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Auburn police blotter | June 21
Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between June 16 and 17:
Shoplifting: 1:31 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S. A well-pickled man who'd been irritating customers at Safeway and ignoring management's demand that he leave on his own steam instead dipped his dirty paws into the deli soup and helped himself to some chicken strips. For all these things police busted him.
Vandalism: 5:25 p.m., 808 9th St. SE. Police kept their usual mum about the details of an act of vandalism, but a close investigation revealed the truth: that yokels unknown had victimized the Auburn Senior Center, chucking rocks through a window, tagging the patio windows with pink paint.
Obstructing justice: 8:08 a.m., 220 block of 6th Street Southeast. Police arrested a woman for fibbing about who she was to a uniformed police officer.
McForgery: 2:20 p.m., 1531 Auburn Way N. A man tried to pass a bogus bill at McDonalds, was caught, and police busted him.
Animal problem: 9:40 p.m., 4000 Auburn Way S. A stray and aggressive dog on the loose on the Muckleshoot firework stands lot and allegedly up to no good was chased back to its owner's property and taken inside. Auburn's animal control officer issued infractions to the owner.
Theft: 4 p.m., 2300 Emerald Downs Drive NW. Somebody swiped a man's prescription medication from his truck, parked on the Emerald Downs lot.
Would-be auto thief: 11 a.m., 800 block of Pike Street Northeast. Somebody tried to steal a vehicle and damaged its ignition.
Kittens: 1:10 p.m., 30000 block of 51st Court South. Somebody found a litter of kittens without their mama, which the finder said he or she had not seen recently. Auburn's animal control officer impounded the kittens and brought them to the Auburn Valley Humane Society for safe keeping.
Theft: Overnight, 1200 block of 26th Street Southeast. Somebody broke out the rear door window of a man's van and stole a trimmer and leaf blower, critical to his landscaping business.
Shoplifting: 1 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way SW. Somebody stole a box containing four snack rolls from an undisclosed business.