Northwest NEWS

February 26, 2001

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Police Beat

Feb. 19: An early morning auto theft was reported in the 19400 block of 144th Avenue Northeast. An unknown suspect entered a running cabulance that was "warming up" and drove off. Owner contacted employees to see if vehicle was in use by one of them. Negative results. No suspect information.
   Feb. 19: At 1:25 a.m. police noticed a suspicious van parked next to two unoccupied dump trucks in the 15600 block of Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Place. An officer noticed jumper cable leading from one of the dump trucks to the van. The van was occupied by a lone male suspect who said he was trying to get his van started.
   The officer noticed the name given by the suspect was different from the name on the van's registration. He also noticed the cover to the truck's battery compartment had been removed and was lying on the ground. Nuts similar to the truck's battery terminal nuts were found in the suspect's pocket. Two commercial batteries were recovered from between the front seats of the van. Suspect was booked into King County Jail for vehicle prowling and theft.
   Feb. 18: At 8:30 p.m. an unknown male suspect went to the cash register at store located in the 14100 block of the Woodinville-Duvall Road. The suspect asked to change a 100-dollar bill into five 20s. The bill looked suspicious to the clerk who referred the matter to his manager. The manager noticed that printing on the bill was not clear. He said he had to take a picture of the bill before he could exchange it. When the flash was ready, the manager took the suspect's photo. He told the suspect he was calling 911. The suspect took off running.
   Feb. 18: A small padlock was cut off a storage shed that was kept inside an open garage in the 18500 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast. Nothing was noted missing from the shed except the $8 padlock. There is no suspect information at this time.
   Feb. 13: Someone apparently pried at the front door of a business located in the 16100 block of the Woodinville-Redmond Road. Unable to make entry, the person pried open a window to the left of the front door and gained entry into the interior of the business. The suspect found $300 in cash in a desk drawer. Nothing else was taken or disturbed. Prints were lifted and entered into evidence.