Yogi Berra Week
Loyal Police Beat readers are going to think I’ve merely taken the recent weeks’ crimes and written them up again, but in reality, it’s Déjà vu, all over again:
Now You See It, Now You Don’t
A trusting individual left his wallet on the table of a bar in the 14300 block of NE 145th Street while he was paying his tab and returned to find that someone had performed a magic disappearing act on it. The magic ended right there, as the magician had exited, stage left, with the reappearance of the wallet not being in the cards. A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore …
Liquid Gold Thievery
In another repeat crime, gas thieves pilfered approximately 40 gallons of fuel from two company trucks in the 15000 block of Woodinville-Redmond Road sometime over the weekend. With today’s gas prices, they can probably retire now. We’re not thanking anyone for making this day necessary.
And It’s a Hat Trick
Repeat crime number three: Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s attached garage in the 19300 block of NE 131st Street, pried open the door to the house and stole jewelry, coins and a laptop from inside. A set of encyclopedias was also purportedly taken. Now the kids will have to walk to school just like their parents did.
It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over
There haven’t been any metal thefts lately, so to add some interest to this week’s report, an enterprising opportunist cut the copper pipes of the refrigeration unit on the outside of a business in the 19700 block of 144th Avenue N.E. The resulting hiss of the escaping freon must have spooked our thief, as the pipes were not taken. Larceny is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.