Northwest NEWS

March 25, 2002

Local News

Duvall Police Report

Courtesy of the Duvall Police Department
   Mar. 15 - A citizen reported he had been receiving phone calls from his daughter's old boyfriend. He told the old boyfriend she was not there. The old boyfriend became angry and started cursing and calling him names. The officer provided court order information.
   Mar. 15 - An employee of a local business called and reported a theft of wood pellets. The store surveillance cameras provided the officers with the suspect vehicle license plate and suspect description. A short time later an officer located the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was not occupied but the bags of pellets were still in the vehicle. The officer watched the vehicle from a distance. A female matching the description of the person on the surveillance tape got into the driver's seat to drive away. The officer contacted the suspect who admitted taking the pellets. The suspect was arrested and later identified by store employees. Charges for third-degree theft have been filed.
   Mar. 15 - At about 8 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle that was being driven erratically. Upon contacting the driver, the officer could smell the odor of intoxicants. The driver was arrested for investigation of driving while intoxicated. He was booked into King County Jail.
   Mar. 15 - Washington State Patrol asked a Duvall officer to check for an accident on SR-203 north of the city. The officer located the vehicle at about MP 17. The driver said he had driven off the roadway to avoid a head-on collision. The driver was not injured and his vehicle had very little damage.
   Mar. 17 - Police were dispatched to the 15800 block of Main St. on report of two young children building a fire near an abandoned vehicle. The children were counseled and released to their parents. The owner of the vehicle has been contacted and advised the abandoned truck is in violation of the Duvall Municipal Code.
   Mar. 17 - A local man was stopped for minor traffic violations. A routine check revealed the man's license had been suspended for not paying his traffic tickets. He was arrested and will be charged.
   Mar. 17 - While on routine patrol, an officer checked the license plate on a parked vehicle. Dispatch advised the vehicle had been stolen from Seattle on Mar. 11. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. A message was left on the owner's answering machine advising them the car had been recovered.