Lake Forest Park Police Blotter 8-16 to 8-22-2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

By Diane Hettrick
The Categories are my creation, with some help from
For all the rest, I am indebted to the citizens and visitors of LFP.

The Bells Are Ringing (1960)
8-16…189xx 33 NE. Audible alarm, dining room motion sensor. No one home.  Appears undisturbed.
8-16…200xx 32 NE. Called 911 instead of 411.
8-16…198xx 47 NE. False alarm, second in six months.
8-18…30xx NE 195 Ct. Alarm. Living room motion sensor. Two dogs in house. Appears secure.
8-19…178xx 40 NE. Alarm. Home-owner hit wrong button.
8-20…36xx NE 169. Alarm. Homeowner entered the code too late.
8-22…37xx NE 188. Alarm.

(Un)easy Rider (1969)
8-16…170xx Bothell. Bicyclist, no helmet or lights, riding down Bothell Way, drunk. Took him home.
8-18…173xx Beach Dr. Graffiti on dock. Found girl’s Huffy bike dumped in bushes.
8-18…NE 145/SR 522. Report of car going the wrong way on Bothell Way.
8-22…Ballinger/Bothell Wy. Rear-end accident. Drivers exchanged information. Later, one called the other, very excited, claiming information wasn’t good. Police went to the meet location to supervise.

The Unmailed Letter (1959)
8-16…174xx Ballinger. Found, pile of unopened mail in small park area on 178th/47th.

The Fugitive Kind (1960)
8-16…169xx 26 NE. Two girls, home alone, saw men in the back yard. Got scared, called mom. They were Snohomish County officers executing a search warrant on the neighboring house.
8-16…169xx 28 NE. Caller says there’s a guy on his property, running, hiding in the bushes. He’s from the house that was raided in the morning. Police search wooded area and find him when his cell phone rings. His girlfriend was calling him. Police know him, he has been arrested in LFP before.
8-16…169xx 26 NE. Second guy from morning raid spotted walking along 26th, shirtless, shoeless. Ran through briar patch toward Shoreline. Advise SL police.
8-16…174xx Ballinger. Mom upset that police chased a suspect through her yard when her 18 year old daughter was home. Felt police should have notified her or told her what was going on. She will speak to city council about it.

While you were sleeping (1995)
8-16…160xx 37 NE. Caller said someone was sleeping in a van in front of his house. Police found van, legally parked, no one in it.

White Collar Blues (1975)
8-16…Albertson’s. Shopper used fraudulent credit card. Police have video.
8-16…Towne Centre. Guy with stolen credit card trying to make purchases and get a $100 gift card. Police have video.
8-16…31xx NE 200. Fraud on bank account going back to June.
8-17…178xx 40 NE. Man called LFP resident, said he was a Social Security Agent and asked for personal information.

Fire (1926 on)
8-16…54xx NE 200 Pl. Residential fire, one occupant fled. Accidental cause.

Mean Streets (1973)
8-16…Forest Park Dr NE/Ballinger. Driving with suspended license.
8-17…189xx Ballinger. SUV repossessed.
8-18…162xx 37 NE. Traffic accident. Hit & Run.
8-18…173xx Beach Dr NE. Report of abandoned car. Belongs to neighbor, parked safely.
8-18…40xx NE 178. Car prowl.
8-18…174xx Brookside Dr NE. Car prowl.
8-19…30xx NE 178. Car prowl.
8-20…165xx 41 NE. Guy ran over trash bins and garbage cans.
8-22…174xx Ballinger. Rear license plate stolen.
8-22…160xx 38 NE. Witness saw car drive by and passenger with a pipe break out the side mirror of a parked car.

Drink-Drank-Drunk (2005)
8-18…Albertson’s. A drunk guy at Albertson’s knocked over a table of onions, then got upset when the cashier wouldn’t sell him beer. Went to gas station, bought beer.
8-21…195xx 38 NE. 911 hang-up. On call-back, woman first said she hit the wrong button, then told police her husband was drunk, they were fighting and she got worried. Police visited them, gave them Domestic Violence information and told them to go to bed. Listened outside 15 minutes, fight didn’t start up again.

Dirty Harry (1971)
8-17…Station. The daughter of the owner of a LFP-based (parking lot) striping company called to report their suspicion that one of their employees had been dealing drugs. After he was fired, they discovered 1000 text messages and contacts on his company phone, unrelated to business. Police explained that the crime was not related to LFP just because the business was based there. Her father (the owner) called back, very upset that police would not investigate.

Strangers Among Us (1992)
8-17…145xx Bothell. Report of transient at bus stop acting strangely. Transient said he was ok.
8-18…Mall. Woman left wallet at Great Harvest. Two females said it was theirs and the employee gave it to them without verifying ownership.
8-21…40xx NE 178. Suspicious guy in Comcast uniform. Comcast employee.

Animal House (1978)
8-17…182xx Ballinger. Sick raccoon on back deck. Told to call PAWS.
8-17…155xx 35 NE. Barking dog in back yard. Owners refused to identify themselves.
8-18…28xx NE 178. Dog escaped when owners opened doors for ventilation. Dog found and returned to owners.
8-20…Towne Centre. Two dogs left in car in sun; couldn’t find owner.

The Rifleman (1958)
8-17…174xx Ballinger. Man does target practice in back yard with an air pressure gun. Neighbor told him to stop or she’d call the police. He was verifying that he was in the right. Police said to tell neighbor she should call 911 if she continues to have a problem.
8-18…37xx NE 165. BB or pellet shot through van window.
8-20…174xx Beach Dr NE. Neighbor shooting a gun in the back yard, looks like a rifle. He was trying to scare off geese with a BB gun.

Stop that Noise (1935)
8-18…50xx NE 178. Garage band.
8-20…40xx NE 197. Report of men shouting. Party in neighbor’s back yard.
8-21…30xx NE 205, group home. Resident got mad when told he couldn’t use the phone without a caretaker. Had a tantrum and looked like he was out of control.
8-22…184xx 40 Pl. Landlord and tenant yelling at each other. Both have lived on property in separate houses for 18 years. Landlord angry about the tenant’s garbage and mess. The landlord is hard of hearing and talks loudly anyway. Police calmed them.

Spirited Away (2001)
8-19…148xx Bothell. Father in Kitsap asked for welfare check on daughter. Concerned about her boyfriend. Daughter no longer lives at that address.

Thieves Like Us (1974)
8-20…Towne Centre, Sally’s. Two women stole hair color and ran from store.

And baby makes three (1949)
8-18…36xx NE 155, apartments. Woman wants help getting her husband to leave. They have a new baby, lots of stress, and they were arguing.


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