Northwest NEWS

December 14, 1998

Local News

Police Beat


   Dec. 2: Someone slashed the sidewall of a police car's tires at about 9:30 p.m. at an undisclosed location in town.

   Dec. 3: A cashbox containing about $400 in cash was stolen from a spa business in the 19700 block of 144th Ave. NE.

   Dec. 4: An 18-year-old Woodinville girl who moved back home to the 19200 block of 162nd Ave. NE took her parents' 1989 Honda Accord without their permission.

   Dec. 6: A wallet left on the guest service counter at Target was taken by a white female in her mid-20s. She was described as 5'3", 120 pounds, with blonde hair.

   Dec. 7: Cash and a video camera were stolen from Del's Truck Rental, a business in the 19500 block of the Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Loss was estimated at $535. It was the second burglary in a week there.

   Dec. 8: At a home in the 15700 block of 126th Pl. NE, a 26-year-old Woodinville man was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence after throwing spicy food into the face of his sister, causing her eyes and skin to burn.
   An officer working at Leota Junior High was contacted by a school official who turned over an envelope containing a leafy green vegetable substance which had been brought forward by a student's parent. The specimen was placed into evidence at Precinct 2.

   Dec. 10: A 26-year-old Renton man was arrested at Top Foods for a gas drive-off that occurred last month. The man's truck matched the description of one seen leaving the downtown Texaco on Nov. 16 with 15.4 gallons of unleaded fuel that hadn't been paid for. The man was transported to KCJ where he was booked for third-degree theft.


   Police Chief Cliff Sether released Kenmore Police statistics for November, 1998. Kenmore dispatched cars in response to 355 calls. There were 14 assaults, 11 burglaries, 10 larcenies, one robbery, 7 vandalisms, 2 auto thefts, and 23 miscellaneous dispatched calls for service. Eight detective cases were assigned and five were cleared.

   Dec. 2: A resident returning home in the 15800 block of 74th Ave. NE discovered a TV set and a 35-millimeter camera and case were missing. Value was $920. Victim suspects distant relative who was staying with him following release from the King County Jail.

   Dec. 7: Owner arriving home in 7600 block of NE 192nd St. discovered someone had entered through the unlocked front door and removed a 22-inch TV set. Victim suspects acquaintance who is a heroin addict and has taken things before. Police recovered fingerprints.
   A Rainbow Towing employee returning to the office saw that the gate was missing from the fence around the impound area. He found it 100 feet away. A 1988 Toyota Corolla was missing. Officers contacted the car owner who had last seen his car Thursday evening when he parked it at a friend's house. He left it there because the brakes did not work. He was unaware it had been impounded. Damage to the gate was $300.