December 1, 2011
Rock smashes home window
A woman living in the 12500 block of Southeast 70th Street reported a rock had been thrown through a large window of her living room after she left her home for about 45 minutes to go shopping. The Oct. 12 incident caused $400 worth of damage and is thought to be an attempted burglary. Nothing was stolen from the home.
Car stolen from apartment complex
A Newcastle man reported his 2000 green Acura Integra was stolen from his apartment Oct. 14. The man told police his car had been broken into about a month prior, and it appeared the suspect had tried to steal the vehicle then but was unsuccessful.
Burglary trips alarm
Police responded to a tripped residential alarm in the 12000 block of Southeast 73rd Place on Oct. 14 and found three rocks thrown through the window of the home. Two laptops were stolen from the residence, and the window is expected to cost $200 to replace. The family was out of town during the incident.
Minor in possession
A 14-year-old boy was cited for minor in possession after police found him intoxicated and lying on the ground in the fetal position Oct. 15 near the Newport Crossing Apartments. The boy had a cut on his forehead and was transported to the emergency room for medical care.
A woman called Liberty High School administrators Oct. 18 to advise them her son may be under the influence of or in possession of marijuana. The student, who had marijuana in his backpack, was emergency expelled from the school and released to his mother. The report was sent to the King County Youth Center prosecutor for further investigation.
School window smashed
While conducting an area check near Newcastle Elementary School on Oct. 21, an officer found a vehicle in the parking lot with its rear window smashed. The officer contacted the owner who said he was out of town. The incident caused $500 worth of damage.
Car stolen from driveway
A Newcastle man reported his black 2007 Pontiac Solstice with Washington license plates was stolen Oct. 28 from the driveway of his home in the 9000 block of 140th Avenue Southeast.
Watch your locks
A Seattle man reported several items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle Oct. 24 at Liberty High School, including two laptops, a Movado watch and personal items. The loss is estimated at $5,085.
Student charged with assault
A 15-year-old student was taken into custody Oct. 26 for fourth-degree assault after he reportedly shoved a teacher at the Renton Academy. As the officer was gathering information, the student attempted to walk off of the school’s premises. The officer placed the student in a patrol vehicle, where the student was verbally aggressive toward the officer. The student spit at the officer while in transit, but the vehicle’s Plexiglass stopped it. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.
Teenagers cause trouble
A Newcastle man reported several teenagers smashed pumpkins and emptied numerous bags of trash in the entry patio of his Southeast 86th Street residence Oct. 31. The man said he’s had problems with juveniles ringing his doorbell on several occasions. An officer contacted the juveniles and their parents said they would handle the situation.
Fake $20 reported
A man reportedly tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill Oct. 28 at the Newcastle McDonald’s on Newcastle Way. The man got into a gray or black Dodge Durango with Washington license plates and left before police arrived.
On the rocks
A man said he would pay about $350 in restitution after he vandalized a double-paned window with a fist-sized rock while possibly intoxicated Oct. 30 at the Coal Creek Apartments. The manager of the property said he would not pursue charges if restitution was made.
A Newcastle woman said her 116th Avenue Southeast home had been burglarized after a suspect appeared to enter the residence through a bedroom window. An Apple laptop worth $450 was stolen.
School window broken
A window at Newcastle Elementary School was broken between the evening of Oct. 24 and the morning of Oct. 25 after an unknown suspect threw a rock and shattered the exterior ground-floor window. The incident caused $500 in damage.
Guitar, necklaces lifted from home
A Newcastle man reported his $300 bass guitar and about a dozen necklaces valued at $100 were stolen sometime between Oct. 24 and 27 from his 118th Avenue Southeast home. There was no sign of forced entry.
A Newcastle woman reported sometime during the first two weeks of October someone had applied an orange irritant, such as pepper spray, to the inside of her car. She paid $600 to clean the interior of her car and wanted the incident documented for insurance purposes. She said she often leaves her car unlocked or leaves the windows cracked and that may be how the substance was applied.
Police responded to the report of a window broken out of a vehicle at the Cedar Rim Apartments on 110th Avenue Southeast. Two vehicles, a 2010 Subaru Forrester and a 2011 Subaru Outback, had windows broken out. The incident caused $300 in damages and a $1,000 scanner was stolen.
No reports from the month of November were available as of press time. The Newcastle News publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.