by Richard Matros
On 12/13, near the 15700 block of 154th Ave. NE, unknown suspect(s) removed mail from at least three different mailboxes in the area and threw it all about the street. Some of the mail had been opened.
On 12/15, near the 15100 block of 177th Drive, a resident heard popping noises coming from outside and went to investigate. He found that someone had shot a green paintball at the window. The victim, because of recurring neighborhood vandalism, decided to do an area check for the suspect(s). He reported that he found three white males, one holding what looked like a paintball gun, standing next to a car parked in a nearby driveway. As he approached them, the suspects scampered to their vehicle and fled the scene. The victim gave chase southbound on I-405, recorded their license number and returned home to call the police.
On 12/12, an employee at a local gas station admitting to taking $100 after being questioned about the missing money. He was cited for third degree theft and subsequently fired.
A residential burglary was reported on 12/15 near the 15000 block of NE 201st. The suspect entered the kitchen by removing the screen from the window and lifting the sliding window out of its track. A dirty footprint on the counter and a smudged fingerprint on the refrigerator were all that was left behind at the scene. Total loss reported was 12 bottles of beer.