February 2, 1998
by Andrew Walgamott
Residential burglary: Unknown suspects broke into a split-level house in the 12500 block of N.E. 168th Court and stole $8,650 in computer, television and stereo equipment and jewelry January 27. A suspect accidentally recorded himself muttering an expletive on the victim's answering machine. A black Honda Accord was seen in the area.
Vandalism: A garage window of a two-story home in the 12500 block of N.E. 167th Pl. was broken out, causing $300 in damage January 27. A black Honda Accord with two Asian males, 19 or 20-years-old, were seen in the area.
Assault: A 20-year-old Kirkland man and a 23-year-old Woodinville man were cited for fourth-degree assault for beating up a coworker at a business in the 14100 block of N.E. 200th Pl. January 27. The suspects led the victim outside, and while one held the victim's hand behind the back, the other punched then kicked the victim.
Auto thefts: A dark grey 1988 Jeep Cherokee and blue 1992 Mazda MPV were stolen from an auto storage lot in the 13800 block of N.E. 195th St. the evening of January 22.
Commercial burglary: Computer equipment, a fax machine, and personal and payroll checks were stolen from a business in the 19500 block of 144th Ave. N.E. January 21 or 22. Unknown suspects smashed a glass window with a rock to gain entry.
Fraud: Unknown suspects representing themselves as telephone service repairmen called a business in town with an 1-800 line and asked employees there to use the 800 line to call back a specific number January 21 and 22. The line was out of service several minutes, and was later found to have been used to place calls overseas.