Auburn police blotter | Jan. 21
January 19, 2011 · Updated 5:03 PM
Auburn police responded to the following calls, among many others, between Jan. 12 and Jan. 17:
Trespassing: 8:44 a.m., 1347 Harvey Road NE. Employees of two businesses, including Bigfoot Java, got so fed up with a man's behavior that police finally told him to go away and stay away.
Possession of controlled substance: 1 p.m., 1825 K St. SE. Olympic Middle School authorities found pot on several students at the school.
Bomb threat: 1 p.m., 800 4th St. NE. An unknown male called in a bomb threat at Auburn High School. Police looked but could not find a bomb.
Theft: 1:23 p.m., 5100 block of S. 312th Street. A woman called to report that somebody had stolen her jewelry and prescription medication. Police did not disclose the value of the missing items.
Controlled substance: 1:08 a.m., 3200 block of I Street Northeast. Police located a small bag of Oxycodone in an impounded vehicle after the driver took to his heels and skedaddled.
Strong arm robbery: 3:58 a.m., 3300 block of I Street Northeast. Police responding to a suspicious subject call found a severely beaten man seated on the back porch of an apartment. The man would not, or could not, provide any details of the assault, except to mumble "they robbed me."
Theft from motor vehicle: 2 a.m., 800 block of 45th Street Northeast. For the second time in the near past, a person or persons unknown broke into a man's pickup truck and stole his GPS unit from the top of his dash. Police did not disclose a value for the GPS unit.
Possessing stolen property: 12:43 p.m., 29000 block of 59th Avenue South. An officer contacted a man in a vehicle opening up a bodacious amount of mail. The officer soon gleaned that the mail did not belong to the man. After the officer advised the man of his Miranda rights, he admitted that the mail had come from several nearby boxes, so the officer arrested him.
Theft: 9:04 p.m., 1811 Howard Road SE. A "quick-change" scam artist befuddled a cashier into handing him more change than was due him after a purchase.
Strong arm robbery: 10:26 p.m., 2800 M St. NE. A man reported that two males he had driven to Brannan Park returned the favor by robbing him.
Vandalism: 11:30 p.m., 2400 block of F Street Southeast. Police arrested a man for two counts of malicious mischief in the third degree after he broke a vehicle window and hurled a chair through an apartment window. He was then given transportation to the jail, booked, and provided accommodations there.
Burglary: 7:16 a.m., 1500 block of 14t Street Northwest. Somebody illegally scuttled away with various scrap metal from Lennox Hearth Products.
Hit and run or hitting the sauce? 3:11 p.m., 600 block of A Street Southeast. A man claimed he'd been riding his bicycle northbound in the 600 block of A Street Northeast when a white Jeep Cherokee up and hit him. Investigation revealed the man was plastered and probably fell off his bike. Doctors at Auburn Regional Medical Center treated him for minor injuries.
Shoplifting: 4:34 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S. Store security spied a woman swiping shampoo at Safeway. Police charged her with shoplifting. She also had an unrelated King County felony warrant for drugs, so she was booked into the King County Jail in Seattle.
Weapons offense: 4:10 p.m., 1800 block of I Street Northeast. Police arrested a man in north Auburn for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
Theft: Over the weekend, 6200 block of Wesley Place Southeast. Somebody swiped wire and pipe from a home. Police did not disclose a value for the missing items.
Theft: 12:13 p.m., 5141 Auburn Way N. Somebody stole copper wire from a cell tower on Jan. 6.