KPD Blotter: Mushroom OD Leads to Wrecked Apartment, Hospital Stay

In other cases, burglars hit A.G. Bell Elementary threes times over the holidays, police find a man with massive facial injuries early New Year's Day who won't say who beat him up and car thieves target two Honda Civic Del Sols.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Dec. 27-Jan 2. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Dec. 27

  • A Honda Civic Del Sol was stolen overnight after it was parked outside an apartment complex along 123rd Lane NE near EvergreenHealth Medical Center. The victim was a 19-year-old woman who lives in the complex. There are no suspects. Crime statistics indicate that 1990s Honda Civics and Accords are the most stolen vehicles in Washington. A thief attempted to steal another Del Sol the very next day on Finn Hill (see next item).

Dec. 28

  • Someone got inside and attempted to steal a Honda Civic Del Sol parked overnight at an apartment complex off 73rd Place NE on Finn Hill, but was unsuccessful and instead stole a backpack. The 26-year-old woman who owns the car reported that the thief left something lodged inside the ignition so she couldn’t start it. There was no sign of forced entry.

Dec. 29

  • After an apparent overdose of hallucinogenic mushrooms, a 19-year-old Bothell man became mentally unstable and caused significant damage to the apartment of a 20-year-old friend off NE 132nd St. in Juanita. The younger man was involuntarily committed to nearby EvergreenHealth Medical Center, since officers determined he met the legal definition of being gravely disabled.
  • A 21-year-old woman was awakened by someone entering her apartment off NE 132nd on Juanita (coincidentally the same complex as above) at about 9:50 a.m., but locked herself in her bathroom and yelled that she was calling the police. The unknown person fled, and police attempted a track with a K-9 unit, but found no suspects. The woman insisted she had locked her dead bolt, but there was no sign of forced entry.
  • Police gave a trespassing warning letter to a 53-year-old Bellevue man after he got into a confrontation with a 35-year-old male employee of Metropolitan Market in Houghton. It happened just before 10 p.m.

Dec. 31

  • A toolbox and tools, a ladder and soldering equipment were stolen from the construction site at Juanita’s A.G. Bell Elementary, which is undergoing a major modernization. An employee of a Kirkland plumbing company reported the theft, which occurred between Dec. 29 and Dec. 31. Another burglary at the site was reported the following day (see below).
  • Two packages containing a bathroom towel warmer and LL Bean fur-lined leather slippers were stolen off the porch of a residence along 82nd Ave NE on Finn Hill, the 25-year-old male resident told police. The theft occurred between Dec. 18 and 24. The goods were worth about $348.

Jan. 1

  • Found drunk and with massive facial injuries just after 2 a.m. in Peter Kirk Park, a 25-year-old Port Orchard  man refused to say who had assaulted him and was taken to EvergreenHealth Medical Center. There were three people listed on the report as “Other involved,” probably passersby or bystanders, a 31-year-old Bothell man, a 27-year-old Kirkland woman and a 23-year-old man with no hometown listed. The injured man wouldn’t explain anything, but an officer gave him a business card in case he wanted to talk about it later.
  • An unknown person kicked in the door of an apartment on 4th Avenue South in the Moss Bay neighborhood between Dec. 27 and Jan. 1 while the 31-year-old female resident was in the Snohomish County Jail. The woman’s father, a 62-year-old Everett man, reported the burglary and told police nothing was taken. No evidence was found, just the damaged door.
  • Sometime overnight an unknown burglar knocked a hole through a trailer door and stole power drills, a power hammer, power saw, construction laser and miscellaneous tools in a tool bag from the construction site at A.G. Bell Elementary in Juanita. Police were able to lift a fingerprint from the trailer window. The victim was the 41-year-old owner of a Milton construction company working at the school which is undergoing a major modernization project. Two other thefts or attempts were reported at the school during the holiday break (see Dec. 31 and Jan. 2).
  • A thief stole a bass guitar and Fender amplifier, a snowboard and associated gear and paintball equipment from a storage locker in an apartment garage in 4th street near downtown. The 27-year-old male owner told police it happened sometime between Nov. 23 and Jan 1 when he reported the theft at about 8 p.m. There was no sign of forced into into the locker and no suspects.
  • A Toyota Highlander was stolen from the South Kirkland Park and Ride lot while its owner, a 36-year-old Kirkland man, was at work. The theft was reported just before midnight.

Jan. 2

  • Some time during the holiday break, an unknown suspect tried to break into a locked custodian’s closet at A.G. Bell Elementary, leaving a drill hole in the door knob lock and pry marks on the door. The thief did not get into the closest though and nothing was taken. cool staff reported the attempt at about 2 p.m. Two successful burglaries were reported by construction contractors over the holiday period at the school, which is undergoing a major modernization. See those reports above under Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

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


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