Northwest NEWS

December 28, 1998

Local News

Police Beat

   Dec. 8: Three "jump boxes," mobile carts used to jump start cars, were reported stolen from the Woodinville Auto Auction. The $3,550 loss was discovered after an employee needed to use one.<,p>   Dec. 19: A backpack containing clothes, as well as a Walkman AM/FM radio, were removed from a Mitsubishi parked at a residence in the 18400 block of 146th Ave. NE. Loss was estimated at $500.

   Dec. 20: Someone took cash, a checkbook, credit cards, a purse and identification from a 1987 Plymouth Voyager parked at a baseball complex in the 14700 block of NE 145th St. The front passenger window was bashed in. Loss was estimated at $264.
   Also this day, someone attempted to pry open the rear door to the Country Store, in the 14400 block of the Woodinville-Redmond Road, but was unsuccessful. Still, their effort caused $380 in damage to the alarm system and a dead bolt.

   Dec. 21: Two men left Albertson's without paying for a pair of unspecified deli sandwiches, worth $2.49 apiece. After a manager went in pursuit, both sandwiches were recovered. One was dropped as the suspects fled, and a 21-year-old Redmond man allegedly pulled the other from his pocket after being detained. The man was cited for shoplifting.
   Also this day, a 34-year-old Duvall man allegedly hit his wife in the head while they were at a Texaco station in the 15600 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road. The incident came after the suspect called his mother. He was arrested after a brief struggle and transported to King County Jail to be booked for fourth-degree assault.
   Also, a man known to "graze" at Top Foods allegedly pulled two bottles of beer from a cooler and walked out of the store without paying. The 26-year-old former Woodinville High School student was said to say, 'ere he walked out of the store, "I would like to see somebody try to stop all 240 pounds and six-feet of me." Recently, he's been arrested for a gas drive-off and shoplifting at Albertsons.

   Dec. 22: A gray 1983 Chevy Camaro, reported stolen three days earlier from a business in the 17600 block of 128th Pl. NE, was found in a ditch near Chateau Ste. Michelle. It was said to have a low resale value at that point.