by Matt Schroeder
Sometime between 11 p.m. on 5/16 and 6:30 a.m. on 5/17, another vehicle was broken into at the 14200 block of NE 171st St. A stereo was stolen, and damage to the car was estimated at $200.
From May 14 to May 16, three 14-year-olds attending Leota Jr. High had a .22 beretta handgun in school. According to the report, the gun was originally to be given to some students looking for protection from other kids. The students possessing the gun later decided not to give it up. The beretta changed hands a few times over the three day period, and it was fired off once at the residence of one of the students.
Two break-ins took place between 10 p.m. on May 17 and 10 p.m. on May 18 at the Waterford Apartments. The passenger-side windows of an Audi and a Toyota pickup were each smashed in, with a cellular phone and stereo stolen from the Audi, and a CD player, 30 CDs, a car phone, sunglasses, and two prescription drugs from the pickup.
At noon on May 18, a 16-year-old white male was caught allegedly stealing a bicycle speedometer from a local drugstore. Third-degree theft charges are pending.
On May 19, at approximately 2:10 p.m., someone smashed in the passenger-side window of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo parked outside the Ste. Michelle Winery and took a wallet and a cellular phone.