Police Blotter: Gun, rare coins reported stolen from Rolling Bay home


A handgun and up to $10,000 in rare coins were reported stolen Feb. 19 from a home on the 11000 block of Sunrise Drive NE. The home’s residents were in the process of moving when the items disappeared.

Also this week, loose dogs tangled with a poodle on Madison Avenue and someone cut the cover off a manhole on Halls Hill Road.

The blotter is below:

Feb. 19

Burglary: A .40 caliber handgun and a box of rare coins were reported missing from a Sunrise Drive home. The residents were in the process of moving at the time of the theft and had left some items in boxes inside the locked house. A woman returned to the residence at about 9:30 a.m. and discovered the Glock handgun and its attache case missing. A box containing old silver coins, valued between $5,000 and $10,000, had also vanished. Ammunition for the handgun was still in the home. The woman checked with her husband, who confirmed he hadn’t moved the gun or coins yet. No suspects.

Feb. 18

Theft: A Washington State Patrol trooper relayed a report of theft from the pay boxes at a private parking lot near the ferry terminal shortly before 9 a.m. A suspect was seen trying to pry cash out of the boxes. Police searched the area but couldn’t locate the suspect.

Feb. 16

Dog attack: A 56-year-old woman called police after her poodle was attacked by loose dogs on Madison Avenue near Wyatt Way. The woman said two boxer-type dogs had bounded across the street and attacked bit the poodle. She picked up her dog and said she was bit on the hand and calf in the process. The dog bites did not puncture her skin and she declined aid. The poodle suffered a tear to its lip. Police located a man walking a boxer on a leash nearby. The man said he was taking care of the dogs for a friend and they’d gotten away from him. He said he saw the dogs attack the poodle but didn’t see them bite the woman. Animal control was contacted for a followup.

Feb. 14

Lost property: A Parkview Drive man reported his Rolex watch missing. The man said he had searched his home, yard and vehicle and couldn’t find the timepiece. The watch was a Submariner with a black face and silver band.

Feb. 12

Malicious mischief: An aluminum cover was sawed off a manhole on Halls Hill Road near Rockaway Bluff Road. A city employee speculated someone had dropped something into the hole or an animal had become stuck in the hole, and a resident had taken action. The cost of repair was estimated at $1,000, including labor. A wooden pallet was used to cover the hole temporarily.