A Mountlake Terrace couple whose cat had been missing for four days reported to police and animal control that they found the cat on their neighbor’s rear deck, locked in a portable cat carrier. The cat was covered in its own feces and had no food or water. Police attempted to serve a summons Dec. 24 on the neighbor in question but no one was home.
A resident visited the police department to report that both his license plates had been stolen off his truck. The plates were later found on a vehicle that had been involved in a hit-and-run crash in Arlington.
Mountlake Terrace police assisted Edmonds police in apprehending a man suspected of stealing tires from an Edmonds tire shop. At 4 a.m. that morning, dispatchers reported that people associated with a white Dodge Ram pickup truck were stealing tires in the 22600 block of 76th Avenue West in Edmonds, and had headed southbound on 76th Avenue West. While checking the area for the vehicle, an MLT police officer observed a white Dodge Ram pickup parked in the 23000 block of 63rd Avenue West. The vehicle then left the area and police located it and followed it as it headed onto Interstate 5 northbound, with one tire observed in the truck bed. Multiple police units responded and the vehicle was stopped just south of the 44th Avenue West exit on I-5. Police frisked the driver and found two knives on his person. A female passenger was detained by other officers. The MLT officer later returned to the Mountlake Terrace home where the vehicle had been parked and observed approximately 15 tires in the front yard.
A waiter at Mazatlan restaurant in the 6000 block 244th Avenue West called police after a customer came in and ordered a meal, then left without paying The total bill was $17.33. The suspect, described as a white male in his 30s wearing a purple coat and blue jeans, was last seen running south into Shoreline. Police conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate him.
Police were dispatched to the 6200 block of Albion Way at 4:41 a.m. after an 11-year-old child called 911 asking for help. Upon arrival police found the child’s parents yelling at each other; the mother alleged that her partner came home intoxicated and she attempted to get him to leave. After an argument ensued, the man threw a phone at the woman, grazing her neck. The man was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence and transported to Lynnwood jail for booking.
Police responded to a burglary report in the 22900 block 58th Avenue West. The victim reported that she was visiting her mother and her mother’s friend in the living room area when she heard the sound of the door opening and closing but did not see anyone. When the victim got up later to leave, her purse — which had been located on the floor almost directly across from the front door — was missing. The woman’s iPhone was in her purse, and police were able to use a phone app to track it to the backyards of three nearby homes, but were unable to find the purse or a suspect.