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.

Police Beat - October 22, 2012

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Hair Care Despair

Unknown suspect(s) attempted to pry the door to a business in the 13600 block of NE 175th Street, but then broke a window to gain entry. Once inside, they attempted to break into the safe, but ended up stealing hair care products.  Considering the price of those products, that ended up being a pretty hair raising theft.

Binders Full of Fraud

A victim in the 13200 block of NE 201st Court received notice from his bank that he was overdrawn after an unknown suspect charged over $900 on his debit card. In a haunting development, the victim could not locate his debit card.

Boo on Burglars!

• Unknown suspect(s) broke the front window of a residence in the 15700 block of NE 183rd Street and stole jewelry from inside.

• A victim arrived at work in the 17700 block of 140th Avenue NE and found pry damage to the front door lock and some chip damage to a window indicating somebody had tried to break in for treats or other ill-gotten goods.

• A victim reported forced entry to her vacant home in the 18500 block of 144th Avenue NE, however, it appears that this was no haunting, as perhaps the bank entered to determine if property was occupied. The victim reported some photos missing from the wall.

Here’s hoping the tricks get turned on these scoundrels.

Trick or Loot

A store manager in the 17600 block of Garden Way NE called police to have a woman trespassed for aggressively approaching elderly customers asking for money. She was asked to take her goody bag and leave the property.

Police Beat - October 15, 2012

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These Wheels Are Made for Rollin’

And that’s just what they’ll do.

One of these days those wheels are gonna roll away from you.

This sad song played out in the 14200 block of NE 190th Street when a rental vehicle was jacked up in the victim’s parking lot and all four wheels were removed.

If the thieves were wearing boots, they didn’t leave any prints from those or any other clues behind.

Pry, Pry Again

The owner of a building in the 15300 block of Woodinville-Redmond Road NE reported a series of incidents related to the property over the past month after finding somebody had tried to pry open the door of the business once again.  Let’s hope that persistence does not pay off for these scoundrels.

“If You Can Read This…

…you’re driving too close,” says a popular bumper sticker.

Add alcohol to that scenario, and you have the recipe for a rear-end collision. Such was the case when the driver of a large truck found himself crunched into the back of a small sedan in the 16200 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road. The driver of the truck was processed for DUI and released pending charges.

Police Beat - October 8, 2012

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Bad Sportsmanship

A penalty was called in the 17400 block of 131st Avenue NE when a woman returned to her parking spot after an event at the sports field to find that the hidden ball trick had been extended to her car. There was no broken glass or yellow flags thrown to indicate a forced entry for this missing car mystery.

To See or Not to See

That is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to offer a plethora of hip eyewear to try on in the 13800 block of NE 175th Street to envision oneself as being of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, that scoundrel who would cause heartache and a thousand natural shocks by absconding with said eyewear with no payment. Aye, there’s the rub.  Abscond they did, leaving the eyeglass frame purveyors to sleep, perchance to dream of honest customers.

To Hades and Beyond!

A nicely dressed male suspect stole two hand baskets full of groceries from a store in the 14100 block of NE Woodinville-Duvall Road by running out through the emergency door. We know where he’s going in those hand baskets …

Do Criminals Drink in the Woods?

Police were called to a report of suspicious activity in the 14100 block of NE 183rd Street and found two subjects in the woods drinking. One was arrested on his outstanding warrants and booked into jail, and the other trespassed from the property. This question, along with other pressing questions, such as the religion of the Pope, was answered indisputably.

Police Beat - October 1, 2012

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Workout Woes

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.