KPD Blotter: Kirkland Man Finds Burglar in Home, Holds Him Until Police Arrive

In other cases, a burglar stole a safe with $1,450 inside, a woman with a counterfeit $100 was arrested and five young man were busted at a noisy underage drinking party.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Jan 18-23. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Jan. 18

  • A backpack containing a laptop computer and two checkbooks were stolen from a car parked at The Keg restaurant in south Kirkland by a prowler who smashed out a driver’s side window between 7:20 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. The victim was a 35-year-old Kenmore man. There were no suspect. Two more vehicles had their windows smashed and were prowled at The Keg four days later (see Jan. 22 below).

Jan. 19

  • A 22-year-old Bothell man who started yelling at patrons and taking swings at people outside the Time Out sports bar on Central Way downtown was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge at about 12:30 a.m.

Jan. 20

  • Five Kirkland males ages 17 to 20 were arrested after police were called on a noise complaint to a house in Juanita on 105th Avenue NE and discovered an “underage drinking party.” Things got a bit tense when one suspect, a 20-year-old who also had marijuana in his possession, was handcuffed and several of his friends approached police. When the officer told them to back off, the handcuffed suspect took off on foot. He was caught after a block and a half chase, and four other males were arrested for being minors consuming alcohol. The incident occurred at about 1 a.m.

Jan. 21

  • A designer purse worth $1,200 was stolen, along with $2,600 cash, a designer wallet and iPhone4 inside, during a midnight bowling session at Tech City Bowl. It happened between 10:30 p.m and 1 a.m. There were no suspects.
  • Police arrested a 28-year-old Kirkland man on outstanding warrants from Kennewick after he allegedly used a brick to break a widow and get into his father’s north Rose Hill home on NE 107th Place. He was found inside passed out on the couch, at about 5 a.m.
  • Unknown suspects damaged a Toyota Tundra that belongs to a couple who lives on Ne 134th Place in north Juanita, ages 48 and 46, ny pouring an unknown white substance in the gas tank. The victims told police it occurred between 10 a.m. and noon on Jan 19.

Jan. 22

  • A burglar apparently used a key to the back door to enter the Franz Bakery outlet on Rose Hill along NE 85th street overnight and steal a safe containing $1,450. A 31-year-old female store employee discovered the theft and the key missing when she arrived for work in the morning. Police did obtain possible suspect information, a suspicious subject who had been in the store the previous day.
  • Police discovered a counterfeit $100 bill and a small amount of the narcotic Suboxone while arresting a 31-year-old Seattle woman for an outstanding warrant from Renton, and for driving with a suspended license. She was pulled over along Juanita Drive on Finn Hill at about 9 a.m., driving a car recently purchased by south Snohomish County man known to police, who was wanted on a felony warrant. The woman was transported to a meeting with Renton police.
  • A 47-year-old transient was arrested after being found inside and burglarizing a residence by the 49-year-old homeowner, who detained the suspect until police arrived. Police found $11 in change on the man, allegedly taken from the residence. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. on north Rose Hill, along Slater Avenue.
  • Police tracked down a man at his Kirkland residence after a shoplifting incident at the Value Village store in Totem Lake. Store staff tried to stop the man and a female accomplice and were able to get items from the woman and a license number. Police contacted the man who returned the stolen items and was issued a warning not to return to the store at risk of a trespassing charge. The store did not wish to press charges.
  • Staff at Christ Church of Kirkland in the Totem Lake area reported that someone overnight flattened two tires on a church van and used a key to scratch vulgar language on it.
  • Two cars were prowled while parked at The Keg restaurant in south Kirkland at about 9:45 p.m, the thief smashing out windows in both. In one case, a backpack and jacket inside were stolen from a Honda minivan owned by a 32-year-old Seattle man. In the other, a 21-year-old Renton woman lost her purse, credit cards and driver’s license that were in her Honda Accord. Police found no leads.
  • Someone used a key scratch a Chevy Malibu and cause $4,000 damage while it was parked during the day at the Park and Ride lot in the Totem Lake area along 116th Way NE. The owners was a 36-year-old Kirkland man.
  • After leaving his pickup truck unlocked overnight, a 33-year-old man who lives in the West of Market neighborhood told police a car prowler stole a pair of Rayban sunglasses and a few other minor items.
  • A 38-year-old Finn Hill woman told police that sometime between Jan. 14 and 17 her car was entered, and the vehicle registration, an iPhone4 and $20 cash were taken.
  • A Honda Accord that was left unlocked and running for 20 minutes at about 5:30 p.m. was stolen from the Toyota Scion dealership along NE 124th Street in Totem Lake. It was not a new car, and the victim was a 20-year-old Woodinville man.
  • The owner of an auto repair shop along 124th Avenue NE in the Totem Lake area told police someone over the weekend pried open mailboxes.

Jan. 23

  • Police investigated a disturbance at Juanita High School about 1:30 p.m. involving a 36-year-old Kirkland mother, who alleged a school security guard assaulted her 16-year-old daughter, a student. Police found no evidence a crime had occurred, but the report said the school was investigating as well. The guard is a 49-year-old Kenmore man.

Jan. 23

  • After returning from work and finding his home had been burglarized, a 52-year-old man who lives on NE 137th Place in the Kingsgate area told police he was sure it was done by his 21-year-old daughter. Missing were a credit card and one check, and the man told police his car had been driven. He requested no prosecution.

Jan. 23

  • The passenger side window was smashed out of a pickup truck parked at the Asian Wok restaurant along Market Street just after midnight, and a shoulder bag containing a MacBook Pro laptop computer was stolen from inside. The victim was a 27-year-old Kirkland man. Police found no suspects.


For tips from the Kirkland Police Department for preventing car prowl thefts click here.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

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


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