Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

police-mlt-logo-130x160Jan. 29

A man reported his Subaru Impreza was stolen from the 4700 block of 44th Avenue West. He said he is the only one with keys to the car and he is not behind on payments. He said he parked it around 7 p.m. the day before and it was missing as of 9 a.m. on Jan. 29.

A librarian called to report a man had been exposing his genitals to a customer at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The customer told officers the man came near her in the library and pulled his pants down. She moved to a different part of the library, and the man eventually made his way over to that area. His pants were up this time, but his hand was inside his pants. He is described as a white man in his 50s, about 5-foot-5 and 140 pounds. He was wearing a baseball cap and had an orange and black backpack. The customer didn’t want to press charges or give a statement, but said she would call police if she saw him at the library again.

Jan. 31

A man was arrested at 2:30 a.m. for DUI.

Feb. 1

Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from the Arco gas station located at 21201 44th Ave. W. The vehicle’s owner said he had finished pumping gas and had gone inside the convenience store when the friends he arrived with left in the vehicle. He said he had a friend with him and two girls, who are minors. Officers located the car a few blocks away. The car’s owner said he didn’t want to press charges, and the girls were welcome to leave with him. Officers returned the car, but did not release the girls because they are underage. One was eventually released to a social worker. The other was taken to a shelter for juveniles because her father was out of the state.

Feb. 2

An officer was dispatched to the Studio Six Motel for a found property report. A guest at the motel said he walked out to his vehicle earlier in the day and spotted a red bag. Inside, he found two laptop computers and a handgun, so he called the police. The bag had a name and phone number on it. Officers called the number and got in touch with the bag’s owner. He said it was his bag and the bag was stolen in a burglary in Wenatchee, but he said the handgun and laptops were not his. A check of the handgun showed it was stolen out of PD Tacoma. The computers were clean. The front desk at the motel did not know who the bag could have belonged to.

A car prowl was reported in the 6000 block of 244th Street Southwest. A woman said someone got into her Honda Civic while she was parked in front of the Gene Juarez salon. Her passenger side window was broken. The car’s owner said nothing was stolen, but the inside of the car had been ransacked.

A man was arrested for DUI at 1:45 a.m. on 236th Street Southwest near the I-5 on-ramp.

Feb. 3

An officer saw a man run out of the Albertson’s parking lot, located at 4301 212th St. SW. and get into a car. Shortly after, an employee ran outside and flagged the officer down. The driver then threw something out of the passenger window and continued to drive toward the exit. The officer stopped the car just before it exited. The passenger, who was intoxicated, said he threw a container of fried chicken out of the window and confirmed he had stolen it. The employee who ran after them said the man stole the chicken and said Albertson’s would not pursue charges for theft, but wanted them to be issued trespass notices. The two men are not allowed in that Albertson’s store for one year.

Feb. 4

An officer stopped a vehicle for having a stolen rear license plate. The license plate had been swapped with the vehicle’s correct license plate. The vehicle’s owner said he didn’t know his license plate had been stolen. There are no suspects or leads at this time.

An officer pulled over a car after seeing the driver holding his cell phone to his ear while driving. The driver identified himself and a check of his status revealed he had a warrant out of Clark County for driving with a suspended license. The driver was arrested and taken to Snohomish County Jail.

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