by Matt Schroeder
On the evening of July 13, someone entered through the window of a home in the 12000 block of NE 168th Court. While nothing was stolen, the homeowner returned home to discover that someone had been through her underwear drawer.
On the afternoon of July 16, a 16-year-old Bothell High School boy allegedly solicited phone sex from a local auto body shop on a dare. The caller played along and the boy visited the shop that afternoon, looking for the man he called. The man took the boy's picture and detained him until police could arrive.
On July 19, at approximately 3:30 p.m., two Woodinville residents, 18 and 20, allegedly hit two junior high students in a drive-by water balloon attack. The victims chose not to prosecute.
Local stores have experienced a rash of shoplifting attempts. Shoplifters are prosecuted when apprehended. Some examples of recent arrests include:
July 13: Police reported a 46-year-old Kent man tried to take a six-pack of beer and two cans of dungeness crab meat; a Lynnwood man, 29, allegedly took 58 packs of assorted cigarettes without paying; a 45-year-old Lynnwood woman shoplifted over $80 in groceries, including cheese, coleslaw, hot wings, steak, an 8-piece chicken meal, pasta, cigarettes, soda, beer, 2% milk, strawberry juice, bags of ice, bread, pickles, corn, and tomatoes.
July 16: A Bothell man, 19, reportedly tried to steal an $18 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.
July 18: a Monroe man, 27, allegedly stole a case of beer, a bottle of wine, and a bottle of Teriyaki sauce. The same day, a Seattle man, 18, was caught allegedly trying to hide $16.67 of meat in his pants.