Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Stabbing, Armed Robbery and Junk Vehicles

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Below are an assortment of police reports and activity from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department from the past week or so.

On Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 1:17 AM, officer were called to investigate a Child Protective Services (CPS) complaint at Children‘s Hospital in Seattle. This was a referral for an incident that occurred on Saturday, July 24 at 5:00 PM in the 5000 block of 212th St SW. The victim had originally been taken to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, but due to the victim‘s age and the severity of the injuries he was transferred to Children‘s Hospital. The incident involved a 5 year old Everett boy who had fallen from a large four wheel drive truck and broken his elbow. The victim and his parents came to Mountlake Terrace to visit friends. On arrival at the friend‘s home the little boy had fallen from the truck breaking his arm. The investigation was at the request of a hospital social worker who had become concerned about the boy‘s initial statements, the mother‘s intoxicated state and her responses to the hospital‘s care requirements. The investigating officer found the mother had not been driving. The officer confirmed with witnesses that the boy had just fallen in his haste to get out of the family truck. The officer found there were no reasons for CPS to put the child in protective custody.

On Friday, July 22, 2011, at 1:49 PM, officers responded to a residence in the 4100 block of 212th St SW for a rape complaint. The 17 year-old victim was reporting that she had been raped by her 17 year-old ex-boyfriend. The victim admitted to the officer that she had invited the ex-boyfriend over to talk with him about a recent death in her family. She described him coming to the home and talking for awhile. She said he began fondling her and then he forced her down to the floor where he raped her. The victim was transported by the medics to Swedish Hospital for treatment after reporting that she was feeling ill. At the hospital the victim was introduced to and interviewed by a sexual assault nurse. The investigating officers spoke with the ex-boyfriend who stated that the sex was consensual and he is cooperating with the investigation. Detectives will be following up on this case.

On Wednesday, July 27, 2001, at about 4:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of 237th for an assault with a weapon in progress. An officer arrived and contacted the 23 year-old Seattle man who told the officer that he cut a subject in the throat with a knife because, He got in his face. The officer located a 52 year-old Mountlake Terrace man on the porch of the residence who had been slashed in the throat and was bleeding heavily. The 23 year-old Seattle man was taken into custody and eventually booked into Snohomish County jail for Assault 1st Degree. The victim was taken to Harborview for surgery and as of noon on Thursday, he was walking and talking at the hospital. See our original story as well as some information from a neighbor in the comments here.

On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at about 5:00 PM, officers responded to the 4000 block of 231st for a report of a robbery with a firearm. It was reported that a known subject from Lynnwood along with two other armed subjects entered the victim‘s vehicle, aimed their firearms at him and took cash, a wallet and his watch. There was a time delay in the reporting of the incident and a K9 track was unsuccessful. The suspects are still at large but detectives have good identification on two of
the suspects. See our original story here.

In preparation for National Night Out, Officer Kim Berg and Joie Worthen coordinated with Community Police Advisory Board members, volunteers and other police department employees to fill five thousand bags that will be given away during the Tour de Terrace parade this Friday evening. Each bag has a couple pieces of candy and a temporary tattoo that advertise and encourage attendance at our National Night Out event scheduled for August 2ndbetween 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. More info about National Night Out here.

On June 14, 2011, Code Enforcement received an anonymous complaint regarding the property located near the 22600 block of 61 Ave W as having junk vehicles parked on grass that appears unsightly. On June 15, 2011, Code Enforcement verified the complaint and observed two late model vehicles, a Honda and Ford Bronco appearing inoperable parked on an unimproved grass surface. A Notice of Violation for the following municipal violations

[box]8.15.050.B.1 – All motor vehicles that are junk, inoperable or unused for 30 days or more shall be stored inside a fully enclosed structure, 8.15.050.B.2 – Motor vehicle’s belonging to a person other than a resident may not be stored on a property outside a fully enclosed structure, and 8.15.050.B.3 – All motor vehicles shall be parked on an improved surface anywhere on a property, or on a maintained surface per MTMC 19.125.070. On 7-15-2011, Code Enforcement inspected the property and noted both junk vehicles have been removed from the property.[/box]

Code Enforcement will continue to follow up on the tall vegetation issues.

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