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Auburn police blotter | Jan. 17
Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Jan. 2 and 8:
Theft: Overnight, 2 16th St. NW. Somebody stole a white and orange 5-by-8-foot U-Haul box trailer.
Theft: 10 p.m., 12505 SE 312th St. Somebody stole coins from a coin-operated laundry machine at The Meadows on Lea Hill Apartments.
Theft: Overnight, 12700 block of Southeast 312th Street. Somebody, a woman told police, stole various items of undisclosed and value from her car.
Animal: 11:19 a.m., 4425 Auburn Way N. Somebody abandoned two kitties in a carrier at Auburn Self Storage.
Shoplifting: 11:32 a.m., 762 Outlet Collection Way. Police arrested a male at Walmart after he tried to steal items from which he had removed anti-theft devices. He objected most strenuously to his arrest.
Trespassing: 2:01 p.m., 808 9th St. SE. Police gave a woman the get-lost-and stay-lost from the Auburn Senior Center.
Theft: 3:40 p.m., 12722 SE 312th St. Somebody stole a fellow's car stereo in broad daylight at his apartment complex.
Obstructing justice: 6:20 p.m., 600 block of Auburn Way S. For fibbing about his name and for having a warrant out there with his real name on it, police busted a man.
Not the action he expected: 7:27 p.m., 1500 block of Auburn Way South. Police charged a male — approximate age a mystery — with theft after he stole Astroglide lubricant. His wallet slipped from his hand as he ran from security.
Theft: 2:20 p.m., 2020 F St. SE. Somebody broke into a vehicle and stole an undisclosed amount of money from its owner.
Theft: 8:30 p.m., 762 Outlet Collection Drive SW. A male and female stole six computer tablets from Walmart.
Theft: 5:30 a.m., 4205 Auburn Way S. Somebody broke into a vehicle and stole a radio and an iPod.
Theft: 2:15 p.m., 2301 M. St. NE. Somebody reached into a woman's purse and stole her wallet.
Theft: 11:03 a.m., 1204 E. Main St. A gas station owner discovered that somebody had damaged an air machine and stolen change on Dec. 30.
Weapons: 11:06 a.m., 12401 SE 320th St. Police arrested a man for having a stolen firearm at Green River Community College.
Shoplifting: 4 p.m., 1425 Outlet Collection Way SW. A male lifted a machete from its holder in a business at The Outlet Collection, hopped on a bicycle and got away.