Northwest NEWS

June 24, 2002

Local News

Police Beat

compiled by John Price from Woodinville Police reports
   June 19: A hardware store in the 17700 block of 130th Avenue Northeast reported to police that a pressure washer was stolen from the business. Officers investigated and reviewed a video surveillance tape which showed the suspect in the act. The suspect is a male 20-30 years old, 5 feet,10 inches to 6 feetā with bushy light hair. Officers lifted prints from the scene and the case is under investigation.
   June 19: A boat storage business in the 12600 block of 178th Avenue reported a burglary. The suspect or suspects took a boat, trailer and many other smaller items. The business estimated the loss between $50,000 and $70,000. Officers did gather substantial evidence including several sets of prints.
   June 16: A woman shopping in the 17600 block of Garden Way pushed her cart out the exit setting off the alarm. Employees confronted the woman outside while she was placing the groceries into her car. They asked to see her receipt and she told them it was in her purse. The woman got into the driver's seat and looked through her purse. The woman asked the employees to go back inside and ask her sister. When the employees asked again for the receipt the woman put the keys in the ignition and started the car. One employee stepped in front of the car to write down the license plate number. The woman put the car in gear and drove into the employee. She began revving the engine and told the employee to get out of the way. She hit the employee again and sped out of the lot.
   Based on the license plate number, police tracked down the registered owner who employees identified as the suspect. The woman was arrested. Charges of Theft, Assault, and Hit and Run are pending.