|Police Beat - Sept. 17, 2012|
|Written by Compiled by Maggie Inahara from City of Woodinville Police Reports|
Down and Out in Woodinville
A Woodinville officer found three severely intoxicated individuals at the intersection of NE 181st Place and 140th Avenue NE. Two of them were vertical, but one had assumed a horizontal position in the roadway. Once they were all arranged in an upright alignment, they were questioned about where they had been drinking and then released to walk to their nearby home.
Standing Their Ground
Police were called to the report of a truck colliding with a group of mailboxes in the 14700 block of NE 178th Street. The officer found a truck further down the road with damage and a witness who identified the driver. The driver insisted that he had given the mailboxes fair warning by honking, but the mailboxes refused to get out of his way. The driver was processed for DUI and then released pending charges.
Run Forest, Run!
The victim reported to police that somebody had uprooted one of the small maple trees from his garden in the 12400 block of NE 171st Court and stuck it under his garage door. There was no explanation for this crime against vegetation.
Park or Paint
A car owner in the 13200 block of NE 154th Drive received an anonymous letter in the mail asking him to park his car in his garage so that there would be more parking available on the street for visitors. Apparently, he didn’t realize he was dealing with paint ball warriors when he demurred. It was obvious that no referees or marshals were present as an unfair and imbalanced battle ensued where the car was not only unarmed, but not afforded the opportunity to mask up prior to the paintball battle. There was abundant evidence of overshooting, ramping and failure to maintain a minimum distance. The battle ended with multiple hits to the victim’s car with the culprits walking off the field with their lopsided victory.