Here are some highlights from the Kirkland police blotter for 2019.
Forgery: At 8:26 a.m. in the 12100 block of 130th Lane Northeast, a caller was phoned by someone claiming to be the FBI. They told her she needed to reroute the money she sends to her friend in Ghana and that she would be arrested if she didn’t. The caller wanted to verify that the call was a scam. Caller was sure the person she sends money to in Ghana in trustworthy and not being scammed by them.
Dock dog: At 3:18 p.m. in the 4200 block of Carillon Point, a caller reported a dog under a dock. They were unable to get the dog out and it had been missing for a week. The caller was requesting assistance to remove the dog from beneath the dock.
‘Jerkland’: At 8:58 a.m. in the 12800 block of Northeast 85th Street, a driver called to report someone they believed was attempting to hit their car on purpose. The car reportedly swerved into his lane on purpose. In a possible emotional state, he said he may be compelled to take matters into his own by placing dash cams in his vehicle while he drives through “Jerkland” to document the “hateful freak shows” and “human scum” trying to take him out of this world. The caller then hung up.
Escort: At 9:45 p.m. in the 10500 block of Northup Way, a man called to advise police that an escort he had hired several times in the past had failed to show up for their last date after he had pre-paid her $1,900. The subject realized he was engaging in criminal conduct but he wanted the escort taken down. The subject was advised his complaint was civil in nature and to stop soliciting prostitutes. He responded that he would alert the media.
Good aim: At 6:03 p.m. in the 12300 block of Northeast 90th Street, a subject attempted to make a left hand turn onto 124th Avenue Northeast, but slammed on his brakes. A Jeep sped through the intersection from the opposite direction. As the Jeep drove through the intersection it slowed down. The Jeep driver spit on the subject through the window. The saliva hit him in the face.
Defecating dog: At 2:59 p.m. in the 9200 block of Northeast 135th Street, it was reported that a couple lets their dog defecate on their neighbor’s lawn and driveway and never cleans it up. When the neighbor sees the couple walking their blue pitbull he never sees any doggy bags with them either.
Public bubble bath: At 10:41 a.m. in the 900 block of Lake Street South, someone poured soap into the water fountain at Waters Edge condos. It caused a mountain of bubbles. The facilities manager then had the fountain and the bubbles pumped out and discharged directly into the Lake Washington storm drains. He was fined $4,000.
Blue money: At 10:33 a.m. in the 12000 block of Northeast 144th Place, a victim’s sister accepted a fake $100 bill by accident while managing a garage sale. The money wasn’t even a real bill or real looking at all. It was blue. It looked like toy money. The sister will be more careful next time.
Dog troubles: At 10:44 a.m. in the 10900 block of Northeast 117th Place, a caller reported that her neighbors were harassing her by having their dog run into the yard off-leash to retrieve things they throw as she walks by. She said the dog has entered her yard. The neighbor denies the dog runs around the cul-de-sac. She only runs out to retrieve the Kirkland Reporter from the driveway.
Amazon’s fault: At 2:05 p.m. in the 1000 block of 4th Street, an Amazon.com delivery truck backed into someone’s car on the street. Amazon has not called her back yet.
Laundry day: At 7:50 p.m. in the 12000 block of Slater Avenue Northeast, someone’s son went into his room and found that his clothes were missing. The closet was cleaned out. The middle daughter thought she heard something earlier. The son found his clothes. They were in the laundry.
Harsh roomie: At 3:47 p.m. in the 13100 block of 113th Place Northeast, a man reported that his roommate stole his 14k gold necklace and gold wedding band. Then the roommate pawned it at A1 Cash Now. The roommate received $482 for the jewelry.