Son Turns in Mom for Forgery, Stealing $6,400 From His Kirkland Business

In other items on this week's KPD Blotter, $600 cash was stolen from a Finn Hill Church, several bottles of vodka, rum and whiskey were stolen from a downtown restaurant and several other burglaries were reported.


The following are selected reports from the Kirkland Police Department for the period of Dec. 13-19. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Dec. 13

  • Police arrested an 18-year-old Bothell woman for suspicion of assault after she allegedly punched her former boyfriend several times in the face during what began as an argument. The boyfriend is a 24-year-old Kirkland man, and a 22-year-old Kirkland man was listed as a witness. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. at a residence on NE 133rd in the Kingsgate area.
  • An antique tool chest full of antique wooden-handled tools was stolen from the storage locker of a 51-year-old woman who lives in an apartment complex along NE 68th in Houghton. The locker was force open sometime between 5:30 and 10 p.m. Police have no suspects.

Dec. 14

  • An extremely intoxicated 48-year-old Kirkland man was arrested for assault after he tried to attack a 26-year-old male staff member at EvergreenHealth Medical Center. The staff member, a Bothell man, injured his shoulder when he subdued the drunken man by taking him to the floor. The Kirkland man was left at the hospital to sober up, then was taken into custody. After the fracas, his blood alcohol level was tested at .371, several times over the legal limit for driving. The assault was reported just before midnight.
  • A resident of a condominium complex on Lake Street South reported that his locked storage closet was broken into between 2 and 4 p.m., but nothing was stolen. However, police did identify a suspect, a 54-year-old Bellevue man, and obtained evidence -- ATM deposit receipts in the suspect’s name and a gardening glove. Furthermore, the report indicated the case was related to another recent case in Kirkland.

Dec. 15

  • A 55-year-old Finn Hill mother who lives on 81st Avenue NE called police after some sort of dispute with her 27-year-old daughter and the daughter’s 32-year-old apparent boyfriend, and police arrested them both for outstanding warrants. The 32-year-old man, from Seattle, was wanted on a misdemeanor theft warrant from Everett and the daugher on a misdemeanor warrant out of Redmond for possession of drug paraphernalia. The mother also asked police to advise the pair that they would be trespassing if they returned. Police also sent a crisis team to help and advise the family.
  • Unknown suspects cut the lock of a storage shed at an apartment complex on 130th Avenue NE in Kingstate and stole bicycles and cases of soda pop. The victim was a 33-year-old man who lives in the complex. There are no suspects.

Dec. 16

  • Cash totalling $600 and 11 checks were stolen from an office at St. John Vianney Church on Finn Hill, sometime between 10 a.m. and 5:43 p.m., a 63-year-old employee told police. The church, on 84th Avenue NE, was open to the public and the office door had been left unlocked. The checks were recovered down the street at a school, apparently Carl Sandburg Elementary. The church is the current location of the Tent City 4 camp for homeless people, but police found no fingerprints or leads and have no suspects.
  • An unknown suspect used a pry bar or a similar tool to force open the door to the lobby of an auto brokerage on NE 124th Street in the Totem Lake area, but nothing appeared to have been stolen. The break-in, sometime in the early morning, was apparently reported by an employee, a 29-year-old Kirkland woman. There was no surveillance at the business and police have no suspects.

Dec. 17

  • Police arrested a 54-year-old Redmond mother after her 28-year-old son, also from Redmond, report that she had forged six checks and withdrawn $6,400 from the account of the restaurant the son operates along NE 85th on Rose Hill. The forgeries occurred between Oct. 20 and Nov. 14. Police contacted the woman the and she admitted to the forgery and theft. Police confiscated narcotics equipment when they took the woman into custody at the restaurant. The son asked that she not be prosecuted.
  • An alarm might have foiled a burglar who forced open the back door of a tool business on NE 124th in the Totem Lake area. The alarm went off at 5:06 a.m. the previous day. Apparently nothing was taken, but the door was damaged. The incident was reported by the business operator, a 34-year-old Mill Creek man.
  • Stolen in a daytime burglary from a home on 128th Avenue NE in Kingsgate were gold watches, a gold necklace, a silver necklace and silver earrings. The burglar(s) broke a rear window to get in, and also damaged a bedroom door. The victims were a couple, a man 60 and a woman 62. No fingerprints could be found and there are no suspects.
  • The front door was damaged when an unknown person attempted to enter an apartment on 97th Ave NE in Juanita at about 2 a.m. The 70-year-old woman who lives there told police she yelled at the subject and said she was armed, and the person left. She did not see the person.
  • Someone smashed the driver’s side mirror of a car parked at a residence on 94rd Avenue NE in Juanita overnight, and the 58-year-old female owner told police it appeared that a baseball bat or some similar object was used. There are no suspects.
  • A 63-year-old female resident along NE 137th Street on Finn Hill reported that on Dec. 14 mail was stolen from the home’s mailbox by an unknown suspect driving an ‘80s black passenger car with a loud muffler. It was not known exactly what was in the mail stolen. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m.

Dec. 18

  • Someone removed the locks to an outdoor storage shed at a business on 7th Avenue near downtown overnight, then stole a Dewalt miter saw, Honda generator and a marine battery. The thief kept the combination locks, so it is not known how they were removed. The theft was reported by a 28-year-old male employee from Renton. The business owner is a 56-year-old Kirkland man. There are no suspects.
  • A car prowler smashed out the right front passenger window of a Nissan Altima overnight and stole from its 20-year-old female owner her purse. She found her wallet in the parking lot of her apartment complex just off Slater Avenue in the Totem Lake area - apparently it had fallen out of the purse while the thief got away. But she lost the purse and its other contents, including and iPod Shuffle. Police found no fingerprints and no suspect information.
  • An unknown person put deep scratches on both sides of a Toyota Highlander while it was parked in a lot at the Rose Hill Costco at about 8:15 p.m. The owner was a 59-year-old Redmond man. Police found no witnesses or suspects.

Dec. 19

  • The operator of a Central Way restaurant reported that someone had entered the business overnight and stole several bottles of liquor from the bar -- vodka, rum, whiskey, etc. -- and several sets of keys from a back office wall. Furthermore, he told police the same thing happened a couple months before. There were no signs of forced entry, and police gained no solid suspect information. But the report said it is believed an employee might be involved.
  • Police arrested a 23-year-old Seattle man on an outstanding Seattle misdemeanor theft warrant at a shop on Market Street after being called by staff regarding three unwanted men there at about 1 p.m. The Seattle man was transferred to Seattle Police, and he along with two others -- a 54-year-old Shoreline man and a 20 year-old homeless man -- were told they would be trespassing if they returned to the shop.
  • A 1997 Subaru was stolen from a 43-year-old Kirkland man just after 7:15 a.m while it was parked outside a residence on 12st Avenue NE n Kingsgate. The report indicated that the vehicle was recovered.


Kirkland Police Department contact information:

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


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