Below are an assortment of police reports and activity from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department from the past week or so.
On Tuesday, 5/31/2011 at approximately 2:00 PM, patrol officers were dispatched to a robbery that had just occurred at Homestreet Bank located at 22001 66th Ave W. The suspect fled on foot after giving the teller a note demanding money and indicating that he had a gun. No bank employees were hurt. He was described as a male, medium build, wearing a green jacket, baseball hat, sunglasses, and white latex gloves. Containment was set using City of Edmonds, Brier, and Lynnwood police units. A search of the area turned up negative results. Detectives continue the investigation. Police have released a photo of the subject here.
On Wednesday, 6/1/2011 at 10:00 PM, patrol officers responded to the Studio Six Motel for a reported robbery with a firearm. A male and female in one of the rooms were reporting that they had been robbed by two male acquaintances. The victims had invited the two suspects into their room and offered to share/sell some drugs. While in the room the suspects both pulled out guns and robbed the victims of the cash, other valuables and their drugs. The victims then waited ten minutes before calling 911. Responding officers checked the area without locating the suspects. The investigation will be turned over to detectives.
The following is an update to the ongoing code enforcement regarding a property located near the 5800 block of 225th Place W, which has had a lengthy history since 2005 of ordinance violations. Both the property owner and her son have been cited civilly. Code Enforcement Officer Rob Jenkins had previously advised them that both were facing criminal misdemeanor charges as a second offense unless this property was brought into compliance. In January, 2009 Officer Jenkins inspected the property in order to see if any improvements have been made. The property violations remained uncorrected. As a result, he issued criminal misdemeanor citations to both the property owner and her son for having junk, inoperable and unused vehicles parked on an unimproved surface. In March 2009, bench warrants were issued out of South Snohomish County District Court. On 5/4/2010, the son of the property owner was arrested and booked on the above warrants. After his release, most of the junk, inoperable or unmoved vehicles were removed from the property except two vehicles and debris located within the carport. Officer Jenkins appeared in court as a City witness in this case on 1/26/2011. The son decided to enter a plea of guilty to one (1) count of Nuisance prohibited under conditions of compliance with City nuisance ordinances. The property owner was also arraigned on her warrant and both cases were reviewed and continued on 3/17/2011 for future compliance review. The Court ordered the son to remove two (2) remaining junk vehicles or face possible revocation of jail time. On 5/17/2011, after inspecting the property, Officer Jenkins contacted the prosecutor to advise her that both junk vehicles have been removed. He also met with the property owner, and she indicated the debris in the carport will be removed soon. The property will be monitored for compliance.