Man shot while trying to steal vehicle in driveway | Auburn police blotter


A man attempting to steal a vehicle was shot Feb. 27 after a confrontation with the vehicle’s owner.

The Auburn Police Department dispatched to the shooting at approximately 6:20 a.m. in the 2600 block of 25th Street Southeast. According to a social media post from the Auburn Police Department, the suspect attempted to steal a vehicle left running in a driveway, leading to a confrontation between the vehicle owner and suspect.

The confrontation resulted in shots fired, and the suspect fled on foot with “at least one gunshot wound,” according to the social media post. Auburn police located the suspect within minutes in the 2900 block of Auburn Way South and transported him to Harborview Medical Center with “non-life threatening injuries.”

The Auburn Police Department have no new updates to provide as of March 1 and have not released any names, according to an email from Kolby Crossley, public information officer for the Auburn Police Department.


Auburn police responded to report of an assault Feb. 28 in the 500 block of 21st Street Southeast.

According to a news release from the Auburn Police Department, a 30-year-old woman reported an unknown suspect confronted and assaulted her as she retrieved her mail. The suspect remains unknown and investigation continues, according to Crossley.


Auburn police arrested a man March 1 on a felony charge of assault in the second-degree in relation to a domestic violence incident. Police arrested the man in the 300 block of East Main Street after receiving a report from a person known to the man.

Altercation involving four suspects

An active investigation surrounds an argument that resulted in a physical altercation involving four suspects in the 300 block of 17th Street Southeast.

Auburn police received report of the incident at approximately 2:20 a.m. March 1. The altercation resulted in $800 of damages to a BMW, according to the news release.