Stolen kisses: Woman reports elderly man gives her unwanted kisses, plant | Kirkland Police Blotter
By MATT PHELPS
Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
July 11, 2012 · 4:26 PM
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 July 3-9, the Kirkland Police Department reported 529 traffic violations (seven DUIs), 40 alarm calls, 11 car accidents, 30 noise complaints, 17 thefts, four car prowls, seven domestic violence calls, nine calls for harassment, five acts of fraud, 25 calls of a disturbance, four calls for illegal substances, 46 fireworks calls, 12 malicious mischief calls and 11 calls of civil disturbance. At least 47 people were arrested.
Vandalism: 11:25 a.m., 12506 N.E. 142nd Lane. A Kirkland woman called police to report that someone had been trimming the roses from the bush on her porch. The woman called back an hour later to report that the rose had been stolen again.
Burglary: 2:15 a.m., 1431 Market Street. A 23-year-old Kirkland man was arrested for burglary, malicious mischief and theft after he broke into a coffee stand. The man broke a large window with a metal wrench to gain access but only attempted to steal clothes that were inside.
Assault: 5 p.m., 10200 N.E. 132nd Street. Three staff members at Fairfax Hospital were assaulted by a 13-year-old girl. The girl was arrested.
Sex offense: 4:21 p.m., 11000 block of N.E. 68th Street. A Kirkland woman reported to police that her neighbor had kissed her several times on the face, gave her a plant and called her beautiful. The elderly man does not speak very much English and was reportedly not being aggressive. Police reported that there was a distinct cultural difference. The woman requested that the man be spoken to but not arrested.
Stalking: 8 p.m., 11200 98th Ave. N.E. A 41-year-old Kirkland man was arrested for cyber stalking a Kirkland woman.
Illegal substance: 12:40 a.m., 12500 block of Totem Lake Boulevard N.E. A 22-year-old Seattle man was arrested for possession of marijuana and a pipe.
Abandoned vehicle: 7:50 a.m., 100 block of Lake Street. A 56-year-old Kirkland man had his vehicle impounded for parking in an area blocked off for the Fourth of July parade in downtown Kirkland.
Contact Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-822-9166 ext. 5052.