Ignition interlock device, bags and personal items stolen in car prowls | Police Blotter for Feb. 27-March 5

Monday, March 5

Shoplifting: Redmond police took a shoplifting report at 2:30 p.m. in the 15000 block of Northeast 24th Street. An employee at a local grocery store called police to report a shoplift. The suspect, whom the employee recognized, had allegedly stolen from the store before. In this case, the suspect walked out of the store with a large bottle of soda without paying for it.

Sunday, March 4

Car prowl: Redmond police took a car-prowl report at 5:51 p.m. in the 7300 block of 170th Avenue Northeast. Police were called after a man had two vehicle windows smashed and his car broken into while at the gym. The unknown suspect damaged the doors as well, and apparently the only thing taken was the victim’s ignition interlock device.

Saturday, March 3

Shoplifting: Redmond police took a shoplifting report at 3:07 p.m. in the 17900 block of Redmond Way. Officers are investigating an incident at a local grocery store after two suspects attempted to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of vitamins. The suspects dropped the bags of merchandise and ran out of the store after being confronted by employees. Investigation is ongoing.

Friday, March 2

ID theft: Redmond police took an ID-theft report at 1:20 p.m. in the 9200 block of Red-Wood Road. A man reported having his identity used to illegally open a cell-phone account in his name. The victim became aware of the fraud after receiving a delinquent bill for an account he knew nothing about. There are no suspects identified at this time.

Thursday, March 1

Car prowl: Redmond police took a car-prowl report at 9:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of 170th Place Northeast. Police investigated a car prowl in the garage of an apartment building. An unknown suspect stole some bags and personal items from the vehicle. There was no sign of forced entry. Evidence was gathered and is being processed.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Assault: Redmond police took an assault report at 1:16 p.m. in the 8800 block of 166th Avenue Northeast. A group of juveniles got into a fight while walking home from a middle school. The cause of the brawl was not entirely clear and none of the teens were injured. No criminal charges were filed.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Drug offense: Redmond police took an drug-offense report at 11:14 p.m. in the 11500 block of Avondale Road. Officers responded to a call that a suspicious male had been parked at a gas station for a while and was acting erratically. Officers arrived and found the subject making odd twitchy movements while parked at a gas pump. The man was found to be in the possession of illegal drugs and was arrested. After cooperating with officers while being processed, the suspect was released.