Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Police Report: April 14-15

April 14th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism – 7:50 pm. The resident told officers that his younger son was sitting in the living room when a rock was thrown through the living room window. The son ran to the window and observed an unknown black male running away between the buildings.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Motor vehicle collision – 9:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of a multiple vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of the at fault vehicle failed to pay full time and attention to his driving and was driving at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent for the road conditions. As a result the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck two parked cars. The driver was issued three State traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded. The owners of the parked vehicles were notified.

April 15th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Fraud – 10 am. Officers interviewed the victim of a mortgage scam and learned that on March 7th he received a phone call from a representative of the US Document Prep company. The representative told the victim that the company could lower his mortgage payment. They requested an upfront fee of $695.00 via an electronic check for their services. The complainant provided them with his bank account and routing number for the transaction. A follow-up appointment was scheduled but no one from the company showed up. When the victim attempted to contact the company at the phone number they gave him the number was no longer in service. Officers searched online for US Document Prep and discovered that the company was listed with the Better Business Bureau as receiving multiple fraud complaints. A copy of MRPD’s fraud report was sent to the PGPD Financial Crimes Unit for follow up.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 10:55 am. Officers received an e-mail from a resident stating that he found two purses and their contents scattered along the 4200 block of 32nd Street. Officers responded to take custody of the items and were able to ascertain the owner’s information and notify her that her property had been recovered. The owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle across the street from her residence at about 11 pm the previous evening but didn’t remember if she locked it. The officers found the vehicle and observed that both passenger side doors were slightly ajar but no signs of forced entry. The victim stated that several items had been stolen from inside the car. The officers were able to obtain two latent prints from the vehicle’s doors but neither provided enough detail for identification.

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