January 6, 2012
No! You say sorry!
A police officer was dispatched Nov. 17 to the area of Southeast 86th Street and 139th Avenue Southeast when a man reported he was pushed after he tailgated another Newcastle resident’s car. He said he realized he was tailgating the vehicle so he slowed down but while at a stop sign, the reporting party got out of his car to ask the other driver which way he was going to turn, at which point the other driver got out of his car and pushed him. After the reporting party followed the other driver home, the officer determined the reporting party was the aggressor in the incident. The other driver did not want to speak to the reporting party or offer an apology.
A passenger window was broken out of a Hyundai Tiburon on Nov. 17 and an iPod valued at $100 was stolen during a car break-in in the 6900 block of 115th Place Southeast. About $300 worth of damage was reported.
A residential burglary was reported Nov. 17 in the 12100 block of Southeast 73rd Place. A bedroom window was broken out and several items totaling more than $1,300 were taken, including a digital camera, a Playstation 3 and a Samsung HD TV.
A Bellevue man found a Titleist golf bag with assorted clubs, a ring and two watches Nov. 18 near the entrance of The Golf Club at Newcastle. He said he attempted to locate the owner by contacting the club, and brought the items to Newcastle City Hall to turn in. An officer was unable to locate the items as stolen or missing via an IRIS property search. The man requested to collect the items if the owner could not be located.
Police contacted two juveniles Nov. 18 after they were walking by nearby businesses at QFC and trying to open doors to the facilities. One of the juveniles had a previous minor in possession/consumption warrant out of Issaquah for $600 and was arrested. While conducting an incidental search of the juvenile’s person, the officer found 9 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was later booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Student arrested for knife, blowtorch
An officer arrested a juvenile student Nov. 21 at Liberty High School for having dangerous weapons at school after a Leatherman knife and small portable blowtorch were found in his backpack. The items were consistent with damage from a vandalism on a school bus earlier that day. The student was expelled immediately from school and was later released to his father.
An Avon, Colo., woman reported Nov. 23 that while staying with a friend in Newcastle, someone unhooked her U-Haul trailer, which allowed it to roll downhill for about 40 yards, where it came to rest in another person’s front yard. The damage to the yard was less than $150; the woman paid more than $100 to tow the trailer.
Personal property found
A Newcastle city employee discovered stolen property Nov. 23 near Southeast 93rd Street and turned the items in to police. The items, which included personal items and a laptop case, were stolen from a Prineville, Ore., man’s vehicle during a vehicle break-in as the man was staying at the Holiday Inn in Renton. The man was instructed on how to facilitate the return of his items.
A residential burglary was reported Nov. 27 in the 8800 block of 123rd Avenue Southeast. More than $3,500 worth of items was stolen, including an entertainment center, jewelry, a laptop, more than 50 DVDs and two Vizio TVs. The suspect entered the home by kicking in the walk-in door from the garage.
Mystery computer purchases
A man reported an unknown person used his credit card to purchase a laptop through Radioshack.com on Nov. 24. According to Radio Shack customer service, the computer was being shipped via FedEx to the man’s home address. An additional charge for the same item at the same location was discovered the same day, but was not processed by the man’s bank due to his notification of the previous fraudulent charge.
Greens reportedly gone
A woman living in the 12600 block of Southeast 80th Way reported a bucket of Golden Hinoki Cyprus greens was stolen from her driveway between Dec. 2 and 3. The plants were valued at about $200.
A woman reported someone smashed in the passenger door window to her Nissan Pathfinder the morning of Dec. 2 after she loaded her purse, briefcase and shopping bags into her vehicle at her 116th Avenue Southeast home. She locked her doors, went back inside to grab coffee and do her makeup, and came out 20 minutes later to the broken window. Only the $500 briefcase was stolen, which contained personal information and client/patient hospital information. The purse and shopping bags, which contained a laptop, remained untouched. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $300.
Chinese pamphlets found in shrubs
A woman reported finding a briefcase with miscellaneous Chinese pamphlets in the shrubbery of her Southeast 86th Place home the afternoon of Dec. 8. She declined to claim any property.
Hope it looks better on you
About $550 worth of items, including jackets, jeans, jewelry and other personal objects, was stolen from a man’s 2002 Honda Civic sometime between Dec. 7 and 8 in the 7300 block of Coal Creek Parkway Southeast. There was no damage to the vehicle.
An illegal dumping report was taken Dec. 9 after an officer on routine patrol spotted boxes, old chairs and a medicine cabinet at 7800 129th Ave. S.E.
Glass door shattered
A home under construction in the 1140 block of Southeast 72 Street incurred about $500 worth of damage between Dec. 9 and 10 after the glass of the front door was broken.
Bags packed, sacked
A woman reported Dec. 11 that her 2004 Toyota Matrix was broken into and about $375 worth of personal items in a blue cloth suitcase was stolen. The damage to the woman’s driver’s side door window is estimated at $375.
A Bellevue woman was transported to a hospital for detoxification after she consumed alcohol and a disturbance was reported Dec. 14 at the Coal Creek Apartments on Coal Creek Parkway. The woman was asked to leave the apartment but had no way to transport herself back to a Bellevue clean and sober house, where she lives. The woman was not cooperative with police, began speaking in other languages and sticking out her tongue at the officers.
Move and lose
A Newcastle man reported his laptop and other personal items, including his passport and Boeing Co. ID, were stolen between Dec. 16 and 18 while he was moving into a new residence in the 13800 block of Southeast 79th Drive. The loss is estimated at more than $1,300.
Debit card fraud
A Newcastle woman reported fraudulent activity totaling more than $2,200 on her Bank of America debit card account Dec. 17. The woman said the charges began Dec. 8, and she had received three Click-N-Ship payment confirmation emails from USPS Shipping Services. The addresses the items were shipped to included locations in California and Texas.
Nearly $6,000 worth of items, including jewelry, laptop computers, an XBox and a TV, was reportedly stolen in a residential burglary sometime between Dec. 18 and 19 in the 7400 block of 125th Place. The suspect forcibly entered the home through a back door by throwing a large rock through a Plexiglass window.
A 2008 gray Ford Escape was stolen between Dec. 18 and 19 from the 14800 block of 200th Avenue Southeast. The vehicle was parked on a steep driveway and could not have been seen from the street. The vehicle was left unlocked.