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Auburn police blotter | March 8
Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Feb. 26 and March 3:
CPS referral: 4:45 p.m. 37th Street Southeast. Child Protective Services requested a welfare check on a child who claimed her father had beaten her.
Theft: Overnight, 3810 Auburn Way N. Thieves took advantage of the cover of darkness to drive off with somebody's flatbed trailer.
Trespassing: 7:57 a.m., 4100 A St. SE. A shoplifting suspect got the early morning bum's rush and "don't come back!" from a store.
Trespassing: 2:40 p.m., 2601 D St. SE. A woman complained that, without permission, an unknown person was lolling around in her niece's apartment.
Vandalism: 4:44 p.m., 10300 block of Southeast 304th Place. Somebody vandalized a mailbox.
Shoplifting: 4:53 p.m., 1509 Auburn Way S. A woman with several large bags in her possession went to the liquor section of the Rite Aid on Auburn Way South, where she grabbed another sack from the sales rack into which she placed an unknown number of liquor bottles. The theft went undetected until a store employee got a look at surveillance video. Store security told police it believes the woman stole other items but the surveillance footage was unable to reveal what items those might have been. The liquor theft is based on an estimation of bottles and price. Store security said the liquor bottles were held by loss prevention tags, which should have alerted the front door alarm system, although it was possible the suspect's personal bags were lined with a product to interfere with loss prevention measures. The loss was estimated at $130. Store video showed a slender woman in her mid 20s, wearing sunglasses, about 5 foot 6 inches tall and with long brown hair.
Trespassing: 7 p.m., 1102 Auburn Way S. For aggressive behavior to other patrons of the Auburn Library, a man got the heave ho.
Vandalism: 1:09 p.m., 3800 block of 53rd Street Southeast. A man relayed to police his suspicions that while he'd been out of town several days earlier, his son had turned their house into the focal point of a large, rowdy party, which got so out of control that the partiers broke the windows.
Kitty down under: 10:30 a.m., 31101 116th Ave. SE. Somebody found a stray, injured cat under a residence. Auburn's animal control officer showed up, impounded the feline and took it to the Auburn Valley Humane Society animal shelter.
Theft: 1:08 p.m., 4900 block of Auburn Way S. Not only did someone block the entrance to a man's property with an abandoned vehicle but that same unknown person also left an abandoned dog inside.
Theft: 5:54 p.m., 801 Auburn Way N. A woman tried to steal the tip jar from Starbucks Coffee at the Fred Meyer complex, got caught and was detained by an off-duty police officer until police could arrive to bust her.
Theft: 7 p.m., 401 37th St. SE. Police arrested a boy for stealing a cell phone.
Trespassing: 7:40 p.m., 221 Auburn Way. Person wasn't wanted on the property, person got the boot.