Using technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods, the City has partnered with TrackMole.com to provide a powerful property tracking and crime prevention tool for residents and business owners.
TrackMole.com is a virtual property tracking program that dramatically increases the recovery rate of lost, stolen, and left-behind property. This partnership connects the police, who are unable to identify the owners of lost and stolen property, with the victims of property crimes.
Very few people record the serial numbers of their property, the main identifier police use to locate and return lost, stolen, and left-behind property. The city is asking residents to “Help Us Help You” and use this free service. Your free TrackMole.com service account can be created in less than one minute online at TrackMole.com or by using a Facebook,
Amazon, or Google+ account.
It is simple to log/enter/register the contents of an entire household. Doing so increases the chance of property being returned to its rightful owner to 100 percent if located by police, a business, or any person who turns it in. Program participation also assists police in furthering their criminal investigations and plays a critical role in helping police find those responsible for property theft.
Free TrackMole stickers used to identify registered property can be found at City Hall, Mountlake Terrace Police Department and Recreation Pavilion.
How does TrackMole.com work? It’s easy. Perhaps you left your phone or an item behind at a coffee shop or a hotel. As soon as the serial number on the property is searched, the owner will simultaneously receive emails from TrackMole stating where it is, who has it, and how to get it back.