Best of the Kirkland police blotter

Reporter has compiled the best of the Kirkland blotter for reading pleasure.

  • Friday, December 27, 2019 8:30am
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Here are some highlights from the Kirkland police blotter for 2019.

Jan. 30

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.

Feb. 14

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.

March 3

Blowtorch persistence: At 5:14 p.m. in the 10100 block of Northeast 64th Street, a suspect stole quarters from six of eight laundry machines at the Sunset Shores Apartments. They also took the light switch, and disabled the smoke detector so they could use a block torch on the change machine to open the door and steal the cash inside. About $300 was taken and $1,200 done in damage. There were no signs of forced entry and no suspect information.

March 15

Eye drop threats: At 12:28 p.m. in the 10000 block of Northeast 123rd Street, a person reported that someone left a note on their windshield. The eight-page note details how to kill people with overdosing on eye drops and states that women are usually the killers. The caller was not threatened by the note, she said, and just wanted to speak with police to see if similar notes had been left on other cars.

March 28

‘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.

April 21

Let me finish my chips: At 2:47 a.m. in the 12500 block of Northeast 85th Street, officers were dispatched to the Rose Hill Safeway location for a possible trespass. Management reported that a female, who had been trespassed by police a month before was sitting in the deli inside the store. Inside, the woman was sitting silently at a table eating a bag of chips.

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.

May 2

Foreplay: At 7:03 a.m. in the 10900 block of 115th Court Northeast, a man called about receiving unsavory emails from a woman. The threatening emails came from a female in California. He met her on a wrestling dating website.

May 10

Boat activities: At 8:05 p.m. in the 10th block of Kirkland Avenue, a caller reported seeing two people who were about to have sex in a boat. They overheard some men on the boat who mentioned that a female took a pill possibly. The reporting person took a picture of the boat that said “blessed” on the back. On deck was a group of six or seven people. All were consenting and coherent adults in their mid to late 40s.

May 16

Paint job: At 5:09 p.m. in the 12100 block of Northeast 85th Street, someone reported juveniles spray painting his van “as we speak.” The reporting party was inside the van. He could not get out. He was unable to move. He just didn’t feel safe. It was three juveniles making the subject distraught. The subject soon changed his tune and said the group didn’t do anything. They were just staring at him.

May 17

Damaged goods: At 8:56 a.m. in the 11600 block of 124th Avenue Northeast, a 7-Eleven store clerk called to report that a subject was kicking items as they were being delivered. Police contacted the subject alleged to be hurting the goods. The subject explained to officers that he was upset over a Pepsi driver parked in front of his restaurant and blocking parking spots for potential customers. The soda truck was causing him to lose money. He had one of his employees parallel park in front of the convenience store in retaliation.

May 23

“High” school: At 2:52 p.m. in the 10200 block of Northeast 129th Lane, a teen from Juanita High School came to the front door of the caller’s home. The student started a verbal argument. He was upset that the subject reported him to the high school for smoking marijuana. No one knows how the teenager discovered who snitched on him.

May 24

Just letting you know: At 2:55 p.m. in the 12600 block of Northeast 72nd Street, a caller wanted the police to know of suspicious activity in the area. Mail theft is happening and coupes are using the park for “romantic interludes.” The caller was given the non-emergency number.

May 30

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.

Nature’s course: At 7:57 p.m. in the 10000 block of 130th Avenue Northeast, there was an injured racoon in the driveway. It wasn’t moving but was still breathing. It sounded like shallow breathing and was not looking good. The caller had a dog and a child onsite and didn’t know what to do. They were advised to “let nature be nature.”

June 27

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.

July 12

Secret divorce: At 2:44 p.m. in the 11700 block of Northeast 118th Street, a woman from Russia married a man who is a naturalized citizen from the Ukraine. Their marriage started going south. Her husband then secretly divorced the woman by forging her signature on divorce papers.

July 18

Animal farm: At 3:30 p.m. in the 11700 block of Northeast 118th Street, a caller is upset with the neighbor owning roosters, a goat and other animals. They wake them up early in the morning. While roosters are prohibited within city limits, residents can own a goat depending on the lot size.

July 29

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.

Aug. 3

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.

Aug. 9

Party pooper: At 11:14 p.m. in the 14200 block of 128th Avenue Northeast, someone was viewing a movie in the park. The audio was loud and keeping the caller up. She asked them to turn it down and they did. It was a community homeowners association having a movie night in the park.

Sept. 19

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.

Oct. 3

Another kind of party: At 8:37 p.m. in the 9000 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast, a caller could hear live music. It was possibly a concert. It was so loud that the music was “shaking his house.” The man lived across the street from the commotion. There were lots of cars in the parking lot. It was a church event.

Oct. 21

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.

Nov. 16

Inspired by boredom and beer: At 9:49 p.m. in the 13200 block of 100th Avenue Northeast, someone was spotted tagging a Shell gas station’s signage with a Sharpie paint marker. Shell did not want to be a victim. The artist said his boredom is what inspired his piece — oh, and beer.

Nov. 29

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.

Dec. 2

Little green men: At 4:10 p.m. in the 9800 block of Forbes Creek Drive, a caller was upset over the “little green men” that his neighbor continues to place on the way up to his road. They were blocking easement near the caller’s property.

Dec. 5

Cat cafeteria: At 12:54 p.m.in the 5500 block of 108th Avenue Northeast, there was a neighborhood cat that kept coming to the cafeteria. The cat has a collar. And a tag as well. It was near the cafeteria as the reporting person called.

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.

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