Police Beat: 4/10 - 4/17
Last updated 4/24/2019 at Noon
An officer responded to a business for a theft complaint. Upon arrival, it was determined that at about 0140 hours a suspect came and broke into a metal recycling container and stole about 500 pounds of metal that the company was going to cash in. 4600 block of Campus Place.
The caller wanted to speak with an officer regarding problems with a "chain smoking" neighbor. The officer left a voicemail message and suggested the caller discuss the issue with apartment management. 12200 block of Greenhaven Lane.
Off you go
Ace Hardware employees reported there was a white male in the store they had suspected of stealing in the past who was possibly preparing to steal items again today. The officer contacted the male and he was identified. He denied trying to steal anything and was verbally trespassed by employees. 12600 block of the Mukilteo Speedway.
Officer checked on a report of a male and female walking into the woods. The male had an axe and the subjects also had garbage bags. Officers contacted the subjects who advised they were going to build a fort in the woods and pick up garbage. They were sent on their way. 4900 block of 92nd Street Southwest.
Doing their job
The reporting party advised that a male in a reflective vest got out of a pickup truck and put a drill inside a construction trailer he was pulling and went into a store. The reporting party felt it was suspicious. The officers located the vehicles unattended. The truck and trailer were registered to a construction company. There was nothing suspicious. 11700 block of the Mukilteo Speedway.
Officers were initially dispatched to Japanese Gulch on a report of an assault with a weapon. The caller reported that while he was out waking his dog on the trail another male displayed a knife. It was determined that the incident had occurred on the Big Gulch trail and the reporting party was contacted near the library. The reporting advised that he had not been threatened with the knife, but rather that the male seemed worried about the reporting party's dog as they were crossing paths on the trail and had taken out a knife for "protection". The reporting party advised that the male seemed to be overreacting about his dog and requested a welfare check on the male. The male was described as having a large tattoo on his neck and face. Officers checked the area for the male including several portions of the nearby trails but were unable to locate him.
Officers contacted employees and spoke to the foremen in charge. Officers photographed and documented the burglary. The reporting party reported that this was the second burglary they have had this year and that they had five of the same type of burglaries last year. The reporting party was provided a statement to complete and return. Incident is under investigation. 12300 block of Cyrus Way.
Officers contacted the reporting party at her residence who had just got a new cell phone and was having difficulty using it. She wondered if her neighbors were trying to remotely hack into her phone and it was explained that it was just her phone trying to ask her if she wanted to use it as a mobile hotspot. She was encouraged to contact her provider if she had further questions about her new phone. No other problems. 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard.
Bump, set, call
The officer was dispatched to a 911 hang-up call from a cell phone. The officer spoke with the reporting party who advised she was playing volleyball when her Apple Watch accidentally dialed 911. The reporting party said there were no problems and no sounds of any disturbance were heard. Another officer drove through the area a short time later and found nothing suspicious. 3600 block of South Road.
Dispatch advised of a 911 open line with a female on the line advising she was at 80th Street SW and rambling that her boyfriend broke everything and stating "please send someone now.” The reporting party also reported that the suspect had assaulted her and she had visible injuries. They also reported that the suspect had taken the keys to a vehicle without permission and driven away. As a result of investigation, probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree (DV), Assault 4th Degree (DV) and Taking a Motor Vehicle Without Permission.
Officers spoke with the resident about their concerns with subjects living in the wooded area behind their house. Officers determined the subjects in question were actually tree branches. The residents appeared to be having vision problems. 6100 block of 102nd Street Southwest.
The reporting party reported several juveniles in a vehicle nearby playing loud music. Officers contacted three subjects in a vehicle who agreed to keep the music volume down. They had just dropped a friend off and were just hanging out. Nothing was suspicious. 9600 block of 58th Place West.
The reporting party called to advise of a "medieval looking" looking knight in the area. Officers contacted him earlier and he was just out for a walk. There were no problems. Mukilteo Speedway and 84th Street Southwest.
My Tide is off
The reporting party called to report that she thought someone might have put something in her laundry detergent. The officer contacted her and inspected the detergent and nothing appeared suspicious, but she was advised she could contact her doctor about seeing if there were any noxious substances in her system. 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard.
The reporting party requested an area check because he overheard two males say "this would be a great place." The males claimed to be with a gutter company and were last seen walking towards Harbour Pointe Boulevard. They were not located.
The reporting party advised his neighbor's dogs were barking at him. 8900 block of 49th Avenue West.
A 14-year-old caller reported two males had been ringing their doorbell for several minutes. They later walked towards the backyard of their residence. They left in a van. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. There did not appear to be a crime and it was probably a landscaping crew looking for an address. 4700 block of Bridgeport Place.
Am I poisoned?
The reporting party thought they were poisoned along with her lawn. The reporting party was concerned that the landscapers applied moss killer to the lawn outside her apartment. Officers assured the reporting party that the chemicals in the fertilizer would not harm her inside her apartment. The reporting party did not feel ill and declined aid and said that if she felt ill she would drive herself to the doctors office. 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard.
The reporting party reported motorcycle riders were "zipping" through the parking lot and doing "wheelies" at the Lighthouse Park. An officer contacted one motorcycle rider at the location who denied doing any wheelies and agreed to drive appropriately.