Police blotter

July 1, 2010

By Staff

Leave the door open?

A man reported his wife returned home, in the 14700 block of Southeast 80th Court, to find the front door of their home open. The door opened between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 4, and nothing was missing or disturbed in the home. The man said he was not sure if the door had been left unlatched and came open on its own or if somebody had opened the door.

Homeowner’s best friend

A woman reported that somebody opened the rear sliding door of her home in the 7000 block of 121st Place Southeast between 12:15 and 12:25 p.m. June 7. She said she heard the door open slightly and shut quickly. Immediately, her dog began barking.

Crank text

A boy crank-texted his brother, who attends Newcastle Elementary School, between 9:36 a.m. and 12:12 p.m. June 8. A faculty member called the police.

Uncool bonkeding

Police responded to an assault at a waste water pond on Southeast 91st Street noon June 11, when a man was struck in the back of the head by a fist-sized rock. The man was a member of a crew cleaning the waste water area, and he was looking down when he was struck. He fell and rolled 75 feet downhill. He said he did not remember falling or rolling, but he remembered getting up. He suffered a small cut on his head and complained of echoing in his ears. The rock came from near a trail on which kids often walk.

Gone skating

A teenager reported that his two skateboards had been stolen from the front porch of his home, in the 7000 block of 121st Place Southeast, between 12:45 and 1 a.m. June 19. One skateboard was worth $120 and the other was worth $50.

Anybody home?

A woman reported that her condominium at the Cedar Rim Condos, 7910 110th Ave. S.E., had been broken into between 4 and 5 p.m. June 20 while she was taking a nap. In her sleep, she remembered her bedroom light turn on for a moment, then turn off. The intruder had broken in through her locked sliding glass door, but did not take anything. The intruder caused $250 in damage to the sliding glass door, and left wet footprints on her deck. The woman thought the intruder found her asleep inside and left.

Car break-ins

A woman reported that her Volkswagen Jetta was broken into at the Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. June 14. The thief attempted to pry the front passenger door, causing $300 in damage, but was unsuccessful and resorted to shattering the vehicle’s rear passenger side window. The thief stole a Blackberry cell phone valued at $45, a Visa card, $13 in cash and a leather wallet valued at $100.

A man reported that his Nissan X-Terra had been broken into at the Red Town Trail Head, 7436 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., between 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. June 15. The thief shattered the rear side window, causing $300 in damage, and stole a bag containing $4,300 worth of camera equipment. The bag had been left on the seat.

A woman reported that her Ford Focus had been broken into at the Cougar Mountain Trail Head, 10200 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 19. The thief shattered the front, driver’s side window, causing $200 in damage, and stole her driver’s license, passport, laptop computer valued at $2,500 and family ruby and diamond jewelry, valued at $10,000.

A man reported that his Toyota 4-Runner had been broken into at Parterra Apartments, 13301 S.E. 79th Drive, between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. June 21. The thief shattered the rear window, causing $250 in damage, and stole an emergency kit worth $100, a Magellan GPS unit worth $150 and the owner’s manual for the GPS unit, worth $50.

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One Response to “Police blotter”

  1. Jackie Tsutakawa on July 14th, 2010 10:48 am

    Thank you for your pictorial coverage of Liberty’s and Hazen’s graduations. It’s wonderful to see the accomplishments of our local students celebrated in the Newcastle News; however, as a Liberty parent, I would have appreciated seeing more than one Newcastle student represented in the Liberty High School graduation pictures. A little checking would have revealed that Liberty’s valedictorian, Ashley Turnidge, is a Newcastle resident, as is the Master of Ceremonies of the event, Evan Steadman. The Issaquah Press ran a great picture of the graduations caps of four Liberty graduates who had proudly decorated their caps with the logos of their colleges, two of whom, Cari Fraley, Northeastern University, and Sarah Lowes, University of Maryland, are Newcastle residents. What great accomplishments all of these graduates – and many more from Newcastle – have made! With both Hazen and Liberty drawing students from more than one city, it would be nice to see the staff at the News take the extra step to include more Newcastle residents in its stories about our amazing local high school students.

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