Man reports his guns with swastikas were stolen | BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department’s incident reports.

A 74-year-old man reported on July 24 that his home on the 200 block of Thomas Avenue Southwest was burglarized when he was away.

He said someone entered his locked room and stole a rifle and 9mm pistol. He said he was not sure of the make or model of the pistol but said there was a swastika on it.

He also said numerous checks were stolen and few of them were used at a Safeway. He noted that the hasp he installed on the interior door was bent and it seemed as if the screws were taken out and replaced.

He said his roommate, who “does not pay rent and does little around the house,” said she did not see anyone in the house nor did she enter his room.

There is no further information on this case at this time.

Shots to the sky

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Edmonds Avenue Northeast to multiple reports of gunshots.

According to a witness, she saw someone in a maroon truck shoot several rounds from a handgun into the sky.

She also said there were three juveniles fleeing from the vehicle towards Liberty Ridge.

Police located a 9mm shell casing at the intersection of Edmonds Avenue Northeast and Northeast Third Street.

An officer found three female juveniles who said they ran from the vehicle when they heard the gunshots because it scared them. They said they could not give any suspect or vehicle description.

There is no further information on this case at this time.

Stolen boat engine

A man contacted the police on July 24 to report that his boat engine was stolen.

He said he was in town to visit his son and go crabbing. The day after he returned from crabbing, he parked his truck and boat in front of his son’s home. The next day the boat engine — estimated value of $1,500 — was missing.

There is no further information on this case at this time.

Stolen airsoft guns

Police responded to a burglary in progress on July 24 at XT Armory located on the 1000 block of Northeast 48th Street.

The responding officer reported the front door of the business was smashed with two large rocks, and a sheet of metal that was attached to the front door was peeled back.

Additional officers and a K9 were requested on scene. The owner of the business also made it to the scene to provide keys to the front door.

Police made multiple announcements of their presences, but nobody responded. An officer and the K9 went inside to conduct a sweep of the business, but no one was found.

Three airsoft guns were reported stolen. The estimated cost of damage to the front door is $1,000.

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