Letters for the week of April 3

Apr 03, 2013

Gregerson inspires youth

Editor, The Beacon:

My name is Madeline.

I have seen the article about Jennifer Gregerson [“Jennifer Gregerson to run for mayor,” The Beacon, front page, March 20.]

Tomorrow, I am planning to tell my whole class about it! I am in a gifted and talented school program. So everyone in the class has a special job. Even though news is not my job this week, I think this is a great article! You did a great job!

I also think it would be cool to have a woman mayor! If you ever meet her, tell her she looks really pretty in the pic you have in The Beacon!


Madeline Cho,

Mukilteo Elementary,


Home burglarized in Harbour Pointe

My name is Nilesh Dingankar, and I live at Front 9 Condos at Harbour Pointe Boulevard. I wanted to share with you a burglary incident that happened at my apartment on March 29.

Since the weather was nice Friday, we (my wife, me and our 2-year-old daughter) went to the beach at Lighthouse Park around 6 p.m. and when we came back at 8:30 p.m., the apartment was all vandalized.

The thief broke into the apartment from the back sliding door and stole electronics, perfumes and jewelry worth up to $20,000.

It is a big shock for us, and since I heard from a police officer that these incidences are on rise in Mukilteo, I thought it would be useful if the newspaper could publish this news and make residents more cautious and vigilant.


Nilesh Dingankar,


Prevent home burglaries

Since we were the victims of a home burglary last year and the number of burglaries seems to be on the rise, we thought we would share some prevention tips with your readers that we incorporated (after our home invasion), in the hope that it may prevent their home from being broken into and their personal belongings taken from them.

If we had followed this advice, we would not have had to go through the anguish and sadness over our losses.

• Invest in a home security system with motion detectors, cameras if possible and window stickers and yard signs to indicate that your home is protected.

• Install motion lights on the exterior of your home – as many as possible.

• Install deadbolts on all doors.

• Add dowling and extra locks on windows that slide open.

• Keep your outside lights on all night.

• Involve your neighbors in a Neighborhood Watch program.

• Don’t make it easy for them. Typically the burglars will want to get in and out as quickly as possible, taking only the items that they can carry, such as phones, cameras, laptops, binoculars, jewelry, etc. Put those items out of site or locked away.

• Barking dogs are a great deterrent, and if we would have had one, the thief might not have entered our home while we were sleeping.

Mike and Beth Kerwin,


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