Police Blotter

February 4, 2011

By Staff

MySpace attackers

Police responded to Southeast 88th Street and 116th Avenue Southeast just before 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. A man had jumped from a moving white, four-door Toyota Corolla and been pepper sprayed. The man said he had met two women on MySpace and met them at a Bellevue mall. Together they drove to Newcastle, and the women stole the man’s cell phone — worth $21 — and told him they were going to kill him. As the car slowed, the man jumped from the car, and one of the women got out and sprayed the man in the face. Witnesses came to help the man, and the women drove away.

Jewelry thieves

A man reported that two men approached him in the 7900 block of 119th Court Southeast at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 26 and asked for the time. When he looked down at his wrist, one of the men ripped off his bracelet, which was 24-karat gold with a rectangular panel worth $500. After taking the man’s bracelet, the two men took off running down the street and out of site. The man reported that the suspects were black, 18 or 19 years old and about 165 pounds each.

Banging noises out front

A woman reported she heard banging noises in front of her house, in the 11800 block of Southeast 87th Street, at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 1. She said she was nervous because somebody previously smeared dog feces on her car’s door handles. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Aren’t they open on Sunday?

Police responded to the UPS Store, 6947 Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 2, because a homeless man was allegedly camped inside the store. When police arrived, they found a man walking down the street, and he told police they were there for him. He said he thought the store was open on Sunday and that the door had been unlocked, so he entered. He said was hoping to mail some gifts, which he had planned to wrap inside because of the cold, and he said he left the store to use the bathroom at Safeway. When he came back, the door was locked. His gifts and gift-wrap were inside the store on the packing table, and police said the man did not appear to be homeless.

Public exposure

A woman reported that a pedestrian unzipped his fly and waved his penis at her while she was stopped in her car at a red light at the intersection of Southeast 89th Place and Coal Creek Parkway at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 3. The woman was about to turn right from Southeast 89th Place onto southbound Coal Creek Parkway, and she made eye contact with the man to see if he was going to cross in front of her car. She reported the white man, who was about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and between 50 and 60 years old and 165 and 180 pounds, stuck his tongue out and made a face as he performed the act. He was wearing a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt and a dark, dirty pair of pants. In general, he looked pretty dirty, the woman said. Another woman witnessed the incident and also called police.

Suicidal man

Police responded to Safeway, 6911 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at 8 p.m. Jan. 3 because a man was suicidal. According to the reporting person, the man said he had access to guns and wanted to be killed by police. Police found the man in a car behind the store, removed him at gunpoint and searched his vehicle, finding no guns. The man was taken to Evergreen Hospital for mental health evaluation.

Mail theft

A woman reported her mail was stolen from the 9000 block of 133rd Avenue Southeast between noon and 1 p.m. Jan. 3. She reported three outgoing checks were stolen.

Hanging out with Rolling Rock

Police responded at 2:20 a.m. Jan. 16 to the intersection of Southeast 72nd Street and 115th Place Southeast, where a car was parked in front of a partially constructed home. The officers found two men in the second story with cans of Rolling Rock beer, and the men said they were just hanging out and did not intend to steal anything. They both appeared to be intoxicated, and police released them to a family member.

Don’t park in that driveway

A woman reported just before noon Jan. 17 that her neighbor in the 7100 block of 134th Court is often away on business and had given her permission to park in his driveway. However, another neighbor had been asked to watch the man’s residence while he was away. The woman reported that the other neighbor confronts and curses at her when she parks in the man’s driveway. The woman said she just wanted police to be aware of the situation.

Home burglaries

  • Police responded to a house for sale in the 8900 block of 137th Place Southeast where someone had entered through a back window that had been left ajar between 5 p.m. Jan. 9 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10. The suspect stole a computer worth $450, a printer worth $200 and a real estate agent box worth $150. The suspect also made hot cocoa with the materials left in the kitchen for staging, spilling the powder on the pantry floor. The cup used to drink the cocoa was not found.
  • A man reported that his home, in the 7700 block of 115th Avenue Southeast, had been burglarized between 7:15 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. Jan. 18. He said the rear garage door had been kicked in. He reported the stolen items to be an external hard drive worth $400, a Hewlett-Packard laptop worth $700, an iPod Nano worth $150, a telescope worth $500, a 32-inch television worth $600 and a check for $25.
  • A man reported that his home, in the 11600 block of Southeast 90th Street, had been burglarized between noon and 6 p.m. Jan. 18. He reported that the burglar pried open the back door and stole an Xbox 360 worth $150, a class ring worth $300 and $1,100 in cash.

Mailbox vandalism

  • A man reported that his two locks on mailboxes on 138th Avenue Southeast had been damaged at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. The vandals caused $100 in damage, but no mail was taken.
  • A woman reported that the letters on her mailbox in the 9000 block of 139th Avenue Southeast had been stolen and that the mailbox’s lock had been broken between 4 p.m. Jan. 14 and 4 p.m. Jan 18. The vandalism caused $45 in damage. The mailbox was not entered.

Car break-ins

  • A man reported that his 2001 Subaru Outback was broken into at the Newport Crossing Apartments, 7311 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., between 9 p.m. Jan. 16 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17. The man reported that the front, driver’s side window had been smashed causing $1,000 in damage and a GPS unit worth $250 had been stolen.
  • A woman reported that her Jeep Liberty had been broken into in the 8000 block of 120th Place Southeast between 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 6:50 a.m. Jan. 19. She reported that the rear, driver’s side window had been broken and that a purse and its contents together worth $1,500 had been stolen.
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