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Safeway stores get hit with alcohol thefts | Kirkland Police Blotter
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 May 24-30, the Kirkland Police Department reported 482 traffic violations (three DUIs), 22 school zone traffic violations, 22 traffic accidents, 48 alarm calls, 17 noise complaints, 19 calls of disturbance, 19 thefts, 14 car prowls, 15 calls of civil disturbance, 12 reported burglaries, nine domestic violence calls, three calls for harassment, four reports of illegal drugs, four alleged assaults, six acts of fraud, one juvenile crime, three malicious mischief reports and four suicides. At least 39 people were arrested.
Domestic violence: 9 a.m., 11200 block of NE 132nd St. A 22-year-old woman was taken into custody after she got into a physical fight with a 48-year-old woman. She allegedly gave the older woman a black eye.
Order violation: 9:03 a.m., 500 block of Eighth St. S. A 29-year-old man was arrested for violating a no-contact order. A witness observed the man arguing with a 27-year-old woman inside his 1996 Audi. When police arrived, he provided a false name multiple times.
Warrant: 4:21 p.m., 9900 block of NE 116th St. A 34-year-old man was taken into custody from his residence for a felony warrant.
Theft: 5:46 p.m., 14400 block of 124th Ave. NE. An 18-year-old woman and her 15-year-old sister were caught stealing alcohol from the Evergreen Hill Safeway and were banned from the grocery store for one year.
Theft: 8:55 p.m., 10000 block of NE 137th St. A 19-year-old woman was caught shoplifting groceries from Safeway’s loss prevention and taken into custody for the theft and a misdemeanor warrant.
Suspicious circumstance: 11:22 a.m., 12800 block of 84th Ave. NE. A 54-year-old woman reported child abuse at a residence, but a police investigation revealed that the discipline given to a 10-year-old boy “is within the scope of parental discipline.”
Theft: 6:10 p.m., 11300 block of NE 124th St. A 28-year-old woman was arrested for stealing beauty products from Sally Beauty Supply.
Theft: 1:13 a.m., 12500 block of NE 85th St. A 30-year-old man was taken into custody after Safeway management witnessed him steal four bottles of alcohol. The suspect took off running and hid behind Walgreen’s bushes before police found him with electronics and drug paraphernalia for heroin and meth. The electronics were seized as evidence.