Crime in Shoreline A-Z - Drunks on the road

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Crime in Shoreline A - Z
April 29 - May 15, 2013

A - Sales rep at Chuck Olsen called about elderly couple in their showroom trying to sell their car so they could send money to The Netherlands - suspects that couple were victims of the Grandson or Stranded Traveler scam

Alcohol/Drugs - Alcohol infused party with uncooperative guests at 23xx N 158th violates noise ordinance and parking regulations / DUI 11xx N 175th / 15th NE and NE Perkins, suicidal male wearing a mask, standing in middle of street trying to be hit by cars / DUI and driving without a license at 200xx 15th NE hits two unoccupied cars and flees on foot / Subject picked up at Chevron station on 15th and 203rd and taken to Swedish for detox / Death by heroin overdose / accident N 175th, driver in possession of controlled substances / Driver stopped at 17900 Aurora for running a red light, arrested for DUI / Shorecrest student with marijuana, scales, and rolling papers / Individual passed out on side of road  at 7xx N 198 has felony warrant / Drunk harassing female at bus shelter sent for detox / Driver stopped for speeding on 5th NE arrested for DUI / Failure to yield on 15th NE, arrested for DUI / Drunk at bus shelter at 185th and Aurora had felony warrant for dept of corrections escape

Arrest - Stopped subject who was jaywalking at 195th Aurora and discovered outstanding felony warrant / Person found sleeping in Haggen's parking lot had misdemeanor warrant from Kenmore 

Bicycle - Stolen bicycle recovered at pawn shop, 203xx Aurora

Burglary - Forced entry, stole laptops, credit cards 162xx 15th NE / Doors forced open, gaming consoles stolen 157xx Greenwood / Broke window and stole laptop at Meridian Park Elementary / Front door forced and home ransacked but little taken 182xx 25th NE / Kicked in front door at 180xx 8th NE / Side door kicked in 203xx 5th NE

Car prowl - Shoreline Plaza apts

Cars stolen – 195th and 15th NE / 201xx 14th NE / 180th Ashworth / Metro park n ride lot / Costco parking lot / Attempted to steal Vespa from porch at 23xx N 185

Disturbances - Roommate threatens the other over doing laundry / Tenant at Rodeway Inn / Couple at bus stop on 15th NE were heckling pedestrians and drivers / Dispute in playground area of city park at 167th and Fremont over smoking

Embezzlement - Big Lots employee was processing fraudulent returns 

Found - Man out for a walk found a bag of bondage equipment in his neighborhood / Stolen car found at N 200th and Ashworth

Fraud - O'Reilly Auto Parts took in a fake $20 bill

Larceny, businesses –  Brass fitting from fire stand pipe by Shorewood auto shop / Tried to use a fraudulent credit card at Sears / Theft by employee at Home Depot / Shoplifters at Goodwill - twice / Man stole two boxes of Rogain from Aurora Safeway / Man stole a pair of headphones from Marshall's

Larceny, private - Pressure washer stolen from front porch 13xx NW 188th / Wallet stolen from closet at Shoreline CC / Checks stolen from checkbook left in car were used to purchase items / Gas stolen from vehicle in secure garage at Echo Lake Apts / 

Mail theft -  Theft of mail order prescription drugs 200xx Greenwood Ave / Mail, mailbox, and post missing 162xx 11th NE / 195xx 14th NE

Mental issues - Naked female claims to be dying and runs around back yard screaming - taken for mental evaluation / Several suicide attempts

Motorcycles - Driver does wheelie, turning from N 205th to Meridian and flipped self and female passenger from bike - injuries

Suspicious - Suspicious male inside the fenced area of Chelan Condos - threw unknown items at resident and threatened to kill him / "Bullet" novelty knife dropped near apartment door, tenant thinks it is an explosive devise and calls police / Homeowner found people in his driveway 167xx 15th NW /

Trespassed from - Aurora Village Starbucks / Safeway at 155th / woman trespassed from 7-11 after previously shoplifting and attacking a clerk

Vandalism - Damage to cars at Viking Apts / Graffiti to van and building at Shoreline Covenant Church / Tagging on PSE pipes on Fircrest property / Graffiti in men's room at Richmond Beach Park / No U Turn painted on roadway at 203xx Fremont

YMCA - Credit cards taken from wallet left in locker / Phone and wallet taken from locker / Stole credit cards from locker and used them / Credit cards taken from locker used in Bellevue and Tacoma

Z - Man steals beer from Safeway after previously being Trespassed, then spits on officer. Charged with assault. / Man leaves items at Transit Center, when he returns, they are gone.

For other weeks of Crime in Shoreline, see the Features section on the front page.


Jen,  May 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM  

Kudos to the alert Chuck Olsen sales rep....

Tom Jamieson,  May 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM  

"Disturbances - Dispute in playground area of city park at 167th and Fremont over smoking".

This disturbance is likely the direct result of Ordinance No. 630, passed by the Shoreline City Council on March 26, 2012, which prohibits all tobacco use in all Shoreline parks, but which leaves enforcement to the public.

The police blotter emphasis on this occurring in a "playground area" is misleading. The City's staff recommended an "outright prohibition of tobacco use in all park areas" because to do otherwise could "send a mixed-message to children and youth that tobacco products are consistent with a healthy environment and lifestyle." The City Council accepted that recommendation. They rejected an alternate ordinance that would have limited the tobacco ban to park areas of "high concentration" (such as playgrounds).

Section 8.12.395 of the Shoreline Municipal Code, regulating Tobacco use in parks, states:

No person shall use tobacco in any park area. “Tobacco use” is defined as the smoking or lighting of cigarettes, cigars, or pipe tobacco, or the use of smokeless tobacco. [Ord. 630 § 1, 2012].

The City Council did not allocate additional resources to enforce this new law, relying instead on signage (which in this case, unlike its other park ordinances, does not site the specific regulation) and staff's recommendation to "rely on education and ‘peer to peer’ enforcement as the predominant enforcement mechanism."

So this is 'peer to peer' enforcement at work--a disturbance in the Shoreline Police Blotter.

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