Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002

Local News

Police Beat

Compiled by John Price from Woodinville Police reports
   Sept. 11: A suspect who had previously trespassed at a local retail store in the 13900 block of Northeast 178th Place appeared again in the store. Store loss prevention officers watched as the man walked directly to the electronics department, took a portable CD player off the display and shoved it down the front of his pants. The suspect then turned and walked out the front doors of the store. Store employees immediately detained the suspect and police arrested the man.
   Sept. 10: Employees arrived at work in the 14000 block of Northeast 200th to find the lock on their storage container missing. Suspects made off with numerous T-shirts valued around $250.
   Sept. 9: A contractor working on a job site in the 14300 block of Northeast 187th Place returned from the weekend to find his track hoe disturbed. The suspect gained entry to the cab of the rig, took a two-way radio and then lit an old T-shirt on fire. The fire burned itself out and no other damage was noted.
   Sept. 9: A suspect entered a convenience mart in the 15500 block of Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road, walked to the beer aisle, grabbed a case of beer, approached the clerk and asked for two packs of smokes. The clerk recognized the suspect as a teen who had previously tried to purchase alcohol. When the clerk asked the teen for identification he produced a Georgia drivers license. The picture matched, but when the clerk asked the teen his birthday, he became flustered, couldn't give his date of birth and ran out of the store. The clerk called police and handed over the fake drivers license to authorities.
   Sept. 7: Kent police recovered a stolen motorcycle belonging to a local man and towed it to a local motorcycle shop in the 19300 block of Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Employees at the shop took the seat off to discover a loaded hand gun and prescription drug bottles. Police lifted prints off the gun and bottles and the case is under further investigation.