Lynnwood police blotter: June 30-July 5

Lynnwood-police-patch3-1June 30
A verbal domestic dispute was reported in the 18300 block of 52nd Avenue West.

A theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. A woman had been working at the mall and, when she returned to her vehicle, the rear license plate was missing.

A vehicle theft was reported in the 18200 block of 52nd Avenue West.

A theft was reported in the 18400 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. A shoplifter took $249 worth of merchandise from a store. The suspect said she took the items so she could return them to buy food for his kids. She was booked and released for theft.

July 1
A vehicle prowl was reported in the 20000 block of 66th Place West. A purse was stolen from a car with items valued at $120. A window was also broken, damage estimated at $233.

An incident of reckless burning was reported in the 5200 block of 168th Street Southwest. The reporting party described what appeared to be a kids red sweatshirt that had been set on fire near wood chips of a playground area at a nearby school.

A robbery was reported in the 18700 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. $45 worth of merchandise was stolen from a store. The merchandise was recovered and two juvenile suspects were booked in to the Denny Youth Center.

July 2
A Lynnwood K-9 assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in locating a suspect wanted for unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation. Deputies told the responding Lynnwood officer that the suspect would not let the victim leave his house. Eventually, the victim escaped and went to a neighbor’s house for help. Deputies pursued the suspect, who went down a steep hill toward a river. They called the Lynnwood K-9 for help. The K-9 tracked down to the water and pulled two shoes out of the muddy banks. The K-9 continued to track and the officer eventually saw an arm holding on to a piece of drift wood on the far side of the river. The officer and deputies asked the suspect to surrender. He refused. Two deputies went to the other side and wrestled with him until he was apprehended. The suspect and two deputies were later rescued by hovercraft and the man was successfully identified by the victim.

A burglary was reported at a business in the 18600 block of 76th Avenue West. The business owner’s daughter went to the store in the morning and noticed several items were out of place, including a large fan in the rear of the store, which exposed a large hole in the wall. Several tools were stolen.

A theft was reported in the 20000 block of 61st Place West. The reporting party said a package was taken off of his porch.

A residential burglary was reported in the 17900 block of 33rd Avenue West. Several jewelry and electronics items were stolen from a home.

July 3
A suspected hit and run was reported in the 20700 block of Highway 99. A man in his 40s was seen on a store’s surveillance video going out to his vehicle, a minivan, and back up. A collision could not be seen in the video due to the angle, but another car was parked behind the van and had a one-inch dent in its front bumper after the van drove away. The car’s owner said that dent was not there before the van drove away. The responding officer was able to push out the dent.

An officer was patrolling on foot near the intersection of 208th Street Southwest and Highway 99 when he saw a man with blood on his face and several lumps and bruises on his head. The man said he was light headed and his jaw and cheek hurt. He was taken to Swedish Edmonds hospital and later spoke to officers again. He said he was walking down the road when two people walking in the same direction passed by him and made some insulting remarks. He made some remarks back and they punched him. He said he was unconscious for a couple of hours, and when he came to he went into a nearby store to buy some Tylenol and get cleaned up. He then realized what he thought was sweat on his face was blood. His phone was dead, though, so he couldn’t call 9-1-1. The victim said he would like to press charges against the suspects.

A vehicle was stolen from the 18200 block of 52nd Avenue West.

July 4
Fireworks were confiscated from a man who was seen shooting them off by Citizens Patrol officers in the 6500 block of 208th Street Southwest.

A theft was reported in the 4600 block of 196th Street Southwest. A woman was booked and released for taking $84 worth of merchandise from a store there. All of the stolen merchandise was recovered.

A fraudulent return was reported in the 18300 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. A man entered a store there without any merchandise, selected three items and “returned” them using a receipt from the Woodinville location of the store. He was given $61.23 for the return and he walked out. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Officers located and contacted the man. The money was recovered, and the suspect was booked and released from the Lynnwood Jail.

July 5
A mountain bike was stolen off of a porch of a residence in the 6500 block of 208th Street Southwest.

A woman was assaulted by a coworker in the 18500 block of 33rd Avenue West. The victim said her coworker came up behind her and hit her in the middle of her back “so hard that she heard a hollow sound in her chest.” The suspect said he did hit her in the back, but it was just “horseplay that went too far.” The suspect said it was not done in anger and he regretted what happened.

An incident of harassment was reported in the 20400 block of 68th Avenue West.  A woman said she parked her car in a parking lot on July 4. When she returned, offensive marks related to her race were scratched into the hood and side of her car, along with other scratches. She said she didn’t have any issues with her neighbors that she knew about and she was “concerned.” Damage is estimated at $1,000. The case was turned over to detectives.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the 197000 block of 48th Avenue West.

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