Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between April 30 and April 27:

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between April 30 and April 27:


Theft: Overnight, 400 block of 6th Street Northeast. A woman reported that somebody had stolen her laptop computer and PlayStation 3 from her residence. No value was given.

Burglary: 7:23 a.m., 11000 block of Southeast 296th Street. Somebody tried to break into a home, but a burglar alarm so rattled the would-be burglar that he or she fled.

Vandalism: 10:58 a.m., 1400 block of 30th Street Southeast. In the descriptive language of police, “a vandalism occurred.” What that vandalism actually entails must remain a mystery.

Shoplifting: 5:10 p.m.,

1101 Supermall Way S.W.

Two juvenile females were arrested for retail theft with extenuating circumstances after they shoplifted clothing from the Supermall and wire cutters turned up in their bag.

Theft: 5:23 p.m., 402 Auburn Way S. A man tried to carry away a generator running in front of a business but dropped the generator when an employee chased him as he fled on his bike.

Burglary: 2:01 a.m., 1800 block of H Street Southeast. Two subjects were located and apprehended by K-9 after they tried without permission to enter an occupied residence, no doubt much to the displeasure of those then occupying said residence.


Vandalism: Overnight, 1102 Auburn Way S. Somebody spray painted graffiti onto the Auburn Library, a large “tag.” No estimate of the damage was given.

Hit and run: 7:39 a.m., 801 Auburn Way N. A semi tractor was found abandoned with the engine running, crashed into some trees and bushes at Fred Meyer. An impaired and likely driver was found, but with nothing to tie him to the incident and no witnesses he was released. The tractor was impounded.

Burglary: 7 a.m., 5300 Kersey Way S.E. Sometime over the weekend unknown suspects burglarized a trailer used to store construction materials. The suspects used a front loader from the site to force a door open and steal three cutoff saws valued at more than $1,000 each.


Mother and child reunion:

6:52 a.m., 500 block of 37th Street Southeast. A woman stood in the middle of the street, throwing mail into the air and screaming after she had vandalized several mailboxes and her daughter’s car. She had two warrants against her name from the Auburn Police Department and was arrested for vandalism, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, giving a false name to police and the warrants. The woman told police the reason she vandalized the car was to be with her offspring, who was in the Auburn Jail on an unrelated charge.