A cautionary tale for all area residents March 31, 2017
Sultan Police station, just a few blocks away from Galway Apartments on 8th Street. Chronicle photo. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Chronicle staff This report was first published in the morning of March 31, 2017 in the Chronicle's Breaking News column
(SULTAN, WA.) -- The Sky Valley Chronicle received the following verbatim cautionary tale from a Gold Bar block-watcher Thursday evening. It was sent to the Block Watch by an unidentified Gold Bar resident:
"My 90 year old mother lives in the Galway Bay apartments in Sultan."
(Ed. Note: the apartments are located at 507 8th Street just a few blocks down from Main Street and also just a few blocks from the Sultan Police station on Main St.)
"Last night, after she had retired to her bed, a loud knocking came to her door. It was repeated and insistent so she got up and went to the door. When she asked who it was (she couldn't see him through the peep hole) a male voice said something unintelligible. She kept asking for identity and he finally said he was delivering pizza.
She responded that she had not ordered pizza. He mumbled something about "isn't this ####?" She said no and left the door.
This is an identified scam used to gain entry. Galway Bay's residents are low income elderly and disabled people, a potential source for street valuable drugs.
Since they are apartments and apartments have numbers, his mumble was not believable as a mistaken address. I am very afraid for my mother and for the other residents, as well as all the other seniors who reside in our valley.
I think that the word needs to get out to our Gold Bar citizens and to the Sultan citizens to be aware and to make our seniors and disabled aware of this potential danger."
(Editor's note: consider the word out since virtually all of them read this fine publication.)