Suspicious tip: Subject leaves $30 tip using fraudulent check | Police Blotter

Police blotter for May 20-26.

May 20

Caught thieving: At 3:44 a.m. in the 17200 block of Northeast 86th Place, an observant resident stopped a thief. He spotted someone skulking around his property in the middle of the night. The Samaritan called police when he saw the subject breaking into his neighbor’s car. Officers arrived minutes later and detained the suspect, who also had an outstanding felony warrant. He was booked into jail.

May 21

Creepy dude: At 9:38 p.m. in the 16700 block of Redmond Way, officers arrested a 32-year-old man who was creepily harassing thrift store employees. He refused to leave the property. The employees closed the store but were afraid to leave. The suspect was staring at them through the locked glass door and continued calling them his “wives.” He attempted to give them shoes.

May 22

A tip too good to be true: At 4:10 p.m. in the 14700 block of Northeast 91st Street, police were able to locate a 24-year-old female suspected of using a fraudulent check to pay for her dinner at a local pizza place. The check, stolen from a car, seemed out of place, the employee said. The suspect used it to pay for her $90 meal and a generous $30 tip.

May 23

Car prowls: Overnight in the 16500 block of Northeast 29th Street, several people reported that their cars had been broken into overnight while parked in the apartment lot. Items including a wallet, knife and crucifix were stolen by an unknown person.

Grocery scam: At 1:10 p.m. in the 17200 block of Redmond Way, two females attempted to scam $200 out of a grocery store. They claimed they never received cash back during a store transaction. They used an old receipt as “proof.” Other stores have reported similar incidents.

May 26

Inhalants: At 10:10 p.m. in the 7300 block of 170th Avenue Northeast, Redmond police arrested a 32-year-old male suspected of breaking into a drug store to steal inhalants. The thief left a hat behind in the store. The suspect was found nearby, lying on the ground and surrounded by stolen cans of keyboard cleaner.