Police Blotter for Oct. 13

October 13, 2010

By Staff

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NEW — 11:15 a.m. Oct. 13, 2010

Lawnmower thief

A man reported his Honda lawnmower had been stolen from his unlocked shed in the 11800 block of Southeast 88th Street between July 1 and Oct. 1. The lawnmower was worth $850.

The perils of craigslist dating

A man called police just before 12:30 a.m. Sept. 28 when a woman whom he had met on craigslist came to his house, in the 7800 block of 115th Avenue Southeast, in an old white Oldsmobile or Ford and would not leave. She sat outside for a while and finally left, but the man was afraid she was still on his property. Police did a check of the area but did not find her.

Possible burglary

A woman reported her neighbor’s house, in the 12500 block of Southeast 75th Place, which she had been looking after while her neighbor was out of town, may have been broken into between 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. Sept. 29. The back door was unlocked and the cord to a toaster had been cut.

Package theft

A woman reported a FedEx package was stolen from her doorstep at the Approach Condominiums, 6800 132nd Place S.E., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 29. The package contained a piece of luggage worth $62.

Man pulls gun on resident

A man reported that a man with a handgun confronted him while he took his garbage to the dumpster at Coal Creek Apartments, 6810 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at 9:25 p.m. Sept. 30. The man with the gun had been hiding behind the dumpster, and he shoved the resident and pointed a gun at him. The resident panicked and backed up, fell and hit his head. The man with the gun, who had an accomplice in a nearby parking garage, got in a car and drove away. The resident reported he had seen the two men earlier that day, and they had been hanging around his truck. The resident asked the men why they were looking at his truck, and they responded with expletives. The resident later discovered two large steel snatch blocks, together worth $600, had been stolen from the back of his truck. The resident said the men were black. He said one was about 6 feet, 8 inches tall with an Afro and a script tattoo on his neck, and the other was about 6 feet, 5 inches tall with a heavy build. He also said the men reeked of body odor.

Car break-ins

A woman reported her unlocked 1999 Toyota Corolla had been entered at Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 30. She reported a gift card worth $50 and a wallet worth $40 had been stolen.

During a routine check of the Red Town Trailhead, 15500 Newcastle Golf Club Road, police discovered a 1999 Honda Civic with a smashed passenger side window. The owner returned from a hike and discovered her purse worth $50 had been stolen. The theft occurred between 3:30 and 5:50 p.m. Oct. 1. The smashed window cost $150.

Embezzling cashier

Police responded to Safeway, 6911 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., shortly after 4 p.m. Oct. 4, where a cashier had been caught on camera embezzling money. The cashier admitted to embezzling about $1,200 from Sept. 8-23.

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