FEBRUARY 3, 1997

 The Edwards Agency

Local News

Police Beat

Police Beat by Jeff Switzer
A firearm assault took place at Woodinville high School Jan. 22 when an 18-year-old male student shot a 16-year-old student in the leg with a pellet gun, police said. According to the incident report, a 16-year-old female witness heard the suspect say, "Why don't we shoot her while she's coming out of the gate [at Smokers' Corner]?"
   According to police, the suspect admitted to Tiffany Atwood, the school's resource officer, that he shot the pellet gun, but meant to hit the victim in the wallet. The victim described the shot as a painful sting. The principal is considering expulsion of the suspect; the victim has initially chosen not to prosecute.

In other police news:
   Jan. 26: Unknown suspects attempted to gain entry to a 1990 Nissan pickup at the Waterford Park apartment complex. While the suspects damaged the vehicle's doors, they were unable to gain entry.
   Jan. 28: Thieves broke into a 1990 Acura Integra three-door belonging to a resident at the Waterford Park apartments and stole a stereo amplifier, a 12-inch speaker, and a speaker box. Entry was made via the passenger side window.
   Also Jan. 28: A laptop computer was taken from a local business in the 15100 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road. This business had also reported a forced entry two weeks ago, and police have discussed the two incidents with the company's management.
   Also last week: Police in the Granite Falls area recovered an automobile engine which had recently been stolen from a local business.