Sewer pump worth $10,000 stolen from parking garage | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

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Oct. 28

School violence call: At 10:01 a.m. at Tyee Middle School, someone called and mentioned violence. The school was placed on lockout as police investigated the source of the phone call. They determined that the caller was likely from out-of-state. No credible threat was developed.

Scratched with hate: At 8:32 p.m. in the 2400 block of Kelsey Creek Road, someone was visiting Bellevue College and left their car unattended in the parking lot for hours. When she returned, she discovered that someone had scratched a swastika into the paint and broke her side-view mirrors.

Oct. 29

Bring me the money: At 6:46 a.m. in the 3700 block of Factoria Boulevard Southeast, a subject posed as a representative from a corporate office. They phoned a store in Factoria and told the employee by name to remove cash from the register and bring it to another location. The employee called her boss instead.

Sewer pump sadness: At 9:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of 139th Avenue Southeast, a large sewer pump was stolen. It was worth about $10,000 and stolen from a secured parking garage. The parking area was left unsecured at times, as tenants were moving in and out.

Oct. 30

Hateful depiction: At 8:50 a.m. in the 2000 block of 155th Place Northeast, a property manager found the words “white power” written in a building stairwell. A similar incident happened in the same spot over the weekend.

Nov. 1

Wooden dowel safety: At 7:30 a.m. in the 3900 block of 129th Place Southeast, a woman heard voices outside of their condo. They also heard someone attempting to open her slider downstairs. When she looked outside, there was a subject walking away. A wooden dowel prevented the subject from opening the slider.

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