KPD Blotter: Female Thief Caught on Video, Steals Champagne Worth $400

In other cases, police recover a victim's property after the victim tracks his stolen cell phone to a Kirkland apartment, two drunken co-workers fight at the company Christmas party and more burglaries and car prowls are reported.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Dec. 20-24. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Dec. 20

  • Police were called at about 1:30 a.m. to a disturbance at a house along NE 141st Place on Finn Hill to find a 41-year-old Kirkland woman in a manic state, saying she woke up to take an oxycontin pill only to find some of them missing. She was spending the night at the residence of a 54-year-old man with a mutual friend, a 45-year-old Kirkland woman. She woke up the 45-year-old woman and accused her of stealing the narcotic and of subsequently slapping her. Police determined no crime had been committed and the accusing woman showed no signs of injury. They also found pills scattered around the floor. But police documented the case at the woman’s insistence so she could replace her prescription.
  • A 44-year-old female nurse from Spokane Valley was punched in the face at EvergreenHealth Medical Center while trying to administer an IV in the arm of a 52-year-old Pullman man who suffers from an altered mental state due to a brain ailment known as encephalopathy. The nurse wanted the incident documented, but did not want to press charges due to the man’s mental state. It happened at about 9 p.m.
  • Two cars were prowled in the 100 block of Central Way downtown within an hour of each other. In the first, someone smashed out the rear window of car parked along Central Way downtown at about 9 p.m. and stole asthma medication, a debit card, an iPod Touch, a laptop computer and a birth certificate. The victims were a 39-year-old Everett man and a 32-year-old Bothell woman. In the second case, the thief smashed out the front driver’s side window of a pickup truck parked in the city lot and owned by a 45-year-old Mountlake Terrace man, but apparently nothing was stolen. There are no suspects.

Dec. 21

  • Two drunken co-workers, one from Maple Falls and one from Blaine (towns in Whatcom County), both 40 years old, got into a fight during the annual company Christmas party, at the Woodmark Hotel on Carillon Point. The report called the two “mutual combatants” and no charges were filed. The fracas occurred between 11 p.m. and midnight.
  • A burglar came in through an unlocked window and stole from a home along 103rd Place NE in the Highlands neighborhood a fireproof safe with family and personal papers, an Apple computer monitor, a laptop and assorted coral jewelry. The theft occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 7:50 p.m. The victims were a couple and their daughter, 56, 54 and 29 years old.

Dec. 22

  • Police recovered a jacket containing car keys, ID and a cell phone that were stolen just before midnight from the Lucky 7 Saloon on 124th in the Totem Lake area after the owner tracked his phone to the residence of a 24-year-old Kirkland man. The victim, a 33-year-old Woodinville man, just wanted his property back and did not want to press charges. The man who had the stuff cooperated with police and turned it all over.
  • An unknown suspect, a woman in her early 30s about 5-foot-8 and 200 pounds, was captured on surveillance video on Dec. 17 at about 1:30 p.m. stealing bottles of champagne worth more than $400 from the Totem Lake QFC on 124th Street. Store staff reported the theft Dec. 22 after viewing the video. Police took CDs of the video as evidence. The thief also stole a pack of five re-useable bags.
  • An unknown suspect removed and stole the catalytic converter from a pickup truck parked outside the residence of a 52-year-old man who lives along 126th Place in the Kingsgate area. It happened sometime between 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 5:40 p.m. Dec. 22. Thieves sometimes steal converters to sell for the metals inside them, such as platinum, rhodium and palladium.

Dec. 24

  • An unknown suspect smashed a side window and entered the Crab Cracker restaurant on Central Way downtown between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. while kitchen prep workers were there, fleeing out an emergency exit after opening a package in the office. Nothing was taken, but the restuarant has had two other similar incidents over the last month. Several bottles of liquor were stolen from the restaurant in the middle of the night on Dec. 18, and a similar theft occurred in November. The latest incident was reported by the 47-year-old owner of the restaurant.
  • A burglar ransacked a house on NE 113th on north Rose Hill sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 12:25 p.m, stealing several wrapped Christmas presents. There was no sign of forced entry, no witnesses and no recoverable fingerprints. The victims were a couple 65 and 63 years old.
  • The day after a young female neighbor came into her apartment apparently for a brief visit, a 64-year-old woman who lives along 73rd Place NE on Finn Hill discovered that her prescription painkiller acetaminophen/codeine was missing. The woman told police she did not know the neighbor’s name or which apartment the neighbor lived in, but that the young woman was the only one who had been in the apartment. Lost were 20 to 20 pills.
  • Stolen overnight from an unlocked SUV parked outside a residence along 76th Place NE on Finn Hill were a three-drawer tool chest and tools, plus an 18-volt impact driver/drill. The victim was the 49-year-old male resident, who estimated the value of the tools at $330.


For tips from the Kirkland Police Department for preventing car prowl thefts click here.

Kirkland Police Department contact information:

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-emergency: 425-577-5656


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