Suspect arrested for reckless burning after battery fire near library | Police Blotter.

Police blotter for June 17-23.

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:57am
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June 17

Thrown items: At 1:54 p.m. in the 10100 block of Northeast 8th Street, an off-duty detective watched a theft in progress. The suspect threw items at store employees in order to flee the scene. The detective was able to get the suspect vehicle’s description. A responding officer caught the suspect.

June 19

Grow farm: At 2:21 p.m. in the 15400 block of Southeast 42nd Street, a landlord reported a suspected cannabis grow farm. Officers conducted a search and found several cannabis plants packaged in the home.

June 21

The wrong person: At 1:32 a.m. in the 5100 block of Lakemont Boulevard Southeast, officers responded to a glass break alarm, after a suspect forced entry through the front door. The suspect stole items and fled. After the initial police response, an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle. The car and its occupants were eventually released from the stop.

Reckless burning: At 4:32 p.m. in the 1100 block of 110th Avenue Northeast, there was a fire at the downtown library, possibly started by fireworks. The fire was extinguished with no damage to property. It turned out to be some kind of device, on the sidewalk, that triggered the fire. The bomb squad was called in and the library evacuated as a safety measure. The device was an electric bike battery pack. Someone recklessly lit it on fire. The suspect was later located. He was on an electric bike that was missing its battery.

June 23

Elevator ride: At 9:49 a.m. in the 300 block of 108th Avenue Northeast, a subject followed two employees into an elevator. He was holding an unknown metallic object in his hand while speaking incoherently as he rode the elevator to the 18th floor. The subject stayed inside the elevator, riding it back down to the lobby area. That’s where he contacted and allegedly threatened a janitor. The subject was not found.

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