Northwest NEWS

February 15, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   Jan. 31: Sometime overnight, paint guns, a kerosene heater, and five locks were stolen from a business in the 15900 block of Woodinville-Redmond Road. The items, stored inside a locked container inside a fenced and locked yard, were valued at $1,113.

   Feb. 2: Sometime between Dec. 2 and 14, approximately $4,000 in cash was stolen from a home in the 20300 block of 156th Ave. NE. The victim, who had left the country on business, was in the process of selling her home. A real estate agent had the code to her alarm. When the victim received a phone bill in late January, it revealed that someone had placed two calls from there to the city of Bellevue's probationary department Dec. 9.

   Feb. 4: Thieves made quite a haul from a drywall company in the 12300 block of Woodinville Drive. An estimated $50,000 in tools and vehicles was stolen from the business. According to police, someone broke through a boarded-up rear office window, went into an upstairs storage area, then removed drywall supplies, printers, and tools, an airless sprayer from a truck, and a green 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle from a locked room, then placed the goods in a white 1997 Ford flatbed truck parked in the shop, and finally drove off.

   Feb. 5: A man reported that someone had forged 14 checks on his father's account between October 1 and December 31. Loss for the victim, a resident at a retirement home in the 13300 block of NE 171st St., was $2,860.

   Feb. 8: Nearly a dozen city police and county deputies surrounded an apartment in the 14200 block of NE 171st St. after a male resident there allegedly fired off a shot during an argument with his girlfriend. Details were unclear, and the woman proved uncooperative, but it was later discovered that the suspect had left before police arrived. He was picked up the next day. Police say they've responded to the location several times in the past.


   Feb. 5: At 8:30 a.m., a 53-year-old Edmonds man was stopped for speeding in a school zone on 73rd Ave. NE. The officer handed a clipboard to the speeder to sign the ticket. When the driver found out the ticket was going to cost him $137, he screamed and slammed the clipboard to the sidewalk, breaking it. He was cited for third-degree malicious mischief.

   Feb. 6: A resident coming home at 6 p.m. on 61st Pl. NE found his garage door had been kicked in and his front door was open. Asleep in the resident's car, which was parked in the driveway, was an acquaintance who was drunk. He claimed he did not break into the house. At 10 p.m. the next day, the resident found the same acquaintance asleep in his home. Both times he left before the police arrived.