Purse stolen after kids get distracted during car cleaning | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Aug. 14-23.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:30am
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Aug. 14

Stolen music equipment: At 12:50 p.m. in the 7800 block of Southeast 28th Street, a subject reported that about $2,100 in music equipment was stolen. There was damage to the victim’s unit locking mechanism.

Aug. 17

School break in: At 7:32 a.m. in the 9100 block of Southeast 42nd Street, two teens entered the school through an unlocked door. Video footage captures the males taking a bluetooth speaker out the door. They were in an older sedan.

Aug. 20

Ransomware: At 3:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of 78th Avenue Southeast, a bookkeeper called to report that her desktop computer at the church had been hacked and ransomware was installed. This prevented any desktop icons from being accessed. They found a file with contact information and they attempted to contact the fraudsters to resolve the situation. But when they didn’t pay the requested $8,000, all of the desktop icons disappeared and left behind the recycling bin.

Aug. 21

Extortion: At 5:55 a.m. in the 2400 block of 61st Avenue Southeast, someone was contacted by a person posing as a federal agent. They told the victim they found his car on the side of the road with drugs in it and that he was added to a list of criminals. He needed to pay. The victim sent $9,600 in gift cards.

Aug. 22

Dead deer: At 9:53 a.m. in the 6600 block of East Mercer Way, a subject found a dead deer on his walkway outside his door. The animal had a bullet wound to the head.

Aug. 23

Home-buying scam: At 3:26 p.m. in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue Southeast, a man thought he was wiring funds for closing on a home. But he sent the funds to a fraudulent account after his real estate agent’s email was hacked. He was scammed out of $109,000.

Car cleaning: At 8:44 p.m. in the 5900 block of 92nd Avenue Southeast, kids were assigned to clean out the car. They got distracted and left the car door open. A purse was stolen from the front passenger floorboard.

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