Northwest NEWS

January 25, 1999

Local News

Police Beat

Woodinville

   Jan. 15: A 49-year-old Seattle woman reported being poked in the ribs during an exchange with the manager of a auto auction in the 19500 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Road over a car she'd bought. The car had caught fire the day she'd purchased it and was a total loss. She had wanted her money back, but was allegedly assaulted in the company's office. Witnesses said they didn't see the manager poke her, but said he did try to escort her out.

   Also this day, an officer discovered an unregistered handgun during a traffic stop. After stopping a 1984 Chevy S10 for missing and obscured plates and a cracked windshield in the 14900 block of 124th Ave. NE, the officer asked for the truck's registration, and when the unlocked glove box was opened, a Jennings .380 became visible. The loaded weapon and a clip containing 13 bullets was taken to the precinct. Though the driver had a concealed weapons permit, police say the permit allows persons to carry guns on their body, not in unsecured locations.

   Also this day, a 17-year-old Inglemoor High student suffered a cut lip and bumps on the head after being pummeled by a group of boys in a parking lot at Woodinville High before a basketball game.

   Jan. 17: Unknown persons broke into a church in the 16900 block of the Woodinville-Redmond Road and left rude notes on the pastor and secretary's desks, left graffiti on a sanctuary wall, and stole stereo equipment. Later, officers found stereo equipment outside the building and recovered a blood-stained towel in a church office.

   Jan. 18: A mailbox was bombed at a residence in the 15700 block of NE 198th St. The victim heard a male voice scream, a car door shut, and a vehicle drive off.

Kenmore

   Jan. 8: A Kenmore resident, upon returning home, discovered various music equipment missing.

   Jan. 8-11: Someone broke into a utility trailer outside a residence being worked on. Stolen were $5,500 worth of tools.

   Jan. 9: A 43-year-old man approached a police officer who had made a traffic stop. He was upset about a parking ticket the officer had given him previously. The man began yelling at the officer and interfering with the traffic stop. When asked for identification, the man refused and attempted to get into his car. Officers struggled with the man and placed him in the police car in handcuffs. The man had three children in his vehicle and was picking up Christmas trees for the Boy Scouts. After he calmed down, he was released with a warning.

   Jan 11: A man leaving for work in the morning in the 8300 block of NE 158th St. noticed that the door to his van had been punched out and the door to his workshop had been forced. Various power tools and a compressor were gone. Total value, $2,900.

   Jan. 17: At 11:50 p.m., a woman was awakened by a crash outside her home in the 20400 block of 60th Ave. NE. She looked around and saw her garbage can had been knocked over. She heard a vehicle turn around at the end of street and watched a white pickup truck drive down the opposite side of the street driving up onto the shoulder to knock over each garbage can.

   Jan. 18: A resident leaving home in the 5700 block of NE 197th Street noticed someone had driven across his side yard, leaving ruts and knocking down several reflective posts. This is the second time in two weeks.

   Jan. 19: Police stopped a speeding car at NE 170th and 68th NE at 12:01 a.m. They discovered two bags of marijuana and three pipes with residue. The driver stated that the marijuana was for back pain.

   Also this day, a neighbor saw juveniles walking towards a vacant house in the 8800 block of NE 161st Place about 10:30 p.m. He suspected they were there to party, and called police. Police found six persons in the house, ages sixteen to twenty, including one whose parents had recently moved out of the house. Arrested for criminal trespass were a 17-year-old male from Kent, a 19-year-old male and 20-year-old female from Kenmore who both attend Inglemoor; a 16-year-old male and 16-year-old female from Kenmore who attend Kenmore Junior High; and an 18-year-old male from Bothell who attends Woodinville High School. The 18-year-old male was also arrested for possession of marijuana.

   Jan. 20: An employee at Northshore Utility District received three threatening messages on his voice mail. It is suspected that this is the result of a safety complaint he filed against a contractor with Labor & Industries. The contractor may be fined $90,000.

   Also this day, police stopped a vehicle at 11:58 p.m. on 75th and Bothell Way. Driver had a suspended driver's license and was arrested. A search of the vehicle found a glass pipe and marijuana. Driver was then arrested for possession of marijuana. He told police that the marijuana was his and that he smokes it because of lower back pain.