Woodinville PD | Police Blotter | April 21, 2023

April 24, 2023

1. Medical – 18300 147th Ct NE – On April 9, 2023, around 2:40 a.m., a resident called 911 to report they woke to their significant other bleeding profusely for unknown reasons. Deputies and medical personnel responded to a gruesome scene, with blood all over the interior and exterior of the house. On scene investigation determined the person had a head wound, which had been caused by an accidental fall outside. This was corroborated by video evidence. Intoxication before the injury was determined to be an overriding factor in the cause and the chaos on scene. The patient was transported for care and the case assigned to a detective for precautionary follow-up.

2. Fraud – 13100 NE 177th Pl– On April 9, 2023, a business owner reported fraudulent activity surrounding a loan. The business was in the market for a standard business loan and was contacted by several companies after their information was shared through the loan marketplace. While the vast majority of companies seemed legitimate, the victim’s bank advised them that an unfamiliar company was trying to cash a check for $14,000 for “closing costs”, even though no loan had been accepted yet. The bank stopped the transaction and this case has been assigned to a detective.

3. Car Prowl – 14000 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd – On April 10, 2023, around 5 p.m., a shopper returned to their car to discover the window smashed and their backpack gone from the front seat. The bag had valuable amount of electronics in it, as well as a purse/wallet with identification documents. No witnesses or video were identified.

4. Hit and Run | Stolen Vehicle – 13900 NE Mill Pl – On April 11, 2023, around 7:12 p.m., someone called 911 to report they were following a car out of a business that had just accidentally run into them in a parking lot. The plates returned to a stolen vehicle. Further investigation revealed that an associate of the people in the stolen vehicle was in the business shoplifting when the collision occurred and their friends left them behind. This case has been assigned to a detective.

5. Arson – Woodinville HS – On April 11, 2023, around 10:15 p.m., a staff member called 911 to report some juveniles were lighting off fireworks on the track and lit a garbage can on fire. The resulting fire in the plastic bin melted it to the track and caused significant damage to the newly resurfaced track. It was too dark to identify the suspects but a King County Fire Investigator has assumed the investigation.

6. Vehicle Theft | Recovery – 12400 NE 162nd St – On April 12, 2023, a suspect forced entry into an unoccupied home and stole the keys to the vehicle parked in the garage, and subsequently the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered by Tukwila PD the following day. The victim’s camera system was not functioning at the time of the theft.

7. Vehicle Theft – 14700 NE North Woodinville Way – Overnight on April 13, 2023, an unknown suspect used a tool to snag some keys from a business key-drop box. They used the key to steal a nearby truck and it is still outstanding. Detectives are reviewing video evidence.