Speedy shoplifter tops police blotter

By Shara Wallace

Beer thief
A Burien grocery store employee called police to report a shoplifting incident. The employee witnessed a male take a grocery cart to the beer cooler and load a case of beer into the cart. He pushed the cart to the front of the store near the self check-out and pretended to ring up the beer. Instead, he grabbed the beer and ran out the front door. Employees were not able to catch up with the man before he got into his car and drove off. The beer thief has not been identified yet.

Pocket dialer
Police responded to a 911 call in the 600 block of S.W. 122nd street. The caller was on a cell phone and accidentally dialed 911. When no one responded on the line, the dispatcher became concerned. They were able to trace the call and locate the cell phone in an abandoned house. Officers arrived and found three subjects had broken in to a rear door of the home and were inside illegally.

Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
2000 blk S.W. 152nd St., 100 blk S.W. 155th St., 12200 blk 14th Ave. S., 200 blk S.W. 131st, 11800 blk 12th Ave. S., 2000 blk S.W. 156th St., 15400 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 13800 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 16200 blk Sylvester Rd., 11600 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 14300 blk 1st Ave. S., 500 blk S. 146th St.

Residential burglaries and break-ins
14200 blk 29th Ave. S., 11700 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 15400 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 600 blk S.W. 122nd St., 2000 blk S.W. 163rd St., 800 blk S. 147th St., 15800 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 10800 blk 26th Ave. S., 200 blk S.W. 146th St., 13700 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 13000 blk 7th Ave. S.,