Woman forcibly hugged during walk to work | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Feb. 5-17.

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Feb. 5

Theft: At 1:15 p.m. in the 17700 block of Northeast 76th Street, a Utah woman reported her credit card number was used at a Redmond business without her knowledge or permission. The victim still had the card in hand. The unknown suspect charged more than $300 to the victim’s account.

Feb. 6

Online extortion: At 3:51 p.m. in Redmond, a woman called police after she was threatened by a man she met online. He attempted to coerce the victim into sharing sexually explicit photos and videos. He said he would share nude images of the victim online, if she did not comply. Suspect’s true identity is unknown.

Band of thieves: During the afternoon in the 15700 block of Redmond Way and the vicinity, a trio of young men are suspected of a string of thefts where one teen distracted the victim while the others stole wallets and other items. Victims reported that several of their credit cards were used immediately after the theft at local shops. There have been no arrests.

Feb. 7

Reckless burning: At 1:30 p.m. in the 8700 block of 160th Ave Northeast, a male subject was arrested on suspicion that they lit two small fires in front of the Redmond Police Department and the senior center. There was no considerable damage to either property.

Feb. 14

Scammer: At 12:17 a.m. in the 10900 block of 176th Circle Northeast, a man reported being scammed out of $9,000 by an online fraudster posing as a Microsoft official. The suspect informed the victim that the company had mistakenly deposited extra money into his account. Then they directed the victim to send the amount in cash to an address out of state. Officers attempted to track down the cash but were unable to recover it.

Feb. 15

Park fight: At 3:37 p.m. at Avondale Road and 180th Avenue Northeast, witnesses reported that a fight broke out among three associates at a local park. Officers arrived to sort out who assaulted who. Two people were arrested.

Feb. 17

Unwanted hug: At 8:49 a.m. at 164th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 76th Street, a woman called police after an unknown man followed her during her walk to work. He then grabbed her from behind and forcibly hugged her. The victim screamed and the suspect fled. The victim was not injured.

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