Police blotter

August 29, 2014

Astro van

A neighbor in the 7300 block of 134th Avenue Southeast reported seeing a suspicious red 1980s Astro van casing the neighborhood the early morning of Aug. 1. She saw the van park next to a neighbor’s Honda Civic for 10 minutes. It was later found that the Civic was broken into and had items missing.

License larceny

License plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 7400 block of Newcastle Golf Club Road between July 22 and Aug. 2.

Third time’s the charm

The same vehicle, a 1997 Honda Civic, was stolen between Aug. 2 and 3 from the Coal Creek Park Condominiums, 13209 Newcastle Way, for the third time in the last eight months. Read more

Police blotter

July 2, 2014

Close call

A man and seven of his friends were riding their bikes along Southeast May Valley Road, just east of Coal Creek Parkway, when a car missed the group by inches May 31. The cyclist said he believed the driver’s actions were intentional.



A rosary featuring a photo of the pope was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 8300 block of 126th Place Southeast between May 31 and June 1.

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Police blotter

May 1, 2014

Library disturbance

Police responded to the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, on April 2 after a Newcastle mother reported her teenage son refused to come home and was instead watching pornography on the library computers. Police were eventually able to escort him home in a patrol car.


Take it away

A woman turned in an unwanted air pistol to Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, on April 4. The pistol belonged to her ex-husband and she did not want it in her home.

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Police blotter

April 3, 2014

Rifle rip-off

An unknown suspect entered a home in the 12500 block of Southeast 70th Street and stole a 40-year-old rifle March 5. The suspect entered the residence through a second floor, unlocked sliding door.

A puppy surprise

A woman walking her dog in the vicinity of Southeast 86th Street and 129th Avenue Southeast noticed her pooch had something in his mouth March 5. It was a chain of three intertwined necklaces. She turned the jewelry in at Newcastle City Hall on March 11 as found property.

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Police blotter

March 5, 2014

Hot and cold

A large industrial heater and three box fans, together valued at about $2,500, were stolen from an under-construction housing development in the 8100 block of 134th Court Southeast between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.


Stolen laptop

An unknown suspect shattered the rear window of a car in the parking lot of the Cedar Rim Apartments, 7920 110th Ave. S.E., between Feb. 2 and 3, taking a backpack and laptop valued at about $1,000.


Strike a pose

A resident reported Feb. 3 that more than $5,000 worth of photography equipment was stolen from a car parked in the 12600 block of Southeast 81st Court between Jan. 21 and 24. There was no sign of forced entry.

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Police blotter

February 6, 2014

Package thief

A resident reported Jan. 2 that a package containing toys, a Rubik’s Cube and books was stolen from her porch in the 6900 block of 134th Court on Dec. 18.


Sunglasses at night

Sunglasses worth $250 were stolen from a vehicle parked at Castle Creek Apartments, 7000 132nd Place S.E., between Jan. 1 and 2. A black gym bag was also stolen.

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Police Blotter

January 2, 2014

Barking up the wrong tree

A city employee reported Nov. 27 that three oak trees at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way, were damaged with a cutting tool. The trees near the park’s playground area had sections of the bark scraped off and as a result may not live. The bark removal appeared systematic with the intent to steal the bark itself. The damage was estimated at $6,000.


Off to the rodeo

An Isuzu Rodeo was stolen from the parking lot of the Cedar Rim Apartments, 7920 110th Ave. S.E., Dec. 1. The car’s owner parked his car at about 11 p.m. and came out to find it gone about 14 hours later.

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Police blotter

December 4, 2013

You’re a star

A black van with a star logo was stolen from the parking lot of Newport Crossing apartments, 7311 Coal Creek Parkway, between the evening of Oct. 26 and the afternoon of Oct. 27. The car had been locked and legally parked.


Nothing to be found

An unknown suspect rummaged through two vehicles parked in the 8800 block of 125th Place Southeast between the evening of Nov. 4 and the morning of Nov. 5. Nothing was damaged or taken from the vehicles.

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Police Blotter

October 31, 2013

No permit, no door bell

Police responded to a report of a suspicious person soliciting door-to-door in the 7500 block of 129th Place Southeast Sept. 27. The man was selling magazines and had a reseller permit, but not a city door-to-door permit. The officer gave the man a warning, telling him to get a city permit.


Drunken disturbance

Oct. 1, two females were reportedly arguing about driving drunk in the parking lot of the Newcastle Crossing Apartments, 7311 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The police contacted an intoxicated resident who said she had been arguing with her mother earlier. The woman agreed to call it a night and go to sleep, so police left.

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Police & Fire

October 4, 2013

Injured deer

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.


Caught red-footed

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.

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