Northwest NEWS

February 21, 2000

Local News

Police Beat


   Feb. 11: A 1994 Lexus reported stolen from a Bothell man on Jan. 8 was reported found in the 19400 block of 144th Ave. NE by a local business owner. The man said the locked car had been there about 10 days before he finally looked inside it. He saw it had been stripped, and then called police, who found the dash had been disassembled. Both air bags, a stereo, and the speedometer had been removed, as had the exterior Lexus emblems. Dusting showed no prints.

   Feb. 11: A 19-year-old Woodinville woman reported her 45-year-old mother had stolen her new credit card from the mail, took the Visa to Washington Mutual Bank after forging her daughter's signature on it, and withdrew $538 cash. The daughter told police her mom is undergoing mental health treatment and is about to be placed in a group home. She said her mom, an immigrant, is fascinated by credit cards, but is not responsible for her actions. The bank canceled the account.

   Feb. 12: A 45-year-old Woodinville woman reported a possible burglary at her home in the 13200 block of NE 205th St. She said she took her children to school at 8:40 a.m., returned at 9 a.m., and found a garage door window broken and the power turned off. She left the house to call police, and returned to wait for them, finding nothing else disturbed. Officer Tracy Owen dusted for prints, with negative results and no suspects.

   Feb. 12: QFC reported teenagers had asked customers in the parking lot to buy beer for them. Officers found four juveniles in a car parked in a handicapped spot. The 16-year-old driver gave them permission to search the car. Officers found a film canister full of green vegetable matter, which tested positively as marijuana in a field test. The driver said it belonged to him, and officers read him his rights. He was later released, pending a formal lab test and possible trial.