Ocean Shores Police Warn of Increased Vehicle Prowls

The Ocean Shores Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle prowls that have occurred over the past several weeks. Over this past weekend police received reports of nineteen vehicle prowls that occurred primarily on Thursday December 6th through Saturday December 8th. Several areas were targeted. The northeast area of town near Magellan, the central area of town near Dolphin, Canal and Bass. The southeast area near Mt. Olympus, Quinault, Falls of Clyde and Makah were targeted along with areas of Duck Lake Drive.


All of the vehicles were unlocked. Small items such as GPS’, loose change, cell phones and laptops were primarily taken. Aberdeen and Hoquiam are also seeing numerous vehicle prowls


The Ocean Shores Police Department reminds everyone to lock their vehicles and houses. These crimes are crimes of opportunity and by simply securing your cars and not leaving valuables visible inside you greatly reduce the possibility of becoming a victim. Additionally, OSPD asks that anyone who sees any suspicious activities or persons to call the police immediately and not wait to report it until the next day.