Northwest NEWS

September 28, 1998

Local News

Police Beat

   Sept. 27: Police are saying a robbery at the Woodinville Splash and Dash was an inside job. A 24-year-old Kirkland man new on the job told police he was held up and money taken near closing time. A witness found him tied up with duct tape. But officers questioning the man found discrepancies in his story and arrested him. Police now believe he and friends were going to split the loot.
  
   Sept. 19/20: It's hard to believe, but a large inflatable beer can was stolen off of the roof of the AM PM at 156th Ave. N.E. and Woodinville-Duvall Road. Along with the 30-foot tall Bud Light can and air blower was taken as well. Loss was estimated at $8,000.
  
   Sept. 23:Police recovered a shotgun, handgun and two bags stolen from a home in the 20000 block of 166th Ave. N.E. in a nearby abandoned home. Unknown suspects pried open the victim's back door, found a key to a gun safe and took the items. Still missing were three hunting knives, the key and $5.
  
   Sept. 18: Rocks were thrown through sliding glass doors of homes in the 14500 block of N.E. 182nd St. and the 17800 block of 146th Ave. N.E. From the former, an undetermined amount of sports cards, photos and collectibles were taken; from the latter, a 14 carat golden bear pendant and diving watch were stolen.
  
   Sept. 21: A resident reported a 2.2 carat and 2/3 carat diamond earrings were taken from a home in the 20200 block of 130th Ct. N.E. Both earrings were stamped A.D.I. on the back of the posts.
  
   Sept. 17: A U.S. Mat worker reported his car was broken into and a Clarion AM/FM CD player, back pack, various shoes and clothing, a Sony walkman, roller blades and MB Quartz speakers were taken.
  
   Sept. 5: An 18-year-old Woodinville boy is suspected of using another persons debit card to buy almost $26 worth of items at Cigar Town and a $12 dinner at Burger King. The victim, who won't assist in prosecution, found out about the forgery through a bank statement.