Man steals socket set, chased down by store owner | Kirkland Police Blotter

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The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 800 per week.

Between Feb. 18-24 the Kirkland Police Department reported 601 traffic violations (seven DUIs), 25 traffic accidents, seven noise complaints, 20 thefts, seven domestic violence calls, 24 alarm calls, eight car prowls, nine cases of civil disturbances, six burglaries, five disturbances, three cases of fraud and four harassment calls. At least 41 people were arrested.

Feb. 24

Theft: 5:27 p.m., 8629 120th Ave. N.E. A 29-year-old Everett man was observed by Costco loss prevention cutting into several electronic products including a Blue Tooth device and a hard drive. The suspect then hid the items in various parts of his clothing. He was then contacted by Kirkland Police and was arrested.

Warrant arrest: 12:51 p.m., 300 Central Way. A 32-year-old Kirkland man was contacted at the bus stop. He was arrested and booked for an outstanding felony warrant out of Seattle.

Theft: 11:22 a.m., 6613 132nd Ave. N.E. A 46-year-old Redmond man was seen by the store manager acting suspiciously in the tool aisle. The man concealed a 104-piece socket set under his jacket and ran out of the store. He was located a block away after the store owner chased him. The man was arrested.

Feb. 23

Traffic offense: 2:37 a.m., 12300 N.E. 116th Street. A 25-year-old Montlake Terrace man was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Theft: 12:45 p.m., 8629 120th Ave. N.E. A 40-year-old Redmond woman was placed into custody after shoplifting various pieces of clothing from Costco.

Feb. 19

Warrant arrest: 10:08 a.m., 12600 block of N.E. 85th Street. A 39-year-old Issaquah man was contacted at the Rose Hill Car Wash and was found to have a warrant for driving without a license out of Bellevue.

Theft: 2:19 p.m., 10530 Northup Way. A 58-year-old Kirkland man refused to pay his $45 cab fair. The man was unable to produce any money or anyone who would pay for him and was arrested.

Feb. 18

Theft: 4 p.m., 100 Lake Street. A 33-year-old Kirkland woman had her wallet stolen from her place of work with about 10 different credit or debit cards.

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