The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Jan 24-31. The reports do not indicate a conviction.
- Sometime overnight unknown suspects entered the unlocked garage of a 46-year-old man who lives along NE 97th Street on north Rose Hill and stole from his unlocked vehicles about $900 in electronics. They included a GPS unit, Bluetooth and portable PC charger. There were no suspects.
- On foot patrol at Lake Washington Institute of Technology at about 9:30 a.m., a uniformed officer found two women 17 and 19 years old standing near a storage unit smoking pot from an apple fashioned to serve as a pipe -- or as the officer called it, “improvised smoking paraphernalia.” The apple was taken for destruction, a small amount of pot confiscated and the women admonished with no charges.
- After attempting to steal six cell phones from the Rite Aid on Totem Lake Boulevard about 12:30 p.m., a 48-year-old Kirkland man was arrested on a shoplifting charge. He was apparently apprehended by store staff.
- Called to the Metropolitan Market parking lot on NE 68th in Houghton about drinking and pot smoking in a car, an officer saw several individuals yelling and cheering outside a white van. When the officer approached, all the individuals got inside the car and in the back seat next to one man was a naked woman. Turns out the man, 32 and from Lake Forest Park, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Albany, Oregon. He was arrested without incident, just after 1 a.m.
- After returning home from church about 6:30 p.m., a 89-year-old woman found her house along NE 102nd Place on north Rose Hill ransacked, with jewelry missing from the master bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry and no suspects.
- After breaking out a window in the Lovers Package store on Rose Hill’s NE 85th Street and stealing several sex toys with names that cannot be repeated here, a 19-year-old Redmond man was arrested on burglary, theft and malicious mischief charges. Police received the call at about 1 a.m. and the first officer on the scene saw the suspect in the store. The suspect left quickly, but was caught a short distance away. Police returned to the store six assorted sex toys, and impounded the man’s car pending a search warrant.
- Police tracked down a 19-year-old Bellevue man who allegedly shoplifted five packs of cigarettes from the 7-11 store on 100th Avenue in Jaunita after a customer grabbed him and his backpack and jacket came off. Court documents with the suspect’s name on them were in the jacket. He was arrested on charges of shoplifting and possession of paraphernalia for a glass drug pipe. The theft occurred at about 3 a.m.
At least 10 vehicle prowls were reported during the period in Kirkland, including at:
--The 12300 block of NE 75th Street near Lake Washington High overnight on Jan. 28/29; the victim lost a GP unit, DVD player and clothes;
--Nearby in the 12400 block of NE 75th the same night, the victim losing debit/credits, cards, purse, drivers’ license and hair styling equipment;
--Nearby in the 7500 block of 124th Place NE the same night, the victim losing a GPS unit and cell phone;
--Just down the same block on the same night, the victim losing cash, binoculars, sunglasses and a barber’s kit;
--The 12700 block of NE 111th Place on north Rose Hill, sometime between Jan. 22-29, the victim losing nothing of value;
--The 11100 block of 127th Place NE on north Rose Hill, overnight on Jan. 28-29, the victim losing sunglasses;
--The 200 block of Central Way downtown Jan. 28 between 6-9 p.m., the victim losing a wool coast and bag of makeup;
--Costco on Rose Hill (8629 120th Avenue) on Rose Hill at about 8 p.m. Jan. 29, with the victim losing credit/debit cards, a mini tablet and laptop computer;
--The 14100 bock of 77th Avenue NE on Finn Hill, overnight on Jan. 27-28, the victim losing $40 in change;
--The 400 block of 4th Avenue South in Houghton, overnight on Jan. 25-26, the victim losing a GPS unit and $50 in cash.
Kirkland Police Department contact information:
- Emergency: 911
- Non-emergency: 425-577-5656