Lynnwood police blotter: April 30 – May 4

Lynnwood-police-patch3-1April 30
A theft was reported in the 18600 block of 33rd Avenue West.

A disturbance was reported in the 4700 block of 196th Street Southwest. A man was reportedly yelling at employees and customers inside a store. The man was asked to leave several times but he refused. Eventually, he left. The subject was located nearby and detained. He was cited and released for trespassing.

A theft was reported in the 3100 block of 196th Street Southwest. A woman entered a store with a sewing machine in her shopping cart. She walked around the store for a while then went to the customer service desk. She did not have the sewing machine in her cart anymore, she had a vanity mirror, which she attempted to return without a receipt. Customer service agents took her name and saw she had three previous returns without a receipt so they would need to investigate further before allowing the return. The woman said she did not have time for that and left with the mirror. The sewing machine was later located in the middle of an aisle. It had a “Fred Meyer” sticker on it. Fred Meyer’s loss prevention was contacted and they are working to determine if the sewing machine was stolen. The woman’s photo was obtained from surveillance.

May 1
An assault was reported in the 20600 block of 44th Avenue West during a social gathering. One man was arrested.

A K-9 unit was dispatched to the 11500 block of Highway 99 to assist the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with a possible track. A man was suspected of a fourth degree assault in the area and fled. In a high traffic area. The dog was able to track the suspect down Highway 99 but lost the scent. As the officer loaded the dog back into the car, the officer noticed a man matching the suspect’s description. He was arrested without incident.

A theft was reported in the 2800 block of 196th Street Southwest. $29.05 worth of merchandise was stolen and recovered. The suspect was a juvenile so juvenile charges were filed.

A domestic dispute was reported in the 18300 block of 52nd Avenue West.

May 2
A man was arrested for DUI in the 19200 block of Highway 99. An officer observed a vehicle driving especially slowly and weaving between lanes. The officer pulled over the car. Upon contacting the driver, the officer immediately noticed a strong scent of alcohol. His speech was slurred but he was cooperative at first. He failed a series of field sobriety tests. He was put into handcuffs and immediately became combative. He refused to take a breath test. He was arrested for DUI.

A phone was reported lost in the 17200 block of Highway 99.

A vehicle prowl was reported in the 19800 block of 68th Avenue West.

A theft was reported in the 18300 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. $256.68 worth of merchandise was stolen and recovered. One woman was cited and released.

May 3
An officer conducted a random registration check of a vehicle stopped in front of him at a stoplight at the intersection of 176th Street Southwest and Highway 99. The registration returned showing the driver was suspended. The officer pulled over the vehicle and asked to see the driver’s license. He said it was suspended. He was taken into custody.

A fire was reported in a commercial building in the 20500 block of Highway 99.

A theft was reported in the 18400 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. The suspect paid for several items, but she did not pay for a pair of $35 sandals, which loss prevention said she had tucked into her purse. She said she had forgotten she put them in her purse. She was cited for third degree theft.

A domestic assault was reported in the 6300 block of 199th Place Southwest.

May 4
An assault occurred between two inmates at the Lynnwood Jail.

A theft was reported in the 4600 block of 196th Street Southwest. A store employee plugged in his laptop to charge. When he returned, the laptop was gone. The laptop was worth approximately $200.

An officer observed a man trying door handles in a parking lot in the 17100 block of Highway 99. The officer approached the man and yelled for him to stop. The suspect then went toward Highway 99 and took off across the highway. The officer turned onto Highway 99 to intercept him, and the man threw his backpack at the officer and took off in the other direction. The officer informed dispatch of the man’s description and location. The officer checked the backpack and found several types of ammunition in boxes inside. A K-9 was deployed to apprehend the suspect, who subsequently had to be transported to a nearby hospital for a dog bite. He was booked into Lynnwood jail for two counts of vehicle prowl, three counts of attempted vehicle prowl, one count of obstructing justice and one count of trespassing.

Drug paraphernalia was found inside a bathroom in the 20300 block of Fifth Avenue West.

A domestic dispute was reported in the 5600 block of 168th Street Southwest.

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