April 3, 2014
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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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.
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.
February 6, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 30, 2013
A vehicle parked in the garage of a home in the 12000 block of Southeast 93rd Street was stolen between the evening of July 31 and the morning of Aug. 1. As was her practice, the vehicle owner left the car doors unlocked and the keys on the dashboard after parking the car, but a family member forgot to close the garage door that evening.
Several plumbing and bathroom fixtures were stolen from the construction site at Liberty High School, 16655 S.E. 136th St., between July 29 and Aug. 2.
August 1, 2013
An unknown male knocked on the door of a house in the 15500 block of Southeast 79th Place June 30 and said he was hired to fix cracks on the exterior of the house. The homeowner did not hire the man to do anything and asked him to leave. Before the man left in a black SUV, he took several photos of the house. The homeowner was advised to contact the police if the subject returned.
Sound the alarm
An unknown suspect entered a home in the 8500 block of 135th Avenue Southeast July 1, but was startled when an audible security alarm went off, and he ran away. The suspect pried open a window screen causing $60 in damage, but left before taking anything.
July 5, 2013
Missing a suitcase?
A Newcastle resident found a red suitcase filled with women’s clothing and children’s VHS tapes discarded near a walking trail just north of Southeast 87th Street. The suitcase had reportedly been there since June 1, but it was not reported until June 3.
An unknown suspect shattered the front passenger window of a vehicle in the Walkers Run Condominiums parking lot, 7453 Newcastle Golf Club Road, between June 3 and 4. The suspect rifled through the glove box, taking an owner’s manual and vehicle registration.