I was the victim of a property crime and don't have time to wait for an officer to respond. Can I file a police report online?

Yes, for some types of property crimes, you can file an online report with the Arlington Police Department. Effective May 21, 2018, the Arlington Police Department joined several other law enforcement agencies in the county by offering this new tool.

If you are reporting a property crime that less than $5,000 in value and you do not know who the suspect is, you can visit www.mycrimereport.us to file your report with a minimal amount of typing and mouse clicks. The online crime reporting tool, which can also be accessed via mobile device, may be especially useful for victims who need a police report number for insurance purposes, but either cannot or do not want to wait for an officer to respond.

The minimum requirements for filing a report online are that the reporting party has an e-mail address and that they know the location where the incident occurred.

Examples of crimes that can be reported online include:

  • Vandalism - Graffiti on a fence to a home or business.
  • Theft - A stolen cell phone.
  • Theft - A bike stolen from school.
  • Vehicle damage, prowl - A "smash and grab" of a GPS device from a vehicle.

The online tool will generate a police report number and will send that number to the victim's e-mail, typically within 72 business hours. All reports are reviewed by law enforcement personnel. Anyone with questions about a crime and how to report it should still call 911.

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1. My car was towed by the Arlington Police Department and now the tow company wants hundreds of dollars for me to get it back. I want you to do something about it.
2. My neighbors are running a business out of their house in the middle of the night.
3. I called 911 the other night. An officer never responded.
4. My dog was picked up by Arlington Police and taken to the Humane Society of Skagit Valley. I don't like their rules and procedures.
5. Does my child still need a car seat?
6. I have seen a number of people taking pictures of my house and neighborhood. Is that legal?
7. I loaned my family member money and they have not paid me back per our agreement. Can the police charge them with theft?
8. I was issued a ticket for no insurance. Here is the new proof of insurance. Why can't the ticket be dismissed so I don't have to go to court?
9. Can I report an accident that occurred in the past?
10. Where do I get a permit to have a block party?
11. I want to file a claim for damages against the Police Department for what the officers did.
12. How can I complain about a ticket that I received?
13. How do I complain about what a Police Officer did?
14. Why do we have to use Marysville Court, we pay our taxes and live in Arlington?
15. I had an event that recently occurred that I feel needs to be investigated by a detective immediately. Who do I contact?
16. I live outside the city. What can I do about animal problems?
17. My neighbor's dog barks all night/day long. How can I solve this?
18. I believe there are raccoons living under my house. Is there anything the Police Department can do to help me?
19. There is a car in our parking lot that has been here for 2 weeks. What can the police do about that?
20. I allowed a friend to stay with me for a few months. I would like him to leave. Can the Police Department help?
21. My neighbor's back yard is full of garbage and it's attracting rats. What can I do about it?
22. We have this car parked on my street for 2 weeks with no movement. What can be done to get the vehicle removed?
23. There is a dead animal in my yard and it's not mine. Can the Police Department remove the animal?
24. My wife took the money out of our checking account and changed the locks on the doors. Can I report the theft and have her arrested?
25. I let my friend borrow my car and he has not returned it. Can I report my car stolen?
26. I have ammunition that I do not need, what can I do with it?
27. I was written a ticket. We just got it in the mail and payment is due within 2 days. What can I do?
28. What if I haven't heard anything further about my accident / case?
29. My license got suspended and I paid my ticket, why was my license still suspended?
30. How can I get a copy of a collision report?
31. I was the victim of a property crime and don't have time to wait for an officer to respond. Can I file a police report online?
32. How do I get a copy of my case?
33. Can you tell me if I have any warrants?
34. How can I get a criminal background check done on someone?
35. What is the non-emergency phone number for the Police Department?
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