[Tweeters] Vandalism at Birding Sites

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 08:35:21 PST 2022

>From Yakima Sheriff Department -- car burglars work in teams, using address

from vehicle registration to tell accomplice(s) that car owner is currently
away from address on registration, leaving home/apartment more vunerable to

Kevin Lucas
at home in
Yakima County, WA

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On January 15, 2022 6:52:14 AM dgrainger at birdsbydave.com wrote:


> What the perps do is take those documents to one of those Pay Day loan

> places and pledge your car as collateral. There is usually not very much

> money involved so the Pay Day loan place doesn’t even look at the

> vehicle, just the paper. Remember, in WA, unlike most states, we are

> required to sign and date those documents, and are required to put them

> in the car. That makes it possible for a thief to steal the whole car

> and transfer it to a private party buyer.


> I think WA is foolish to do it this way



> On 2022-01-14 20:19, dan&erika wrote:

>> 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.


>> dan


>> 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


>> http://dantallmansbirdblog.blogspot.com


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>> that require new clothes ....”—H. D. Thoreau

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