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Cop Shop Report
Traffic complaints, thieves, noise complaints, nuisance properties and more
September 13, 2016
(GOLD BAR, WA.) -- Crime and grime in the big city. Below are highlights from August police action in Gold Bar as issued jointly by the Snohomish County Sheriff's office and Gold Bar Mayor Lee Hodo.
Crime by the numbers. CLICK TO ENLARGE THE CHART
Traffic Complaints: Gold Bar Police received and responded to traffic complaints, primarily parking, speeding and stop sign violations, on Ley Rd, May Creek Road and 1st Street. Deputies issued verbal warnings or tickets when contacting violators. For moving vehicles, most of the vehicles observed were being driven responsibly.
Vehicle Theft/Recovery in the region: Vehicle theft and recovery continue to be higher than normal for the region. Persons of interest have been identified in relation to some of these crimes.
Noise violations: Two locations that are "frequently generating noise complaints" have been noted and a plan identified for each. A representative for one property owner on 3rd St came in to meet with Gold Bar's mayor and is "demonstrating a genuine desire to resolve the issue."
The other property owner(s) on Timber Lane have demonstrated unwillingness to comply with the city noise codes. Deputies have been instructed to issue tickets when they observe such violation at these properties in response to a citizen’s complaint.
Drug activity: Drug related activities appear to be on the rise again at specific locations within the city that have been problems in the past. "Deputies will be checking these locations frequently. "
Transient activities: With the clearing of several transient camps in the Everett and Snohomish areas there has been a "sudden increase in transient presence in Monroe, Sultan and Gold Bar." Deputies have been reminding these transients, when confronting disorderly or unlawful behavior, that they were offered services when they were evicted from their previous locations and they are still free to take advantage of those services, "but disorderly and unlawful conduct will not be tolerated in the Gold Bar area."
Nuisance properties: Drug Task Force, Code Enforcement, Health Department, Fish and Wildlife and other agencies continue to work in concert with deputies to clear up several nuisance properties throughout the region.
"The subjects associated with some of these properties are forced to relocate and sometimes will attempt to move in to any property that appears to be vacant." Please call the sheriff's office if you observe what appears to be a trespassing violation in your community.
Above right, find the monthly crime stats represented in a nice chart with colors and numbers.
And remember kids, crime does not pay. You keep on doing crimes and eventually you'll end up in some hell hole of a prison in a cell with a 250-pound weight-lifting lifer named Animal who has designs on you being his next prison wife. And you know what that means.