The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of calls to the Bothell Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Bothell Police blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Bothell.
Between Feb. 20-27 there were seven traffic collisions, two vehicle prowls, two vehicle thefts, seven thefts, one incident involving illegal drugs, one domestic incidents, four burglaries, two hit and runs and 11 warrants served.
Arson: 7:42 p.m., 12900 block of NE 195th St.; Bothell Fire responded to a report of an audible explosion and dumpster fire at Woodin Elementary and quickly extinguished the flames, but did not think to call police, Northshore School District or Woodin Elementary School staff, who reported the burnt dumpster the next morning. There are no suspects.
Hit and Run: 6 p.m., 18600 block of Bothell Way NE; An officer noticed significant damage to the rear bumper of his squad car. The suspect likely hit the car in the parking lot of McMenamins Anderson School on Feb. 20.
Burglary: 11 a.m., 21500 block of 16th Drive SE; Unknown suspects entered a unit at the Providence Apartments by the rear sliding glass door and stole several items, including an X-Box 360, a laptop, a digital camera, headphones, a platinum diamond pendant, assorted jewelry and cash, worth around $3,400.
Identity theft: 4:24 p.m., 9500 block of NE 180th St.; An unknown suspect used the identity of a 33-year-old Bothell man to open seven fraudulent accounts, stealing more than $1,500.
Drugs: 4:23 a.m., 18900 block of Bothell Way NE; While finishing a collision investigation at QFC in Bothell, law enforcement noticed a 24-year-old Kenmore man passed out in a 2008 Honda Civic with drug paraphernalia and weapons in plain view. The owner of the car, a 32-year-old Kirkland man, was located moments later attempting to shoplift from the QFC. The two men were found to have drug paraphernalia and nearly a gram of of suspected heroin in their possession, and both were arrested on drug charges.
Theft: 8 p.m., 21000 block of SR 527; Fred Meyer Loss Prevention noticed an older man place two stacks of jeans and a stack of shirts into his cart and attempt to leave the store without paying. After Loss Prevention confronted the man, he got into a silver Cadillac and left without taking the merchandise. Law enforcement was unable to identify or locate the man.
Malicious mischief: 8:42 p.m., 19100 block of Beardslee Blvd.; A 24-year-old woman and 21-year-old man, recently separated, got into an argument about getting divorced. The woman kicked the man’s Hyundai Sonata, making a dent. The woman left the area before law enforcement arrived and did not answer any calls made to her cell phone. The man stated he did not want to pursue charges.
DUI: 10:17 p.m., 10100 block of SR 522; Law enforcement responded to reports of a vehicle being driven erratically along SR 522 toward Bothell. The vehicle, driven by NAME NAME, attempted a u-turn at Kaysner Way, but drove into the curb several times before traveling westbound. The man failed field tests and provided breath samples of .161 and .153, and was arrested for DUI.
Burglary: 9:30 p.m., 12800 block of NE 180th St.; An unknown suspect prowled a vehicle at the Avana 522 Apartments and stole a garage door opener, using the device to open a garage door and steal several items. The suspects stole a knife, a hunting bow, a power drill, a tool set and several other power tools.
Shoplifting: 11:07 a.m., 22600 block of Bothell-Everett Highway; An employee at the Bothell Rite Aid reported the shoplifting of printer cartridges. The suspects, two black males in their early 20s, were seen fleeing in a red Chevrolet Camero which was missing a rear license plate.
Assault: 3 p.m., 15900 block of 116th Ave. NE; A 49-year-old Mukilteo man punched his 43-year-old brother in the face, several times, then fled on foot. The victim said the suspect was a long-time meth user, and the incident was in connection to the suspect checking into detox. The suspect was located on the I-405 northbound ramp from 160th street and arrested for 4th-degree domestic violence.