Northwest NEWS

June 10, 2002

Local News

Police Beat

compiled by John Price from Woodinville Police reports
   WOODINVILLE
   June 4: A Metro bus driver called police to assist with a man who was asleep on the bus and wouldn't exit. By the time police arrived they found the suspect sitting on a donated couch by the Goodwill Drop-off. Officers ran a standard records check which returned with two outstanding warrants. A search of the suspect incident to arrest revealed a bag of marijuana.
   June 3: Owner of a building in the 19500 block of 144th Avenue Northeast arrived at work to find his front door broken. The suspect(s) tied a rope around the door and pulled it off its hinges. The only thing missing was a checkbook. The next day the victim's bank received a call about a person in Lynnwood attempting to cash one of the checks. The case is under investigation.
   June 1: Two teens entered a video store in the 13700 block of 175th and spent an hour and a half back in the Playstation section. The teens left without purchasing anything. The next day the same two teens entered the store and after a minute or two walked out of the store again without purchasing anything. An employee followed them out of the store and watched as they jumped into a small turquoise colored car. As the passenger entered the car, a school notebook and folder fell out of the car.
   The employee retrieved the notebook and returned to the store to discover that 36 video games were missing. Officers followed up with the owner of the notebook but learned from the school and student that his backpack had recently been stolen. The case is under further investigation.