Arlington thief nabs strange loot

A car prowler in Arlington may have gotten a surprise earlier this month.

Arlington police blotters are faxed to The Herald every few weeks. Here’s a strange one from April 8:

Arlington: The trunk of a car was broken into and beauty school supplies were stolen. A duffle bag containing 8 mannequin heads was also stolen.

Can you imagine the perp getting home and opening that bag? Worse yet, how much did that stuff cost the rightful owner?

Here are some other interesting blotter items from around the county over the past few months:

Arlington: The respondent in an anti-harassment order exposed her buttocks to the protected parties. She was taken to jail.

Mukilteo: (Caller) requested to speak with an officer regarding his wife being involved in an extramarital affair.

Mukilteo: (Caller) reported that there were several juveniles in the neighbor’s yard acting strange and making “ferret noises” there. The juveniles were GOA(gone on arrival.)

Mukilteo: Officer responded to the above area regarding someone locked inside a portable toilet. Officer determined that a subject had locked a friend in the port-a-potty. Both thought nothing of the incident. They agreed to leave.

Mukilteo: (Caller) requested an officer to “Scare Straight” an 11-year-old caught stealing for the second time. Officer advised that we do not intimidate children. (Caller) decided that the officer was not needed.

Stanwood: Police located a vehicle in a public park that had become stuck in a ditch after the occupants had been driving on the grass. The vehicle was impounded after the car had been left abandoned. A person of interest driver has been identified.

Most recently in blotter bits: September, August and July.

Reporter’s note: Some folks have asked why we don’t post all the blotters in the county. The short answer is that there are way too many, and most are pretty boring – or involve too many personal details about victims that we wouldn’t release. Some agencies email or send us their blotters every day or fairly regularly, but some only provide blotters in person at the individual police stations. Everett police and Stanwood police both post blotters pretty regularly to their Facebook pages as well. Fire District 1 also posts comprehensive blotter items on its website.

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