Lake Forest Park Police Blotter 7-13 to 7-18-2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

By Diane Hettrick
The Categories are my invention

The importance of learning a second language
7-13….28xx NE 183. Homeowner had a verbal arrangement with a workman who does not speak a lot of English. He would do some repairs around her house and in return, he could use the area under her porch for storage. At least that was her understanding. When she found he was storing propane and other gasses, she asked him to leave. He asked her for the money she owed him for doing repairs. Both were upset and yelling. Both called the police to complain about the other. The “Language Line” was inadequate to the task. Police asked him to move his stuff out.
7-13….28xx NE 183. Workman left, but left a mess behind. He is still upset and angry, thinks he was cheated. Threatening to call the sheriff, the judge. Neighbors thanked police, saying he often left debris in the street.
7-13….28xx NE 183. Workman called. Still upset, feels that he wasn’t heard. Yelling. Felt he had been humiliated by being made to leave. Told not to call Dispatch again.

7-13….173xx Beach Dr NE. Bicycle stolen from Civic Club.
7-15….198xx 47 NE. Assist Mountlake Terrace Police in tracking down 17-20 year old male who stole beer from store in MLT.

Why even bother with an alarm?
7-14….50xx NE 187. Alarm. Motion sensor. No one home but two unfriendly dogs. No sign of forced entry.
7-14….162xx 34 NE. Alarm. Neighbor tripped it. Has key but forgot the alarm code.
7-15….37xx NE 147. Residential alarm. Doors and windows were unlocked but no sign of intruder.
7-18….Towne Centre, Third Place. Alarm. A few employees were on the premises cleaning up, but no cause found.

Somebody check this place out
7-13….37xx NE 178. Teen-aged, mentally disabled man running through the streets to Towne Center. Police, fire trying to find him. Caught up with him in the mall. From a nearby group home. Was gone for five minutes before staff knew he was gone. They didn’t call 911 in spite of instructions, but did send a staff member to mall to find him. The boy ate a fruit pie containing wheat and he has celiac disease. Caretaker seemed unconcerned.

Good Kids/Bad Kids
7-13….185xx 37 NE. 10-12 kids playing baseball. Advised to move game to cement playfield.
7-14…170xx 35 NE. Man found obscenities written on jet ski on his property. Written in powdered sugar.
7-16….170xx Brookside Blvd NE. 3 juvenile males smoking marijuana.
7-17….45xx NE 170. 15-year-old son, has been known to use drugs. Room was empty. Contacted by text message, he said he was riding his bicycle. Parents reported as runaway. He came home much later.
7-17….45xx NE 170. Son returned home in morning. Said he was upset over girlfriend. Cops told him they’d be keeping an eye on him.

7-17….35xx NE 153, Top of the Lake Apartments. Tenant reported bad smell from apartment. Manager requested Welfare Check on tenant, who had a history of depression. Police checked, tenant had hung him/herself. Medical Examiner ruled death a suicide, around July 8.

Punks, and Drunks, and Creeps (Oh My!)
7-15….17171 Bothell Wy, Market. Report of two women in store who appeared to be drunk. Gone before police arrived.
7-16….17171 Bothell Wy. Graffiti.
7-18….174xx Ballinger. Caller said a creepy guy was talking to her daughter at Third Place. Found him on the registered Sex Offenders list. Cops said to call 911 while it was happening.
7-18….35 NE/NE 160. Graffiti on street sign.

Where there’s smoke..
7-13….51xx NE 180. Report of smoke. Police checked, controlled burn in fire pit.
7-14….33 NE/Hillside Dr NE. Suspicious car parked on street. Registered owner convicted of residential burglary. Neighbor said it belongs to renter’s boyfriend.
7-14….167xx 30 NE. 4 people sleeping in car. Said they were on route to Portland.
7-14….174xx Brookside Blvd NE. Caller heard yelling. Police checked. People were leaving a party.
7-15….14951 Bothell Wy, Acacia. Employee saw someone jumping the fence near the crematorium.
7-15….184xx Ballinger. Pedestrian saw a bunch of guys taking guns out of a car trunk. Police checked, they had paintball guns.
7-17….35xx NE 162. Report of shots fire. Police checked, smell of fireworks in the air.

Yes, of course we believe you
7-13….30 NE/NE 182. Complaint about 10-12 cars blocking 30th, said it was an ongoing problem. Police checked, no cars.
7-13….51xx NE 180. Victim reported that a man and woman came to his house to pick up $80 he was going to loan the woman. Said there were no services in return for loan and the man picked up a stick and hit him in the head.
7-14….148xx Bothell Wy, apartments. Complaint about tenant with loud radio who refuses to answer the door. Police checked, no answer at door, but no radio, either.

Cops as Counselors
7-13….184xx 47 NE. Mother having theft issues with 17 year-old daughter and her problem boyfriend. Asked for advice.

7-13….792xx Forest Pk Dr NE. Woman received a phone call about a Payday loan she hadn’t taken out. Said she was being charged with theft. Gave her a number to call but it was disconnected.
7-17….160xx 37 NE. King County Police have subject in custody with the ID of an LFP woman. LFP police contacted her. She confirmed her ID was stolen from the dog park a week and a half ago, but she didn’t file a report. KC Police requested she file a report.

7-14….174xx Ballinger. 40 year-old woman fell off bicycle. Injuries to chin and hand. Aid called.

Keeping the streets safe for the rest of us
7-15….153xx Bothell Wy. Traffic stop resulted in man in custody, car towed.
7-15….145xx Bothell Wy. Traffic stop resulted in woman in custody, car towed.
7-18….18400 Ballinger. Traffic stop. Warrant from Bellevue. Car towed. Met Bellevue PD half way to turn over suspect.
7-18….37xx NE 178. Traffic stop. Driving While License Suspended, expired registration, no insurance. Driver booked into King County Jail, aunt came for car.

About those vehicles blocking the way…
7-15….164xx 41 NE. Fire responding to fire alarm but couldn’t get to the building because of a blocking vehicle. Called police for assist. Vehicle moved, no fire.
7-15….Towne Centre. 18-wheeler in lot. Can’t wake driver to move the rig.

Fumble fingers
7-15….189xx 32 NE. Called 911 twice, trying to call 411.
7-17….NE 190/33 NE. 911 call, hang-up. Unable to contact caller.

7-16….177xx Beach Dr NE. Loud party next door.

Several cards short of a deck
7-16….50xx NE 178. Elderly woman called Life Alert to say that men had been in her house a few days ago while she was napping.

Animal Planet
7-17….190xx 40 Pl NE. Runaway Jack Russell Terrier reunited with owner.
7-18….45 Pl NE / 40 Pl NE. Border collie hit by red Honda Civic, which left the scene. Dog taken to animal hospital.


Jenny DB July 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

I seriously think the owner of the Red Civic should be charged with hit and run. What is wrong with people? What if that was your dog? Disgusting!

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