With the holiday shopping season in full swing, it’s prime time for crooks to pounce. That’s why Puyallup police launched new patrols to make sure shoppers’ cars don’t become targets for thieves. As they try to prevent thefts, they spot some major mistakes by some shoppers that make it easier for thieves. It’s part of the Puyallup Police Department’s effort to prevent car prowls and make drivers more aware of the risk. In some cases, police are leaving notes on car windows to remind drivers not to leave valuables inside while shopping. There’s already been one attempted break-in at a local Best Buy parking lot, and officers hope to prevent more such incidents. During one Saturday patrol, officers found vehicles with money, purses, mail and GPS devices – all in plain sight. Prowlers are peeking through windows of parked cars in the daytime and at night. They use tools to break in or smash windows. And police say you should never leave your garage door opener on your car. It’s one of the most common items people forget when they leave their vehicles, but if thieves get your registration and garage door opener your home can become an easy target. In addition to stepping up patrols in parking lots, police are also setting up DUI checkpoints. That’s happening now through New Year’s Eve. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly seasoned and reputable Seattle criminal lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for domestic violence in Western Washington and the greater Puget Sound region. The team is designed to create success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office so as to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations brought against the accused are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances. If accused of a crime protect your rights – contact SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.