Check Your Car – Auto Thefts During Stay-At-Home

Stay-at-Home 2020: You’ve Checked on Your Friends– Have You Checked on Your Car? Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on April 15, 2020 2:56 pm

An arrest of a prolific auto thief in West Seattle last week threw a spotlight on an emerging crime of opportunity in a time of stay-at-home orders and significantly reduced vehicle […]

Burglary Prevention Class November 18

SPD is hosting a burglary prevention class on November 18th! See details below. If you want to go, please register at

Out Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mary Amberg, is an excellent speaker and has all kinds of tips for making your home to reduce the likelihood of property crimes.


Burglary Prevention

Here are some tips from Seattle Police Department about burglary prevention:

How to Prevent It

Ask yourself, “If I were locked out, how would I get into my house?” Secure any vulnerable windows and doors. Install deadbolt locks on exterior doors and secure with 3 to 4 inch screws into the strike plate. Try not […]

Personal Safety


Below are some tips on personal safety from Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team. Our North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator is Mary Amberg. She can be reached at 206-684-7711 or She’s a good resource if you have questions about crime. Crime Prevention Coordinators are experts in crime prevention techniques. You can talk […]

Tips for Safely Using Ride Services

In light of the recent rape of a Seattle woman by a man pretending to be her Uber ride, SPD is offering these tips. One action not mentioned is to ask the driver what your name is before you get in the car.

Bicycle Theft Prevention

Lots of bikes are being stolen around Seattle these days as the weather gets better. We’ve been seeing numerous posts on our Pinehurst Seattle Facebook page about stolen and abandoned bikes. At this month’s North Precinct Advisory Council, the Community Police Team passed out a bicycle theft prevention bulletin. See below.

The sergeant mentioned that […]

Pinehurst Community Council Meeting on February 1

Please join us for the first Pinehurst Community Council meeting of the year!

Date & Time February 1, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location Amante Pizza & Pasta 12319 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Here is the agenda of the meeting.

Seattle Neighbourhood Group’s Crime Prevention Presentation on suspicious activities, from the […]

Current Scams

Our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator handed out the AARP Current Scams list and asked us to share it. Read it here.

One that was new to me is the silent call. You say hello but there’s no one on the other end. An automated computer system makes these calls to build a list of […]

Holiday Safety Tips from Seattle Police Department

As we enter the Holiday Season, SPD once again wants to provide you with recommendations to reduce your risk of being a crime victim this time of year. They hope you find the information useful and encourage you to share this with your neighbors.

Car Prowl Prevention

When you exit or enter your parked vehicle, […]

Crime and Safety Meeting August 31

Want to learn about personal safety, Safe Routes to School, the Find It Fix It app, meet our new SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Mary Amberg (looks like the new title is Outreach Coordinator) and more? Attend the next Lake City Community Conversation.

Wednesday, August 31st from 6-7:30 PM at the Lake City Community Center.