KPD Blotter: Driver Facing Vehicular Assault Charge in Crash Near 85th

In other cases, two Kirkland grocery stores report liquor thefts, a Fairfax patient is arrested for assault and two smash-and-grab car prowls are reported, one at Juanita Bay Park.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Oct. 4-Oct. 13. The reports do not indicate a conviction.


Oct. 4

  • A Nook electronic reader and miscellaneous jewelry were stolen from a house on NE 136th Street in the Kingsgate area by an unknown burglar who entered through an open window between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The victim was a 63-year-old man. There are no suspects.


Oct. 5

  • Staff at the north Juanita Safeway grabbed a man outside the store who had attempted to steal a $50 bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and three cans of deodorant. The suspect managed to escape, but the items were recovered. It happened at about 4:35 p.m.
  • A 25-year-old woman from Oak Harbor, a patient at Fairfax Hospital in north Juanita, was arrested on suspicion of assault after a series of attacks on staff over a month-long period.


Oct. 6

  • Police cited a 36-year-old Bellingham man for marijuana possession after pulling him over for driving while using a cell phone at about 10:15 a.m. on NE 143rd Street in Kingsgate. The officer smelled pot when he approached the vehicle, and the man turned over less than a gram of pot and a pipe. He was given a ticket and released.
  • An unknown thief cut the tether of a Samsung cell phone from a display stand at the AT&T store on NE 124th Street in the Totem Lake area and escaped unnoticed. The phone was valued at almost $700. The theft happened between 4-5 p.m.


Oct. 7

  • Unknown suspects smashed out a back window of a BMW parked at Juanita Bay Park between 5-9 p.m., stealing an empty camera bag and a child’s coat. The victim was a 37-year-old Kirkland man.
  • Two businesses on the east side Market Street south of 5th Avenue near downtown were “tagged” with graffiti overnight. In both cases, unknown suspects spray-painted the walls of the businesses. Both cases were reported by the businesses’ owners, one a 40-year-old Kirkland man and the other a 50-year-old Kirkland man.


Sept. 8

  • A 49-year-old resident of 84th Avenue NE on Finn Hill told police someone entered his garage overnight and stole bottle of alcohol, bowling equipment, a suitcase and a priest’s Catholic mass kit. There were no signs of forced entry. Police have no suspects.
  • Five boxes of low voltage wiring were stolen overnight from a construction site near 132nd Square Park in the Evergreen Hill area, an electric company employee told police.


Oct. 9

  • Two unknown male suspects stole two $49 bottles of Hennessey cognac from the Inglewood Village QFC on Juanita Drive, escaping at about 3:40 p.m. in a red sedan. A check of video surveillance did not result in images that might help identify the suspects. Police cruisers patrolled the area but did not find the pair. Police have no leads.
  • An unknown suspect smashed out the left rear window of a car owned by a 34-year-old Redmond woman while it was parked on 124th Lane NE near Evergreen Hospital and stole two bags of books, another bag and a suitcase. It happened between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Police have no suspects.


Oct. 13

  • A 29-year-old driver is facing vehicular assault charges and possibly driving under the influence charges as well after losing control of of his pickup truck on Kirkland Way near its intersection  NE 85th Street in early evening. A female passenger was ejected from the vehicle when it went over an embankment and came to rest in a parking lot, said KPD Lt. John Haslip. The woman was taken to Evergreen Hospital with serious injuries and later to Harborview Medical Center. The case remains under investigation pending toxicology tests.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Non-emergency: 425-577-5656


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