MAY 12, 1997

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Police Beat by Andrew Walgamott, staff reporter

   April 3-May 2: A Bothell woman sought out the services of a Woodinville counselor but told the man she couldn't pay for therapy. The man said he would see her for free. The woman went in for a session April 3 which made her feel "freaky." After the session, the man began calling her and demanding payment, though he allegedly offered her another free session. He also claimed he would send her to collections.
   April 28-May 5: License plate tabs were removed from two company vehicles belonging to a vehicle rental company in the 19500 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd.
   May 1: A 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, reported stolen April 29, was actually repossessed by its legal owner, a bank. According to the police report, the vehicle was taken incorrectly, and the payment had been made. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.
   May 2: A 9-year-old girl reported a suspicious man watching her while she waited for the school bus. The man is described as being 20 to 30 years old, with dark brown hair, blue eyes, a goatee, and wearing a dark jacket, light blue jeans, and brown work boots. He was driving a dark green Chevy Suburban or Ford Explorer.
   May 4-6: A door was pried open at the office of a lumber yard in the 14900 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Nothing was taken.
   May 5: After a 32-year-old Marysville woman (who works at a business in the 18900 block of 142nd Avenue NE) went out on two "paid" dates with a 45-year-old Mukilteo man, the man began paging her 10-30 times a day. He also sent her videos, burn ointment, a manicure set, and an arm sling. The man allegedly said he knew people on the street who would kill people for $50. The man denied making the threat.
   May 5: Officers dispatched to an outdoor recreational products business in the 15100 block of Woodinville-Redmond Rd. contacted a 45-year-old ex-employee who had been "given" a wakeboard by another employee. The man was advised it was in his best interest to return the board.
   May 7: A man in a 1984 Chevy Blazer making a left turn out of an auto lot on the Woodinville-Snohomish Road upset the driver of a 1990 Dodge pickup. The vehicles stopped on the side of the road. The driver of the Dodge got out with a crowbar and hit the rear door of the Chevy.