Northwest NEWS

April 12, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   March 15: A retired 73-year-old Woodinville man reported a stolen escrow check sent him by Fleet Mortgage Corp., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The $1,371.90 check, sent Sept. 18, 1998, was apparently stolen before it reached his Woodinville post office box. It was cashed in Tempe, Arizona. Fleet Mortgage sent the victim a letter saying, "Because the check was cashed, it will not be reissued. If you have any further questions, or concerns, please contact us ... (etc.)."

   March 21: An 18-year-old Woodinville woman is wanted for suspicion of car theft, hit-and-run, and totaling the stolen car. The woman left her wallet and driver's license in the stolen car when she fled the scene, police said. The 29-year-old male victim met the woman and her sister in a Woodinville bar after midnight on March 20. He invited them to his apartment after the bar closed. In the morning, the suspect asked to borrow his car. He agreed, with the stipulation she return it that night. He said she returned it the next day at 8 a.m. He went back to sleep. When he awoke at 11 a.m., his keys and car were missing. Police told him it was a civil matter until it was missing for two days. Two days later, he reported it still missing. Officers checked his plates and found the car was involved in a hit-and-run. The victim was allowed to reclaim his Jeep.


   March 24: An officer stopped an erratic driver at 2 a.m. at NE 170th and 70th NE. The 26-year-old female driver was arrested for DUI. A search of her vehicle disclosed marijuana and a pipe which the woman admitted belonged to her.

   March 26: At 9 p.m., a woman entered the Inglemoor Golf Club to attend an auction hosted by the Assistance League of the Eastside. She hung her full-length brown mink coat in an unattended coat room. She saw it there later in the evening. At the end of the auction at 11 p.m., the coat was gone. Loss: $20,000.

   March 27: A 50-year-old man walking in the alley behind Kenmore Safeway at 1:15 a.m. was attacked by two men who struck him in the face and kicked him in the rib cage. They did not take anything and left the area. Victim was intoxicated and uncooperative. The only description he could provide was "two males."