Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of area law enforcement and emergency service agencies. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff’s department. By law, victims of crimes may request through law enforcement agencies that their names not be released to the media. Theft and vandalism reports were filed unless otherwise noted.
Cellphone reported stolen from the Taj Food Mart.
A Eugene, Ore., woman tried to buy a car she found on Craigslist.org. The car’s owner, a Portland man, took some of the woman’s money and drove off in the car. The woman told a 46-year-old Walla Walla man described as an Internet friend of hers. The man tracked the car-seller via his cellphone and called to demand he give the woman’s money back. A friend of the car seller took the phone and claimed to be a member of Al Qaeda and threatened to kill the Walla Walla man.
Four men and a woman attempted to break into Dora’s Deli, according to an unnamed witness who was alerted by the outdoor light at the deli being turned on and off. The suspects did not gain entry into the eatery but stole six bolts used to secure window bars.
A soldier reported his Army-issued rain jacket was stolen from his car over the weekend. The 39-year-old later spotted an 18-year-old wearing the jacket. Police confronted the teen near Jack-in-the-Box and he tried to get rid of baggies of methamphetamine. The teen said a friend had given him the jacket and he had just found the three baggies.
Vehicle prowl reported in the 700 block of South Fourth Street.
A Birch Creek Road man reported someone keeps leaving needles on his property.
A Couse Creek woman reported her husband, who had low blood sugar, drove off in his truck.
Graffiti reported in the 200 block of East Broadway.
Vehicle prowl reported in the 900 block of Robbins Street.
Electrical meter reportedly tampered with in the 1400 block of Wilkenson Street.
Mountain bike reportedly stolen in the 200 block of Southwest Second Avenue.