Police blotter

November 10, 2015

NEW — 3:32 p.m. Nov. 10, 2015

Lost and found

Someone returned a package that was believed to be stolen from a porch in the 8500 block of 135th Avenue Southeast Oct. 1. The package was opened and the only thing missing was a CD of photos.

Mustard Seed money

A woman slammed her hand on the trunk of a car in the Safeway parking lot, 6911 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., and asked the driver to give her $20 to get to Mustard Seed Bar & Grill Oct. 2. After several exchanges about the money, the woman told the driver something to the effect of “at least I didn’t shoot you.” The driver said she did not feel threatened by the comment, but reported the incident to police. Read more

July police blotter

August 6, 2015

NEW — 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015

Tip jar crook

A Newcastle man stole a donation bin from the Newcastle McDonald’s, 13049 Newcastle Way, on June 29. Earlier that morning, the same man stole the donation bin from a Maple Valley McDonald’s. He wasn’t done, though. The same man reportedly stole the tip jar at the Newcastle Starbucks, 6977 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., on June 30.

Up in smoke

An anonymous caller reported three suspicious males smoking something in a car near the intersection of Southeast 79th Drive and 144th Avenue Southeast June 30. The three men denied doing drugs and told police they were smoking cigarettes. Read more

March police blotter

April 2, 2015

Dress for less

A credit card was stolen from a wallet in a vehicle parked in the 12600 block of Southeast 81st Place between March 7 and 8. The resident reported the thief used the card for a more than $250 shopping spree at a Ross department store.

Stolen plates

A license plate was taken from a car parked in the 6900 block of 115th Court Southeast March 7.

Burgled renovation

More than $1,250 worth of tools was taken from an unoccupied house undergoing renovation in the 7600 block of 116th Avenue Southeast. Read more

February police blotter

March 5, 2015

Popular pine tree

A resident reported Jan. 30 that someone cut several branches off an expensive pine tree in her yard in the 12800 block of Southeast 80th Way. The homeowner valued the damage at $500 and said she believes someone is using the pine resin to make expensive medicines.

Whistle while you work

A resident reported two suspects approached his car in the 7100 block of 115th Court Southeast in the early morning Feb. 1. The vehicle owner, while peering through his home’s window, whistled out toward the thieves and scared them away. Read more

January police blotter

February 6, 2015

Olivia Pope approved

About $500 worth of goods, including six bottles of red and white wine, was stolen from a storage locker in the 6800 block of 132nd Place Southeast between Dec. 22 and Jan. 5.

Dump and run

An unknown suspect dropped a bunch of assorted mail by a home in the 8400 block of 116th Avenue Southeast between Jan. 1 and 2. In all, there were 37 pieces of mail, all belonging to different Newcastle residents.

It happened again at the corner of Newcastle Way and 112th Avenue Southeast between Jan. 1 and 2. The homeowner collected the mail and gave it to City Hall. Read more

Police blotter

December 4, 2014

License revoked

A Newcastle patrol officer pulled over the driver of a speeding white truck in the 7600 block of Coal Creek Parkway Southeast Nov. 2. The driver, who said he was late for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, was driving while his license was suspended for unpaid tickets.


Shattered glass

Police responded to a reported assault at Castle Creek Apartments, 6900 132nd Place S.E., Nov. 3 after a woman said someone threw a small glass object near her patio. The shattered glass did not injure the woman, and she said she didn’t know who threw it or where it came from. Read more

Police blotter

October 3, 2014

Loony letter

Newcastle staff alerted police Sept. 2 after receiving a suspicious letter at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. The letter, titled “Nuclear war is in bible prophecy,” contained odd ramblings about the bible, Satan and the “mark of the beast.” Police reviewed the letter, with a return address from California, and determined there were no explicit threats.

Comb caper

A man was banned from the Bartell Drugs store, 6939 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., after attempting to steal a $2.49 comb Sept. 3.

Anonymous assault

Two women were assaulted by a group of unknown suspects while walking in the 13300 block of Southeast 95th Way between 10:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The two sisters said a group of people started punching, kicking and pulling their hair. Police met the duo, who said they couldn’t identify any suspects and wouldn’t assist with prosecution, at Overlake Hospital. Read more

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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