By Caleb Hutton
Police are investigating about a half dozen vehicle prowls in north Ferndale.
Prowlers have pestered Thornton Street and the neighborhoods to the north and south since Jan. 5. Below, I mapped the bulk of the reported crimes.
Note: The listed time shows when each prowl was called in. So it’s likely several (or all of the) crimes happened overnight, and the victims called 911 in the morning.
View Ferndale Vehicle Prowls, Jan. 5 to 11 in a larger map
Ferndale Police Lt. Matt Huffman suspects a few more prowls went unreported, because some people might not have noticed someone rummaged through their cars. Police have a few solid leads in the thefts — including an interrupted prowl that set off a chase with police dogs at 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. But no arrests have been made.
So if you live in that area, lock your doors. Thieves are a lot less likely to steal from a locked vehicle. And if you suspect your car has been tampered with, dial 911.