January 26, 1998
by Andrew Walgamott
A 66-year-old Woodinville man was cited for investigation of third-degree shoplifting at a hardware store in the 17700 block of 130th Ave. N.E. January 15. Store security allegedly watched the suspect place X-acto wood carving blades worth $2.99 in his shirt pocket and walk out without paying.
A Mercury outboard motor was stolen from the storage yard of a boat sales and service yard in the 13400 block of N.E. 175th St. the evening of January 19. Unknown suspects cut four separate holes in fencing around the yard.
A 1989 Plymouth Horizon parked at a park and ride in the 17800 block of 140th Ave. N.E. was the target of an attempted auto theft Jan. 20. Unknown suspects gained entry possibly through an unlocked door and broke the steering column. A jacket, cell phone, CD player and cash were taken from the car.
Candy from a "student store" at a high school in the 19800 block of 136th Ave. N.E. was stolen during a break-in between Jan. 18 and 20 by unknown suspects.
A white male exposed himself to clerks at a pair of businesses at a retail center in the 14100 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road Jan. 19. The suspect, estimated to be 35-years-old, fondled himself outside of a bagel shop and exposed and manipulated his member outside of a manicure business.
A 26-year-old Everett man was cited for investigation of third-degree shoplifting after he allegedly stole a green Adidas sweatshirt from an athletic supply store in the 14100 block of Woodinville-Duvall Rd. Jan. 21. An employee watched the suspect put the shirt under his jacket, attempted to stop the man, was threatened, and then followed the suspect into the parking lot. The suspect dropped the shirt in a dumpster where the employee recovered it.
A mountain bike valued at $300 and Nintendo equipment worth $580 was stolen from a ground level apartment in the 17900 block of 140th Lane N.E. Jan. 18. Unknown suspects entered through an unlocked front door.
Copper wire, tools and a pry tools were reported stolen from a granary under deconstruction in the 12800 block of N.E. 175th St. Jan. 17. Later that night, papers at a deli in the 16900 block of Woodinville-Redmond Rd. were rummaged. Unknown suspects broke a door window, possibly with a crowbar, to enter. And unknown suspects used a 48-inch crowbar was used to break a window and gain access to a salon in the 13100 block of N.E. 177th St. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.