Northwest NEWS

July 9, 2001


Police Beat

   July 4: A Woodinville man drove to the movies and parked his car in the 17600 block of Garden Way NE. He caught a 10 p.m. show and returned to find his car had been stolen.
   July 3: The owner of a local restaurant and bar in the 17600 block of 140th Avenue NE was sitting down in his own establishment enjoying dinner when a man at the next table began swearing loudly and using vulgar language. The owner asked the suspect to keep it down because there were families and children eating dinner.The suspect became irate and ultimately left the establishment. However, on his way out the door the suspect saw the owner's truck parked out front and witnesses watched as the suspect kicked in the driver's side door.
   Police contacted the suspect the next day at his place of employment. The suspect told police that he had been over-served, was drunk and didn't remember exactly what had happened. The suspect was apologetic and wanted to apologize to the owner also. The case has been forwarded to detectives.
   July 2: A worker at a local business in the 13300 block of NE 175th was passed a fake $1 bill as part of a transaction. The employee did not notice until later that the bill was smaller than a normal dollar. The police were contacted and the case is under investigation.
   July 2: Police responded to an audible commercial alarm in the 12800 block of NE 175th Street. Officers found a side window broken and glass on the ground. The owner also arrived and he and the police went through the building. They discovered that a door knob had been broken off and five cordless roofing nail guns were missing. The case is under further investigation.
   June 30: A woman entered a business in the 17700 block of 130th Avenue NE and approached one of the check stand clerks about changing some smaller bills into a single $100 bill. The clerk agreed but when he added it all up, the suspect had only given him $99. The clerk asked the woman for the extra dollar, but she changed her mind and asked to have five $20 bills instead.The clerk started to count out the $20 bills when the woman changed her mind again which confused the clerk. The suspect then insisted that the clerk owed her $200. In the confusion, the clerk gave the woman $200 and she immediately turned and walked out of the business.
   The clerk followed her into the parking lot telling her to return to the store, but she got in her car and left. The entire incident was caught on store camera and the case is under investigation.