Police News & Blotter | September 16-30, 2021
Posted on 10/01/2021
Newcastle PD PatchThe Newcastle Police Blotter features selected crime reports. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Newcastle. Questions? Contact Police Chief Houck at [email protected].  

A Message from Chief Houck

It's getting to be that time of year again. No, I'm not talking about the return of pumpkin spice lattes at SBUX or the just-announced seasonal return of the McRib and McDonalds. I'm talking about the return of cold, rainy weather and shorter days. With that, NPD would like to ask for your help. Every year about this time we see a rise in accidents and car thefts. Accidents because, despite living in the PNW, we forget how to drive in the rain; then throw darkness in on top of that and it leads to accidents. Please remember that when it rains, the road is going to be slicker, and you should adjust your speed accordingly. Slow down. That extra five minutes it takes you to get somewhere is better than not getting there at all because you wrecked your car.

I also want people NOT to warm up their cars in their driveways. I won’t get into the environmental impact it has because I know people won’t agree with that, but what I bet people can agree on is that they don’t want their cars stolen. Just as we have asked people to take all of their things out of their cars at night so people won’t steal them, we don’t want people leaving their keys in their running cars either. Sadly, I know some will still do that, and while I hope I am wrong, I am willing to bet we will have reports of cars being stolen while doing just this. Please prove me wrong.

A total of 97 tickets were written in this time frame, two of which were for DUI’s.

12500 block SE 89th

Burglary—A man called to report that some time during the day, an unknown person/s entered the residence by prying open a window and opening a door. The homeowner reported that several high-dollar / brand-name bags as, well as a large sum of cash, appeared to have been stolen. NPD was able to get surveillance video from a neighboring home that showed possible suspects. NPD will be attempting to locate the possible suspects in this incident.

13700 block Golf Club Road

Larceny From Auto—A woman called to report that her vehicle had been broken into while she was at this location. Officers responded and were able to view video of the incident and identify the suspect with the help of the business. Charges were filed against the suspect based on video evidence and sent to the prosecutor for filing.

6800 block Coal Creek Pkwy

Larceny—A woman called to report that the wheels on her vehicle were stolen some time overnight from this location. NPD was able to get prints from the vehicle and are awaiting possible suspect information.

12100 block 71st Pl.

Theft—A man called to report that sometime overnight, a pressure washer that had been left on the driveway had been stolen. There is no suspect info at this time.

13800 block Golf Club Road

Vehicle Theft—A man called to report that sometime overnight, his vehicle had been stolen from this location. The vehicle and plate info was placed into a national database.

7300 block Coal Creek Pkwy.

DUI—An officer noticed a very poorly driven vehicle in this area and stopped it for multiple traffic violations. After further investigation and processing, the driver was arrested for DUI and provided a BAC sample of .18, more than 2x the legal limit. The driver was charged for DUI.

7300 block 111th Pl. SE

Vehicle prowl—A man called to report that sometime overnight, his truck had been broken into and a backpack containing ammunition, a multi-tool, bear spray and an Amazon Alexa were stolen. The vehicle had been locked and parked in front of the house. NPD and the man reviewed security footage and saw that around 1am an unknown male came to the truck, looked in, smashed the window and then ran off. The suspect came back at around 230, but nothing else was taken.

7400 block Golf Club

Catalytic Converter theft—A woman called to report that she was woken up by a loud sound & tools coming from the parking lot. When she looked out the window, she saw two people emerging from under a Honda CRV, then getting into another vehicle and fleeing. When NPD arrived and investigated further, it was learned that the catalytic converter was stolen from the CRV. NPD also took two more reports later in the AM of another catalytic converter thefts in the same area. NPD is investigating.

7800 block 116th

DUI—NPD received multiple reports about and erratically driven vehicle in this area. Those calls were followed shortly by the report of a single vehicle crash into a brick planter / wall at this location. Officers arrived on scene a short time later and determined the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and processed for DUI and then booked into the Issaquah Jail. The vehicle she was driving appeared to be totaled as was the wall / planter she hit. Thankfully, there were no injuries .

6600 block Lake Wa. Blvd.

Theft from Vehicle—A man called to report that 15 minutes prior, he observed two males next to his truck parked in this area. He did not think much of it until he got back to his truck and noticed that the window was smashed out, and his iPad and data calculator were gone. NPD looked for the suspect vehicle but did not find it.

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