Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter, Dec. 3-9


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5900 block 237th Place Southwest: Police responded to a report of a physical domestic complaint and interviewed three intoxicated adults — a husband and wife and a female friend visiting from Texas. The three were involved in a verbal argument when the visitor slapped a dinner plate out of the husband’s hand and then went into the kitchen and proceeded to throw more plates on the floor, causing them to break. The couple told officers they did not want to press charges of malicious mischief against the visiting woman, who agreed to leave the residence for the evening.

Dec. 4

21800 block 44th Avenue West: Police received two reports of vehicle prowls at Mountlake Terrace High School. In both cases, the vehicles were unlocked and were parked in the school’s west lot. A stereo was taken from one car and cash was stolen from the center console of another car.

Dec. 5

5800 block 214th Street Southwest: A man who had been staying at a friend’s house for the few weeks told police that his friend got angry with him because he owes the man and another house guest money. The victim said the suspect chased him off the property with an ax, threatening to hurt or kill him. He told police he would like to retrieve his belongings from the house. Police made contact with the others living at the home and were told that while there had been an argument, the suspect had no ax and had made no threats. They also told police that the man was welcome to get his belongings whenever he wants. A short time later police were dispatched again to the residence, where they discovered that the suspect was refusing to let the complainant gather his things. Police stood by while the items were retrieved.

Dec. 6

A woman living in the 5600 block of 239th Street Southwest called police after she heard her dog barking upstairs and discovered minor damage to her front door. There was a chip of wood missing from the door as if someone had hit it hard. It is unknown whether someone was trying to get in to the home, but the victim said the dog only barks when someone is at the door.

Dec. 7

A man came to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department to report that he had discovered four checks had been written on his checking account without his knowledge — at a Home Depot store and three Safeway stores. The victim told police that he believes a check was stolen from his mailbox and that the account number was used to manufacture additional checks.

A woman reported to police that she received a strange voicemail from a male voice that claimed to be from the Treasury Department. The man requested a return phone call or the woman would face criminal charges. The victim requested a police report be filed for this obvious scam because she had been a victim of ID fraud through an IRS tax scam last year.

Dec. 9

6000 block 244th Street Southwest: Police arrested a man sitting in a vehicle of the Studio 6 hotel after he was observed in the car with a glass pipe in his lap. Police found a dark-colored sticky substance inside the man’s pack of cigarettes, which the officer field tested and determined it to be heroin. The man was booked into Snohomish County Jail for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

21900 block 66th Avenue West: The owner of the EZ Deli Mart called police to report that a unknown suspect had burglarized the store and stolen $250 from the cash register. Police observed that the deadbolt lock on the store’s front door had been pried out to gain entry. Surveillance footage from inside the store was reviewed but since the lights were out inside the business no evidence of value could be obtained.



  1. I appreciate having the Police blotter (through Town Center) as it keeps me aware that all is not as peaceful here as it seems and I need to keep vigilant. And shouldn’t skip setting my house security. Thank you.


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