Police Beat - December 17, 2012

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Spice of Life

Two enterprising fellows visited an area provider of cellular services where they liberated two display phones.

An enterprising employee gave chase, only to be rewarded with a dash of pepper spray for his dedication and loyalty.


A very thirsty criminal burst through the drive-through window of a Woodinville business with an eye toward taking a change drawer and cash register.

Undisclosed beverages were also absconded with, the thief perhaps fearing any germs that could be contracted by contact with a drinking fountain.

Police Beat - December 10, 2012

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

Little Drugger Boy

Come, they told police

Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum

Suspicious activity

Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum

They went immediately

Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum

To the 17400 block of 131st Ave NE

Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum

Rum, pa, pum, pum, rum, pa, pum, pum

Police did not find any frankincense or myrrh, but found other suspicious substances in the possession of our merry mischief makers.  The vehicle was towed until a search warrant was obtained, and as a result of the search warrant, additional narcotics and suspected stolen finest gifts were seized.  The suspects were arrested, and will have their chance to play their drums for the judge.

Dashing Through the Parking Lot …

… without his one horse open sleigh.  Over the hill he tried to go with the loss prevention officer following  all the way.  The next sound the suspect heard after being led away from the 17600 block of Garden Way NE was the jingling of the jail cell door closing behind him, due to an outstanding warrant.  Ho ho ho!

’Tis the season …

… for high tech thievery. Unknown suspect(s) shattered the rear window of a victim’s Lexus SUV in the 14800 block of NE 145th Street and stole a laptop computer, an iPOD and iPAD from the back seat.

A burglar in the 13200 block of NE 186th Street entered the residence by unknown means and removed three cameras and a Kindle Fire, then decided to make their way to the top of the naughty list with the additional theft of jewelry.

Looks like someone’s getting a low tech lump of coal for Christmas.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Larceny …

… everywhere you go. Well, at least at the 17900 block of Garden Way NE, where two subjects removed three pairs of shoes from the store without paying. The suspects were observed with their hopalong boots in tow, driving away from the scene in a beige sedan. All five and 10 stores (especially the ones glistening once again) should be on alert and keep a special watch on those dolls that will talk and will go for a walk.

Police Beat - December 3, 2012

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

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

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


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

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

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.