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

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 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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NEIGHBORHOOD DEPUTY J. LOREEN

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 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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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Detectors

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Tips .

Fall is a good time to check the batteries of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and detectors.

Every year 1,800 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

This odorless, tasteless and colorless gas produces symptoms that are similar to the flu, but without a fever and include:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Fatigue
  3. Headache
  4. Nausea
  5. and Irregular breathing

If you have any of these symptoms, go outside for a while. If your symptoms disappear while you are out, and then reappear when you go inside, you may have carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Signs of long term drug use

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Drug Education .

Here are some signs of long term drug use:

  • Falling grades and lack of investment or interest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • Different circle of friends
  • Abundant, unfocused energy
  • Verbal and physical violent rages
  • Weight loss and tooth decay
  • Inability to sleep: dark circles around the eyes
  • Depression and apathy
  • Irritability and aggression
  •  Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Skin ulcerations and infections
  • Unusual "chemical" smell on clothes and body

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Subtle signs of drug use

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Drug Education, Website .

Here are some subtle signs to look for that may indicate drug use:

  • Grades that have gone UP!
  • Endless energy and ability to exist on minimal sleep for a number of days followed by "crashing" that requires long periods of sleep.
  • Self applied pressure for absolute perfection
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Erratic mood swings and overreaction to normal stimulus
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Blood shot eyes, flushed face and dilated pupils
  • Secretive behaviour and activities and increased telephone calls
  • Lying

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9-1-1 Wireless Phone Calls in the Wilderness

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Who Will I Reach?

  1. You need to know that wireless phone service may not be available in the wilderness.
  2. If service is available, your 9-1-1 call for help will be picked up by the nearest cellular tower in the most direct line of sight to your location. It could be picked up at a county 9-1-1 center, by State Patrol dispatch, or even by the Canadian authorities. Since these call answering centers are all located outside the boundaries of the calling area, they would have no way of knowing from where you are calling unless you tell them.
  3. Be prepared ...

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Please visit our Face Book Page

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 .

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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Tips for Landlords - Preventing Drug Labs On Your Property

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

*Small changes can protect your investment.

The Costs are huge  

*When drug criminals operate out of rental property, owners pay a high price:

  • Loss or rent
  • Civil penalties
  • Damaged property
  • Decline in property values
  • Dangerous, threatening tenants
  • Resentful and angry neighbors
  • Loss of valued tenants

Facts:

Over half of the residential drug labs are found on rental property.

Property owners are responsible for decontamination costs.

Decontamination costs average $6,500 for a 1200 square foot home.

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HOW TO DESCRIBE A SUSPECT TO 9-1-1

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Take note of the following characteristics, so you can report to 9-1-1 and make documentation of your own to keep.

Race or Ethnicity
Gender
Age (approximate

Complexion - light, dark, ruddy, etc.
Eye Color (if possible)
Hair - color, length, thick, thin, balding, full, facial hair, etc.

Height - estimate in two inch blocks, 5' 8" - 5" 10"
Weight - estimate in blocks of 20 pounds, 180-200 lbs.
Build - large, medium, small, stocky, thin, etc.

Distinguishing Features - tattoos, scars, eyeglasses, teeth, jewelry, etc.

Clothing - type, color, style, (start at the top and work down).
Direction of Travel

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9-1-1 How Calls Receive Priority

Posted on : Jan. 26, 2017 Updated on : Jan. 26, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Critical - Immediate
Crime in progress, serious threat to life, for immediate response by the nearest police unit - regardless of current assignment. *Some examples are: Stabbing, Officer down, Armed robbery, Injured persons

First Priority
Prevention of Casualty - Probability of Apprehension
Criminal act in progress with a strong probability of apprehension or the prevention of a more serious crime.
* Some examples are: All alarms, Physical altercations, Injury accidents, Suspicious persons, Vehicle prowlers

Immediate Dispatch
Incidents where there is a threat of violence or injury, opportunity exists for police action to prevent a more serious situation. *
Some examples are: Physical disturbances, Verbal disputes ...

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QUOTE:

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