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By Lee Hughes
Staff reporter 

Vehicle prowls went up, overall crime went down in Medical Lake - The year in review - top 10

2019 Top 10 — No. 7


Last updated 12/28/2019 at 7:54am

MEDICAL LAKE —Medical Lake experienced a big spike vehicle prowls in late 2019, Spokane County Undersheriff Dave Ellis told the Medical Lake City Council in December.

While the three-year average is six, by that point in 2019 there had been 21 vehicle prowls, according to Sheriff’s Department data.

He noted that the perpetrators could be arrested, but not necessarily held — one person who was arrested and booked at 5:45 a.m. was released by the court by 7:15 a.m.

Working from a staff report, Ellis outlined the statistics of 14 different crimes against people, society and property,...

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