If I Had a Hammer …
I’d hammer out a car window… Our progressive movement protagonist wasn’t exactly hammering out love between his brothers and sisters when he played out a most decidedly unpopular version of that 60’s song on a car window in the 19500 block of 144th Avenue NE. When he had finished hammering out danger, warning, and the window, he continued on his journey all over the land, taking his bell and song with him and leaving the hammer behind.
Youth is Wasted on the Young
Speaking of hammer(ed), a snockered youth with more refreshments on his mind made off with a bottle of wine from a convenience store in the 13000 block of NE 175th Street.
The wobbly wreck was found outside attempting to hail transportation to his next disorderly destination, as he appeared too tipsy to toddle on his own. Before he could make peace with the floor, officers gave him that much-needed ride to a detox facility. He was arrested as a minor in possession of alcohol and for theft.
Some Like It Hot
A would-be customer at a store in the 13900 block of NE 178th Place took the concept of “Movies to Go” to a whole new level when he was observed concealing a portable DVD player under his shirt and leaving the store without paying for it.
Instant replay on the store’s security video confirmed the crime and an area check was made for the suspect with negative results. His “Catch Me If You Can” caper appeared to work out for him this time.
Oh, come on, folks! At least make them work for it! A purse was lifted from an unlocked vehicle in the 13300 block of NE 171st Street while an unlocked bicycle was stolen from in front of a business in the 13900 block of Mill Place NE. “Lock it or lose it” was learned the hard way here.