Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter

Here are an assortment of Mountlake Terrace police reports from the last week or so.

On Saturday, 10-22-2011 at 9:59 PM Officer Chapel observed a black motorcycle southbound on 48th Ave W with an obstructed license plate. He attempted to stop the vehicle, which failed to yield for several blocks before finally stopping. Investigation revealed the motorcycle was a reported stolen out of the City of Everett. The 44 year old Mountlake Terrace man was arrested for possession of stolen property, driving while license suspended, and an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. He was booked at the Snohomish County Jail.

On 8-12-2011, Code Enforcement received a MLT Anytime request regarding a property near the 22700 block of Lakeview Drive involving a junk inoperable vehicle. The reporting party indicated she has attempted to use the homeowners association in this development, but has not had success. Officer Jenkins arrived and observed a white Chevy sedan filled with debris having an expired license and front end damage. He mailed a Notice of Violation to the property owner for City ordinance violations; 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.C – All stored vehicles must be maintained in a clean and safe manner, .I – Debris and trash accumulations prohibited. On 8-22-2011, Officer Jenkins received a call from the property owner’s son who advised they are looking into options to donate the vehicle to charity. On 9-7-2011, Officer Jenkins spoke with the property owner who indicated they have filed for lost title for Chevy, which may take several weeks. On 9-20-2011, Officer Jenkins responded to another complaint regarding the inoperable vehicle. Officer Jenkins explained the code enforcement process and potential time frame for resolution of this case. On 10-7-2011, he was contacted by the property owner stating the inoperable vehicle and any debris has been permanently removed from the property.

Management Analyst Joie Worthen recently completed a training course in Criminal Investigative Analysis, conducted by The Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis. This training included a one week long session in Seattle, countless hours of study sessions, followed by two separate exams. She will be able to review crime trends, to assist in directing enforcement, and predict where crime might occur in the future.

On Wednesday, 10-19-11, a team of accreditation experts from the Washington Association of Sheriff’s and Police Chiefs’ (WASPC) were at the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department reviewing 140 policies and procedures as well as proofs to ensure that our Police Department is following state law, federal law, and best practices. They found we were 100 percent compliant with all 140 standards. The team will make a recommendation that we become accredited to the Accreditation committee at the WASPC fall conference in November.

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