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By Kelly Shipp
For the Sentinel 

To call or not to call 911?


Law enforcement and emergency management officials in Goldendale very emphatically say: “Call! When in doubt, call 911.”

“Anything, in the act, that is detrimental to safety, health, or property is a 911 call,” says Robert Allen, Emergency 911 Coordinator with the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management. “The faster we have the information, the faster we can respond and hopefully interrupt, minimize, or correct the situation.”

Even with the recent rash of burglaries and theft in the area, law enforcement officials receive many reports of suspiscious activity or crime days after the incident. “If you don’t report it, we can’t do anything about it. We have no i...

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