OCTOBER 6, 1997
by Andrew Walgamott
Officer injured: A King County Police officer required stitches to her elbow after another vehicle collided with hers in the early morning hours of Sept. 27. According to police, a 1984 Toyota Camry driven by a local 18-year-old male crossed the centerline in the 16900 block of 124th Ave. N.E., striking the officer's car. Speed was not a factor. The boy was charged with a minor traffic infraction.
Safe stolen: A new, free-standing safe was stolen from a building products business in the 19200 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd. Sept. 28. The safe reportedly only contained invoices. Company officials believe it would've taken two people to lift it.
Checks forged 1: Two stolen checks totaling more than $1,000 were deposited for cash at a bank in the 13200 block of N.E. 175th St.
Checks forged 2: A 16-year-old Woodinville female may be charged with forgery after she allegedly stole checks from her mother between Aug. 29 and Sept. 26. According to a confession, the suspect gave two checks to a friend who made them payable to herself in the amount of $50 each. The second bank the pair approached cashed the checks.
Coins stolen: Unknown suspects broke into a home in the 17400 block of 165th Ave. N.E. and stole a coin collection and a CD player while the homeowner was away at work Sept. 26. The victim suspects his teenage runaway daughter.
Residential burglary: An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from home in the 17300 block of 133rd Ave. N.E. Sept. 22. Unknown suspects broke into the home again several days later though nothing was taken.
1-900 out of a job: A 43-year-old male employee of a pizzeria in the 14100 block of Woodinville-Duvall Rd. didn't deny using customer credit card numbers to make 1-900 calls during the past three months. The suspect apparently used his employee code to enter the business in the early morning hours to make sex and astrological fortune calls. He has since been terminated.