Northwest NEWS

August 13, 2001


Police Beat

July 23: The owner of business in the 12800 block of NE 178th parked a van in his lot around noon on Sunday. The following morning the owner arrived at work to discover that the right rear window had been shot out by a BB gun. Apparently the BB traveled through the van and broke the front windshield. Police arrived and reviewed security tape with the owner. The cameras caught the suspect driving into the lot around 10:00 Sunday night in a white station wagon and shooting out the windows. The case is under further investigation.
   Aug. 7: A mother called police to report a car theft. Police responded to the 12400 block of NE Woodinville Drive and were told that the woman's 18 year-old son had taken the car without permission. Further, the woman reported to police that the son did not have a valid driver's license. Police checked the area with negative results.
   Aug. 7: A business in the 14500 block of NE 145th reported a burglary to police. It was determined that after checking out of the hotel, the room was cleaned by staff who noted nothing missing at that point. However, the next morning it was reported that two televisions, a stereo and DVD player were missing. Police found a sliding glass door ajar and evidence that the shower had been used during the break-in. The case is under investigation.
   Aug. 6: A man in the 14600 block of 128th Avenue NE awoke to noise outside. When he looked out the window, he saw a man inside his car. As he came out the front door he heard a male voice from across the street yell "run." The victim watched as a white male in his late teens / early twenties with long hair in a ponytail exit his car and run from the scene. Police responded and recovered a screwdriver left in the driver's seat. The K-9 unit also responded to the scene with negative results. Officers lifted several prints from the car and booked the screwdriver into evidence.