Police & Fire
October 4, 2013
Police responded to reports of an injured deer in the 6900 block of Lake Washington Boulevard Sept. 1. The deer was in a ditch and could not move due to severe injuries. After consulting a superior, the officer was given approval to euthanize the deer. King County Animal Control was notified to pick up the deer.
An unknown suspect broke into a car parked in the 8400 block of 129th Avenue Southeast between Sept. 2 and 3, stealing a check book, $200 sunglasses and causing $200 in damage to the car window. Police recovered a piece of paper with a footprint at the scene as evidence.
Better safe than sorry
Behind the Badge Foundation requested a K-9 bomb sweep prior to its celebrity golf tournament at The Golf Club at Newcastle Sept. 4, as a precaution.
Police responded to a call about a white vehicle completely blocking the driveway of a home in 13000 block of Southeast 84th Way during Newcastle Days on Sept. 7. The officer had the Newcastle Days band announce the parked car violation to the audience, but after the car was not moved 30 minutes later, the vehicle was impounded.
Grand theft fail
Police responded to a report of an unsuccessful attempt to take a vehicle parked in the 8500 block of 135th Avenue Southeast between Sept. 7 and 8. An unknown suspect smashed the driver’s side window and pried off the ignition switch cowling. Police were able to collect fingerprints at the scene.
Police responded to reports of a suspicious circumstance, after two workers approached a homeowner in the 8500 block of 136th Avenue Southeast, saying they were working with the city, tasked with painting the address on the curbs Sept. 8. The workers attempted to collect payment, but when the homeowner asked for a business name, they couldn’t give one. The pair was driving a white 1980s GMC van.
Unknown suspect(s) kicked several mailboxes off of posts in the 6900 block of Lake Washington Boulevard Sept. 8. The mailboxes appeared to be in good shape, just separated from the posts. An attempt to dust for fingerprints was unsuccessful.
Louis Vuitton don
More than $9,000 worth of goods, including a $6,000 Louis Vuitton purse, was stolen from a car parked at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Sept. 9.
Parkway traffic problems
A resident said he was almost involved in a head-on collision on 136th Avenue Southeast, because people were driving the wrong way on the one-way street Sept. 10. The resident said people were probably trying to get around the Coal Creek Parkway congestion by taking a shortcut.
An unknown suspect caused $300 in damage, after smashing the front passenger window of a car parked at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Sept. 11. The suspect also stole a briefcase and a $300 phone from the vehicle.
Trail head treachery
An unknown suspect broke into a vehicle parked at a Cougar Mountain trail head, 7430 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Sept. 15. The suspect smashed the driver’s side window and took the victim’s purse.