Northwest NEWS

March 8, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


Compiled by Chris Trujillo

   Feb 24: An 18-year-old male Woodinville High School student returned to his car after class where he found a note reading, "You're dead," followed by the number 187--a code used by police to indicate homicide. The victim believes the incident was the result of an earlier altercation, which began in January at a party he attended in Tacoma where he told police he was involved in a scuffle with three males.

   Feb. 26: A Clarion CD player, with an estimated worth of $300, was stolen out of a blue Toyota Camry while parked at Crescent U.S. Mat. in the 13000 block of NE 190th Street. Woodinville police were able to lift fingerprints from flashlight batteries left behind by the unknown thief(s). The suspects have yet to be arrested.

   Feb. 28: A 5' x 8' window pane was found shattered at the Woodgate Cleaners in the 13400 block of NE 175th St. The damage was estimated at $500. The vandals are still at large.
   Also that day, a 17-year-old Bothell male was detained by the Woodinville police for shoplifting at the Albertson's store in the 14000 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road. The suspect was observed leaving the store with a box of chicken and two cans of Foster's beer by two Albertson's employees.

   Mar. 2: The owner of the Sub Shop in the 14000 block of Woodinville-Duvall Road arrived at work to find his door lock filled with super glue. A locksmith was called to replace the lock. The vandal(s) have not yet been caught.


Compiled by John Phelps

   Feb. 26: According to police, a 35-year-old male ("A") was visiting a 22-year-old male ("B") at 4 p.m. in the 14600 block of 72nd PL NE. "A" wanted to wrestle in the back yard, but it quickly escalated into a physical fight with "B," outmatched both in size and weight, losing the fight. Both "A" and "B" sustained chipped teeth, bites, cuts, and bruises. A witness stated "A" was chasing "B" with a piece of fencing after which "B" went into his house and locked the door. "A" began breaking windows and the sliding glass door at the back of the home with a propane tank. "A" entered the house and threw objects around the room, using tire chains to break another window. "B" called 911. "A" kicked a dent in "B's" car fender. "A" got in his car to leave, drove around the side of the house, got out and used a rock to break another window. "B" drove to his home two blocks up the street. Police arrived. They contacted "A" at his home. He stated that he had been attacked by "B" without provocation. Police took a written statement from "A." Police contacted "B" and got statements from him and a witness. Police returned to "A's" home and contacted him in his driveway when he became aggressive, refused to discuss the matter, and attempted to leave. Police stopped "A," who then locked himself inside his car. When police opened the door and tried to arrest him, he resisted attempts to pull him out of the car. Police stated he must exit the car or be subdued with pepper spray, at which point he got out of the car and then struggled with officers, refusing to let them handcuff him. Officers forced him to the ground, handcuffed him, and read him his rights. He denied doing any property damage at "B's." Both "A" and "B" refused aid. Then they were both booked into the King County Jail.

   Feb. 27: Police officers observed a group of juveniles gathered around a car at 10:45 p.m. An 18-year-old male placed a bottle next to the car under the license plate holder. The bottle was MD 20/20 Hawaiian Blend Hard Alcohol. The minor had been drinking and was cited for minor in possession of alcohol.

   Feb. 28: On her way to church, a resident of Trail Walk Apartments discovered her locked car had been broken into. Gone were a CD player, compact discs, and a tool box. Total loss was $800.