Northwest NEWS

February 8, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   Jan. 25: A gold 1989 Honda Accord taken from a business parking lot in the 16200 block of the Woodinville-Redmond Road was recovered two days later in Everett. Found inside the car were photocopies of pictures and handwritten note. A female's name found on one paper was run and came back with a record of auto theft.

   Jan. 26: A 44-year-old Seattle man allegedly left Shari's with a waitress's purse and tried to trade her cigarettes for doughnuts at a local convenience store. The woman identified the man and police recovered her cigarette case on him.

   Feb. 2: Someone broke the driver's side door of a utility van at an electric company in the 14500 block of the North Bypass. The victim reported the business had been prowled the last few weeks.

   Feb. 3: A 37-year-old Seattle man wanted by the FBI for his alleged part in a $1.5-million counterfeit check ring was arrested at U.S. Bank after attempting to cash a $1,251.67 check. The suspect claimed to be in debt to another man who funded his gambling addiction. His name had been flagged on bank computers for other check forgeries.


   Jan. 28: Police stopped a car just after midnight in the 8900 block of 68th Avenue NE for faulty equipment. The 36-year-old front seat passenger from Seattle did not have any ID. For over two hours, she gave police a sequence of false names. She claimed she had never had any ID from any state and had never been arrested. The woman turned out to have three outstanding warrants. She was booked into King County Jail for obstructing police.

   Jan. 30: A resident of Kenmore Estates Apartments was visiting the people in the apartment next door at 2 a.m. when he heard loud noises coming from his own apartment. He and his friends found four males helping themselves to $700 worth of property, including a TV set and a CD player. Suspects ran and were chased to the parking lot where they attempted to flee in a car. The victim blocked the car with his own vehicle and suspects fled on foot. Police and witnesses were able to locate all four, who were booked for investigation of second-degree burglary.

   Jan. 31: Someone broke into a car overnight in the 18300 block of 83rd Ave. NE and also broke the window of the victim's wife's car. Gone were a speaker and amplifier. Total damage and loss was $1,050.

   Jan. 4-31: A resident living in the 15700 block of Simonds Road NE reported to police that his bank statement contained three forged checks which had been stolen. He suspects his daughter, who is currently in custody at the youth center, and two of her friends, all 16 years old. The names of the three girls appear on the checks.