Police Blotter for May 23

May 27, 2011

NEW — 12:10 p.m. May 27, 2011

Student brings gun to Renton Academy

Police responded to Renton Academy, 6928 116th Avenue S.E., after a 16-year-old student brought a handgun to school May 6 and showed it to another student on the school bus.


Car break-in

A man reported that his 2008 Subaru Legacy had been broken into in the 12100 block of Southeast 70th Street between 1:45 and 9:45 a.m. May 7. He reported that a laptop worth $2,500 had been stolen. The car had been locked, and the man wasn’t sure how the car was entered.

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Police blotter for May 20

May 20, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. May 20, 2011

Freak out at Coal Creek Apartments?

Police responded to Coal Creek Apartments, 6802 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at 9 p.m. May 2 after a resident reported that somebody had broken a glass fire extinguisher container. The resident also reported that loud banging and yelling was coming from her neighbor’s apartment. It appeared as though the man in the apartment from which the noise came had thrown his bicycle off his third-story balcony. The man would not open the door for police, and the reporting officers called the man’s mother. The man would not open the door for her either, and he told them to return with a warrant. With no witnesses to the fire extinguisher container vandalism or the bike being thrown, police left the scene.

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Hazen baseball knocked out of playoffs

May 19, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. May 19, 2011

Hazen baseball’s playoff run came to an end May 13 in a heartbreaking, extra-inning 4-3 loss to Capital High School in the second game of the West Central District III Tournament.

Hazen got off to a hot start early thanks to back-to-back RBI-doubles by Zac Kolterman and Jeff Beckman in the first inning. Cody Moorhead knocked an RBI-single of his own, giving Hazen a 3-0 lead.

Capital struck back, adding single runs in the first, second and third innings, but then both offenses stalled. The game remained tied heading into the seventh inning, when a delayed balk call overwrote another RBI-double by Kolterman that would have driven in the winning run. The call was made after the play was finished.

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Councilwoman Carol Simpson to seek re-election

May 18, 2011

NEW — 10:50 a.m. May 18, 2011

Councilwoman Carol Simpson announced at the May 11 Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon that she will seek re-election this fall.

Simpson — who holds Position 2 on the council — joins Deputy Mayor Steve Buri, Councilwoman Lisa Jensen and Parks Commission Chair Andrew Shelton on the November ballot.

Council positions are not assigned to geographic regions of the city.

None of the candidates who are slated to be on the ballot have yet picked up opponents, although candidates have until June 10 to file for election.

Liberty baseball, Hazen soccer playoffs cut short

May 12, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. May 12, 2011

Liberty High School’s baseball playoff run was cut short after a 10-1 loss to Mercer Island High School May 10, and Hazen High School’s boys soccer playoff run suffered the same fate after a 3-0 loss to Auburn Mountainview High School the same evening.

Liberty’s loss came in the first round of the KingCo 3A Tournament, and Hazen’s soccer loss came in a seeding game en route to the West Central District III Tournament.

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Valley Medical Center to host chamber event May 12

May 11, 2011

NEW — 4:25 p.m. May 11, 2011

Valley Medical Center’s Newcastle clinic, 7203 129th Avenue S.E., will host a Newcastle Chamber of Commerce after-hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 12. The free event will showcase local businesses as well as the Newcastle Elementary School and Hazelwood Elementary School PTSAs.

There will also be an update on the Newcastle Library construction in addition to games and giveaways for children who attend.

Mayor John Dulcich will speak to open the event.

Call or email organizer Debbie Bird at 206-992-1669 or for more information.

Newcastle Elementary, Maywood Middle schools seek members for site councils

May 10, 2011

NEW — 3:15 p.m. May 10, 2011

Newcastle Elementary School and Maywood Middle School are seeking members for their respective site councils for the 2011-2012 school year.

Site councils — which consist of parents, staff members and occasionally students —advise school principals on how to advance student learning. The councils focus on using “strong shared planning, communications and problem-solving,” according to the Issaquah School District’s website.

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Hazen soccer advances to playoffs with 3-0 win

May 9, 2011

NEW — 4:05 p.m. May 9, 2011

The Hazen High School boys soccer team took down Highline High School 3-0 in a tie breaker game May 7 at Renton Memorial Stadium for the final Seamount League playoff spot. The Highlanders next take on Auburn Mountainview High School at 7 p.m. May 10 at Harry Lang Stadium in Tacoma.

With a win in Tacoma, Hazen would take on Columbia River High School at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Olympia’s Ingersoll Stadium. The winner would advance to the West Central District III Tournament to battle for a spot in the state tournament.

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Police blotter for May 9

May 9, 2011

NEW — 10:35 a.m. May 9, 2011

Car stripped

A man reported that his 2000 Toyota Tacoma was burglarized into at QFC, 6940 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., between 6:30 a.m. and 7:10 p.m. April 22. He reported that the catalytic converter had been cut off the car’s exhaust system.


Job site graffiti

Police noticed just after midnight April 24 that a construction trailer tagged with graffiti at the Newcastle Library construction site at the corner of Newcastle Way and 129th Avenue Southeast. A locked chain link fence surrounded the trailer, and the paint was fresh enough that it still smelled.

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Hazen spring sports teams look to playoffs

May 6, 2011

UPDATED — 4 p.m. May 6, 2011

The Hazen High School baseball team was crowned champion of the Seamount League May 4 after Kennedy Catholic High School defeated Lindbergh High School twice in a double header that day. Conversely, the boys soccer team is one win from the playoffs, as it needs a victory against Highline High School May 7 to advance to the postseason.



The baseball team finished its season in second place in the Seamount League with a 13-3 overall record and a 12-2 record in league play. Lindbergh sat atop the league prior to its final two games with a 12-2 overall record and an 11-1 record in league play.

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