Local Police Beat
by Richard Matros
On Oct. 29, near Woodinville-Duvall Road and 168th NE, a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign and approximately 125 yard signs were stolen. Four other similar signs were vandalized.
On Oct. 29, near the 14500 block of 164th NE, tools were stolen from an unlocked garage.
The owner said he had placed the tools in the garage on Friday and had left for the weekend.
When he returned on Sunday, the tools were gone. The neighbors said they saw nothing suspicious, and no damage was done to the house.
On Nov. 1, near the 15600 block of NE 169th, suspects entered a residence through the garage and stole cameras, stereo and computer equipment. The thieves parked their vehicle in the garage during the burglary and, upon leaving, collided with the middle support post, causing damage to the roof and foundation.
Also on Nov.1, a residential burglary was reported near the 15000 block of NE 147th. The owners left the house at 10 a.m. and returned at 2:30 p.m. to find the garage door open and garage lights on. They found an upstairs bedroom screen was removed and the window had been opened. Latent fingerprints were lifted from the window.
In a separate incident near the 16000 block of 146th NE, a resident reported getting nuisance hang-up phone calls and observed a light-colored Jeep slowly drive by and stop in the driveway. The resident said at least three Asian males in their late teens or early 20s looked conspicuously nervous as if they were afraid of being seen. When one of the suspects noticed the resident sitting by the window, the Jeep was backed up quickly, made a U-turn through the grass, and left quickly.