Northwest NEWS

January 11, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   Dec. 23: The manager of an area water district reported that his Compaq computer, printer, and docking station were stolen from inside his van while parked at Redhook Ale Brewery. Equipment loss was estimated at $3,500.

   Dec. 28: Someone broke into the Woodinville Public Auto Auction's rear lot and took a light bar from a flat-bed truck, as well as a set of tools, electric air pump, and portable jump box. Loss was estimated at $1,030.

   Dec. 29: A dark red Pacific Jaguar mountain bike, left unlocked in a stairway at an apartment in the 14000 block of NE 181st Pl., was stolen.

   Dec. 30: A 20-year-old laborer's name was signed to over $700 worth of purchases made between Nov. 2 and Nov. 22 on a furniture company's gas card. According to the accountant for the business in the 15100 block of the Woodinville-Redmond Rd., the Everett man was never given use of the card, but it was used to purchase soft drinks, cigarettes, and candy, along with gas and diesel fuel.

   Jan. 1: Meat, and lots of it, was what a 32-year-old Bothell man was after at Albertson's. He allegedly exited the store without paying for two hand baskets loaded with 16 packages of assorted meats--including pork, shrimp, beef, turkey, and hams--with a value of $243.99. An assistant manager grabbed the man after he'd dropped the baskets in a parking lot, and with the help of citizens, took the man back inside. Police cited the suspect with third-degree theft.

   Jan. 2: A city councilmember walking past a city park in the 14500 block of NE 182nd St. observed a leaning Mt. Fuji Cherry tree and, upon closer inspection, found two others had been uprooted and placed elsewhere in the park. An officer assisted in setting the trees back in the ground.
   Also this day, a Woodinville man reported that his van window had been broken while parked at Redhook, and cash, movie tickets, a purse, and a wallet were removed. Total loss was estimated at $280.

   Jan. 3: Jumbo eggs on a Bothell woman's "club card" turned up at a house and Toyota 4Runner in the 14700 block of 125th Ave. NE. A bag of smashed eggs, as well as a receipt pointing police towards the woman, was found by the Toyota. The victim said her son knew the woman from a local college.


   Jan. 2: When an employee left the desk at Kenmore Lanes between 6 and 9:30 p.m., someone opened the safe and took a bank bag containing $350. A review of security tapes revealed a former employee taking the bag. Police arrested him at his home and booked him into King County Jail.

   Jan. 5: Someone broke into an auto repair yard in the 15000 block of Juanita Drive NE by cutting the chainlink fence. They towed away a car being held in a dispute over a payment and a service agreement. Garage owner suspects either the registered owner or the new owner of the vehicle.

   Jan. 6: Police responding to a burglar alarm at Tully's Coffee Shop on Bothell Way at 7 p.m. discovered the door ajar, the till on the floor, and the change spilled. Someone had opened the door with a key and attempted to open the safe by prying off the combination dial. Damage was estimated at $1,650. The manager reported that all employees with a key had the alarm code.