Stealing appeared to be the crime of choice in Edmonds in recent weeks, according to police department reports. Here’s a summary:
81oo block Lake Ballinger Way: A restaurant reported that a suspect ordered lunchtime food and drinks, then left without paying for his meal.
An Edmonds doctor told police that a former employee stole prescription forms from his office. The ex-employee was caught later that same day passing a forged prescription at a pharmacy in the 7300 block of 216th Street Southwest.
An unknown suspect broke into a locked refrigerator at the rear of a pizza restaurant in the 21100 block of 76th Avenue West. The thief grabbed a case of steak, some discarded used frying pans and – to make matters interesting -used tires and rims.
7300 block 224th Street Soutwest: A 52-year-old man was issued a criminal trespass warning after he was seen trying car door handles at a condominium complex.
21100 block Highway 99: A customer punched a kiosk machine in the lobby of a fast-food restaurant, breaking the glass screen.
8100 block 236th Street Southwest: A man reported that his flat screen TV was stolen from his apartment while he was out of town.
A gas station in the 22000 block Highway 99 reported that a man and woman pumped gas into their vehicle and drove away without paying.
A sandwich shop in the 23800 block of Highway 99 reported that a customer stole approximately $50 from the register till.
23600 block of Highway 99: A grocery store reported that a woman’s purse was stolen from her shopping cart. Using recorded video surveillance, the store provided a description of the suspect but police weren’t able to locate him.