Unknown suspects successfully steal 10 bottles of cognac from Bothell Safeway in coordinated heist | Bothell police blotter for Aug. 18-24

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:30pm
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The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and 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.

Friday, Aug. 25

Theft: Unknown suspects attempted to steal two motorcycles from a garage on the 18400 block of 104th Ave. Northeast. The suspects damaged the ignitions on both vehicles causing $1,000 worth of damage.

Thursday, Aug 24

Burglary: An unknown suspect broke into a home on the 21600 block of 9th Ave. West and stole electronics and other miscellaneous items. The reporting party, who has power of attorney over the victim, suspects their sibling, who is a known heroin and/or methamphetamine user, is the perpetrator. There is no evidence to prove this.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: An officer responded to a shoplifting incident at the Bothell Safeway. Ultimately, nothing was stolen, but the two suspects had warrants. One suspect had a misdemeanor warrant while the other had a felony and misdemeanor. Officers found a blue rubber tourniquet strap and alcoholic wipes on one of the suspects.

Theft: An unknown suspect stole tools from a truck parked on the 3900 block of 243rd Place Southeast. The truck had a canopy and the suspect broke through both side-windows of the canopy.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Burglary: An unknown suspect successfully stole 10 bottles of champagne cognac, valued at $57.49 apiece, from the Bothell Safeway. The suspect entered the store with a large black backpack on and a presumed accomplice. The suspect proceeded to the high-end liquor cabinet in the employee’s only section at the back of the store while the presumed accomplice, who was wearing a green hijab and what appeared to be a medical mask over their face, reportedly “distracted” employees with merchandise questions.

The manager said he was unable to locate the suspect because the accomplice because of this. The suspect then exited the store after asking the manager if the store carried pumpkin bread. Video evidence confirmed the reports from the manager, but were unable to identify the two suspects or the vehicle the used. The male suspect was wearing a red baseball cap and a blue jacket. The manager did not pursue charges and the case was closed.

Monday, Aug. 21

Theft: An unknown suspect stole two Little Caesars “A frame” advertisement signs from the Northeast corner of SR 527 and 228th St. Southeast and the entrance of the Little Caesars off of 228th St. Southeast.

Sunday, Aug. 20

Motor Vehicle Theft: An unknown suspect attempted to steal a motorcycle that was parked on the 14700 block of 93rd Boulevard Northeast. The motorcycle was moved about 300 feet from its original parking spot with the ignition and seat missing.

Friday, Aug. 18

Theft: The two victim claimed that their grandson, who is trespassed from their home but always welcome, stole three checks, valued at $650, $600 and $100, and their cellphones from their home. The victims said they do not know how the suspect found the checks, but he has access to the home. The victims stated that chase would probably reimburse them for the lost funds. There have been similar cases in the past with the suspect, but the grandparents have been uncooperative with the prosecutions.

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