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Police Beat - 8/28/17

  • Written by City of Woodinville Police Department

CRIMINAL WARRANT, FELONY – 126TH AVE NE
Suspicious subject was reported to 911 looking into parked cars. Deputies contacted the male who was subsequently arrested for an outstanding DOC felony escape warrant.
 
THEFT,  AUTO  –   NE  WOODINVILLE DR
Per the victim unknown suspect(s) stole the license plates off her car. They were recovered by the Woodinville Police Department. When the police went to return the license plates, the victim discovered that sometime overnight her vehicle had been stolen.

VANDALISM – NE 178TH ST
A Woodinville deputy was doing an area check when he observed that the chain closing the gate along the Sammamish trail had been forced open. No other damage.

THEFT, TAKEN FROM AUTO - NE 202 ST
The victim may have forgotten to lock his car. The following morning, he noticed one of the car doors was slightly ajar. Unknown suspect(s) had rummaged through his glovebox and stolen numerous items.

ANIMAL CRUELTY – WOODINVILLE REDMOND RD
Concerned citizens called to report a dog left in a hot car. Per the reporting person she was requesting to break out a window due to the state of the dog inside. A deputy arrived and found the black lab laying on the ground with people surrounding it. The dog appeared to be in tremendous distress and the deputy wrote the dog was “panting so hard that its ribcage was expanding and depressing several inches in rapid succession. All the dog could do was lay there as the owner, who was now on scene poured water onto the dog. The dog could not stand and appeared to have lost all control of its motor skills. The owner admitted to “forgetting” about his dog. The owner was directed to immediately get his dog to a vet. This case has been forwarded to King County Animal Control for additional follow-up.

TRESPASS – 140TH AVE NE
The store called 911 to report two subjects had stolen items and concealed them inside their bags but had not left the store. When police arrived, they contacted two 16-year old’s, a male and female. Upon further investigation, deputies found stolen items from numerous stores in the area concealed in their bags. All the stores were contacted, property was returned and the two were formally trespassed from the businesses.

FRAUD – 133RD AVE NE
An unknown male called and told the victim that he was her grandson, had been arrested and was in jail in Florida. The suspect told the victim that he had been in an Uber when it was stopped and searched by the police. Per the caller, the police found drugs and everyone was arrested. The caller said “he didn’t want his parents to know.” The victim purchased several thousand dollars’ worth of gift cards and provided the numbers over the phone to a “lawyer” supposedly representing her grandson. This was all a scam!

VANDALISM – 136TH AVE NE
Woodinville Public Works discovered that unknown suspect(s) had spray painted all over the boardwalk at Rotary Park.

LARCENY, TAKEN FROM AUTO – GARDEN WAY
The victim states that she may have left her car unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) entered her car and stole her purse and various items had been moved inside the car.

AUTO THEFTS/RECOVERIES
Over the course of the past week Woodinville Police investigated a number of stolen and recovered vehicles. On August 11, Woodinville Police were called to the Hampton Inn to investigate a report of two suspicious people in a car. When deputies arrived, they found a male and female inside the car. Ultimately, they discovered that the car was an unreported stolen vehicle. Both suspects were arrested and one was booked into the King County Jail. The male in this case, is a convicted felon and had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest.  Deputies also recovered numerous keys that appeared to be “shaved” commonly used to steal cars. Suspected narcotics were also recovered as well as numerous items possibly taken from car prowls.
On August 15, deputies were dispatched to investigate a report of stolen license plates. After taking the report the deputy began checking the parking lot and found a vehicle that had the stolen plates from above on it. The car was occupied by a female who was slumped over the driving wheel and appeared to be sleeping. The deputies opened the door and the female woke up. The deputy recognized the woman from past contacts. There was a loaded syringe in her lap which she quickly grabbed. She was ordered to drop the syringe which she did.
Ultimately, we recovered five cars and one set of stolen license plates, suspected narcotics to include heroin and methamphetamine. It seems the suspects in this stolen car ring are all known to one another and work together.

*There may be additional suspects. If you own an early model Honda, we suggest that you may want to invest in a steering wheel locking device.

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