[Tweeters] Vandalism at Birding Sites

dan&erika danerika at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 19:19:13 PST 2022

Jon--Be sure to check if they took your car registration. I am not exactly
sure what they do with it. Also, they may steal garage door openers if they
know your address from the registration.


On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 9:54 AM Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney <
festuca at comcast.net> wrote:

> Just a note that a group of Birders’ vehicles were vandalized and prowled

> in broad daylight at the parking lot of the North Mason Schools’ Mary E.

> Theler Early Learning Center in Belfair. This is the main access for the

> Theler Wetlands nature trails, and the bi-monthly bird walks hosted by John

> Riegsecker and Faye McAdams Hands.


> Apparently, these Vandals (a terrible adjective for these low-lives: the

> epithet derives from the nice peoples of antiquity . . . just because they

> sacked Rome in 455 A.D.) were after spare change and possibly personal

> identification papers - insurance and registration, etc. - rather than

> stuff they could pawn. A few people had optics and other items in the

> vehicle that were not taken.


> My passenger side window was broken out and the glove boxes rifled

> through. I keep no money, not even change, in my car, so didn’t suffer any

> theft. But the perpetrators caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage

> to 9 vehicles for likely less than $10 worth of “take”.


> In my area, the parking lots at Nisqually Refuge get hit periodically as

> well.


> Just a reminder for us to not leave valuables in our cars while birding,

> and to ensure our car alarm is activated. Or, as one of our company did -

> leave a large dog in the front seat!


> Safe Birding, all -

> Jon. Anderson

> OlyWA

> festuca at comcast dot net

> https://jonsperegrination.blogspot.com/


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Dan or Erika Tallman
Olympia, Washington
danerika at gmail.com


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