The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Oct. 20-24. The reports do not indicate a conviction.
- Police arrested a 19-year-old Kirkland man wearing a blond wig and fake glasses on a felony theft warrant after picking him up at the Parkplace QFC. Store staff had called police about the man as a theft suspect. When police arrived the suspect engaged them in “a complex name game,” but they finally figured out who he was. Police confiscated a methamphetamine pipe, mirror, small straws, razors, lighter and small baggies, also taking for safe keeping his skateboard. He was taken to the police station, booked and photographed twice -- with his disguise and without.
- A relative of a 55-year-old Covington woman committed to a 14-day stay at Fairfax Hospital in north Juanita told police the patient complained she was a victim of sexual assault while being transported in an aid car. When police questioned the woman, she said she began remembering the incident when God told her about it. Police determined no crime had occurred.
- Two evening car prowl cases were reported. A 44-year-old resident of 10th Avenue South in the Lakeview neighborhood lost a GPS unit, two Leatherman tools, CDs, $20 cash and $95 in gift cards. There was no sign of forced entry, but the man told police he thought he had locked the car. In the other case, windows were smashed out of two cars belonging to employees of a restaurant on NE 124th in the Totem Lake area. Stolen from each vehicle were backpacks and school books.
- A rash of car prowl thefts were reported on Oct. 22. After leaving his vehicle unlocked over the weekend, a 46-year-old resident of 8th Avenue in the West of Market neighborhood discovered missing $3,000 worth of property. Stolen from the vehicle were two tennis rackets, sunglasses, two suits, two shirts and two raincoats. There were at least six cases in Houghton. Taken from an unlocked car on NE 58th Street was $435 worth of tennis equipment belonging to a 61-year-old woman. Nearby on NE 55th, a 23-year-old man had his CD player stolen from his car, and his 49-year-old father lost a $2,500 generator, stolen from a tool box on his work truck that had been broken open. On 114th Ave, a 60-year-old man lost $5 in change taken from his unlocked car. Finally, windows were smashed and several items taken -- a laptop, iPad, a GPS and more -- from two cars on 112th Avenue NE; in one case mail was stolen from a mailbox as well. There appear to be no suspects.
- Two checks totalling $1,539 were stolen from the mailbox of a 53-year-old woman who lives on 67th Place NE on Rose Hill apparently some time in the morning, along with an $8,000 tanzanite stone stolen from the same mailbox on Oct. 3. Police found no suspect information. The postal delivery person was notified of the missing items.
- Police closed the case of a 58-year-old man living at an adult care facility in Houghton who had complained of inadequate treatment after finding no evidence of a crime. Police contacted a state Adult Protective Services caseworker who had conducted a site visit and found nothing to substantiate the allegation.
- The owner of an Inglewood Village restaurant along Juanita Drive told police someone smashed out the window of his vehicle while it was parked in back of the building and stole his GPS unit. It happened between 5:30-6:30 p.m. There are no suspects.
- Four credit cards, $15 cash and a driver’s license were stolen overnight from a vehicle parked at a residence on NE 97th Street on north Rose Hill. The victim was a 43-year-old man.
- Charges of $2,052 were rung up fraudulently on the credit card of a 46-year-old Finn Hill man sometime on Oct. 23. Police found no suspect information, but the man told them the card is linked to an account in his native Russia.
- Police contacted a 69-year-old resident of the West of Market neighborhood at his house just before noon after he allegedly made numerous harassing telephone calls to the city attorney’s office. The city attorney’s office reported the calls to the police, and had the man’s name and number. The man was informed that if he continued making such calls he would be subject to arrest. Police reported that the man appeared to understand the issues.
Kirkland Police Department contact information:
- Emergency: 9-1-1
- Non-emergency: 425-577-5656.