Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Burglary, Heroin, Stolen Vehicle and more

On Wednesday, 7/13/2011 at 10:03 PM, Sergeant Haynes contacted a suspicious subject in the Albertsons parking lot in the 4300 block of 212 th St SW. The 23 year old Bothell resident was subsequently arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. A search of his person revealed $5,110 dollars in cash, heroin and multiple cellular telephones. Officer King applied K9 Hunter to the money and vehicle. Hunter indicated positive for the presence of narcotics on both the money and vehicle. Post Miranda, the arrestee stated he just came from a nearby residence where he received what he believed to be a sizeable bag of heroin to be used for sale. The subject was served with a notice of seizure for the vehicle and money. The arrestee was released after processing pending successful application and execution of a search warrant on the vehicle. On Monday 7/18/2011, Detective Krahn wrote and served a search warrant on the vehicle. An additional $1,830 in cash was located, as well as 49 grams of black tar heroin. All cash and the suspect’s car was seized. Charges are pending.

On Thursday, 7/14/2011 at 4:53 AM, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary in progress at a business (Snohomish County PUD) located in the 6100 block of 212th Street Southwest. Upon arrival the suspects were located attempting to flee in a vehicle. As the vehicle passed Sergeant Haynes and Officer Hoeth, who were approaching the silent alarm on foot, could see the vehicle was full of copper wire. A short vehicle pursuit ensued ending with the suspects abandoning their vehicle and fleeing on foot. With the assistance of police units from neighboring cities, successful containment was quickly established. A tracking canine was deployed and one of the suspects, a 35 year old Everett resident, was apprehended. The second suspect was not located. Detectives are investigating.

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

On Monday 7/18/2011 at 11:45 AM, Officer Hatchel ran a check on a vehicle traveling westbound at the 6400 block of 220th St SW. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Marysville. A felony stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 22400 block of Hwy 99 in the City of Edmonds. The female driver, a 25 year old Lynnwood resident, and male passenger, a 29 year old Marysville resident, were taken into custody with the assistance of several City of Edmonds police units. Suspected stolen property was observed in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the Police Station and a search warrant was sought. The driver was booked for Possession of Stolen Property, and the passenger was booked on outstanding warrants. Service of the search warrant revealed several purses belonging to different individuals, a laptop computer, and other probable stolen property. Detectives are attempting to identify victims, and additional charges are pending.

Recently, patrol units assisted the City of Brier police department with a warrant service, which had probable cause for a 46-year-old Brier resident for Rape of a Child and Child Molestation. They also had a search warrant for the residence for investigation of child pornography. Mountlake Terrace Sergeant Burkett took the lead and assisted by first doing a risk assessment to determine if SWAT should be used. When it did not meet the criteria, he drew up a raid plan with an entry team using patrol officers, detectives and a City of Lynnwood K-9 unit. The warrant was served on the residence and the suspect was located inside and taken into custody. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office computer forensics unit assisted City of Brier with the search of the residence and collection of evidence.

On Wednesday, 07/13/2011 Police Chief Wilson conducted ethics training for all SNOCOM supervisory employees. This interactive training session was well received by SNOCOM. Chief Wilson has been asked to return and train line employees as well.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, Code Enforcement became aware of a property located in the 23000 block of 63rd Ave W having multiple code violations. Observed was an inoperable and unused vehicle having an expired license and two flat tires. Also observed was miscellaneous debris, two mattresses, trash and downed tree branches, all being stored outside an structure at the front of the property. Code Enforcement prepared a Notice of Violation for the property resident and will follow up on August 3 for compliance.

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