KPD Blotter: Two Smash-And-Grab Car Prowls at Costco Parking Lots

Other cases include a smashed window at a downtown shop, two tanks of gas stolen from vans at a school, five slashed tires, pot possession busts and property thefts.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Sept. 27-Oct. 3. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Sept. 27

  • Sometime overnight someone slid underneath two minivans at Eastside Preparatory School in the Yarrow Bay area and unclamped gas tank hoses, then stole the gas. The school’s facilities manager told police both vans had full tanks of gas. Both vehicles had to be towed to a repair shop. Police have no suspects.
  • Police arrested a 21-year-old Kirkland man for allegedly stealing a wallet or purse containing a debit  card and cash from a 25-year-old Edmonds woman at Juanita Bay Pub. It happened just before 1 a.m., and police were able to obtain some kind of photographic evidence. The suspect was taken into custody on a third-degree theft charge.

September 28

  • The owner of a shop on Lake Street downtown reported that sometime overnight someone smashed a 4x6 foot double-pane window. There are no suspects.

September 29

  • A 15-year-old youth was arrested after he allegedly stole a package from the front porch of a 57-year-old resident of 115th Avenue NE in the Kingsgate area. Another 15-year-old youth witnessed the theft, which occurred at 3 p.m.. The suspect faces misdemeanor theft and trespass charges. The package contained only a bottle of skin moisturizer and was returned to the victim.
  • Police arrested a 19-year-old Kirkland man for misdemeanor marijuana possession after pulling him over for defective equipment just after midnight along NE 85th Street on Rose Hill.

Oct. 1

  • Two car prowl incidents were reported in parking lots at or near the Costco store on Rose Hill, both sometime around 7:30 p.m.  In one incident, someone smashed the window of an Acura parked in an overflow lot at the store and stole an iPhone from the center console. The victim was a 36-year-old Kirkland woman who had left the car there for 25 minutes at 7:30 p.m. In the other case, a laptop computer and its leather case was stolen from a Land Rover by a thief who smashed in the passenger side window. The victim was a 45-year-old Kirkland man, and the theft occurred during a half-hour period also beginning at about 7:30 p.m.
  • A 43-year-old Bellingham man told police that someone got inside his car when it was parked overnight at the Totem Lake Motel 6 and stole a checkbook, the vehicle registration and a case of CDs. The man could not remember if he had left the vehicle unlocked, but there were no signs of forced entry.


  • Someone overnight slashed the tires on five cars parked outside of a auto repair shop on NE 124th Street in the Totem Lake area, a 29-year-old co-owner of the business told police. It happened the night of Sept. 22, but the co-owner told police he had been too busy to report it then. There are no suspects.


  • Police arrested a 24-year-old Kirkland man for possessing 6.4 grams of pot after pulling him over for a defective tail light just before midnight along 128th Street near Evergreen Hospital. He was taken to the Kirkland jail, cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession and released.

Oct. 2

  • Cash totaling $100 was stolen from a 31-year-old woman who lives in an apartment complex off of NE 124th Street in north Juanita sometime overnight. The report provided no other details.


  • An unknown suspect tried to break into a vending machine in the laundry room of the Totem Lake Motel 6 sometime during the evening. Nothing was stolen, but the machine keypad was damaged. Police planned to review video surveillance footage.

Oct. 3

  • Sometime overnight someone “tagged,” or spray-painted graffiti on a condominium project being finished along Juanita Drive near Juanita Beach Park, the project manager told police. Police took photos of the graffiti and noted that it was similar to other markings left in Kirkland recently.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

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


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