Education Hill resident falls victim to scam | Police blotter for Jan. 27-28

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The police blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Redmond Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Redmond Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Redmond, which gets more than 500 calls (emergency and non-emergency) per week.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Shoplifting: A shoplifting suspect was arrested at 5:06 p.m. from a grocery store in the 17900 block of Redmond Way downtown.

Vehicle prowl: At 4:34 p.m., Redmond police responded to a car prowl from the 7000 block of 148th Avenue Northeast in Grass Lawn where items were stolen.

Grand theft auto: At 12:26 p.m., the victim's vehicle was stolen from outside of his residence in the 9300 block of Red-Wood Road on Education Hill. There is not any suspect information at this time.

Stolen cash: At 11:18 a.m., a man stole money from the cash register at a restaurant in the 17600 block of Redmond Way downtown and was restrained in the parking lot by bystanders. Upon police arrival, the suspect was arrested for theft and booked into jail.

Fraud Scam: It was reported at 7:47 a.m. that a man identifying himself as an officer of the IRS Crime Investigations division called an individual in the 14600 block of Northeast 65th Court in Grass Lawn, demanding payment for tax evasion.

Monday, Jan. 27

Vehicle prowls: Officers responded to four vehicle prowl reports. Three came from Education Hill and one came from Overlake. Several video games, a phone and a makeup bag were among the stolen items.

Grand theft auto: A vehicle was reported stolen at 8:57 p.m. from the 8500 block of 148th Avenue Northeast in Grass Lawn.

Malicious mischief: At 2:35 p.m., Redmond police took a report of malicious mischief at a park in the 5000 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Overlake.

Suspicious circumstance: A resident in the 7000 block of 151st Avenue Northeast in Grass Lawn reported at 2:01 p.m. that someone attempted to enter her home.

Scam: A complainant in the 10700 block of 161st Avenue Northeast on Education Hill was a victim of a scam. She sent a large sum of money overseas in hopes of getting an even bigger sum back from the federal government.

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