Northwest NEWS

March 26, 2001


Police Beat

March 19: At 12:53 a.m., a resident in the 13300 block of northeast 171st St. was awakened by the sound of voices in the parking lot below. He looked out of the window and saw a juvenile male trying doors on various vehicles. There was a light blue van, possibly a Dodge Caravan, driving through the parking lot. The suspect got into the van and left the area.
   An officer conducted a check of the vicinity and found a broken window on the rear passenger side of a white Ford Explorer. The window was shattered and there was a pry mark on the lower frame of the window. It appeared that the suspect used a tool to pry at the window frame and the window broke. The owner noted that nothing was missing from the vehicle. Fingerprints were lifted. No suspect information at this time.
   March 19: At 3:15 p.m., a resident in the 12400 block of Woodinville Road reported an ATM card (with PIN number), six checks, his driver's license, social security card and $70 in cash were missing. The items may have been stolen as long ago as 10 days prior to the reporting.
   At approximately 9:30 a.m. 10 days prior, the victim placed his wallet and checkbook on the dresser before going into the bathroom to take a shower. After getting out of the shower, the victim had an argument with his roommate and asked him to leave. The roommate moved out.
   A week later, the victim got a notice from his bank that his account had been overdrawn and his rent check had bounced.
   He knew he had not overdrawn his account. He looked for his wallet and checkbook. Both were missing. A bank statement showed $500 worth of transactions on his account.
   The last time the victim remembers seeing his wallet/checkbook was on the day of the argument with his roommate. Numerous people have been inside the residence since he last saw the wallet. The whereabouts of the suspect are unknown.
   March 18: At 12:12 a.m., a victim bought a round of drinks for a couple of tables in an establishment in the 17600 block of 140th Avenue NE. He apparently offended one of the other patrons and when the drink-buyer walked outside, the suspect followed him out and socked him in the eye. The victim sustained a minor laceration above one eye. Other patrons said the suspect drove off in a small red car. No license plate or direction of travel was noted. No further suspect information at this time.
   March 16: At 7:45 a.m., a person in the 14600 block of northeast 174th reported that he and his family had retired the evening previous at 10 p.m. The victim left his 88 Mazda 626 locked and secured in the driveway. The next morning the victim looked out of his window and noticed the trunk of his car open. Further investigation showed the door handle had been pried and was broken. The vehicle had been rummaged.
   The center console had been pulled off the dash, the glove box opened. Seventy CDs were missing. Fingerprints were obtained. No suspect information at this time.