Thieves and fraudsters found golden opportunities at a gym in the 18600 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Road, stealing wallets from lockers while victims were working out. In at least one case, a debit card was used at several locations. While many of us hope to “lose a few” during our workout, this certainly isn’t what we had in mind.
Smile for the Camera
Store employees noticed a Smartphone missing from its security device inside a store in the 18000 block of Garden Way NE. Two not-so-smart males were captured on video liberating the gadget. Here’s hoping that their impromptu cameo will come back to bite them in the end that doesn’t smile.
Crimes Against Vegetation—Redux
In a crime reminiscent of a recent Police Beat report, an innocent tree has once again been victimized. This time, a 4 ½ foot Korean silver fir tree near the front door of a residence in the 19900 block of 166th Avenue NE had branches and pine cones cut from it. The would-be arborist-gone-mad left no needles or other clues behind.
Utility Pole: 1 — Car: 0
Police were dispatched to NE 173rd Place and 127th Place NE after a car had a close encounter of the colliding kind with a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital to have his injuries treated, where he was also treated to processing for pending DUI charges. The utility pole is expected to make a full recovery.