MLT Police Blotter
On Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 4:54 a.m., patrol officers responded to 23000 block of 63rd Ave. W. for a report of an assault with a weapon. Investigation revealed that a 41-year-old male resident had assaulted a 34-year-old male resident earlier in the evening while wearing brass knuckles. The suspect initially left, but came back to the residence just prior to the victim calling 911. He then brandished a black handgun, assaulted the victim again and fled the scene in an unknown direction prior to the arrival of the police. Police were unsuccessful in attempts to locate the suspect. The case was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.
On Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:51 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to 21900 block of Hwy 99 for a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Red Dragon Casino. A taxi cab driver, a 53-year-old Bothell resident, reported that a male in his mid-20s entered his taxi in the parking lot. Once inside the cab, the suspect instructed the driver to drive out onto 220th St. Southwest, at which point he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at him. The suspect then instructed the victim to drive him to a parking lot behind the Shell Station at 220th and 66th Avenue West. Once there, the suspect took approximately $400 in cash, a cell phone and car keys from the victim. The suspect then demanded that the victim drive him to the Top Foods parking lot where he got out of the cab and fled on foot. The suspect was last seen headed westbound from the store. Tracking by a K-9 unit produced no results; the taxi was processed for prints and DNA by City of Lynnwood Police Department Crime Scene Technicians. The case is now in the hands of detectives.
On Thursday, Aug. 30 at 11:37 p.m., officers responded to the Red Dragon Casino for a robbery and kidnapping that had just occurred. The female victim had arrived for work at the casino at approximately 10:40 p.m. when she was contacted by a male with a shaved head. The victim told police that the suspect exited out of the front passenger door of an older, four-door-style sedan, gold or silver in color that was occupied by two to three additional males. The victim stated that when the suspect exited the vehicle and contacted her, the suspect vehicle left the scene. The victim stated that the suspect had a handgun and forced her back into her vehicle into the back seat, saying that he would shoot her if she did not cooperate. The victim told police that she was driven to the Walgreens at 145th and Aurora in Shoreline, where they met up with the vehicle that had fled the casino. Once at the Walgreen’s the suspects demanded all of her money and jewelry. The victim told them that she had no money or jewelry so they took her purse and cell phone. The victim stated that the suspects then put her keys into the trunk of the vehicle and told her if she attempted to leave within five minutes they would shoot her. The victim told police that she waited the five minutes then returned to the casino where she called police. The victimís vehicle was taken for evidence collection and surveillance video from the parking lot of the casino was collected of the robbery and kidnapping. Shortly after this incident, City of Shoreline police reported a similar robbery at a casino on Aurora Avenue.