April 8, 2002
Carnation Police Beat
Compiled by Inge Houck
March 7 - At 10:24 a.m. on a routine stop for a missing license plate, the driver was found to be driving with a suspended license. The driver and passenger were in violation of controlled-substance law. The case was forwarded to detectives for filing of charges.
March 15 - At 12:32 p.m., a driver was arrested for driving with a revoked license. He is a convicted felon, a sex offender, and has a case outstanding for Rape of a Child.
March 16 - Two people returned home at 1:55 a.m. and found their house had been broken into. Front and back doors, which had been locked, were unlocked and the back door window was broken out, with the glass having fallen outside the house. Two screens were off windows on the side of the house. One victim said that as they approached the house on foot, he thought he saw a neighbor's motion-sensitive outdoor light turn on. Only prescription medications were missing from the house, and the bottles were scattered around the living room. One officer lifted prints from door handles and from a tool found outside, as a deputy searched the area unsuccessfully for suspects. The residents state that their house has been burglarized two other times in the last year which left no damage.
March 19 - Homeowners reported that in the last two days unknown suspect(s) broke into a detached garage using the same m. o. as a previous break-in of their shed about seven months ago. Nothing was missing after either break-in.