Northwest NEWS

February 7, 2000

Local News

Police Beat

   Jan. 21: A 20-year-old Woodinville man was arrested for driving with a suspended license, minor in possession, and obstructing a public official by lying to police. The driver's truck had torn up the lawn of a home in the 18100 block of 157th NE, whose owner followed the truck until it got stuck in mud at a construction site. Woodinville police officers smelled alcohol on the suspect's breath. He told police his brother had been driving, got a ride with his girlfriend, and was coming back with a truck and winch to pull out the stuck truck. The suspect's two passengers told police the suspect had been driving his employer's Lake City Auto Parts truck. The truck was impounded for lack of a sober driver. A records check by police showed the suspect had several unpaid tickets and had failed to appear in court four times.

   Jan. 25: A 19-year-old Woodinville woman reported the theft of her checkbook sometime between Dec. 17 and 22. She had received a call from Bank of America on Jan. 24 telling her someone had forged her checks at Nordstrom's and Polo Jeans at Bellevue Square on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. The victim told police she had kept her checks either in her purse or her locked car during the dates they went missing. She had worked several temp jobs in Seattle and Bellevue during that period. Bank of America said they will continue to investigate.