Auburn police blotter | Feb. 24
February 22, 2012 · Updated 4:39 PM
Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Feb. 12 and Feb. 17:
Disorderly conduct: 10:35 a.m., 500 Auburn Way S. Police contacted a man for aggressive begging, but upon learning that he was also the star of his own arrest warrant and was, moreover, displaying a tendency to utter terminological inexactitudes to their questions, they arrested him.
ATM fraud: Overnight, 2802 Auburn Way N. Somebody swiped a woman's purse at the Sports Page Tavern and then somebody, maybe the same somebody, maybe an entirely different somebody, used a debit card from that same purse at two Auburn businesses. Police did not disclose the amount of the loss.
Vandalism: 12:16 a.m., 802 45th St. NE. A woman reported that she and her boyfriend had gotten into a verbal argument and that afterward he had taken out his frustrations on her iPad and cell phone.
Theft: 10:15 a.m., 1400 block of Elm Street Southeast. Somebody stole a man's video surveillance cameras. Police did not disclose a value for the missing equipment.
Fraud: 1:13 p.m., 30228 114th Place Southeast. Somebody opened three credit cards in a woman's name without her permission. One of the accounts had an additional card with another person's name on it.
Trespassing: 2:11 p.m., 329 2nd St. NE. Somebody spotted a man taking items from a vacant home and then, with the help of two women, loading the goods into a truck and shopping cart before transporting them to a house one block away. Police found the guy soon after and arrested him.
Vandalism: 3:14 p.m., 23 A St. SW. Subjects unknown spray painted graffiti on the underside of Booth Bridge.
Shoplifting: 4:56 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S. An alert customer stopped a man from leaving Safeway with a full cart of unpaid-for groceries, prompting the shoplifter to abandon his scheme, take to his heels and run away.
Robbery with firearm: 9:41 p.m., 500 block of A Street Southeast. A woman called 911 to report that she and two other people had been the victims of a robbery. The woman said they had been meeting a person to buy a vehicle when that person and a friend pulled a firearm and stole $7,000 in cash from them. The woman called 911 two hours after the robbery.
Theft: 3:30 a.m., 500 block of 47th Street Southeast. Somebody broke into a van and stole undisclosed tools from the flooring trade. Police did not disclose a value for the missing tools.
Controlled substance: 11:30 a.m., 800 4th St. NE. Police arrested a student for selling marijuana-laced brownies at Auburn High School.
Theft: 5 p.m., 1900 block of 19th Place Southeast. Somebody pinched a woman's wallet, and the woman's suspicions informed her that one of her offspring had been the pincher.
Animal problem: 9:17 p.m., 31000 block of 118th Place Southeast. Animal control destroyed a pit bull after it had mauled another dog and its owner.
No order in the court: 8:43 a.m., 340 E. Main St. A man intentionally disrupted court proceedings at Auburn Municipal Court, thus encouraging police to bust and jail him for disorderly conduct.
Prostitution: 12:44 p.m., 1521 D St. NE. A man solicited a prostitute at a hotel and police busted him.
Robbery with firearm: 10:57 p.m., 762 Supermall Drive SW. A taxi driver picked up a teenager at a local gas station and drove him to the SuperMall, whereupon the kid pointed a small handgun at the driver, refused to pay his fare, and fled the scene with a group of kids. The young robber is still at large.
Theft: 9:30 a.m., 9 16th St. NW. Somebody stole the brass fittings designed to cover a fire hydrant connection into some buildings.