Local police & fire logs
On the night of June 15, unknown suspects broke into a local store and used a metal-cutting tool to open a 4-inch-square hole in the side of the safe. The safe was destroyed, and an undisclosed amount of money stolen.
At about 1 p.m. June 15, a briefcase was stolen from an unlocked van parked in the lot of a local fast-food restaurant. Inside the briefcase, along with business-related items, were a Motorola flip-phone and the victim's will. Police report a call was made from the phone at about 3 p.m. that afternoon, but they could not determine the telephone number.
At approximately 6 a.m. June 15, the Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District received reports of a fire in the Lake Tuck area. An electrical fire had spread to combustibles at a home in the 19000 block of 229th Ave. NE. A sprinkler system was installed in the attic, and upon arrival the fire department was able to confine the fire to about 25% of the attic area. Damage and loss is estimated at $50,000.
On June 19 at about 6:50 p.m., the Northshore Fire Department was dispatched to a residence in the 6000 block of NE 153rd Street. Seeing heavy smoke, firefighters attacked the fire through the main entrance, attempting to extinguish fires on both levels of the two-story home. The fire caused massive damage, keeping firefighters on the scene for five hours. Bothell and Shoreline Fire Departments provided mutual aid, and the Fire Buffs responded, providing refreshments to the tired firemen. A thorough search revealed nobody in the building. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.