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The Mission of KendallWatch is to promote a clean, safe and strong community and to bring factual information to residents regarding topics or events that impact our area. KendallWatch is a not for profit Community Action Organization and Block Watch.

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When to call 9-1-1

Posted on : April 30, 2017 Updated on : April 30, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

If you need immediate police, fire or medical response, call 9-1-1.

If you have witnessed suspicious/illegal activity, are concerned for the well being of yourself or another, or need to report a crime, call 9-1-1

9-1-1 Operators are not law enforcement officers, they are trained to:

  1. Determine the priority of the call.
  2. Obtain the information necessary to assure that responding officers are prepared.

Remember, there is no charge for 9-1-1.

If an incident you report is part of an on-going problem, and the activity keeps on occurring, keep on reporting it. If the pattern changes, report that change. Any ...

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Question: How long does it take to secure your load?

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Answer: A few seconds more than it takes to destroy someone's life.

WHY SHOULD YOU SECURE YOUR LOAD?

  1. IT SAVES LIVES:  Across North America, road litter, either dumped on purpose by motorists or accidental fall-outs from unsecured loads, causes 25,000 accidents every year, nearly 100 of them fatal. Road litter poses a serious hazard here in Washington too. On average, there are 350 accidents involving road debris on state highways each year.  Source: The Washington State Deparment of Transportation.
  2. IT IS THE LAW:  No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public highway unless such vehicle is ...

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Personal Property Inventory

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Community, Deputy, Deputy's Page, Website .

Every year the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office investigates hundreds of Burglaries and Thefts. Only a small percentage of the stolen property is recovered and returned to the owner. One of the main reasons property isn’t returned is the lack of documentation. Property is recovered, but there is no way to match it with the owner. The unclaimed property goes into evidence, and eventually to auction.

When an item is stolen the information goes into a police report. Generally the more specific details about the item, the more likely it will be recovered and returned to the rightful owner ...

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Important tips for: Home Safety

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Deputy's Page, Website .

Every year several thousand people are killed in their own homes due to accidents. A majority of those accidents are preventable. As the temperature continues to drop the use of heating sources increases. The National Fire Protection Association statistics show an average of 366,600 house fires each year. Seven people die each day in U.S. home fires, on average. The most vulnerable group is older adults. 25 percent of the home fire deaths resulted from fires that originated in the bedroom, another 24 percent from fires in the family room, living room, or den, and 16 percent from ...

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POLICE WARN OF THIEVES

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Website .

The following information is for all areas and especially to those who live in rural areas with outside mail boxes and where parcels are left on front steps or porches. Make arrangements for a friend to retrieve your parcel upon delivery if you are going out from your residence for a few hours. Take precautions.

 

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Put Safety First Before Opening a Window

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Make sure your family is safe:

As temperatures go up, so do windows in many homes. Opening windows in your home to enjoy the warmer temperatures may seem harmless, but open windows have proven to be sources of injury and death for young children.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined the National Safety Council in urging parents and caregivers to be aware of the dangers of leaving windows open when young children are present.

According to CPSC data falls from windows result in an average of about eight deaths yearly to children five years or younger, while ...

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Protecting Your Home

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Tips to help make your home more secure, and a bit about what the burglars don't like.

Most burglars are amateur criminals and that is why they look for easy targets. To most burglars, it is how easy it is to break in, not what is inside, that determines which building they rob. Once burglars realize homes are being locked and watched, they will move on to easier targets.

The first step in making your residence into a hard target for a breakin is making it look (and sound) occupied. Leave drapes and shades in the same position when ...

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DEPUTY MARK JILK

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Website .

We are pleased to welcome Deputy Mark Jilk who serves the Glacier and Baker Lake areas.

Please call 911 if you should have an emergency.

E-mail your questions and tips regarding these areas to: MJilk@co.whatcom.wa.us

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NEIGHBORHOOD DEPUTY J. LOREEN

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Website .

Please call 911 for Emergencies

Neighborhood Deputy J. Loreen can be reached at 360-778-6753
E-mail address: jloreen@co.whatcom.wa.us

Please note that Deputy Loreen covers the Columbia Valley. 
(Kendall, the Paradise Lakes Community, the Peaceful Valley Community and Campers Paradise) and including Maple Falls.

You will find the contact numbers under Important Numbers

 

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Please visit our Face Book Page

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Website .

Please visit our Face Book page at: https://www.facebook.com/kendallblockwatch

Click LIKE if you wish!
Send the information to friends, relatives and neighbors who might benefit.

Thank you so much for supporting the KendalWatch web site and the Face Book page.
Both are run by two volunteers.

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QUOTE:

Good advice to follow when making a purchase: Don’t let anyone talk faster than you can think.