Police Blotter for Sept. 23

September 23, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Shoplifter gets owned

Police responded to the Coal Creek Safeway, 6911 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at 5:09 p.m. Sept. 6 when a man tried to walk out of the store with $187 worth of groceries for which he had not paid.

An employee, who recognized the man as a frequent shoplifter in the store, confronted him and told him to pay for his items. The employee followed him outside, but the man turned and tried to punch the employee with his fist.

The employee blocked the punch and dragged the man back in the store. A customer came to help the employee restrain the man, who continued to struggle by punching, biting and scratching. The man then climbed on the employee’s back in an attempt to throw him off balance, but the employee flipped him over his shoulders and down to the ground. At that point, another customer came to help pin the man down, and they held his legs together with a belt.

Although he was restrained, the man continued to struggle until police arrived and arrested him.

Stolen medication

A man reported that a friend and a man he did not recognize robbed him of his prescribed oxycodone and oxycontin in the 12600 block of 195th Place Southeast at 11 a.m. Sept. 9. He said the men robbed him with a baseball bat.

Home burglaries

A man reported that his home in the 12000 block of Southeast 75th Place had been burglarized between 8:30 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. Sept. 8. He said his back door had been kicked in and two iPod Touches, each worth $320, an Aspee laptop computer worth $180, a Nintendo Wii and about 20 games together worth about $800, and an Xbox 360 and about 30 games together worth about $1,000 were stolen.

A man reported that his garage in the 12100 block of 171 Place Southeast had been broken into between noon Aug. 27 and noon Sept. 9. He reported his gas Stihl chainsaw worth $1,000, gas Stihl leaf blower worth $300 and gas Stihl weed eater worth $300 were stolen. The garage had been unlocked.

Car break-ins

A woman reported her 2003 Honda CRV had been broken into at the Red Town Trailhead, 15500 Newcastle Golf Club Road, between 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 9. She said her rear window had been shattered, causing $400 in damage, and a purse worth $50 had been stolen.

A woman reported her 2008 Lexus GX had been broken into at the Cougar Mountain Wildlife Park, 18201 Southeast Cougar Mountain Drive, between 4:15 and 4:45 p.m. Sept. 11 while she was on a walk in the area. She reported that the prowler had stolen $800 in cash, three checkbooks, four credit cards, an iPad worth $500, an iPhone worth $200, an iPod worth $150, keys worth $5, a Kindle worth $380, her passport, two payroll checks that had not been cashed and a Brighton purse worth $290.

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