Police Beat - March 25, 2013

  • Written by Woodinville Police Reports


An offensive personality took it upon himself to yell vile and repugnant remarks at a nearby couple, with particular emphasis on uncharitable critiques directed at the female half of the couple, all while idling in the drive-through of a fine dining establishment.

The male member of this couple was not amenable to nonviolent conflict resolution and sought to defend his lady’s honor with fisticuffs, emphasizing his disagreement with the offensive personality’s criticism with a punch to the face.

This means of righting wrongs is no longer acceptable in our contemporary era, however, and the man received an assault citation as a parting gift.


There is no right time for littering, including at 2:00 in the morning at a Woodinville park.

It was at this hour that a man was observed throwing the refuse from his fast-food meal out his car window, perhaps thinking that a maternal figure traveling in his wake would pick it up for him.

Not so. Instead he met with the disapproval of the Woodinville police.

An officer made clear to the man that litterbugs are not welcome in our town, also reminding him of park hours.

After the stern talking to, the man was given an infraction for his thoughtlessness.

Police Beat - March 18, 2013

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


Store security in the 14000 block of NE Woodinville-Duvall Road attempted to contact a suspicious suspect as he sashayed past the cash register and out the door.  The contents of his pockets must have become uncomfortable due to their “hot” nature, as he was seen dropping several bottles of perfume before running from the area.  The scent of his trail ended there.


While a shopper was making her selections in the 13900 block of NE 178th Place, a shyster was, in turn, selecting items from that shopping cart, choosing a stunning wallet, complete with credit cards. Wasting no time, our plunderer immediately made multiple purchases with the card at a nearby store.  The detective is reviewing video surveillance of the incident.


So, if you already have two outstanding warrants for escape and assault, why tempt fate by acting suspiciously and skulking about an area of recent criminal activity?  Just sayin’. Officers contacted this less-than-bright fellow under suspicion of being involved in a car prowl and booked him into King County Jail on the warrants.


You know? There’s probably a good reason why your driver’s license was suspended, and an even better reason not to drive with that suspended license. Top that off with a warrant for arrest, and you should probably think about just staying home. Woodinville officers made seven arrests during this reporting period for driving while license suspended. Two of those drivers had warrants for their arrest. Gotcha!

Police Beat - March 11, 2013

  • Written by Compiled by Maggie Inahara from City of Woodinville Police Reports
Stop what you’re doing: go to your car and remove any valuables it contains, lest you suffer the fate of a woman who this week observed suspects smash the passenger-side window of her vehicle and take the purse she had left sitting on the passenger seat.
After you’ve done that, go back and double-check that you locked your car and make certain that all your valuables are removed. Every. Single. Valuable.
Otherwise, you might discover that your Comicon tickets were taken from your unlocked vehicle, as was the case with another local resident.

Numerous plants vanished from the front yard of a Woodinville home, which were recent acquisitions of various sizes and types.
They were taken despite the presence of a delightful garden center in downtown Woodinville from which such goods can be lawfully obtained, to say nothing of various plant salvage opportunities throughout King County. Both purchase and salvage require some combination of money or effort, however, and may be expenditures too dear for certain botanophiles.

Police Beat - March 4, 2013

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It looks like Rover wasn’t too picky about admission standards through his doggie door.  Someone in the 18500 block of 151st Avenue NE conned their way past the resident canine and made off with jewelry and a Wii game.  Rover isn’t talking.


An unlocked vehicle in the 20000 block of 142nd Avenue NE was the target of a thief with a penchant for fresh fish and quality tunes. With the precision of a highly skilled sous chef, the vehicle’s stereo system was carefully filleted from the dash and set aside. Our chef’s attention was then turned to selecting the implements of fresh fish procurement by liberating two fly rods and reels.

A catch and release of these ill-gotten goods is not anticipated.


It wasn’t the ruby slippers, but a ruby necklace that was taken from a lass who had run away from home for an adventure in a hotel in the 14500 block of NE 145th Street.

She and Toto had carefully stowed the treasure in her basket (aka suitcase) only to find it had gone missing sometime between the tornado and no place like home.  Never trust a Tin Man …


The lesser-known cousin of the Tin Man, known as the Copper Man, added to his stash with an eponymous theft of wiring from the back parking lot of a business in the 16100 block of Woodinville Redmond Road.

He was last seen heading off to see either the Wizard or an illicit metal recycler.

Police Beat - February 25, 2013

  • Written by City of Woodinville Police Reports


A woman reported that her vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot across from her workplace.

The vehicle was found later in another nearby parking lot, all indications being that the woman had erred in recollecting its location.

By contrast, an area business reported the theft of an older pickup it used for deliveries after realizing no one had seen it for two weeks.


Officers responded to a shoplifting incident involving a suspect who had concealed three packages of steaks in his jacket and left the retail facility without paying for them.

Witnesses observed him flee the scene.

The car into which he escaped was stopped by the officers, who arrested the man for outstanding warrants. The whereabouts of the steaks remain a mystery.


A Woodinville park was left in a state of disorder, covered in toilet paper, silly string and garbage. It is unknown whether this mess was created by a rogue band of toddlers or other disaffected youth, but the chaotic toilet paper distribution may be a sign of feline ne’er-do-wells at work.