August 9, 1999
July 30: A 24-year-old male was stopped for trespassing on Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at the intersection of NE 195th and Highway 9. A record check found the man was wanted on four outstanding felony and misdeameanor arrest warrants. Police found tar heroin and drug paraphernalia in his possession. While he was being handcuffed, the man broke free and ran. During pursuit, Woodinville Police Officer Tracy Owen suffered a seven-inch gash on his knee, but apprehended the suspect with the help of Officer Chris Marsalisi.
Also that day, acting on information from the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept., a Woodinville Police Officer arrested a 40-to-42-year-old male fugitive felon from North Carolina at a rental house in the 14700 block of 148th Ave. NE. The man, suspected of check fraud in Pierce County, gave a false alias and falsely claimed to have a Texas driver's license. He was arrested on two counts of providing false information to a public official, for suspicion of check fraud, and for being a fugitive from justice in North Carolina. The man has used at least 12 aliases, has criminal histories in four states, and has an FBI identification number. The State of North Carolina confirmed extradition.
August 4: Woodinville officers arrested two Maple Valley residents, a 24-year-old male and his 42-year-old father, on suspicion of burglary at the West Park Deli in the 16900 block of Woodinville-Redmond Rd. A witness saw the men exiting the closed business and called police. When the officers arrived, the suspects' truck accelerated out of the deli's driveway, then stopped. The younger man said he was out driving with his dad, and they were just turning around in the driveway. A call to police dispatch revealed an entry violation at the deli. The men were read their rights, and officers found three door pins in the rear pants pocket of the younger man.
Also that day, a 14-year-old boy was knocked off his bicycle when he collided with a van exiting a parking lot in the 13400 block of NE 175th St. The boy was riding west on the sidewalk of the eastbound side of the street. An aid car took the boy to Evergreen Hospital as a precaution, but he only suffered minor abrasions to one leg.
"This is a perfect example that bicyclists fare best when they act like a motorist," said Police Sgt. Kent Baxter. "The boy was at fault. A witness said the van driver was exiting slowly and carefully. She had no reason to expect a bike coming down the sidewalk, opposite the traffic flow on that side of the street, at a much higher speed than a pedestrian. That's why we have bike lanes in Woodinville."