Northwest NEWS

July 12, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   A wanted felon was arrested at NE 175th St. and 131st Av. NE after a short foot chase. The 20-year-old had been convicted of child rape, served time, and was on probation. He was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a noise ordinance violation. When questioned, he gave a false name. His true name was found in a laptop computer search on the driver, which listed his associates. When confronted on his name, the man left the car and ran, pushing the officer. The man was tackled by an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was in the area.


compiled by John Phelps

   June 27: Between 3:00 and 10:00 a.m., a Chrysler LeBaron convertible was stolen in the 10300 block of Lakeshore Blvd. NE and then left on NE 158th. A backpack, CD player, CDs, and two jackets were gone.

   June 28: A 1993 green Dodge was reported stolen from outside the owner's home in the 7400 block of NE 156th St. over the weekend. Contents included a cell phone, digital camera, eyeglasses, and a gas credit card. Total value: $1,134.

   July 2: At 1:36 a.m., a 21-year-old unemployed female was seen at the Kenmore Safeway removing a hair beret, child pacifier, bag of microwave popcorn, and throat lozenges. She placed them in her pockets and attempted to leave the store. She was detained.

   A 52-year-old man approached a 41-year-old woman with her daughter at Kenmore Lanes. The woman had an anti-harassment suit against the man. Police recommended the Deputy Prosecutor file charges.

   Officers responding to fireworks explosions in Swamp Creek Park chased down four young men who admitted to setting off M-100s. After a computer check, one 20-year-old suspect was found to have three outstanding arrest warrants and that his drivers license had been revoked. The suspect was booked into King County Jail.

   The Rite-Aid manager responding to the front door alarm signal observed a 24-year-old male Carnation resident unzip a bag and hind him a CD player with the price tag partially removed. The manager could see the bag was full of disposable cameras, batteries, and other items. The suspect claimed he didn't steal the CD player but put it down at the security gate, which is beyond the check-out counter, to check if he had his wallet. He was booked into King County Jail.

   July 4: At 10:30 p.m., a resident in the 6200 block of NE 198th heard a loud explosion in the street and found the mail box stand and 5 mail boxes that were on it destroyed. Debris was found up to 100 feet away.