Crime in Shoreline week ending 10-17-2016 - unusual number of burglaries

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Selected items from the Shoreline Police Blotter week ending 10-17-2016

6 reported vehicle prowls - one victim lost a laptop left in the back seat. Another lost a CD player.
3 fights between roommates.
6 calls for mental breakdowns

10-17  Burglar entered through unlocked window over sink, then put a blanket over the front window. 1xx NE 145th.
10-09  Burglar threw rock through basement window, 1xx N 205th.
10-09  Burglar stole tools and appliances from home under construction at 180xx 3rd NE.
10-10  Woman was grabbed and groped on city street at 195th and Aurora.
10-12  Woman called 9-1-1 reporting that her upstairs neighbors were trying to hurt her. Woman's mother told officers that her daughter is a paranoid schizophrenic.
10-12  Burglar smashed window with a rock. Victim has suspect in mind.
10-12  Burglar kicked in the front door. 32xx NE 149th.
10-13  Found a man at 15xx N 200th sleeping in a car stolen from Pierce County.
10-13  Piano appeared at apartment without being requested. Piano coordinator now wants money to remove it.
10-14  Transients Trespassed from vacant house at 160xx Dayton N.
10-14  Burglars pried lock on sliding glass doors. 5xx NW 195th.
10-14  Graffiti at Echo Lake Park.
10-16  Caught two males in someone else's storage unit at 14900 Aurora.



1 comments:

threeheadedtoad October 24, 2016 at 9:41 AM  

As an FYI - the "transients" trespassed from the house on Dayton and 160th were not transients. They were squatters, and possible drug dealers. The police were called several times. At one point, the SHoreline Police Department did arrest an individual, and question several others who were at this house. We (my neighbors and I) were told by the police that there was drug paraphernalia in and around the house. We boarded up the back door where these people were getting in, but they kept coming back. Unfortunately, with our current laws, the police can not trespass or evict squatters without the legal owner specifically asking them to. The bisggest issue with this house - and it was almost a year of issues - was that this property is owned by a reverse mortgage company who owns the house on a foreclosure. The company is based in TX. It took us six months, with help from Shoreline Area News and other neighbors, to determine the legal owner. Even after finding the legal owner, the CRT (and Bob Crozier did a great job!) had a hard time getting them to take any action. We appreciate our community, our police, and this online newspaper for all of the help we got, and continue to get, in keeping our neighborhoods and city safe for all of us!

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