The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of July 13-16. The reports do not indicate a conviction.
- A 53-year-old Kirkland woman told police she lost $4,000 cash when her purse disappeared while she was shopping at on July 8. About 20 minutes after it went missing, store staff found the purse hidden on the other side of the store from where the woman had been shopping. There was no explanation why the woman waited five days to report the theft. Store staff told police there was no surveillance video available.
- A woman set her purse down to get a cup of tea while attending an art exhibit at a downtown assisted living facility on July 12, then discovered the next day her wallet had been taken from it. She told police she lost $25 cash and eight credit cards, and had no idea who might have taken them.
- After pushing another man and waving a knife during a dispute around 12:40 a.m. on Main Street downtown, a 37-year-old Bothell man was arrested for second-degree assault. The dispute involved the suspect and three other men, all in their 20s or 30s. The suspect allegedly opened the knife and threatened the victim and friends, then threw the weapon when police approached.
- A worried 56-year-old Redmond mother called police about her 26-year-old son, who was having suicidal thoughts, apparently at the on 124th in the Totem Lake area. Police arrived and discovered the man, also from Redmond, had King County warrants out for his arrest. He was taken into custody and placed on suicide watch.
- Police arrested two men for assault after a fight just past the 2 a.m. bar-closing time in the 200 block of Kirkland Avenue downtown. The melee involved four men and was witnessed by two women. Apparently one of the men arrested, a 27-year-old from Auburn, made a comment about the girlfriend of a 25-year-old Everett man and then assaulted the Everett man. A 29-year-old man from Richmond, Virginia, was also arrested for assault for going after a friend of one of the others involved.
- After he allegedly broke out the front window of a 29-year-old Lakeview area woman’s home on 7th Ave S, left a condom on the front door handle and urinated on the door, police tracked down a 48-year-old man at his Shoreline home and arrested him. The man was also found to have prior charges of domestic violence and residential burglary. The malicious mischief incident occurred at about 2 a.m. and was witnessed by a 27-year-old Kirkland man.
- Sixteen batteries worth $150 each were stolen from a storage yard off 116th in the Totem Lake area belonging to a traffic control equipment company, The thief broke into the storage yard sometime between 2:125 p.m July 13 and 2:30 a.m. July 15. There are no suspects. The theft was reported by a company employee, a 26-year-old Tacoma man.
- Police had had enough and arrested a 21-year-old Redmond man for disorderly conduct after he refused to leave with friends from a Kirkland Ave nightspot around 1 a.m. and then angrily bolted from a cab called by an officer. At the police station his blood alcohol level tested at .226 -- heavily intoxicated.
- The office of a public storage facility on NE 116th Street in the Par Mac/Totem Lake area was broken into overnight, with cash and checks stolen and video equipment ripped out and taken too. Interestingly, Bellevue Police reported a similar storage facility burglary that night as well. There was no suspect information generated. The thief pried open a side door to get in. The break-in was reported just after 9 a.m. by staff, a 35-year-old Bothell woman.
- Thieves cut the lock on a storage trailer at the construction site for the off 124th in the Totem Lake area, stealing $500 worth of heavy duty power cords from a Seattle construction company. The police report used the word “again” in reference to the theft, so it was at least the second break-in there. At least two times earlier this summer at Interstate 405. No evidence was recovered at the latest break-in.
Kirkland Police Department contact information:
- Emergency: 911
- Non-emergency: 425-577-5656.