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Auburn police blotter | Sept. 20
Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 11 and 15:
Vandalism: Overnight, 1268 E. Main St. Somebody took advantage of darkness to damage in some unspecified way a wood railing outside an Auburn dentist's clinic.
Trespassing: 10:30 a.m., 402 Auburn Way S. Owing to police reticence, readers can only speculate on the wicked acts a man committed to earn himself a 10-year-long "get lost" from Emergency Cash.
Shoplifting: 12:22 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way SW. Having arrested a man for stealing several jackets, police issued him a horizontally-striped shirt with nifty matching PJs to wear during his jail stay.
Suds stealer: 12:24 p.m., 304 A St. SE. Police arrested a male, no general age given, for shoplifting a case of tasty fermented beverages from a local gas station.
CPS referral: 12:36 p.m., 31st Street Southeast. Carrying out a court order, police removed a child from her home, then arrested the child's mother for repeatedly interfering with the process.
Animal problem: 4:53 p.m., 1500 block of Auburn Way S. Somebody left an unsupervised dog in a car, and police looked into it.
Shoplifting: 5:01 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S. Police arrested a man — dude was already wanted for theft — for stealing strawberry milk and 14 candy bars from Safeway.
Weapons offense: 8:51 p.m., 2400 block of F Street Southeast. Police investigated a report of fighting and shots fired. Police did not disclose any other details.
Vandalism: 12:09 a.m., 30500 Green River Road SE. Vandals sprayed graffiti on a City-owned building.
Wheel theft: 4:30 a.m., 1600 block of 20th Street Northwest. Bad guys stole four wheels off a parked vehicle.
More wheel theft: 5 a.m., 1400 block of West Valley Highway North. Other bad guys, or perhaps the same no-goodniks, stole two wheels from another parked car.
Animal cruelty: 1:03 p.m., 2901 Auburn Way S. Auburn's animal control officer investigated an animal cruelty complaint.
Theft: 5:30 p.m., 435 E. Main St. While a woman was at work, somebody stole a ring from her.
Hoop theft: Overnight, 810 block of 28th Street Southeast. Somebody stole an adjustable basketball hoop from the sidewalk in front of its owner's home.
Theft: Overnight, 1020 block of Ninth Street Northeast. Thieves shattered a car window then made off with the owner's title and registration, his car insurance card, a radio transmitter, his wallet containing a debit card, a business debit card, a health insurance card, $5 in cash and a hookah lounge membership card. The thieves also slurped up about a quarter tank of gas.
Theft: 4:30 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way, Suite 1275. After a visit to Sam's Club, a man and his kids returned to their car to find that thieves had stolen one of the kids' Selmer Parid, Series 9, professional wooden clarinet, which had been hidden under several bags of groceries in the front passenger seat area.
Scooter thievery: 4:45 a.m., 511 M. St. NE. Somebody stole a scooter from the parking lot of Park Plaza Apartments.