Military Hill sees rash of car burglaries over weekend

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

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Military Hill residents reported another dozen vehicle prowls over the weekend, bringing Pullman’s total in the past few weeks to over two dozen.

Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the prowler took only loose change. He added that all the affected cars, located in the area between Dissmore’s IGA and Pullman High School, were unlocked.

“It’s frustrating,” Tennant said. “Most likely it’s just one person, walking up and down the street checking door handles.”

Residents of the area have recently reported strings of vehicle prowls on two other occasions. Another 10 cars were burglarized around Lawson Gardens on Pioneer Hill in late March.

He said Pullman has seen similar rashes of car burglaries in the past — “We’ve had a lot worse than this, traditionally,” and that there is a 50-50 chance of catching the perpetrator.

Police have not identified any suspects. Tennant urged anyone who saw suspicious activity on Saturday night in the area, particularly “late-night foot traffic,” to report to the police. He also encouraged people to lock their cars.