Mountlake Terrace police blotter: Aug. 5-12


police-mlt-logo-1Aug. 5
An attempted burglary was reported in the 4500 block of 219th Street Southwest. A woman said she heard two loud bangs on her door a few days earlier. She thought it was fireworks, but later discovered that the exterior pane of the glass on her front door had been shattered. Two puncture marks were found on the exterior window. No suspects or leads at this time.

A found wallet was brought to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. The wallet’s owner was identified using cards inside. A message was left for the owner. The wallet did not contain cash. It was entered into evidence for safekeeping.

Aug. 6
A bicycle theft was reported in the 23400 block of Lakeview Drive. The bike was later located in the possession of a suspect, who claimed he didn’t steal it, he just found it and started riding it. He was cited for possession of stolen property and released.

Aug. 7
A man said his motor home had been shot by a BB gun. A driver side window had been broken. A small BB pellet hole was in the window, and the surrounding glass cracked. The damage is estimated at $500.

Aug. 9
A man was arrested for DUI in the 4300 block of 236th Street Southwest. The driver had apparently crashed into a carport in the area. He was slumped over the steering wheel, but responded when officers began talking to him. His pupils were dilated and he spoke very slowly. He said he had not been drinking or using drugs. He was taken to the hospital, where he agreed to a breath test, which read 0.349 blood alcohol concentration. Once he was cleared by hospital staff, he was taken to Snohomish County Jail.

Aug. 10
A vehicle prowl was reported in the 23600 block of 56th Avenue West. The vehicle’s owner said someone went through her glovebox but nothing was taken.

A vehicle stolen last week from Mountlake Terrace was located in Seattle.

A physical domestic dispute was reported in the 23300 block of 50th Avenue West. Neither party wished to pursue charges. They were provided with domestic violence brochures.

Aug. 11
A woman received a suspicious call from a man pretending to be her grandson. The man on the phone said he was in jail in the Dominican Republic and needed $800 for bail. She hung up and called her daughter, who said her grandson was on the couch at home. She did not send money but wanted to inform the police about the scam.

Aug. 12
A power washer was reported stolen from a garage in Mountlake Terrace.

Two hit-and-runs were reported on 48th Avenue West, one in the 21300 block and one in the 22700 block. Both hit vehicles were parked on the side of the road and a third vehicle drove into them. The driver of the third vehicle was located in the 21300 block of 48th Avenue West and claimed they hadn’t crashed, though their vehicle sustained heavy damage. The driver was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run.


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