An increase in the number of residential security alarm permit applications has been one outcome of the recent burglaries in the Town of Steilacoom. In the last two weeks five residents have applied for permits.
In a phone interview Wednesday evening, Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas spoke about the progress in the Town’s efforts to resolve the community’s recent string of burglaries.
Although no stolen materials from the burglaries have been recovered, public safety officers continue to check leads. By reviewing descriptions of cars sighted in the vicinity of the break-ins, and those of possible suspects, a female with an out-of-state warrant, is under consideration.
Det. Tom Yabe and Steilacoom officers continue to work on the case, the Mayor said. This past Tuesday evening, Mr. Lucas added, there was another attempted burglary, but it was unsuccessful.
The Mayor stressed that in the next edition of Around Town further information about the break-ins would be available. In the meantime, he said that packets of Block Watch materials for residents were being prepared.
Reiterating his announcement from the February council meeting, the Mayor emphasized the importance of citizens keeping doors and windows secured, and knowing their neighbors. For those who already have security systems “remember to set them.”
“Citizens should not hesitate to phone 911 when/if they see something suspicious,” he continued. A non-emergency number will be available to call, but “it’s all right to use that emergency number.”