Northwest NEWS

May 14, 2001


Police Beat

May 10: Police responded to the scene of a one car accident. The suspect had lost control of his car in the 13900 block of NE 171st Avenue and crashed. The suspect then called a toe truck to the scene. Police arrived and ran a standard records check which showed the driver had an outstanding bench warrant out of Northeast District Court. Officers arrested the driver and a search incident to arrest revealed drug paraphernalia in the suspect's pocket. Suspect was booked.
   May 8: A home owner in the 16200 block of NE Woodinville Road reported a burglary. He reported that he left town on Friday and returned on Sunday. Monday morning, the victim went out to his garage to leave for work and discovered a bike and several tools missing from the garage. Police arrived and found signs of a forced entry.
   May 9: The owner of a 1991 Honda Accord reported his car had been stolen. The driver reported that he parked the car in front of his building in the 17900 block of 140th Lane NE around 5:30 p.m. on May 8. When he left for work the next morning around 7:20 a.m. the car was missing. Police found no signs of a forced entry.
   The next day the stolen car was recovered by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department. The car had trash strewn all around the interior and several items were broken. Police located a case in the trunk which contained needles and other drug paraphernalia. Prints were lifted.
   May 5: A resident in the 20300 block of 136th Avenue NE reported a vandalism. Police observed a smashed mailbox which appears to have been destroyed by a baseball bat. The woman reported having heard a loud noise during the night.
   May 5: Loss prevention employees in the 14000 block of NE Woodinville-Duvall Road reported observing a shopper acting suspiciously. Upon further observation, the suspect selected several items, including shoelaces, videos and a sauce pan and then exited the store without paying for any of the items. The suspect placed these items in her car and then returned to the store. The suspect began walking up and down the aisles again. Loss prevention employees observed the suspect walk down one aisle with some Gladware items in hand. However, when she turned and walked up the next aisle, she was not holding any Gladware, but that her purse was now bulging. Store employees contacted the suspect, recovered the items from the purse and car and contacted the police. The case has been forwarded to Northeast District Court.
   May 4: A man in the 19800 block of 141 Place NE reported that he came out in the morning to discover his 1998 Mercury partially stripped. Police discovered the rear window smashed out, the rear right door missing and the hood open. Under the hood the suspects took the battery, air filter and other various parts. Police were able to take numerous print as the suspect had left greasy finger prints all over the hood.
   April 22: At about 11:45 a.m. a man reported items stolen from his commercial shop between April 15 and 22. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim said the side door is sometimes unlocked, and there is easy access from an alley. No fingerprints were found.
   April 23: At 1:45 p.m. a school official reported finding drug paraphernalia in a student's bag. The juvenile admitted ownership of the paraphernalia, contents of which tested positive for marijuana. The juvenile was arrested, and the case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Prosecutor's office.
   April 27: A young man left his car for repairs at a shop on April 20. On April 23 when the mechanic began work, he noticed the stereo was missing. He didn't remember whether the stereo was there the day it was dropped off. There were no signs of forced entry, and too much time had passed to lift fingerprints. He said he hadn't reported the theft immediately, not thinking anything could be done. The stereo has not been recovered