JANUARY 6, 1997
by Jeff Switzer
Items stolen from a trailer in the 17800 block 134th NE on Dec. 22 included a computer, monitor, fax machine, a set of skis, two ski boots, a speaker, a stereo bracket, and a dish of candy.
Gang symbols were spray-painted in white paint on a 1996 Plymouth Neon between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30. The vandalism occurred in the 16500 block of NE 180th Place, a few blocks from a similar incident within the past month.
A 1976 flatbed truck was stolen between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30 from a locked large-equipment yard in the 20100 block of 142nd Avenue NE. Suspects left two sets of footprints in the snow after cutting a hole in a 5-foot fence. One set led to the missing vehicle's parking spot. A multi-ton excavator was used to crash the main gate and was found in the street by the victim and police.