November 25, 2008 · Updated 2:58 PM
Stolen mailbox and mail
Sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 22, someone stole a locking mailbox from a resident of the 3400 block of West Mercer Way. The Oasis Jr. brand box was installed one month ago and contained mail from that week. Loss is estimated at $175.
A resident of the 3000 block of 65th Place S.E. reported that someone damaged a locking mailbox by knocking it from its stand. The lock of the box was not damaged and the mail was still inside the box. Damage to the box is estimated at $50.
Van hits fire hydrant
At about 6 a.m., Nov. 22, a 39-year-old Seattle woman backed her 1989 Mazda van into a fire hydrant across the street from the Albertson's parking lot, in the 7600 block of S.E. 29th Street. The woman had been driving up the hill, westbound, when the vehicle stalled and began to roll backwards. The woman was unable to stop the van's progression and she steered the vehicle into the hydrant to stop. The van was towed from the scene.
At 1:30 p.m., Nov. 21, someone stole a black leather shoulder bag from the shopping cart of a 69-year-old Island woman. The incident occurred at the QFC store in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street. The woman had turned away from the cart when the purse-snatcher made their move. The purse contained a checkbook, credit cards and identification.
Stolen laptop computer
An Apple laptop computer with a 15-inch monitor was stolen from an unlocked residence in the 3900 block of 95th Court S.E. The incident occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and noon, Nov. 21. Workers were present at the site when the theft occurred but there are no suspects.
Prescription medications were discovered missing the morning of Nov. 21 from a residence in the 4100 block of Boulevard Place. The 47-year-old resident had purchased two bottles of prescription medications the night before the theft. The man's son and other youths were in the home during the night. Missing is an 80-count bottle of narcotic medications and a 38-count bottle.
During the weekend of Nov. 18 through Nov. 21, someone destroyed the toilet paper dispenser in the men's bathroom at Luther Burbank Park, in the 2000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. The dispenser was pulled out of the wall and the toilet paper burned.
In another incident during the night Nov. 18, someone vandalized the bathrooms at Island Crest Park, in the 5600 block of Island Crest Way. Liquid soap dispensers were destroyed, as well as items outside the bathroom, such as clay planters and the orange safety lights on a tractor.
A resident of the 5300 block of 90th Avenue S.E. told police he received a phone call Nov. 17 from a lending institution requesting private information regarding an in-process computer purchase. The resident had not attempted to make the purchase and canceled the transaction.
Phony as a $10 bill
A business at 8421 S.E. 68th Street turned a counterfeit $10 bill over to police after it was used for a purchase on Nov. 18. The counterfeit was not detected by store employees until the end of the shift, although it was used by the unknown suspect sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.