KPD Blotter: Man Hides DUI by Telling Girlfriend, Cops His 2011 Saab Stolen

In other cases, police were called to break up a fight between two 94-year-old men, and officers lose patience with a Seattle man for creating four public disturbances downtown.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of June 14-18. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

June 14

  • Police were called to break up a fight between two 94-year-old men in a room at a retirement home in Juanita on NE 120th Street. No injuries were reported, but apparently the altercation went on for an hour, from 2-3 p.m. Police were called by a 33-year-old male staffer.
  • Two laptop computers were stolen from a 25-year-old woman in a burglary at her apartment off NE 124th in the north Juanita/Totem Lake area, between 7 p.m and 1 a.m. the night before. The thief came in through an unlocked sliding door.

June 16

  • After admitting himself to at 11:30 p.m. saying he felt suicidal, a 31-year-old Snohomish man tried to flee and assaulted a 50-year-old male nurse. Hospital staff restrained the man, and four hours later he was cleared medically and released to police on a charge of third-degree assault.
  • Police arrested a 28-year-old Federal Way man at about 1 a.m. on charges of violating a no-contact order, fourth-degree domestic violence and resisting arrest after finding him in a car at a Totem Lake area motel with the 24-year female victim, who is from Arlington. A witness told police the man had struck the woman, and when they found he had violated the no contact order and put him under arrest, he resisted and made multiple threats to the victim.
  • Police had had enough after receiving the the fourth call of the night about a 36-year-old Seattle man creating disturbances in downtown Kirkland. So at 1:40 a.m. on Lake Street near its intersection with Park Lane, they arrested him for disorderly conduct and took him to the city jail.

June 17

  • Police gave a warning for trespassing at Fire Station 27 in the Totem Lake area to a 22-year-old man, hometown unknown, then arrested him after discovering he had a felony warrant out for his arrest. The warrant was for second-degree burglary out of the city of Wenatchee. He was taken to the King County Jail in Seattle for transfer to Chelan County. Police contacted the the man just before midnight.
  • After getting arrested for driving under the influence and having his 2011 Saab impounded, a 31-year-old man who lives on 82nd Avenue in an affluent area of Finn Hill tried to cover it up from his 30-year-old girlfriend by claiming the car was stolen. When police arrived just after noon, the man told them he had left the car in his unlocked garage, and the keys in the car’s console. But they soon discovered the DUI from the night before and arrested the man on a charge of making false statements to police. After he was busted, according to the police report, the man fessed up.

June 18

  • A 30-year-old resident of an apartment complex on Kirkland Way in the Moss Bay neighborhood told police that sometime between 4-8 p.m the day before, someone stole a cord of firewood from the complex. There were no suspects.
  • In an apparent identity theft case, a 31-year-old Kirkland woman came to the Kirkland Police station saying someone had tried to open several credit cards in her name, along with a checking account. The woman discovered the fraud after someone put a hold on her mail, she told police at about 3:30 p.m. She also had discovered a fraudulent charge of $357.13 to a PayPal account. The woman had flagged all her accounts with credit bureaus and needed a police case number to close all of the phony accounts.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

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


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