January 3, 2013
Two packages, including more than $80 worth of diapers, were stolen from the doorstep of a residence in the 7100 block of 119th Court Southeast on Nov. 16. The theft wasn’t reported until two weeks later, on Dec. 3.
Let there be light
An unknown suspect shattered the window of a car parked at the Parterra Condos, 13301 S.E. 79th Place, between the evening of Dec. 5 and the morning of Dec. 6. Damage to the window was estimated at $200, but other than a flashlight and some paperwork, nothing was stolen from the car.
Drop a beat
More than $1,000 worth of goods was stolen from a car parked at the Cedar Rim Apartments, 7920 110th Ave. S.E, between the evening of Dec. 7 and the morning of Dec. 8. Among the items stolen were a set of Beats by Dre headphones, Ray Ban sunglasses and a gym bag.
Boots were made for walking
A pair of Eddie Bauer boots was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked at the Cedar Rim Apartments, 7920 110th Ave. S.E, between the evening of Dec. 7 and the morning of Dec. 8.
Between the evening of Dec. 9 and the morning of Dec. 10, an unknown suspect stole an iPod, a GPS and a stereo from a car parked at the Castle Creek Apartments, 7000 132nd Place S.E.
A walk in the park
More than $1,500 worth of goods was stolen from a locked car in the parking lot of Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way, on Dec. 8. The vehicle owners went for a walk at the park, and upon their return, found that the driver’s door lock had been punched and the contents of a purse had been stolen.
Police responded to an ongoing neighbor dispute in the 11300 block of Southeast 76th Place on Dec. 10. The dispute is over property lines, fences and a large evergreen tree with limbs that hang over one of the neighbors’ driveway. The person who reported the incident said that her neighbor flipped her off and cussed at her.
Breaking and stealing
An unknown suspect broke the front door lock and entered a home in the 14300 block of Southeast 84th Court on Dec. 10. A $700 laptop was stolen, but police did collect fingerprints from the scene.
A car was hit by a speeding vehicle near Newcastle Elementary School, 8400 136th Ave. S.E., on Dec. 12. The damaged car’s owner reported that while there is a 20 mph speed limit in the school zone, she often sees cars going 30-40 mph in the area.
Grinch steals Christmas
A package was stolen from the doorstep of a home in the 7000 block of 121st Place Southeast on Dec. 18. The victim said she heard the doorbell ring, and in the little time it took her to put on shoes to answer the door, the package was gone. The victim did not know what the package was because it was a Christmas present.
Mass mail theft
A total of six mailboxes at the Castle Creek Apartments, 7000 132nd Place S.E., were broken into between the evening of Dec. 19 and the morning of Dec. 20. An unknown suspect caused about $1,000 in damage by breaking the locks to gain access to the mailbox.