AUGUST 4, 1997
by Mina Hochberg
Drive-by prank: At 3 a.m. on July 30, several females drove by a residence on the 19900 block of 163rd Ave. NE and threw a rock through the passenger window of an '84 Honda Civic parked in the driveway. The car belonged to a summer house guest. $250 dollars in damage was incurred.
Robbed car: While two women were rollerblading July 26 at a sports complex on NE 145 and Woodinville-Redmond Rd., an unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger windows of their '94 Isuzu Rodeo and stole two purses and a pair of sunglasses. Total loss was approximated at $250.
Stolen tools: Two men lost a van full of $1,200 in tools on the afternoon of July 24 after a white male with balding grey hair and wide-rimmed glasses loaded the tools from their '80 Ford Clubwagon van into his adjacent Mazda pickup. The van was parked on the 19800 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd. for approximately ten minutes with the front windows rolled down. The suspect reached in and unlocked the sliding side door.
More stolen tools: At some time between July 23 and 24, an unknown suspect stole $400 in tool boxes, a voltage meter, a tool bag and a child's wallet from a pickup parked at an apartment complex on the 13100 block of NE 171st St. The suspect entered through the cab's open sliding window.
Car theft attempt: On the morning of July 22, a Woodinville female parked her '93 Honda Accord at the Woodinville Park n' Ride and locked all doors. When she returned that evening she found the doors unlocked, stereo turned on, ignition punched and the driver's side window off track. No one was in the car.
Uprooted safes: At some time between the evening of July 20 and morning of July 21, two safes holding an undisclosed amount of cash and checks were uprooted from the office of a fast food restaurant on the 17800 block of 131st Ave. NE. The suspect(s) pried open the dead bolt lock on the heavy duty steel back door and then smashed the lock of the office door. One safe was bolted to the floor and the other was set in cement. The former safe was found the same morning at a construction site on the 15500 block of Woodinville-Redmond Rd.