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Police Beat - 11/06/17

  • Written by City of Woodinville Police Department

LARCENY, SHOPLIFT – NE 175TH ST
Deputies were dispatched to investigate a trespass call. When they arrived, they contacted a woman who was ultimately arrested for an outstanding warrant. Deputies also recovered stolen property from a nearby store, an ORCA card belonging to someone else, and suspected narcotics. The woman was booked into jail without incident.
 
FRAUD – NE 166TH CT
The victim was contacted by a male on her cellphone. The male stated that he was an “officer with USCIS Immigrations.” He went on to tell the victim that she had not paid her immigration fee for her green card and owed $4,000.00 The male instructed her to go to the store and purchase $4,000.00 in iTunes gift cards. The victim then read all the gift card numbers over the phone to the male. When the victim arrived home, she received a second phone call, this time from a female. The woman told the victim that she needed to pay the same amount for her husband. The victim went to the bank and withdrew an additional $4,000.00. At this point, the victim realized she was being scammed and called iTunes. Unfortunately, since she had already given the numbers of the gift cards to the suspect the funds had been spent.
 
TRESPASS – NE WOODINVILLE-DUVALL ROAD
Employees asked that a chronic shoplifted be trespassed from the store.
 
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – NE WOODINVILLE-DUVALL RD
The reporting party called to report that a male was outside the business acting suspiciously and yelling for no apparent reason. Deputies arrived at which point the male began to quickly walk away. The male had uncontrollable hand and arm movements and appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic. At one point, the male appeared to fall asleep while standing up. The male said he was currently “couch surfing” and staying with a friend in Woodinville.
 
BURGLARY, COMMERCIAL, FORCED ENTRY – 139TH AVE NE
Unknown suspect(s) forced open the front door of the business and ransacked drawers. At this point, it does not appear anything was taken.
 
LARCENY, NSC – NE 181ST PL
Theft of bicycle from back patio.

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