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Police Beat - April 23, 2012

  • Written by Compiled by Maggie Inahara from City of Woodinville Police Reports

He Can Clean Anything

A citizen from the 16500 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road called police after a solicitor came to his door attempting to sell cleaning products.  The suspect was described as approximately seven feet tall, muscular, tanned and bald, wearing white pants and a very tight-fitting white tee shirt.  He had piercing blue eyes, bushy white eyebrows and a gold loop earring in his left ear.

Police identified the solicitor who was selling the cleaner with proper credentials once he unfolded his arms.  Our salesman left  a sheen (but no wax buildup) behind.


First To File Wins the Prize

Filing your taxes on time is an onerous task unto itself, but at least there is a reward at the end of it all in the form of your refund check.  Maybe.

In a disturbing nationwide trend, it appears that the first person to file taxes under a social security number is the one who gets the reward, whether that SSN actually belongs to them, or not.

A Woodinville citizen in the 18100 block of 154th Avenue NE fell victim to this identity theft scam, losing out on her anticipated refund in excess of $5000.


Dumpsters, Drugs and Dysfunction

Police responded to the report of a male enjoying 40 winks in a dumpster in the 18000 block of Garden Way NE.

The first item on his busy agenda after that refreshing slumber was heading to a nearby restaurant for a breakfast of champions.  Not finding the jolt he was seeking from the java, he headed to the restroom for some pharmaceutical motivation.

The drugs and paraphernalia found by police were confiscated and the subject was booked into jail pending drug charges.


Car Prowl Redux

And this week’s report would not be complete without the (unfortunately) regular car break-ins: A victim in the 14100 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road reported her car window broken out and her purse and lunch bag stolen while at yoga.

Another victim in the 17600 block of Garden Way NE had her car window broken out and her laptop, purse and backpack stolen.

If you plan to leave anything valuable in your car, please be sure to give it a warm hug and kiss and tell it that you love it as you depart.

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