Police Blotter for Jan. 20

January 20, 2011

By Staff

NEW — Noon Jan. 20, 2011

Mail theft

A woman reported her mail was stolen from the 9000 block of 133rd Avenue Southeast between noon and 1 p.m. Jan. 3. She reported three outgoing checks were stolen.

Car break-ins

A man reported his 1999 Toyota 4Runner had been broken into at the Wilderness Creek Trailhead, 10400 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E, between 2 and 2:45 p.m. Jan. 4. The rear, passenger-side window had been shattered, and he reported that a bag of camera equipment, several knives and other miscellaneous items had been stolen. He valued his losses at $7,821.

A woman reported her Hyundai Tucson had been broken into at Newport Crossing apartments, 7311 Coal Creek Parkway S.E, between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8:10 a.m. Jan. 7. She reported that food stamps and $20 in cash had been stolen.

A woman reported her 1996 Toyota Camry had been broken into in the 7000 block of 115th Court Southeast between 5 and 8 a.m. Jan. 8. She reported that the passenger-side window had been shattered — causing what she said was $5,000 in damage — and that a pair of sunglasses worth $200 had been stolen.

Home burglar likes hot cocoa

Police responded to a house for sale in the 8900 block of 137th Place Southeast where someone had entered through a back window that had been left ajar between 5 p.m. Jan. 9 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10. The suspect stole a computer worth $450, a printer worth $200 and a real estate agent box worth $150. The suspect also made hot cocoa with the materials left in the kitchen for staging, spilling the powder on the pantry floor. The cup used to drink the cocoa was not found.

Light comes on, dog barks

A woman reported that the front porch light of her house, in the 11800 block of Southeast 87th Street, came on at 12:07 a.m. Jan. 10, prompting her dog to start barking. Police checked the area but found nothing.

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