JULY 14, 1997
by Mina Hochberg
On the morning of July 8, a 29-year-old black Tacoma male shoplifted a purple jacket worth $95 from a Woodinville sports shop located on the 14100 block of NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. The suspect discarded the jacket soon after, and refused to reveal its exact whereabouts. It was found the next morning in a nearby bush.
Between the afternoons of July 3 and 4, a steam cleaner worth $2,067 was stolen from a storage business on the 14300 block of NE 200th St. The suspect had broken and entered through a window.
At some time between July 4 and 5, an unknown suspect pried open the back door of a business on the 19500 block of 144th Ave. NE and stole 50 CDs, 5 candy bars and a pack of cigarettes worth a total of $753. Damage to the door was estimated at $200.
At some time between July 3 and 7, at a wood modeling business on the 19700 block of 144th Ave. NE, an unknown suspect pried open a front window and stole a suitcase of models, easels and other supplies valued at $12,723.
At some time between July 6 and 7, an unknown suspect entered a home on the 18100 block of 145 Pl. NE and stole two sets of golf clubs worth $1614. The suspect entered through an open garage door.
On the morning of July 8, an 18-year-old white male was found sleeping in a Blue Chrysler in the rear lot of Leota Junior High School after spending the two previous nights in the same location. The suspect said he was homeless and had nowhere else to go. In November of 1994, he had been reported for trespassing violations in the same location.