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Auburn police blotter | Dec. 23
Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Dec. 14 and Dec. 20:
Shoplifting: 2:42 p.m., 1702 Auburn Way N. Police arrested a woman for shoplifting some $17 worth of candy and makeup from the north-end Top Food & Drug. The store got its property back, and police released the thiefette at the scene.
Burglary: 2:42 p.m., 1300 block of 6th Street Northeast. Somebody burglarized a fellow's detached garage and stole multiple items undisclosed. The burglar broke a hinge on the door to get in.
Shoplifting: 4:17 p.m., 762 Supermall Drive SW. Police arrested a man for shoplifting a jacket of undisclosed value from Walmart.
Burglary: Overnight, 700 block of 40th Street Northeast. Somebody burglarized a business and stole an undisclosed quantity of scrap metal worth an undisclosed amount of money.
Theft: 2:08 p.m., 6700 block of Lindsay Avenue Southeast. An unknown male and female followed a UPS truck and took a package off a porch just minutes after its delivery.
Obstructing justice: 7:44 p.m., 2 5th St. NW. While investigating an order violation, police asked a woman next door to reveal what she knew about a suspect's whereabouts. The woman said she didn't know where the suspect was and gave other tainted information, all of which turned out to be a string of whoppers after police eyeballed both the suspect and fibbing woman leaving her house together. The woman fessed up to her misdeeds.
Theft: 5:30 p.m., 200 block of O Street Northeast. Somebody stole a package from a porch.
Vandalism: 9:51 a.m., 801 4th St. NE. Vandals tagged seven support columns on the Auburn High School Stadium.
Vandalism: 9:53 a.m., 762 Supermall Drive SW. Somebody slashed tires on a vehicle peaceably parked on Supermall Drive Southwest.
Weapons offense: 12:10 p.m., 700 block of 25th Street Southeast. Police arrested a convicted felon for possessing a firearm and for reckless endangerment after he fired off a shot or two in the direction of an apartment building with human beings inside.
Prostitution: 1:27 p.m., 2400 Auburn Way N. Police arrested a man for patronizing a prostitute.
Prostitution: 3:35 p.m., 2400 Auburn Way N. Police arrested yet another man for patronizing a prostitute.
Prostitution: 3:42 p.m., 2400 Auburn Way N. Police arrested a third man for patronizing a prostitute.
Controlled substance: 1:31 p.m., 600 block of A Street Southeast. Police caught three kids skipping school and returned them to the place of learning. Police found a glass pipe in one of the truant's backpacks, a pipe of the type weed smokers usually pass around to get a common high.
Disorderly conduct: 3:31 p.m., 500 Auburn Way S. Police arrested a man for conducting himself in a disorderly way while aggressively begging.
Theft: 9:10 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way SW. A teenager let another teenager he didn't know borrow his cell phone, whereupon the cell phone-borrowing teen scampered off with the treasure.
Animal problem: 8:18 p.m., 12800 block of Southeast 304th Street. An officer humanely dispatched a raccoon with his or her service weapon after a car hit the animal.
Theft: 9 a.m., 402 Lund Road SW. A man told police that someone had broken into his storage yard and stolen four retreaded tires, worth $290 each.
Burglary: 6:42 p.m., 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway SE. Somebody entered a restricted employees-only area and stole 36 empty milk bottles from Top Food & Drug before fleeing the area in a white, older Ford Thunderbird.
Assault with aggravating injury: 5:44 p.m., 100 N St. SE. Somebody assaulted a man while he was at a charity dinner at the First United Methodist Church. The man needed stitches to close a wound near his eye.
Trespassing under the arches: 5:15 p.m., 702 Auburn Way S. A man apparently grew so attached to a parking space near the the gated Dumpster area of McDonald's that he flat out refused to move his van, so police arrested him for trespassing.
Robbery: 3:55 p.m., 29832 Green River Road SE. A man told police that an unknown person placed an unknown weapon against his back while he was urinating in some bushes near the golf course and took his $430.
Robbery: 5 p.m., 101 10th St. SE. A man tried to steal a car with its engine running in a parking lot. When the woman who owned the car confronted the guy, he grabbed her purse and tried to get into his own vehicle, but the woman wouldn't give up and finally got her purse back. The suspect fled in a bright blue, lifted Blazer-style vehicle with a huge "Fox" sticker on the rear window.