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Police Beat - Oct. 17, 2011

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

Propane Gadget Play

After getting his propane tank filled outside of a store, a suspect pretending to be a split end walked laterally behind the line of scrimmage, took a wallet passed from his pocket and continued around the opposite end of the line into the store. Because the store personnel would normally expect said split end to run a downfield pass pattern, and pay, an end-around that caught the clerk by surprise resulted in a big gain for our phony footballer.  With one final head fake, the larcenous lout was out the door without paying.  Although flags were thrown, upon further review, no penalties have been assessed.

This little piggy cried “wee, wee, wee!”

An individual appears to have visualized rectangular slots in the roofs of two locked vehicles. Unable to resist a child-like urge to tap this giant piggy bank, the thief must have found the rubber plug in the bottom.  They removed a wallet, silver dollars and quarters, thankfully without having to smash Mr. Piggy.  No suspects were seen going to the market, eating roast beef or heading home.

The Buddy System

The buddy system is a safety routine that calls for a Scout to be paired with a buddy whenever participating in Scouting activities or meeting with merit badge counselors.The buddy system trains Scouts to look after one another to ensure safe and enjoyable Scouting experiences. At least two bad Scouts used their training for nefarious purposes while stealing scrap angle steel and metal doorstops from a local business.The stolen goods were large and heavy enough to require a team effort. The theft routine appears to have been carried out safely and without evidence being left behind. The perpetrators are hereby asked to report to their merit badge counselors immediately.

Top 10 things NOT to do when your driver’s license is suspended

Coming in at number one on that list is sleeping while driving.  Sleeping drivers tend to do a variety of things that call attention to themselves, such as drifting across the centerline and crashing head-on into an oncoming car. If that crash is blocking the roadway, you now have the complete attention of a whole lot of people, who will be dialing 9-1-1 faster than a knife fight in a phone booth. Our sleepy scofflaw found himself slapped with two infractions for the price of one nap, including DWSL.

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