KPD Blotter: Heroin Overdose Leads to Warrant Arrest for Felony Escape

In other cases, three nighttime thieves are caught on camera stealing wheels and tires from a new luxury car at a dealership lot, 12 car prowl thefts were investigated and a cab driver is stiffed for a $124 fare.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Nov. 8-14. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Nov. 8

  • Staff at Rairdon Dodge Chrysler Jeep on NE 124th in Totem Lake are reported to police that four wheels and tires were stolen from a brand new Chrysler 300 luxury car parked on a satellite lot on Willows Road sometime overnight. Surveillance footage from a nearby business showed showed three people in a green car with the license plates covered stealing the wheels.
  • Police responded to an argument between two men at the food court of the Rose Hill Costco store, in some sort of dispute involving a dining table. One of them a 60-year-old Newcastle man, said the other, a 48-year-old Clyde Hill man, told him, “back off, I’ve got a gun!” The younger man admitted saying it, but only because the other man got in his face. There was no gun, police determined. The issue was settled without charges being filed.
  • A house on NE 59th Street in Houghton was burglarized overnight, with a significant amount of jewelry and unspecified prescription drugs taken. Fingerprints were recovered from an unspecified entry point. The victims were a couple 48 and 47, and the burglary was reported by their 27-year-old daughter.
  • Nothing was taken when the unlocked vehicle of a 49-year-old woman who lives on 109th Avenue in Juanita near McAuliffe Park -- an area of persistent thefts from cars in recent weeks -- was prowled overnight.

Nov. 9

  • Four overnight car prowls were reported, one of them reported by a passerby on NE 132nd in the Totem Lake area. In that case, a 32-year-old Bellevue man lost his stereo when the thief, who was not apprehended, smashed a driver’s side window. Nearby on 131st Place, a 21-year-old woman’s driver side window was smashed and windshield damaged by a thief who apparently tried to steal her stereo, which was also damaged. In another case, a 51-year-old resident of 105th Avenue in the Lakeview area -- another high car prowl area lately -- lost a laptop computer when someone smashed out a rear window on his car, and two bicycles were also taken from the rear of the residence; one was found in a neighbor’s yard. Several blocks away, a 21-year-old man lost his credit card to a prowler who entered the car in an unknown way; the card was later used in Kirkland and Everett.
  • Staff at the Metropolitan Market in Houghton found two men, 22 and 24, from Kirkland and Bellevue emptying milk bottles in an employee bathroom sink at about 9 p.m., apparently so they could return them for money. Staff didn’t want to prosecute, but asked police to “trespass” the pair. They signed papers promising  not to return the store for at least one year.

Nov. 10

  • A transient man and wife, 45 and 44 years old, who Kirkland Library staff suspected of past DVD thefts, were found acting suspiciously. Staff called police, who found the couple nearby and reported they likely were interrupted during an attempted theft. The couple signed papers promising not to return to the library for a year.
  • A cab driver from Tukwila was stiffed for a $124 fare after driving a woman from White Center to an apartment complex on Kirkland Avenue downtown, where she was met by a man who promised to go inside and get the money. Neither came back, and the police did not have enough information to locate the suspects.

Nov. 12

  • Police assisted Kirkland Fire Department aid crew in responding to the heroin overdose of a 40-year-old man who was revived and taken to EvergreenHealth Medical Center at about 4 a.m. In the course of the incident they discovered that the friend of the man who overdosed was the subject of two outstanding arrest warrants, one for felony escape from the state Department of Corrections and the other for driving with a suspended license. That man, a 25-year-old Kirkland resident, was taken into custody.
  • Two residents of an apartment complex on 8th street in the Norkirk neighborhood reported thefts from storage lockers. A 58-year-old male resident lost a high end stereo system -- pre-amp, record player, CD player and speakers -- as well as air soft guns, an ammunition preloader, model cars and expensive braided wires. A 47-year-old man lost two tool boxes full of tools.
  • Four car prowls were reported, one of them in progress that prompted a search by a police K-9 unit in the Kingsgate area. The culprit wa not located, and apparently got away with a stereo belonging to a 41-year-old female resident of NE 145th Street. Taken in the three other cases were a knife and wallet from the unlocked vehicle of a 48-year-old man on 122nd Avenue NE on Rose Hill; a gift card taken several blocks away from a 53-year-old female resident of NE 70th; and the GPS unit from a car belonging to a 50-year-old woman parked on Kirkland Avenue downtown.

Nov. 13

  • Two car prowls were reported, one on NE 73rd Street on Rose Hill not far from two of the Nov. 12 prowls; in that one a portable radio was stolen from a 67-year-old woman. The other case was in Totem Lake on NE 116th, where a window was smashed on a car owned by a 29-year-old man, but only the car’s manual was taken.

Nov. 14

  • A 38-year-old Bothell man whose car was parked at the LA Fitness club in Totem Lake lost is GPS unit when a prowler smashed out his back window sometime just after 9 p.m.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

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


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