Store clerk chases shoplifter, recovers cigarettes and backpack | Police blotter for May 3-9

Tuesday, May 9

Shoplifting: Redmond police took a shoplifting report at 10:14 p.m. in the 16900 block of Redmond Way. A convenience-store clerk called police after an individual grabbed cigarettes and a backpack and exited the store. The clerk gave chase and the items were recovered. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Monday, May 8

Shoplifting: Redmond police took a shoplifting report at 6:13 p.m. in the 17200 block of Redmond Way. An adult female concealed alcohol in a bag and exited a grocery store without paying for the merchandise. An officer quickly arrived and located the suspect in the parking lot. She was positively identified as the culprit and arrested for misdemeanor theft along with several outstanding warrants. Officers booked her into jail.

Sunday, May 7

Trespassing: Redmond police took a criminal-trespassing report at 9:18 p.m. in the 15300 block of Northeast 62nd Court. Officers were called to a residence after the homeowner returned and discovered an uninvited acquaintance was inside sleeping in his bed. Significant damage to the inside of the house was also noted. The napping suspect was awoken by officers and arrested for criminal trespassing and malicious mischief. She was subsequently booked into jail for the charges.

Saturday, May 6

Theft: Redmond police took a report of a theft of a motor vehicle at 2:07 a.m. in the 15100 block of Northeast 84th Street. A citizen reported his vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex. After the vehicle had been entered into the state computer system as stolen, it was learned that an officer from another agency had contacted the vehicle earlier in the night. Follow up is ongoing to determine who was in the car at that time.

Friday, May 5

Assault: Redmond police took an assault report at 2:54 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway. Officers responded after a resident reported a disturbance in an apartment. The known suspect had attempted to steal the victim’s wallet as he was leaving. The victim confronted the suspect and was subsequently assaulted. The injuries involved were minor. Officers were unable to locate the suspect that night, but charges of assault and theft were filed with the court.

Thursday, May 4

Fraud: Redmond police took a fraud report at 5:02 p.m. in the 8500 block of 148th Avenue Northeast. A citizen contacted police after being the victim of a scam. He had been contacted over the phone by a con artist claiming to be with the IRS. Fearing possible arrest, the victim collected gift cards and provided the card numbers. The incident was documented but no suspect information is available.

Wednesday, May 3

Trespassing: Redmond police took a criminal-trespassing report at 3:16 p.m. in the 15900 block of Northeast 85th Street. Officers observed an individual at the library who had been previously trespassed from the property. The trespass order was verified and the subject was arrested. He was booked into jail pending a court appearance.