Northwest NEWS

August 16, 1999

Local News

Police Beat


   July 30: Acting on information from the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept., a Woodinville Police Officer arrested a 40-42-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 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 5: One "Jane Doe" persisted in bothering a customer of Per's Pub who was having a business meeting with two other men. She demanded to see the man's ID, claiming he was lying about his name and that he was her boyfriend. The man showed her his ID. After she grabbed the man by the shoulder and asked him to kiss her, the man came to the establishment's owner, showed his ID and asked the owner to keep the woman away from him.

   The owner asked the woman to leave the man alone or leave. She refused and persisted in bothering the man, jumping in his lap and hugging him. The owner and his employee grabbed the woman by the arms to pull him off the man. She kicked the owner in the leg and pulled him to the ground, knocking over a table and breaking an ashtray. She kicked the employee three times in the legs and scratched his arm, making it bleed. The owner's wife called 911.

   Two officers arrived and found the woman laying on her back against the inside of the door. They asked her to come outside and talk. She refused. They came in, asked her to roll onto her stomach so they could handcuff her. She refused. They rolled her over and applied cuffs. The closer they got her to the car, the more she kicked and fought against them. They applied leg restraints and placed her in the car, buckling her seatbelt. She released the belt, and rolled on her back with her feet up. The officers, afraid she would kick out a window, put her in "maximum restraint" before transporting her to the King County Jail.


   July 13: At 11:30 p.m., employees of Northwest Sports Divers on Bothell Way in Kenmore were returning to their store when they saw a window was shattered and a 29-year-old man was climbing out of it. When the man saw the employees, he ran off with the employees in pursuit. Suspect ran in and out of Tsing Tao restaurant, threw a punch at employees, then ran into Swamp Creek. While in pursuit, employees called police on a cell phone. Police arrested the suspect as he came out the other side of Swamp Creek. He was booked into King County Jail.

   July 13: At 1:30 a.m., police stopped a vehicle speeding at 49 MPH at NE 175th and 68th Ave. NE. The 31-year-old driver presented a Washington drivers license expiring 1-9-96. His real license was suspended 7-8-99 for unpaid tickets. He was booked into King County Jail.

   July 13: At12:30 a.m., a 42-year-old woman left the Lake Forest Park Inn in Kenmore. A man she has met walked her to her car. When the woman refused to go home with him, he grabbed her car keys and refused to give them back. He rode away on a bicycle, returning later in a white hatchback. He raved, "Girls like you need to be taught a lesson ... I should kill you ... I will give your keys back at 8 a.m." The woman walked home and later came back. Her car was gone. The woman called the police. The loss was estimated at approximately $10,000.