Mountlake Terrace police blotter: May 26-June 3

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police-mlt-logoMay 26
A robbery was reported in the 6600 block of 220th Street Southwest. A suspect handed a store clerk a note that said, “Listen buddy, I have a glock 43 in my pocket so don’t get any ideas!” The clerk was confused and didn’t know what the suspect wanted. Another clerk stepped up to see what the matter was. The suspect then quickly left. No one saw a gun. Surveillance video was copied for evidence.

May 27
A burglary was reported in the 22200 block of 54th Avenue West. At least several tools and a TV were stolen, but it is unclear exactly what all was stolen as the home was full of boxes, garbage and valuables.

A Mountlake Terrace police officer assisted a Liquor and Cannabis Board agent with a store clerk who sold liquor to a minor. The agent tried contacting the store owner and he grabbed his chest and said he was having a heart attack, then left the store in the 4800 block of 212th Street Southwest and drove away. The agent stayed at the store while the officer went to the owner’s house. The officer knocked and the owner came to the door. The officer told him the agent was still at the store and the store is not secure. The man then grabbed his chest. The officer asked if he needed medical assistance. He did not respond. The officer then asked if he was faking a medical problem to get out of a ticket. The man then let go of his chest and said he would go back to the store. He declined medical help. He returned to the store and closed it. The Liquor and Cannabis Board is handling the liquor violation.

A man was arrested for DUI at the 6500 block of 227th Street Southwest.

May 28
A package was reportedly stolen off of a doorstep.

May 30
A verbal domestic dispute was reported in the 5200 block of 216th Street Southwest.

A verbal domestic dispute was reported in the 4800 block of 221st Street Southwest.

A theft was reported in the 23800 block of 53rd Avenue West. The victim said a leaf blower was taken from the bed of his truck while he was mowing the lawn.

May 31
A burglary was reported in the 22800 block of 48th Place West. A piggy bank full of change, two Xbox consoles, a watch, a cell phone, a debit card and a Microsoft Surface tablet were stolen. The homeowners believe the burglars got in through a basement window and left through the front door, as the basement window doesn’t latch properly and the front door was unlocked when they got home.

A portion of a dumpster was reported stolen in the 22300 block of 70th Avenue West.

A trespass in progress was reported at an apartment complex in the 21400 block of 48th Avenue West. Six people were inside the community hot tub and recreation building. They were told to leave by responding officers and did so without incident. The property manager did not wish to press charges.

June 1
A set of keys was found in the 23400 block of 58th Avenue West.

A domestic dispute was reported in the 23000 block of 52nd Avenue West.

A man who had reported his bicycle as stolen saw what he thought was his bicycle for sale on Craigslist. The victim called the seller to ask several questions and eventually agreed to meet with police. He said he purchased the bike on Craigslist a few days before and was reselling it because it was too small for him. The bike was returned to the original owner and the seller was not charged.

June 2
The owner of a dog reported that her dog nipped at her neighbor’s son a few days ago in the 23200 block of 51st Avenue. There was no injury, but after the incident her neighbor got very upset and threatened to kill the dog if she does not move out. She said she is afraid of her neighbor and wanted a report filed. She does not wish to press charges at this time.

A domestic disturbance was reported in the 4200 block of 236th Street Southwest.

A burglary was reported in the 4400 block of 212th Street Southwest. About $700 in cash was stolen and $400 in damage was done. There are no suspects or leads.

June 3
A dangerous driver was reported in the 6600 block of 220th Street Southwest after a witness said they saw the vehicle hit a guard rail. The responding officer pulled over the vehicle and saw the driver was impaired, but did not smell of alcohol. The driver said he was a cancer patient on gamma globin. He had not taken his medication since the morning and typically takes it three times a day. The officer was concerned he was in medical distress so had fire units respond. They evaluated him and cleared him. A state trooper later responded, investigated and placed the driver under arrest.

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