Crime in Shoreline A-Z: People are still falling for the old scams

Monday, July 28, 2014

Shoreline Police Station
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Crime in Shoreline A - Z
7-7-2014 to 7-14-2014

Every week - death investigations, suicide attempts, domestic violence, violent people with mental issues, suicide attempts, arrest warrants, drivers with suspended license, credit card identify theft, runaway kids, wandering seniors, well-being checks, natural deaths, driving violations with DUI drivers, tracking sex offenders, stolen cars left on streets - and here's the rest:

A - Warn grandma: Victim believed that the person calling her was actually from her bank - gave personal information which was used to defraud her

Alcohol / Drugs - Female sent to detox after found extremely intoxicated at 155th and Aurora / Naked and drunk at 170xx 14th NE

Assault - Assault and attempted kidnapping at Shoreline Motel / Person attacked with an umbrella in Hillwood Park

Burglary, residential - Home under construction at 190xx 20th NW / Tools taken from home under construction 177xx 14th NW / Vacant home was vandalized 16xx N 190th / Pry tool used on back window 167xx Ashworth / Forced entry through back door 176xx Ashworth / Attempted at 160xx 28th NE / 3xx N 163rd stole wallet from inside home / Vacant apartment at Highland Square

Burglary, commercial - 7-11-14 Ballinger Whidbey Bank robbed / window broken to gain access to Echo Lake Elementary School

Car prowl - Used large rock to break car window 160xx Ashworth / 16xx N 199th vehicle ransacked / Smashed car window to get purse hidden in vehicle at Saltwater Park

Cars and parts stolen – Truck stolen from 150xx Wallingford / Vehicle stolen from 157xx Ashworth and other vehicles prowled / License plates from 7xx N 165 / Truck from 190xx Wallingford / Car stolen from Chuck Olson lot

Fire - Tree fire on NW 195th - male was seen sitting under the tree, smoking a cigar / 7-8 juveniles set a recliner chair on fire in Hillwood Park after hours

Found - and turned in to police from various locations - backpack with coin collection, 2 wallets, ID, assorted credit cards / At different times, two people who had wandered from group homes

Fraud - Victim believed that the person calling her was actually from her bank - gave personal information which was used to defraud her / Resident caught by email phishing scheme / Forgery for medication at Ballinger Rite Aid / Resident sent money to caller claiming to be police seeking cash for fake jury summons warrant / Counterfeit $100 at Walgreens / Tried to buy groceries at North City Safeway with bad check and fraudulent ID

Larceny, public places - Theft from locker at 24 Hour Fitness / Tools stolen from Shoreline Community College / Shoplifting: Fred Meyer (5) but suspects identified as part of organized theft ring targeting Fred Meyer / Aurora Safeway (2) alcohol and lottery tickets / Radio Shack on Aurora / Wallet stolen at North City Tavern and cards used

Mail theft - Theft of mail, medicines from 13xx NW 198th / Mail from 5 households found at bus stop on Dayton / Mail stolen from 20xx NW 199th found in Edmonds / Mail from locked boxes at 157xx Greenwood found in Edmonds / 182xx Evanston - got passports, left junk mail / 182xx Evanston, stolen mail in driveway

Suspicious - Vehicle parked in garage of new construction - likely prowled but registered owner is in jail / Contacted a known body work scammer in the Home Depot parking lot 

Trespass - Male trespassed for stealing cookies from Starbucks on Aurora / Police trespassed male who was inside a closed construction site on N 152nd / Male using heroin in men's room at Aurora McDonalds / From Bartells for suspicion of shoplifting / Trespassed for making a scene at Walgreens, voluntarily went to detox

Vandalism, parks, schools - Graffiti at Innis Arden Reserve, Twin Ponds

Vandalism - Broke vehicle window at Public Health Lab parking

Z  - Tell grandpa: Resident sent money to caller claiming to be police seeking cash for fake jury summons warrant

For other weeks of Crime in Shoreline, see the Features section on the front page.



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