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Man carving wood statue with knife during city meeting arrested for disorderly conduct | 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 1,000 per week.

Between January 23-29, the Kirkland Police Department reported 619 traffic violations (three DUIs), 18 alarm calls, 27 car accidents, 16 noise complaints, 13 thefts, two car prowls, seven domestic violence calls, two calls for harassment, eight acts of fraud, 10 calls of a disturbance, two calls for illegal substances and 13 calls of civil disturbance. At least 34 people were arrested.

Jan. 28

Theft: 1 p.m., 8600 block of 120th Ave. N.E. An adult male was found placing high value electronics inside of potato-chip boxes and then re-taping the boxes closed so that he could buy the concealed items at lower prices. He brought his own box cutter and tape to the store to commit the crime.

Trespass: 2:25 a.m., 13700 block of 100th Ave. N.E. A 45-year-old man was arrested for criminal trespass after he opened the unlocked door of the a business. According to the owner, the man did not have permission to be there or open the door.

Assault: 2:48 a.m., 5500 block of Lakeview Drive. A neighbor reported to the Kirkland police hearing a female screaming “get off of me,” and the sounds of banging and crashing. Upon arrival there were sounds of a struggle inside the apartment so a non-forced entrance was made. A man and a woman were contacted in the bathroom having a physical altercation. The man was found to be the primary aggressor and arrested.

Jan. 25

Disorderly conduct: 4:45 p.m., 123 5th Ave. N.E. A 40-year-old Kirkland man entered a closed meeting at City Hall and sat carving a wooden statue with a kitchen knife. The man’s presence created an intimidating environment. He would not identify himself to city staff only that he was a lecturer and would be giving a presentation. The man was carrying a framed copy of a newspaper article about the wood carver who was shot in Seattle. When police escorted the man from the meeting, he became uncooperative and was subsequently placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.

Order violation: 9:20 p.m., 13700 block of 100th Ave. N.E. A 23-year-old Kirkland man was stopped on a traffic violation and was found to be driving with a suspended license. He was also found to have a no contact order with his girlfriend who was in the passenger seat.

Jan. 24

DUI: 12:57 a.m., 12500 block of N.E. 144th Street. Caribbean Casino employees reported that a 46-year-old Kirkland woman was intoxicated, yelling at employees and refused to leave the casino. The woman was contacted by police driving around the parking lot.

Warrant arrest: 7:48 p.m., 12700 block of N.E. 120th Street. A 31-year-old Kirkland woman was contacted while intoxicated and causing problems. She was found to have a Snohomish County warrant.

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