Sammamish Police are highlighting the value of Block Watches and looking out for your neighbors after the home burglary attempt Wednesday and police response that led to lockdowns at Mead Elementary and Inglewood Middle School.
Nothing was stolen from the home in the Heritage Hills neighborhood, as police interrupted the burglary, thanks to an alert neighbor who called 911 after seeing someone ring his neighbor’s doorbell, then walk around to the rear of the home.
A K-9 unit responded and tracked the suspect a short distance to where he likely had a vehicle parked. There's no evidence the suspect was armed.
"This is a great example of the Block Watch concept in action. Neighbors looking out for each other is a powerful way to reduce or eliminate crime," Sgt. Jessica Sullivan said in a statement Thursday.
If you are interested in registering your neighborhood for a Block Watch meeting or would like more information regarding this program, please call the Sammamish Police Department at 425-295-0770.
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