Police Blotter

July 1, 2011

By Staff

Car break-ins

- A man reported that his 2011 Lexus RX 450h had been broken into at the Red Town Trailhead, 15500 Newcastle Golf Club Road, between 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. May 19. The burglar smashed the rear driver’s side window, causing $1,000 in damage. The man reported the stolen items to be a gym bag worth $50, a pair of dress pants worth $50 and a pair of sandals worth $100.

- A man reported that his 1988 Subaru GL had been stolen from the Cougar Mountain Trailhead in the 10100 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. May 22.

- A woman reported that her 2002 Volkswagen Golf was broken into at the Cougar Mountain Trailhead, 10200 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., between 2 and 3 p.m. May 30. She said there was a suspicious car nearby when she left her car at the trailhead. She said it was an older, black Ford Crown Victoria with dark tinted windows. When she returned to her car, all her windows were rolled down, her property was missing and the Ford was gone. She listed the stolen items as an iPod Nano worth $150, two purses together worth $90, two wallets together worth $210, $5 in cash, two checkbooks, six credit cards and two drivers’ licenses. There was also $250 in damage to the driver’s side door lock.

- A woman reported that her 2006 Chrysler 300 was broken into at Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave. S.E., between 6 and 10 p.m. May 31. The front passenger-side window was shattered, causing $200 in damage. She said her purse, worth $200, and her wallet, worth $100, were stolen.

- A man reported that his 2003 Hyundai Elantra was broken into at Coal Creek Apartments, 6830 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., between 4 and 5 p.m. June 1.

- A woman reported that her 2003 Toyota 4Runner was broken into at the Wilderness Creek Trailhead, 10400 Renton-Issaquah Road, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. June 5. She said the rear passenger-side window was broken, causing $300 in damage. She said the stolen items were a pair of sunglasses worth $500, two pairs of headphones together worth $40 and a purse worth $300.


Home burglaries

- A man reported that his home, in the 13800 block of Southeast 92nd Street, had been broken into between 11:30 a.m. May 20 and 2:30 p.m. May 23. The burglar had broken a piece of glass on the upper half of the home’s rear door — causing $100 in damage — and reached through to open the door. The man reported the stolen items to be a 9-millimeter pistol worth $600, an iPod worth $250, a laptop computer worth $500, a watch worth $13,000, a mini safe worth $75 and an Xbox with a Kinect worth $300.

- A man reported that his apartment at Newport Crossing Apartments, 7311 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., had been broken into between noon May 21 and 11:45 p.m. May 22. He reported that he returned home to find his front door ajar and his sliding door open. The burglar caused $100 in damage by prying open the deadlock on the front door. The man reported the stolen items to be $40 in coins and a Playstation 3 with three games, together worth $240. Police recovered a set of fingerprints from the apartment.

- A man reported that his home in the 12500 block of Southeast 75th Place, was broken into between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 2. He reported the burglar entered through the back door, which the man said he may have left unlocked. He said the stolen items were a .45-caliber pistol worth $600, $300 worth of ammunition, two video cameras worth $300, two digital cameras together worth $1,100, a class ring worth $800, a desktop computer worth $800, a portable DVD player at an unknown value, a GPS unit worth $2,500, a hair trimmer worth $50, a safe worth $100, three MP3 players together worth $400, a portable radio worth $400, a printer worth $100, a universal remote worth $300, a gun safe worth $50, three Microsoft Xbox consoles together worth $600, a Nintendo Wii console worth $180, three watches together worth $900, a wedding ring worth $19,800, five Wii games together worth $100, 10 Xbox games together worth $300 and five Xbox remotes together worth $250. The stolen property totaled $29,980. Police recovered 16 sets of fingerprints from the home.

- A man reported that his home, in the 7900 block of 129th Place Southeast, was broken into between 8:30 a.m. and 7:10 p.m. June 2. The man reported the burglar broke a rear window to enter the house, which was armed with an alarm system. However, the burglar entered a window that wasn’t protected by the system. The broken window caused $100 in damage. The upper floor also had a motion detector, but the burglar never went to the upper floor. The man said the stolen items were a house key worth $2, a bottle of tequila worth $20, two small cartons of chocolate milk together worth $3 and three bottles of prescription painkillers. The man said the burglar poured cough syrup and diaper cream on the kitchen floor. Police recovered one set of fingerprints from the house.


Home and car burglary

A man reported that his 2005 Dodge Dakota was broken into at 4 a.m. May 28 while it was left unlocked in front of his house in the 11900 block of Southeast 78th Street. He reported that a burglar entered the unlocked car, used a garage door opener to enter the garage and then entered his unlocked Mercedes C230. The stolen items were a Bluetooth speaker worth $125, a garage door opener worth $30, a Macy’s bag containing $150 worth of miscellaneous items, a makeup bag worth $60, a purse worth $85, $30 in cash, a parking pass and a library card.


This land is my land

Police responded to the 8500 block of 136th Avenue Southeast just before 7 p.m. June 1 when two neighbors were in a dispute over the property line between their homes. One neighbor had work crews plant bushes and build a fence near the property line, and the other had wanted the work to be delayed until a surveyor could confirm where the property line was. The neighbor in charge of the work crews began yelling at the other neighbor in front of the workers.


Broken lamp

A man reported that a lawn lamp along side his driveway, in the 14200 block of Southeast 77th Street, had been broken between 9 and 11:30 p.m. June 4. The vandalism caused $5 in damage. Grass clippings had also been dumped on top of the man’s car.

The Newcastle News publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

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