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Six burglaries last week just outside city limits

  • Written by Don Mann
The six burglaries KOMO News reported having occurred in Woodinville last week actually took place outside city limits in unincorporated King County, Sheriff’s spokesperson Sergeant Cindi West confirmed Friday.

“They did NOT occur in the City of Woodinville but outside the city limits,” she wrote in an email. “We do not know for sure if the suspect is the same in all of them but because of the proximity and MO (method of operation) it is very likely.”

West forwarded basic information on each incident:

• Jan. 18 around noon, 1300 block of 165th Ave. NE.

Man was home alone, heard a crashing sound downstairs and saw a white male in his house.

The suspect was described as 18-24 years old, red hair, pale skin, 5’10”, 160 pounds. Light colored blue shiny jacket, tan colored baseball cap. Does not appear anything was taken.

• Jan. 21-Jan. 22, 15400 block of NE 157th St.

Sometime between Monday 10 p.m. and Tuesday 7 a.m. an unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked garage and took a cordless drill.

• Jan. 21, 14500 block of 168th Ave. NE.

Sometime between Monday 9 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m. unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked barn. An interior tack room door was forced open. Nothing reported missing at this time.

• Jan. 22, 14400 block of 168th Ave. NE.

Sometime between 3:45 a.m. and 4 a.m. a resident woke up to a loud banging sound. Resident looked out and did not see anything wrong.

Around 9 a.m. resident went outside and checked the barn and saw it had been broken into. A tack room door had been kicked in and a chainsaw was missing.

• Jan. 22-Jan. 23, 16400 block of NE 148th St.

Sometime between Tuesday night around 9 p.m. and Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. an unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked shed and took numerous items including a leaf blower, weed whacker, pressure washer and gasoline. (This owner had some surveillance video he already sent to media.)

• Jan. 23, 19100 block of NE 140th Place.

Sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. unknown suspect(s) entered a locked residence and took numerous items, including jewelry, laptop computers and Nintendo Wii parts.

As the burglaries were not within her jurisdiction, Woodinville Police Chief Sydney Jackson was unaware of the crimes.

West said Friday the suspect or suspects remain at large.

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