APRIL 7, 1997
by Andrew Walgamott, staff reporter
Jan. 27-Mar. 5: Unauthorized 1-900 calls were made on a limousine company's phone bill and charges on a customer's Visa bill were made by an ex-employee of the company, a 26-year-old Bothell man. The suspect apparently got the customer's credit card number from her reservation.
Reports mailed to Precinct 2 and occurring between Mar. 17 and Mar. 23: A yard trash container valued at $200 was stolen from a residence on NE 201st Street. A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked on NE 175th. A larceny was attempted at a grocery on NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, but four packs of cigarettes were turned over to a clerk at the exit. A truck window was broken at NE 178th Place.
Mar. 21: Paint and mud were thrown and obscenities were marked on a 1980 BMW parked on 128th Avenue NE.
Mar. 26-27: Money bags from a restaurant office on Woodinville-Duvall Road were stolen.
Mar. 29: A man was transported to Evergreen Hospital and treated for first and second degree burns after being injured by a black powder explosion on the Seafair pirate ship during the All Fools' Day Parade.
Mar. 30-31: Window latches on a church on 124th Avenue NE were unscrewed, the premises entered and doors kicked in, but nothing was taken.
Mar. 31: A safe box with an undisclosed amount of money was taken from a bar at a shopping mall on 140th Avenue NE. A hole was drilled into the establishment from a neighboring business. Unplayed pull-tabs were damaged. Threats were made over the phone to a residence on 151st Way NE; the residents were advised to dial *69.
Mar. 31-April 1: The lock of a video rental store on 140th Avenue NE was forced and a cash tray with an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The tray was found April 1. Fingerprints were taken.
April 1: A home on NE 148th Street was ransacked, and jewelry boxes containing necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings, plus a computer valued at $3,500, were stolen. Fingerprints were taken.