Comstock Recap: Lt. Walker Talks South Hill Crime | Crime
Spotting crime in your neighborhood isn’t rocket science, but it’s harder than you think. Lt. Joe Walker with Spokane Police visits the Comstock neighborhood monthly to talk to neighbors about crime in their area, a recap of recent activity and how to spot it.
Walker is with the Major Crimes Unit and he says they’re focusing on the case where a 14-year-old who is believed to be with her uncle, not by choice, and the North Central bomb threat arrest they made earlier this week.
“But there’s nothing up in your neighborhood,” Walker said about Comstock.
There was a small “uptick” in residential burglaries. Four were counted last month in March and another three have already occurred in April. Walker says they were accomplished by kicking in the front door.
One neighbor voiced their concern about the lack of investigation of property crimes, but Walker stressed that it’s still important to report the incidents.
Council chair Sally Fullmer said during the meeting that her home was broken into earlier this year and she called the police and said she thought the burglar(s) might still be inside. Police did arrive to her home to take the report.
Lt. Walker also shared an interesting tip about spotting burglary rings in your neighborhood. Not only should you be watchful for people and cars that don’t belong, but also pay attention to neighbors holding numerous garage sales.
“If you see people having multiple garage sales and they keep selling lawn mower and lawn mower, let us know. Most people only have one lawn mower,” Walker said.
If something looks suspicious, Walker says to call it in. In some cases they’ll send a patrol officer to check it out.