Lynnwood police blotter: Aug. 1-7


Aug. 1
A stolen vehicle was located near the intersection of 48th Avenue West and 200th Street Southwest.

A vehicle prowl was reported in the 3000 block of 184th Street Southwest. A laptop and tablet were stolen, along with a backpack.

A bicycle was reported stolen from the 17600 block of Highway 99. It had been chained up to a dumpster when it was taken.

Aug. 2
A shoplifter was reported in the 18400 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. A man layered two pairs of new pants underneath his own pants. The pants, valued at $35 each, were recovered. The suspect was cited and released.

A vehicle prowl was reported in the 18200 block of 52nd Avenue West. A wallet containing a license, bank cards and cash was taken. The incident occurred a few months ago but the victim reported it after someone got a ticket using his license.

Aug. 3
A burglary was reported in the 18600 block of 44th Avenue West. Several power and hand tools were taken.

An incident of indecent exposure was reported in the 18500 block of 36th Avenue West. The man had his pants down and penis exposed. He was not cooperative with officers. He complained of chest pains and asked to be taken to the hospital. He was there for four hours as medical professionals ran CT scans and other tests to clear him for the jail. He had two outstanding warrants and was arrested.

An incident of malicious mischief was reported in the 19100 block of Highway 99. A woman said a man let a shopping cart crash into her vehicle and it left damage. She confronted the man who kept saying “it’s okay, it’s okay,” and walked away. She provided a description of the man and his vehicle. The incident was reported to the woman’s insurance.

Aug. 4
An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 19800 block of 50th Avenue West. Turns out it was reported stolen. A gun was also inside the vehicle at the time it was stolen, which was located under the driver’s seat.

An incident of arson was reported in the 6100 block of 200th Street Southwest. A fire had been set in the area by two people who appeared to be teenagers. They ran off and were not located. The burned material appeared to be a stuffed animal.

Aug. 5
An incident of assault was reported in the 17500 block of Highway 99. A man came into a store there shortly after midnight. He concealed two pre-made sandwiches and was contacted by an employee, who said he would need to pay for them. The two went to a register and the man attempted to pay, but was declined. He left without the sandwiches. About four hours later, he came back to the store and was holding a long handle for something like a gardening tool. The man then approached the employee and hit him on the head with the handle. He later hit a second employee with the handle. The man ran away. A K-9 track was successful in tracking down the man, who was arrested for assault.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the 18400 block of 36th Avenue West.

A burglary was reported in the 17700 block of Highway 99. A pair of hair clippers, valued at $100, was stolen from a business there. There was damage around the building, but nothing else seemed to be missing.

A vehicle prowl and burglary were reported in the 19900 block of 74th Place West. Approximately $404 in cash was taken from inside the vehicle. Approximately $800 cash was stolen from the bedroom. Windows to the vehicle and house had both been smashed.

Aug. 6
A man was arrested for DUI in the 5300 block of 193rd Place Southwest. The vehicle had crashed into a river near a bridge there. The driver said he was not injured but had a blank stare on his face and was having trouble speaking. He failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested. He gave a breath test at the Lynnwood Jail, revealing a 0.276 percent blood alcohol concentration.

A burglary was reported in the 18000 block of 38th Place West. A work bag and lunch box were taken and the back door was damaged.

A theft was reported in the 4100 block of 196th Street Southwest. A husband and wife were dining at a restaurant there. The wife accidentally left her purse behind when they left the restaurant. She realized it was missing and returned. At that point, she discovered the purse had been taken. Approximately $100 worth of miscellaneous items and $1,000 cash were inside, as well as a cel phone and identification.

Aug. 7
A vehicle prowl was reported in the 4600 block of 181st Place Southwest. A wallet containing identification and $150 cash were taken.

An incident of harassment was reported in the 4800 block of 168th Street Southwest. A man said he had agreed to trade vehicles with another man in May. During the trade, a cow belonging to the second man leaned on the vehicle and dented it. The man receiving the vehicle wasn’t bothered by the dent, so he left it alone. Then, the second man wanted to trade back vehicles. When he agreed, the second man was upset that the vehicle was dented. The first man told the second man that it was like that when they traded because one of the second man’s cows caused the dent. The first man has since been receiving harassing phone calls to pay for the damages.

A burglary was reported in the 6000 block of 202nd Street Southwest. Two coin operated laundry machines were damaged with an estimated $280 damages.

An incident of counterfeit cash was reported in the 21000 block of 63rd Avenue West. A $1,416.37 utility bill was paid with cash, including 14 $100 bills. When checked with a detector pen, it was determined that one of the $100 bills was fake. The rest of the cash was confirmed to be legitimate.


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