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August crime in and around Maple Leaf

August 28th, 2016 by Mike

A round-up of some burglaries, vehicle thefts and prowls, and mail theft as August comes to an end. (Shown in map at right.)

But first, from Seattle Police this week.

“After stealing $800 worth of cologne and pulling a knife on Northgate Mall security Tuesday, a 49-year-old man claimed he had swallowed heroin in an apparent—and ultimately unsuccessful—effort to get out of going to jail.

“Police were called to the mall around 8 p.m. after the suspect dashed out of a store with 10 bottles of cologne, valued at over $830, and tussled with security guards. He then brandished a knife and fled, but was arrested a short time later by SPD officers.”

Brad emails on Wednesday.

“Last night a friend and I came back from vacation. Her car was parked at my house (by Sacajawea) and she put her suitcase in between her car and another. She came inside for less than two minutes. Went back to her car and it was gone!

“There was nothing of real value to anybody (clothes, make up, gifts etc) but costly to replace. Hoping whoever stole it dumped it somewhere close. If anybody sees it can can they report it. Thanks.”

(Comments here STILL aren’t working, but you can report on our Facebook page.)

On Monday Damien emailed:

Before our family left for a week-long vacation, a brand new, dark grey 4 Runner was parked at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Northeast 82nd Street. When we got back, we noticed it had been hit by another vehicle. There is quite a lot of glass left behind from the offending vehicle’s headlight and blinker, and the 4 Runner has a damaged rear bumper.

Wondering if anyone is or knows the owner of the 4 Runner, it doesn’t look like it has moved in almost 2 weeks.

Over at Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf are reports of:

* An attempted break-in at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 100th Street.

* An actual break-in at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 96th Street.

* Luggage theft at 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 94th Street.

* Stolen Subaru from Northgate.

* Mail theft along Eighth Avenue Northeast near Northeast 96th Street.

* An entire bank of mailboxes prowled on 12th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 102nd and 103rd streets.

* A hit-and-run damaging two cars along Eighth Avenue Northeast.
* Mail theft along Northeast 91st Street between 15th and 20th avenue northeast.

* Stolen mail found along Northeast 96th Street between 15th and 17th avenues northeast.

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More car crimes here and nearby

July 29th, 2011 by Mike

Update July 30: Angie emailed overnight: “Just wanted to let you know there was another car break-in to our neighbor’s car last night – near the corner of Brooklyn and 80th.”


Don emails us: “Tuesday night of this week I had my catalytic converter sawed off of my Toyota truck on 16th Ave. N.E. just south of Maple Leaf.

“Please spread the word for folks to keep their eyes open for these punks.  It cost me several hundred dollars to replace it.”

In fact, since our last report 10 days ago that thieves were stealing or breaking into more than a car a day in the neighborhood, the police map indicates nine more vehicles were pillaged. Not including Don’s.

I suppose that’s a slight reduction.

Speaking of that last report, we picked up a comment on it:

C // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Do you know what pillage means mike?

And replied:

Yes, Mike actually looked it up before using it.
–verb (used with object)
to strip ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war; plunder: The barbarians pillaged every conquered city.
to take as booty.

–verb (used without object)
to rob with open violence; take booty: Soldiers roamed the countryside, pillaging and killing.

the act of plundering, especially in war.
booty or spoil.
1350–1400; Middle English pilage ( see pill3 , -age), modeled on Middle French pillage (derivative of piller to pillage, orig., to abuse, mistreat, tear, of uncertain origin)

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