Northwest NEWS

April 26, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   An 18-year-old Woodinville woman previously wanted for suspicion of car theft has been cleared of that charge by King County detectives. The 29-year-old male owner of the car recanted the charge, admitting that he allowed the woman to borrow his car. The man has been charged with filing a false police report.

   April 19: A Woodinville man reported the theft of his company's truck after going out to leave for work at 5 a.m. The man had been working on the truck the night before. When he went in for the night, he left the keys in the cab and the door unlocked. When he found the truck missing, he called his employer, Lone Star, to see if anyone there had taken it. They hadn't. The man said he usually locks the truck at night.


   April 8: A male entered Mike Finster's Bar at 11:38 p.m. and asked the female bartender if she were alone. He became antagonistic when the bouncer asked him if he could help him. When told to leave, the inebriated man broke a door window with a glass and raced away in a red Dodge Daytona. Police found the driver, who resisted arrest and claimed patrons in the bar tried to pick a fight with him. The man was booked into King County Jail. His driver's license was already suspended.

   April 11: A landlord driving past her rental home in the 7000 block of NE 182nd discovered a bulldozer in the backyard which had dug the yard into a small dirt bike race track. Damage to the property, including fencing, was $5,000.

   April 15: A resident in the 129th block of 74th Ave. NE discovered a bag in a storage shed containing several sticks of dynamite. The bag had been there at least 20 years. Police removed the dynamite.