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January 12, 1998

Local News

Police Beat

  by Andrew Walgamott
   Welfare check: Police performing welfare checks on a three-bedroom mobile home in the 16600 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road between September and December write "The residence at the very least is a hazardous and unsanitary environment and possibly a death trap awaiting to claim the lives of three small children as its victims." Police have found flies on food, a room filled with "true garbage", broken steps, a yard full of junk and a roof covered with moss that they say may collapse. Three children and two adults live at the home. Officers reported that on December 27 it appeared as if the family was attempting to clean up.
   Disturbance: Four white males and two white females were identified and photographed by five police officers responding to a silent alarm at a convenience store in the 13900 block of N.E. 175th St. December 26.
   Fake driver's license: A 19-year-old Woodinville man was cited for having a false operator's license at a restaurant in the 13300 block of N.E. 175th St. December 29. The suspect admitted to police that he'd used the license to purchase alcohol at "drinking establishments."
   Larceny: An unknown black male snatched a cellular phone worth $550 from an electronics dealer in the 14200 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road December 29. The suspect is described as 19 to 25-years-old, 5'6", 145 pounds and wearing a black "Starters" jacket and black jeans. Employees couldn't pursue as there were other customers in the store, according to the police report.
   Family disturbance: A 43-year-old Arizona woman threw a phone hitting her 46-year-old sister while the two were arguing about an estate attorney at another sister's home in the 13200 block of N.E. 183rd St. December 29.
   Concealed weapon: Police confiscated a butterfly knife from a 20-year-old Bellevue man outside a convenience store in the 13900 block of N.E. 175th St. December 30. The suspect, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant and transported to King County Jail, was described as being Vitaly Kalchik's best friend. Police also seized a cigarette lighter that looked like a miniature semi-automatic handgun inside the man's coat pocket. The suspect was with three others who placed nearly two dozen red tulips on the sidewalk of the store. Company officials didn't give permission to do so.
   Burglary: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 15200 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road December 31 and stole jewelry estimated to be valued at over $9,100 and a $600 Thompson Contender, a type of handgun. No other valuables were taken from the home.
   Assault: A 35-year-old Woodinville man was booked for fourth-degree assault for allegedly choking his wife following a verbal dispute at a home in the 16300 block of 124th Pl. N.E. December 31. The woman alleges that after she knocked over a Christmas tree, the suspect punched her and then choked her for a minute and a half. Police found red marks on her neck. The pair had been drinking earlier in the evening. This is the third time police have responded to family incidents.