Auburn police blotter | Aug. 19

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Aug. 10 and Aug. 15:

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Aug. 10 and Aug. 15:

Aug. 10

Attempted auto theft: 8:15 a.m., 200 block of N Street Southeast. A man spied another man’s rear end plunked down in his car where only his hind quarters ought to be and chased the guy off.

Threatening: 5:55 p.m., 4205 Auburn Way S. All the way from Wisconsin, the ex-husband of an Auburn man’s wife threatened to do him bodily harm.

Theft: 6:02 p.m., 2402 Auburn Way S. Cameras caught a man and a woman picking up a wallet from the floor of the Muckleshoot Casino, removing the cash and tossing the wallet in a restroom. Upon their arrest, the duo denied they had done anything of the kind. Police booked both into jail for theft.

Aug. 11

Shoplifting: 5:04 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S. Police arrested a man and woman for shoplifting $489.27 worth of groceries from Safeway.

Theft: 9:11 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way SW. Three females, ages not specified, worked together to steal clothing from eight stores within the SuperMall. Authorities caught up with two of them and arrested them on suspicion of organized retail theft. Police identified the third female.

Aug. 12

Vandalism: 3:35 p.m., 3000 block of I Street Northeast. Somebody dumped sugar in another person’s gas tank, damaging it.

Theft: 1:58 p.m., 920 15th St. SE. Two people walked into the T-Mobile store and asked to look at an HTC Sensation. After looking at it, one of the people concluded it was so sensational he or she had to steal it. Police did not disclose a value for the missing item.

Burglary: 1:30 p.m., 29920 132nd Ave. SE. Somebody illegally entered an abandoned residence, removed miscellaneous items and placed them outside, as if he or she meant to return and retrieve them.

Trespassing: 5:53 p.m., 27 15th St. NE. A man made a don’t-you-come-back-for-two-years pain of himself at an AM/PM.

Arson: 9:21 p.m., 1701 Auburn Way S. Somebody placed a wooden pallet under a Dumpster belonging to Waste Management then set it ablaze, damaging the Dumpster and scorching paint on the wall of a nearby building.

Possession of drug paraphernalia: 9:33 p.m., 29627 Green River Road Southeast. The Valley Regional Fire Authority confiscated a marijuana pipe during a bonfire call at a park. Firefighters turned the pipe over to police, who dutifully placed it into evidence for destruction.

Theft: 9:40 a.m., 2800 block of I Street Northeast. While its owner was in a nursing home, somebody stole and used his or her check card fraudulently.

Aug. 13

Theft: Overnight, 12100 block of Southeast 307th Place. A downright rude party guest stole his or her host’s laptop computer sometime during the merrymaking. Police did not disclose a value for the missing laptop.

Vandalism: 10:11 p.m., 3700 block of A Street Southeast. Sometime during the past month, a vandal, or several vandals, snuck up to a home and broke something off inside a deadbolt lock on the door. Vandals also hurled beer cans at the home.

Theft: 5:13 p.m., 1519 Auburn Way S. A woman was shopping at Goodwill when somebody stuck a hand inside her purse and lifted her wallet.

Driving under the influence: 7:16 p.m., 31100 132nd Way SE. A 21-year-old woman behind the wheel of a fast-moving vehicle lost control of the machine on a downhill curve and smashed into an embankment, rolling the vehicle and ejecting her. Medics transported the injured woman to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police suspect that alcohol played a role in the accident and arrested her at the hospital. Police completed a legal blood draw as evidence.

Aug. 14

Recovered stolen property: 12:31 p.m., 601 Oravetz Road. Somebody stole a suitcase from a vehicle in Olympia and hours later, Auburn police returned it to its owner.

Wonder why he’s her ex?: 3 a.m., 300 block of 17th Street Southeast. An Auburn resident called 911 to complain that her roommate’s ex-boyfriend had just driven his fist through a window. But when police reached the scene of crime, ex-boyfriend wasn’t there.

Aug. 15

Vandalism: 7:15 a.m., 900 block of 18th Place Northeast. Somebody spray painted the side of a man’s truck, without his say so.

Vandalism: 7:32 a.m., 620 37th St. SE. Vandals unknown vandalized Mt. Baker Middle School with graffiti.

Theft: 8:46 a.m., 4200 block of A Street Southeast. Somebody stole a man’s ladder from his own backyard.

Theft: 9:27 a.m., 3941 I St. NW. Subjects unknown stole propane tanks from a locked cage at a local business.

Theft: 1:37 p.m., 1002 37th St. NW. Between Aug. 12 and Aug. 15, thieves stole about 3,000 feet of copper wire off a spool inside of a power substation.

Theft: 8:30 a.m., 5141 Auburn Way N. Unknown subjects entered the unsecured property of Canopy West and stole numerous canopies and tonneau covers.

Robbery: 10:15 p.m., 12100 block Southeast 320th Street. A woman reported that two unknown men assaulted her and stole her cell phone at a bus stop in the Lea Hill area.

Strong arm street robbery: 11:46 p.m., 2400 Riverwalk Drive SE. Two men approached a man walking down the street and demanded his wallet. The guy cooperated, but one of the bad guys punched him in the face as a “parting gesture.”