May 4, 1998

Local News

Police beat

Downtown Woodinville
   * A 44-year-old Redmond woman was arrested for stealing two packets of Ed Hume bean seeds from McLendons Hardware. The suspect couldn't explain why she placed the seeds in her purse and walked out with them after buying chicken wire and tomato plant poles. The seeds were valued at $2.38.
   * An 18-year-old female customer of UW Physicians-Woodinville allegedly used computer generated prescriptions to obtain methadone April 14. An attempt to fill a prescription of Dilaudid, a sedative, April 16 failed.
   * Unknown suspects used a 2X2 and a fire extinguisher in an attempt to pry open a file cabinet at Woodinville Travel in the Woodgate Mall April 9 or 10. An undisclosed amount of cash was fished out of the uncooperative cabinet. In a possibly related crime occurring the same night, somebody broke into Andrew's Hallmark and took a concrete-encased safe as well as small collectibles. Along with phone lines, a set of wires, perhaps mistaken for an alarm, were cut. Loss was estimated at $8,695. Police believe the perpetrators wore gloves in both incidents.
   * A woman who parked her 1990 Honda Accord at the Edgewood Apartments found it jacked up and all four tires and rims missing the morning of April 24.
   Woodinville Heights
   * A white male is suspected of purposefully backing his truck over a child's bike at Westview Gardens April 12, bending the front wheel and handle bars and breaking the pedals. Loss estimated at $30.
   * A $1,000 paint gun was reported missing from a garage in a Hawthorne condominium April 27.
   The Wedge
   * Somebody stole a golf bag containing irons and woods, as well as an umbrella from the garage of a residence in the 19200 block of 136th Ave. N.E. between April 16 and 19. Loss was estimated at $1,000.
   Sammamish Valley
   * Nine wooden picnic tables stolen from the Texas Smokehouse Barbecue were recovered at the Redwood Village after being reported stolen April 25. Two neon "Beer Garden" signs stolen have yet to be returned.
   * An unknown suspect or suspects pried a desk drawer at Tube Sales in the 15500 block of Woodinville-Redmond Road and took a petty cash box containing an undisclosed amount of money.