The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Nov. 30-Dec. 5. The reports do not indicate a conviction.
- Two overnight vehicle thefts were reported from an apartment complex on NE 130th Way in the Kingsgate area, one of a motorcycle and the other a work van. The bike, a Suzuki 650, was stolen from a 26-year-old man, and the van was stolen from a 52-year-old man. The van had electrical tools and copper wiring inside.
- Police cited a 63-year-old landlord from Redmond for allegedly assaulting a 47-year-old male tenant who lives on Slater Street in the Everest neighborhood during a dispute about rent. The Redmond man allegedly broke a coffee pot and other items in the house and stole a snowboard and a Nintendo unit. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. The Redmond man faces charges of fourth-degree assault, third-degree theft and malicious mischief.
- Two overnight car prowls were reported, one near Juanita High on NE 134th and one in the Totem Lake area on NE 116th Lane. In the latter case, a 63-year-old woman lost power tools when someone smashed in the window of her van. In the other case, a 56-year-old man had his registration and insurance card stolen from his unlocked pickup truck.
- Security staff at Costco on Rose Hill allegedly caught a 49-year-old Redmond man removing items from packaging and hiding them in his pockets, at about 10:45 a.m. He was caught with two pair of sunglasses, a GPS unit and a box-opening tool. Kirkland Police arrested and booked him on third-degree theft charges.
- Police arrested a 40-year-old Seattle man when he and a 27-year-old female accomplice from Renton tried to use keys that had just been stolen from a Woodinville gym to enter the Juanita apartment of a 52-year-old woman. After the victim’s identification and keys were stolen from a locker at the gym, she called a 52-year-old friend and asked him to go to check her apartment, and she apparently also called police. When officers arrived they caught the suspects trying to enter the NE 120th Lane apartment with the keys. The Seattle suspect also had two outstanding felony warrants in his name. He and his accomplice were taken into custody for investigation of attempted burglary and possession of stolen property.
- Two car prowls were reported, one in the afternoon at Holy Family Church on Rose Hill and the other in the early evening in the west of Market neighborhood. In the latter case, a 54-year-old male resident of 14th Avenue West had his GPS unit stolen from his unlocked vehicle. In the case at the church, a window was smashed from a vehicle belonging to a 47-year-old Kirkland woman, who lost her purse, $120 cash, debit/credit cards, gift card, driver’s license and Green Card.
- Someone at 1:30 a.m. tried to break a lock and open a sliding door of a house on north Rose Hill’s NE 91st Street, the 55-year-old female resident reported. The suspect did not gain entry, but the lock was damaged.
- At least four car prowls were reported, one overnight in Juanita (nothing taken from an unlocked car), two during the daytime on Finn Hill and one just after dusk at Lakeview Elementary. In the latter case, a 47-year-old female staff member was leaving work and saw two suspects in her car. They took an iPod shuffle and fled on foot. A K-9 unit was called but could not find the suspects. In one of the Finn Hill cases, the front window of a car belonging to a 25-year-old female resident of NE 139th Street was smashed in with a rock and her purse taken, with checks inside. Police did get a description of the suspects and their vehicle from a 15-year-old witness. In the other Finn Hill case, an emergency medical services bag was stolen in the early afternoon from an unlocked car belonging to a 53-year-old man who lives on 85th Place NE. He lost two ham radios, first-aid supplies and various medical equipment.
- Police pulled over a 34-year-old Kirkland woman at 7:42 a.m. for driving in the carpool lane on the Interstate 405 southbound on-ramp at 116th Street, and discovered she had an outstanding warrant for third-degree theft. The warrant was out of Federal Way, with bail at $2,600. She was taken into custody and shortly later transferred to Federal Way police.
- Bank checks were stolen from the mailbox of a 59-year-old man who lives on 2nd Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, and one was apparently used fraudulently for $1,250 at a computer recycling location. The man told police the theft occurred sometime between Nov. 9 and Dec. 5.
- At least four car prowls and one car theft were reported overnight. Three of the prowls were within blocks of each other on Finn Hill, and the car theft and a prowl of vehicle parked next to each other were just north of downtown Kirkland on 7th Avenue. In the latter case, a 28-year-old woman found her ‘97 Honda Civic had been stolen from her condo carport, and the car next to hers had been broken into. In one Finn Hill case, $40 was stolen from an unlocked car on NE 141st Place. In another, two unlocked cars on NE 141st were prowled, with a purse, check and a debit card taken. The debit card was later used twice, and police were able to gather some suspect information.
For tips from the Kirkland Police Department for preventing car prowl thefts, see this earlier Kirkland Patch story.
Kirkland Police Department contact information:
- Emergency: 911.
- Non-emergency: 425-577-5656.