part 1 (serious felony person and property crimes) and vehicle prowls that were reported to us in the past week. Click on the icons for more details. This information is one of the tools we use to identify crime trends and allocate resources. Currently this map is being sent to Block Watch groups, Neighborhood Associations, apartment managers and OPD volunteers. Addresses are rounded to the nearest block.
Senior Program Specialist
Police Community Programs
Olympia Police Department