Northwest NEWS

December 7, 1998

Local News

Police beat

Woodinville

   Nov. 28: A 21-year-old Kirkland man was briefly placed under arrest after allegedly shining a laser pointer at another driver on 140th Ave. NE. The victim, a 49-year-old pilot, reported that after seeing a laser reflected off his mirror at him from the vehicle behind, followed the suspect into a parking lot, wrote down the license plate, then flagged down an officer. After police located the vehicle, the suspect allegedly told officers he thought the victim had been a friend. The pointer was recovered.
   A middle-aged female contacted police at City Hall to say that while she was at Molbak's, someone had placed a tool into her vehicle. She didn't want it there and police took custody of the implement.
   A woman reported that someone entered her 1991 Chevy Blazer at the Woodcreek Lane Apartments in the 18100 block of 142nd Ave. NE and took change from the vehicle, as well as pulling off the rear-view mirror, breaking the windshield.

   Nov. 30: The word "services," misspelled as "sercives," was one clue that the $1,650 check a 29-year-old Everett man was attempting to cash at Wells Fargo was probably bogus. Other clues for the alert teller included a computer check verifying it had a false number, a misplaced perforation, and a missing logo. Bank employees called police, who picked up the suspect several blocks away. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of forgery.
   A 37-year-old Seattle man driving a 1985 white Ford pickup with an obscured license plate was contacted by an officer. A radio check revealed the driver had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from Bellevue. He was transported to jail.

   Dec. 1: After watching a game at the Woodinville Indoor Soccer Center, a women went out to her 1997 Honda Civic and found it unlocked. An ATM card and Visa card had been taken from her purse; the former was subsequently used.
   A 45-year-old Woodinville man was arrested for two outstanding warrants after an officer noticed he was driving a lifted 1981 Chevy pickup without required mudflaps. A radio check revealed the man had a warrant for driving with a suspended license and another for failure to register as a sex offender. He was transported to King County Jail for processing.

   Dec. 2: Two money bags containing cash and coins were taken from Del's Truck Rental in the 19500 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd., according to the owner. An employee discovered a broken window, and signs that a number of cabinets and drawers had been rummaged through.

Kenmore

   Nov. 23-24: Someone broke into Evergreen Bark & Top Soil on 175th. After breaking a window on a back hoe, they used the back hoe to smash and destroy the office trailer. Then they proceeded to destroy the cabs on two dump trucks. Total damage was $60,500. Police recovered fingerprints from the back hoe.

   Nov. 25: At 12:30 a.m., a 43-year-old woman stopped at the traffic light at 73rd and Bothell Way. She was in the oncoming traffic lane. She sat through two green lights and then drove through the intersection, narrowly missing oncoming traffic. She was stopped by police, given a sobriety test, and later released to a friend.

   Nov. 27: A dating couple left a building on Bothell Way arguing as they went through the parking lot. The 22-year-old man pushed the woman on both shoulders to prevent her from going back into the building. A police officer observed the incident and arrested the man, who said, "I know you have to arrest people for domestic violence." The woman was not cooperative.