March 11, 2002
Carnation Police Beat
compiled by Inga Houck
Jan. 28 - After being arrested the day before for disturbing the peace and malicious mischief, on this date the suspect leaned out his upstairs window and again directed obscenities and lewd gestures at the victim in front of witnesses. The victim drove to the police station to report this, and the suspect called 9-1-1 to say he was only greeting his neighbor. The suspect, arrested for disturbing the peace, was highly agitated and told police he would repeat the behavior as soon as he bailed out and that they would have to book him at least a couple more times.
Jan. 28 - A woman reported receiving repeated hangup calls from an out-of-town number over the last month. On Jan. 27 she received eight calls in two hours. On this date she called police after a man left a vulgar message on her machine. The case has been forwarded to detectives for followup and charging.
Jan. 29 - An abandoned vehicle was impounded after being found on a county right-of-way, completely stripped and undriveable, with tires popped and glass broken.
Feb. 1 - A Tolt Avenue business owner reported that a license plate was stolen from a company vehicle overnight.
Jan. 28 - At 7:57 p.m., two females in their 20s left a restaurant without paying their bill. A restaurant employee got the license number of the car they left in, and gave it to police over the phone.
Feb. 1 - Between 9 p.m on Feb. 1 and 5 a.m. on Feb. 2, unknown suspect(s) hit a victim's mailbox and backed over it several times.
Feb. 8 - At 5:05 p.m., an officer arrested a driver for driving with a suspended license. In the vehicle was a substance that field tested as marijuana and a smoking pipe.
Feb. 9 - Just after 1 a.m. three policemen broke up a fight in the street involving several males, with several others watching and yelling. Some involved were juveniles; all had been drinking. The back door window of the party house was broken out and a baseball bat was lying nearby. There were several broken bottles in the street and several weapons lying on the ground.
An officer found an 8-1/2 inch knife next to the one injured male, who lived at the house. After obtaining written permission to enter the house, officers found a small marijuana-growing operation. The plant and paraphernalia were removed from the house. The case is being forwarded to detectives for possible charging for manufacturing a controlled substance.
Feb. 10 - Between 5 p.m. Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at 8:20 a.m, unknown suspect(s) smashed a resident's two mail boxes, valued at $20 each
Feb. 11 - At 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 and again at about 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 17, a resident's house was "egged" by unknown suspect(s).
Feb. 15 - At 1:14 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for improper tab display, no front license plate and failure to signal a turn.
Records revealed that the driver was driving with a suspended license. He also had no car insurance. The driver was arrested, and the vehicle towed.
Feb. 15 - At 4:45 p.m., an individual was arrested at his home for outstanding warrants for misdemeanor DUI and driving with a suspended license.
Feb. 18 - Between 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 19, unknown suspect(s) took two unlocked mountain bikes, valued at $400 each, from a carport visible from the street.
Feb. 19 - At 5:45 p.m., as two young males were entering QFC to buy donuts, they encountered another male they recognized. As they left QFC with their purchase, the young man demanded their donuts. They ran, and he pursued them on his bicycle, across Tolt Ave., down the street, into King County Library and out again, where he grabbed the victim's shirt, and the donuts ended up on the ground. The suspect took three donuts and left. The victims went home, where the mother of one called 9-1-1. Police took statements from the victims, then a deputy found the suspect back at QFC, where one of the victims identified him. The suspect was arrested and booked at King County Youth Center for investigation of robbery.
Feb. 20 - At 3:09 p.m. the passenger of a vehicle was arrested for two outstanding warrants, (one a no-bail warrant). At 3:40 p.m., the driver of the same vehicle was arrested for driving with license revoked. The vehicle's license plates were switched, as well. The car was impounded.
March 5 - At 3:40 p.m. a driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and for possession of marijuana. He also had no vehicle insurance. The car was impounded.
March 5 - At about 4:00 p.m., a victim reported that the front door of his house had been kicked in while he was at work. An officer went to the house, where the victim said the door had been locked, but that two windows of the residence were already broken out. Inside, the house appeared to have been ransacked. Fingerprints were not successfully lifted from the front door. The officer instructed the victim to call him if he found that anything was missing. The officer noticed the scent of marijuana in the house and asked the resident if the intruders could have been after a drug stash. The individual stated that there was no stash, and that he had already smoked all he had.