Northwest NEWS

January 18, 1999

Local News

Police Beat

   Jan. 6: Someone stole a wallet, cash, and an AM/FM stereo out of a 1983 Honda Accord parked at Westview Gardens. A stereo pried from the dash was left on the driver's seat. Loss was estimated at $303.
   Also this day, a 40-year-old Kirkland man who picked up two boxes of fried chicken at Albertson's and left without paying for them was arrested several blocks away. Employees had written down the license plate of the vehicle he got into, and an officer had pulled it over on its way out of town. The man allegedly admitted to taking the chicken, valued at $9.98, which was then returned to the store.

   Jan. 7: A 35-year-old Woodinville man driving a 1969 Chevy Camaro without a plate was pulled over. A radio check found the man to have an outstanding warrant for an unspecified offense. He was arrested and booked into KCJ.

   Jan. 10: A witness called authorities and reported seeing a half dozen juveniles hanging around a parking lot at an apartment complex in the 18000 block of 142nd Ave. NE at about 12:20 a.m. The juveniles appeared to be ducking down between cars to avoid being seen, while two stood as lookouts. Officers later found four cars with their glove boxes open and doors ajar.
   Also this day, someone smashed a driveway light in the 15600 block of NE 179th St. with a neighbor's trash can.

   Jan. 11: A woman who toured a home for sale in the 19200 block of 148th Ave. NE is suspected of stealing necklaces, rings, and earrings from an upstairs bedroom. The woman, a 25-to-35-year-old white female with blonde hair, who arrived with a man and two kids in a taupe minivan, told the seller she wanted to see the home quickly. She went to an upstairs bathroom unescorted, then rushed back downstairs and out the door. Thinking something odd had happened, the victim went upstairs and found the items missing from a bedroom. Loss was estimated at $860.

   Jan. 12: A maroon 1983 Cadillac Fleetwood under repair was stolen from the Edgewood Apartments. The victim had been working on the engine, transmission, and electrical system for the past four months.
   Also this day, a 32-year-old Lake Stevens man was arrested after allegedly hitting his ex-wife at her job in the 20000 block of 142nd Ave. NE. The incident followed an argument about who the victim was seeing. Told it was none of his business, the suspect hit the woman, causing her to fall on her desk. He left, called his boss and said he quit, and was later arrested by Snohomish County officials. He admitted only to pushing the victim in the face, but was booked into KCJ.

   Jan. 13: A 41-year-old man unexpectedly hit a 32-year-old Woodinville police officer who had come to check on a mental complaint at the downtown Chevron. The officer had found the suspect lying on the ground. After a few questions, the suspect got to his feet, then suddenly hit the officer in the left cheek with his fist. He was pepper-sprayed and taken to King County Jail where he was booked for aggravated assault. The suspect had over $670 in cash on him.
   Also this day, a white 1987 Carrier trailer loaded with 2,000 pounds of aluminum was stolen from the parking lot of a machining company in the 14100 block of NE 189th St. Total loss was estimated at $9,000, with $8,000 of that in aluminum.