Newcastle police seek information for home burglary, lighting thefts

February 21, 2012

NEW — 11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2012 

Police are seeking information after a house was burglarized Feb. 15 in the 8200 block of 117th Ave. SE.  Prior to the burglary, two males came to the door of that house and said they were raising money for earthquake relief, according to Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.  The men were driving a black four-door Lexus.

The first man is described as a skinny Asian male that is about 5 foot, 9 inches tall. The second man is described as an Asian male, 5 feet, 9 inches or 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build and short hair. He was reportedly wearing a white shirt and tie.

Contact Detective Christy Marsalisi or any other member of the Newcastle Police Department at 425-649-4444 if you have been contacted by the men or have any other information regarding the burglary.

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Scholarships available to Newcastle students

February 21, 2012

NEW — 9:10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2012

Scholarship applications are now available from the non-profit Newcastle Running Club. Based on proceeds from the 2011 Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk, a total of $4,200 in scholarship funds will be awarded to college-bound students who live in Newcastle or are seniors at Hazen or Liberty high schools.

Three individual scholarships of $1,400 will be awarded. Since the event’s founding in 2009, donations by the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club has resulted in $15,000 in community fundraising.

Email Newcastle5K@hotmail.com to receive a scholarship application and details.

The application deadline is March 31.