Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2, as follows:
Surprise!: 3 p.m., 620 M St. NE. Somebody swiped a lock box containing not money but urine samples from Future Visions.
Controlled substance: 5:52 p.m., 4400 block of A Street Southeast. A suspicious subject — police didn’t say what he suspected — was spotted and later arrested for possessing drugs and paraphernalia.
Commercial burglary: 8:02 a.m., 16th Street Northeast. A customer of Express Storage called to report that somebody had burglarized his storage unit and taken tools and a snow blower of undisclosed value.
Theft: 1 p.m., 2200 block of L Street Northeast. A male reported that a thief had entered his vehicle and stolen some 20 CDs and a coat of undisclosed value. The vehicle was not damaged, and police don’t know how the bad guy entered.
Vandalism: 11:05 a.m., 1600 block of 36th Street Southeast. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had intentionally rammed another man’s car at her home, damaging it, then left without exchanging the required insurance information.
Shoplifting: 5:50 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way SW. Police arrested a man for shoplifting $199.89 worth of undisclosed merchandise from an undisclosed store. The guy turned out to be the star of his own warrant out of Federal Way for shoplifting.
Burglary: Overnight, 2109 Auburn Way N. An unknown suspect smashed a glass front door to get to movies that had been left in the night drop box of an undisclosed business.
Traffic offense: 11:26 a.m., 8200 block of South 277th Street. Police spotted a woman driving without a windshield, so they pulled her over. She explained that she had been trying to leave the area to get away from an abusive relationship with a man who, oddly enough, happened to be in the same car. She claimed to be part of FBI and FCC investigations involving the same dude, but police could not confirm her story and arrested her for driving on a suspended license and for failing to transfer her vehicle’s title. Noffke’s Towing came and took the vehicle away.
Strong arm robbery of chain store: 12:30 p.m., 762 Supermall Drive SW. An employee received punches and kicks from a woman he or she had tried to stop outside a department store in the act of sneaking off with pilfered merchandise of undisclosed value and description. Police arrested the woman for second-degree robbery.
Burglary: Overnight, 17 E. Valley Highway S. Burglars hit a construction business’ storage yard, fleeing with several hundred feet of copper wire and a 2000 Lincoln Navigator. Police did not disclose a value for the missing items.