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Police Beat - Sept. 24, 2012

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

Have Paint, Will Vandalize

It was a busy week for paint-wielding vandals:

A clothing donation container in the 17800 block of 140th Avenue NE has once again been the unfortunate target of theft and vandalism, attracting yet another troupe of transgressors. The hasp on the container was broken and the top was spray-painted in a most unsightly fashion.

Two additional suspects with a penchant for painting made their way through a neighborhood in the 15600 block of NE 195th Street anointing at least three vehicles with black and silver pigments.

In a final act of latex lawlessness, unknown suspect(s) spray painted “I will burn you” on the side of the school in the 16400 block of NE 197th Place.

Holster those spray cans, you scoundrels!


Clandestine Caper

In a most revolting development that no one could have seen coming, a victim reported her wallet stolen from her purse which was kept in a desk drawer inside a business office in the 13600 block of NE 175th Street.  Her credit cards had been used by an unknown suspect in Kenmore prior to her noticing the theft. The surreptitious scrounger left no other clues behind.


Lookout Fail

Police responded to an audible alarm at a business in the 14500 block of Woodinville-Redmond Road. Apparently, the two suspects had not considered the possibility that an audible alarm might attract attention, and failed to appoint the designated lookout ahead of time. Sure enough, they were caught red-handed inside trying to break into the safe. They were arrested and booked into the King County Jail pending burglary charges and Darwin Award nominations.


Park and Fried

Police responded to the report of an intoxicated male in the Park and Ride at the 17800 block of 140th Avenue NE attempting a back-in parking maneuver. This increasingly popular tactical parking method rated a FAIL in this particular circumstance, since there was a major element missing: his car. Due to his extreme state of incapacitation, the subject was transported by an aid car to a detox facility. We are all glad that he was too pie-eyed to find his car.

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