Tree attack: Someone drills holes and paints trees blue | Police Blotter

Police blotter for July 8-15.

July 8

Burglary: At 9:14 a.m. in the 8200 block of North Mercer Way, a residence was burglarized. A red Titan paint sprayer was stolen.

July 10

Tree damage: At 1:23 p.m. in the 3200 block of 78th Avenue Southeast, there was blue spray paint on trees, rocks and the stairwell. Several trees also have holes drilled into them and branches have been trimmed on trees.

July 12

Fraud: At 11:52 a.m. in the 4600 block of 89th Avenue Southeast, someone unlawfully obtained a victim’s financial information and attempted to pass a forged check that had his forged signature on it for $85,600.

July 13

Theft: At 10:34 a.m. in the 7200 block of West Mercer Way, jewelry, including multiple rings and a watch, were taken from the master bedroom. The victim’s rings were taken from a hidden area in the bedroom closet. The total loss was $25,000.

July 15

Extortion: At 8:21 a.m. in the 5400 block of East Mercer Way, a man started chatting with a girl online and they agreed to meet up. The girl called the man and said she wasn’t showing up and he needed to pay $100. The man said no and a few moments later a male called and said he would hurt the victim’s family if he refused to pay. The victim paid the $100 and was pressured into paying a total of $1,320.

Removed meter: At 1:38 p.m. in the 7200 block of East Mercer Way, the suspect is past due on his water bill ($9,223) and the city shut off his water and locked his meter. The suspect broke the lock placed on his meter and turned his water back on. The suspect allegedly did the same thing previously and was cited back in 2014. It resulted in criminal charges and a theft 3 guilty finding. The city will soon remove his meter completely which will allow no running water access to his property.