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

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