Mountlake Terrace police blotter: March 26-30


police-mlt-logo-1March 26
A driver was arrested for DUI in the 5800 block of 220th Street Southwest. He was pulled over after running a red light and drifting side to side, among other things. The officer asked if he had had anything to drink that night. The driver said he had two beers about one hour ago. He failed three sobriety tests and submitted to a voluntary breath test, which read 0.094 percent blood alcohol concentration. He was transported to Lynnwood Jail.

March 27
Officers assisted with a medical call in the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center. A man was slumped over inside a car in the parking lot. Responding officers noticed a small metal tube and two pieces of tin foil on the passenger seat with a white residue on them. Responders were able to wake the subject and get him to exit the vehicle. He said he had been smoking methamphetamine. He was dazed and took several minutes to become coherent. Responders determined he did not need medical assistance. The suspected drug paraphernalia was placed into evidence.

 A burglary was reported on March 27 that occurred on March 25 in the 23000 block of 54th Avenue West. The reporting party told officers she went to her back porch and noticed a large jacket that had been discarded. It did not belong to her. She went to leave and noticed her after market stereo was missing from her vehicle and her battery needed a jump start. On March 27, she noticed the door to her shed in the backyard was ajar. Two bicycles, two chain saws, a pressure washer and a lawnmower were missing. She didn’t know when the burglary could have happened.

March 28
A fraud was reported in the 5600 block of 224th Street Southwest. A man said he bought a truck years ago and had it registered in his name and his mother’s name. His mother died in 2009. In early 2013, he left the truck at his fiancées house in the 5600 block of 224th Street Southwest. Their relationship eventually ended and he had left the truck at her place. He recently discovered the truck is not there. He checked with the Oregon DMV and saw that someone had applied for a duplicate title using his and his mother’s signatures in November 2013. The vehicle was signed over to his former fiancée. The Oregon DMV fraud department has been notified.

A vehicle prowl was reported in the 23100 block of 63rd Avenue West. The vehicle’s owner said he has surveillance video of a woman with light colored hair trying the locks on both cars in the driveway. The woman can be seen on the video going from car to car up and down the street. She gets into one of the neighbor’s cars. The neighbor didn’t want to report the car prowl at this time as nothing was stolen or damaged.

A vehicle’s window was broken in the Mountlake Terrace Elementary school parking lot. The reporting party said he left his vehicle in the parking lot over the weekend and when he came back on Monday, his front passenger window had been broken with a piece of concrete.

March 29
A vehicle prowl was reported in the 6100 block of St. Albion Way. The vehicle’s owner said someone pried open a canopy over his truck and stole work tools. He is missing a generator, a laser level and a skill saw.

A vehicle prowl was reported in the 21300 block of 52nd Avenue West. The vehicle’s owner said someone entered the vehicle overnight and stole several items. A bag had been rifled through and two sunglasses cases were missing, along with a pair of sunglasses, an iPod cable and a flashlight. He believes he left the car unlocked.

March 30
A vehicle prowl was reported in the 21400 block of 52nd Avenue West. The vehicle’s owner said the vehicle had been parked between March 16 and March 30. During this time, someone took approximately $1,000 worth of military clothing from her vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle.

A suspicious person was reported in the 22800 block of 44th Avenue West. A man was dancing in a parking lot near a gym that was playing music. The man had outstanding warrants for indecent exposure and displaying a weapon. The man was arrested for the warrants.

A disturbance between a mother and son was reported at a Mountlake Terrace grocery store. The mother said her son was upset that she had cut him off from funds. The son was located in his car in the parking lot and was served a no trespass letter.

A man said a former employee stole a laptop from the company. The former employee was issued a laptop for her job but was fired as she did not perform her duties as expected. The employer said she could hold onto the laptop until the end of February so she could look for a job. She didn’t return it. Her former employer told her he would call the police on Friday, March 25. She told him she would ship it to him with a shipping label so it could be tracked. She never did. Her former employer said she had until Monday, March 28 to get it shipped, but she never did so he called police. Officers called her and she said she would bring the laptop to the police station. She turned it in on March 29. On March 30, the former employer met with officers to retrieve the laptop.

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