Local police beat
by Richard Matros
On Mar. 2, near the 16000 block of 177th Pl. NE, unknown suspect(s) allegedly threw a beer bottle at a pickup truck parked in a residential driveway with such force that it shattered the rear slider window, went through the cab, broke off the rearview mirror, and cracked the front windshield. The odor of beer permeating the cab indicated the bottle was full or nearly full at impact.
On Mar. 9, police observed two Woodinville minors wrestling in the middle of Woodinville-Duvall Rd. near 168th Ave. NE. As they spotted the officer approaching them, they got up and got back into their vehicle. During questioning the two about the commotion, the officer reported that he observed an open can of beer on the floorboard and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. The driver's father was contacted, and upon his arrival, he gave permission to look into the trunk. A full case and a twin pack of beer was inside. The officer recommended the two be charged with illegal possession and/or consumption by a minor and released them to the father.
A residential burglary was reported on Mar. 11 near the 15200 block of NE 202nd St. Someone entered the residence by unknown means and stole a video game player and six games. The suspect(s) also took $4 and two credit cards from a wallet in one room and $22 from a wallet in another room. The victim reported he had left the house for a short period and their Rottweiler was inside at the time. He feels that it must have been juveniles or someone the dog knew.