Northwest NEWS

October 15, 2001


Police Beat

Oct. 9: A resident in the 14000 block of Northeast 181st Place reported his car stolen. Police responded and interviewed the victim and others. Witnesses told police that the car was still parked in its stall around 8 in the morning, but when the owner went out around 11 a.m. the car was gone. There was no evidence of a break-in and no evidence for police to gather.
   Oct. 8: A car owner in the 18000 block of 142nd Avenue Northeast reported her car stolen. The unlocked car was parked over night in front of her residence. When the victim came out the next morning, her car was gone. There was no evidence of a break-in and no evidence for the police to gather.
   Oct. 7: Officers responded to the 17800 block of 140th Avenue Northeast for an attempted auto theft. The victim came out to find his car damaged and called police. Officers observed damage to the driver's door and lock. The steering column was punched in an attempt to start the car. Officers lifted several sets of prints and the case is under further investigation.
   Oct. 4: Officers arrived to a reported assault in the 17600 block of 140th Avenue Northeast. In the parking lot they found the victim lying on the ground next to his car. He was conscious, but dazed, and could only tell police that someone had hit him in the head. The victim's friend saw the incident and told police that the suspect was a white male, 5'8", with blond hair.
   Officers detained a suspect matching that description a few blocks away, but when the victim and friend were driven to the suspect's location they told police that this was not the same person. Officers released the detained man.
   Oct. 2: A gas station attendant reported an unconscious man in the parking lot. Officers responded and found the suspect awake, but lethargic. The man was seated in the driver's seat of his truck at the pumps. Officers asked if he was all right and the man said he was, but just fell asleep.
   During a routine records' check, officers confirmed there were two outstanding warrants for the man's arrest. The defendant was taken into custody and his truck searched incident to arrest. Officers recovered prescription medicine bottles of Vicodin belonging to someone else. The defendant told officers he didn't know who that person was and had just found the prescriptions. On the way to the station, the man passed out in the back of the patrol car.
   Sept. 28: Police responded to a commercial burglary in the 12800 block of Northeast 175th Street. Upon the arrival of the officers, the owners were already inside making coffee and cleaning up the broken front window. Because the scene had been disturbed, no evidence could be gathered.