Police Beat - December 3, 2012

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Emission Blues

A victim reported that unknown suspect(s) entered his/her unsecured vehicle at a business located in the 17800 block of 130th Avenue NE and removed a catalytic converter. Although there was a large carbon footprint left behind, no other clues were discovered.

Nothing Noble about This

A victim reported an unknown female suspect who left her store in the 17700 block of 140th NE without paying for a shirt.

The suspect was seen driving away from the scene. Someone needs to advise this gal that it is only considered noble to give someone the shirt off your back if you have, indeed, paid for that shirt.

Show Me the Money

A victim reported that unknown suspect(s) used unknown means to remove money from a secured business safe in the 14300 block of NE 145th Street. No forced entry was found. The destination of these teleported funds is unknown.

Something Old, Something New…

… Something stolen, someone blue.  A victim reported unknown suspect(s) smashed the passenger window on his/her vehicle parked in the 19500 block of 144th Avenue NE and gained entry. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed an old cell phone and a new cell phone box that contained a charger and Sim card.

Police Beat - November 26, 2012

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Eschewing one of the lesser known commandments of “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s vegetation,” a plant pirate made a getaway with the greenery from an unsecured patio in the 17200 block of 127th Place NE.  The green-thumbed thief left Cisco and all of his fans wondering how low someone could go.


If The Third Time’s a Charm…

… the fourth time must be kismet.  Woodinville officers responded to an accident near NE  200th Street and placed one of the drivers into custody for investigation of DUI.  Incredibly, this was the arrested person’s fourth arrest for DUI.  Let’s hope this motoring maniac never gets a chance to try for number five.

Postal Fail

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, unless they come face to face with the postal equivalent of the headless horseman: a post missing its mailbox. Such was the case in the 18300 block of 146th Avenue NE, where the victim reported that unknown suspect(s) had removed her mailbox from the post in front of her residence.

Equal Opportunity Thievery

A burglar discovered a manly-looking shop vacuum that struck his fancy in an unsecured garage in the 20300 block of 156th Avenue NE.  With that booty secured, he spied something that might appeal to the little lady back home and selected some china as well.  It appears that his shopping list was fulfilled at this point, as he went on his way with no apparent entry made into the house.

Police Beat - November 12, 2012

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Should Have Waited a Week …

A Woodinville Police officer made contact with the occupants of a suspicious vehicle near NE 179th and 142nd Ave NE and smelled the essence of a suspect substance (which was the subject of legalization during our most recent election) coming from inside the car. One suspect was arrested and cited for possession of this soon-to-be-legal weed and released to his parents.  As is the case with other mood altering substances, he’ll still need to wait until he’s 21.

Bad Bar Behavior

A bar patron in the 14300 block of NE 145th Street did more than belly up to the bar, helping him or herself to the bartender’s wallet from her purse. The suspect obviously had no plans to start a tab elsewhere, making use of the stolen credit cards at other locations in Snohomish County.

Hot Commodity

Police and Fire responded to a fire in the 12600 block of NE 173rd Place where biodiesel was being processed. The shed on the property, as well as the biodiesel materials, were destroyed.

Kitchen Capers

An alert neighbor called police after hearing a home alarm in the 15100 block of NE 198th Place and then seeing a white van leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Police checked the home and found there was an attempt to enter the home through the kitchen window.  Even the seasoned burglar can’t resist that old alarmed cookie jar trap.

Police Beat - November 5, 2012

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Look Ma—No Brains!

In a spectacular display of stupidity, a driver with a suspended license and no insurance decided to peel out of a parking lot in the 16000 block of Woodinville Redmond Road in full view of a Woodinville officer.  The officer had been alerted to racing vehicles in the area and this road-hogging numbskull did not disappoint.

After executing several more traffic violations, the hooligan in his Honda was stopped and asked to exit the vehicle.

He was cited for his numerous violations and released. The hapless Honda remained at the scene.

To the Universe, and Beyond!

A Samsung Galaxy tablet apparently took exception to being returned to its eBay origins and took flight sometime between being placed in its postal envelope in the 14100 block of NE 189th Street and the empty envelope’s arrival at the returns’ department at eBay.

We suspect it had some assistance in the form of a sticky-fingered thief along the way.

Busy Week for Car Burglars

• A victim’s locked vehicle was entered in the 13200 block of NE 183rd Street without any signs of force with the garage door opener and registration documents being stolen from inside. Sometimes you do everything right by locking your car and not leaving anything of obvious value inside, and something revolting like this happens anyway.

• An unknown suspect entered the victim’s locked vehicle near NE 195th and 136th Avenue NE without any signs of force and stole a backpack, wallet and I-pod.

• A victim reported her car window broken while parked in a lot in the 17300 block of 131st Avenue NE, with her laptop computer and purse stolen from inside.

• Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle in the 13500 block of NE 200th Street and stole his GPS, checkbook and duffle bag and made attempts to cash the company checks. This case is under investigation.

• An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle in the 18200 block of 132nd Place NE and stole a pair of eyeglasses, a beach bag and music CDs.

Let’s put a crimp in the avoidable crimes by not leaving ANYTHING of value in the car — locked or not.

Just Wanna Look Cool …

With the dark, dreary and soggy days of fall upon us, one would not think that sunglasses would be such a hot commodity, but a shoplifter decided to misappropriate not one, but two pairs, from a store in the 17600 block of Garden Way NE.

As if that theft weren’t bad enough already, our hipster doofus defalcator looked even less cool when a substance resembling heroin was found in his pocket.

The suspect was cited and released for the theft with pending drug charges after lab analysis

Police Beat - October 29, 2012

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Unknown ghouls cut the padlock from the gate of a business in the 14500 block of NE Woodinville Way and proceeded to skulk about the grounds.

In an eerie development, nothing appears to be stolen.

Stanley’s Steamed About This

Unknown suspects stole carpet cleaning equipment from the victim’s work truck in the 12800 block of NE 178th Street.

There was no ground-in dirt, dust mites or other clues left behind.

Double Toil and Trouble

A female suspect was arrested for shoplifting frogs, tarantulas, eyeballs and other groceries along with spirits to fill her cauldron from a business in the 17600 block of Garden Way NE.

She was transported on a broom into jail for theft charges.

Grave and Car Robbers

A victim’s unlocked vehicle in the 18200 block of 167th Avenue NE was entered and his wallet spirited away.

The handwriting was on the headstone for what happened next: His credit cards were used at three locations in Woodinville.