Heroin users leave car with so many needles that police deem it a safety risk | Bothell Police Blotter

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.

March 13

Theft: 5:38 p.m., 3800 block of Monte Villa Pkwy. A man checked into the Red Lion Hotel at around 5:38 p.m. He was in town from Texas in order to sell a boat. After selling the boat, he reported to police he accidentally left his wallet, with approximately $2,000 in cash from the sale of the boat, on the front counter of the hotel lobby. The wallet, along with the cash, ID and credit cards, are now missing.

Fraud: The reporting party found a house she wanted to rent and contacted the individual that claimed to be the homeowner. After she sent $1,090 for a security deposit, she discovered it was a scam and the person does not own the house.

March 14

Burglary: 7:04 a.m., 15300 block of 112th Ave. NE. A Bothell woman called police to report that her storage unit at her condominium was burglarized. The victim reported that one $120 pair of size 10 outdoor boots were the only thing missing. Police observed that other storage units could have been tampered with and contact was made with the homeowners’ association.

Assault: 9:46 a.m., 18700 block of 120th Ave. NE. A Bothell resident reported that she observed a domestic disturbance in a parking lot near a Porsche SUV. Police were dispatched and found an SUV with the passenger side door open matching the description of the reporting party. Police then noticed a a man running away from a female, who was yelling at him, on North Creek Parkway. The officer then turned on his patrol lights and yelled at the two adults to stop, at which time they complied. After speaking with the married couple separately, the officers determined that the female was the primary aggressor and assaulted her husband. She was arrested for fourth-degree assault.

Theft: 4:15 p.m., 11800 block of 195th St. Between 4:15-7:10 p.m. two separate victims had money stolen out of their lockers inside the men’s locker room at the YMCA. Both victims had secured their belongings with rotary combination locks and found the locks locked when they returned. Both victims had cash stolen. There is no suspect information at this time.

Disturbance: 11:53 p.m., 11000block of NE 145th St. An officer responded to the above listed location, along with other officers, on a report of a burglary and one of the suspects was the reporting party’s ex-girlfriend. The woman had a valid felony warrant and fled on foot. Upon arrival and contacting the reporting party, the officer determined that there was no burglary and that the woman’s daughter had possibly attempted to steal a necklace. After checking the ex-girlfriend’s abandoned property, the necklace was found and recovered.

March 16

Illegal drugs: 12:27 a.m., 11700 block of NE 160th St. An officer stopped a vehicle for a criminal license violation. The officer contacted the driver and requested he exit the vehicle. Upon exiting, the officer noticed a small baggy containing suspected illegal narcotics had fallen to the pavement next to the vehicle. The officer placed the driver in custody for the criminal license and narcotic offenses. Additional narcotics were also observed inside the vehicle. Vehicle was impounded to the station and the suspect was administratively booked and released.

March 17

Illegal drugs: 5:02 p.m., 12800 block of NE 197th Pl. Police were called to the neighborhood because of a report of a suspicious car idling on the street. Officers made contact with the car and the two passengers. Upon contact they noticed a hypodermic needle sticking out of the female’s makeup bag. The two suspects told the officers they were in the area to purchase heroin but they had not yet purchased it. They told the officers where they were to purchase the drugs and turned over all drug paraphernalia, including used needles. The officers visited the house where the purchase was allegedly to take place and no one was home.

March 18

Illegal drugs: 10:17 a.m., 22800 block of Bothell-Everett Hwy. The reporting party called to inform police of a car in the QFC parking lot with three persons believed to be high on heroin. The reporting party claimed that they could see needles in the car when they passed by. Upon contact, it was determined that the occupants of the vehicle were asleep or were under the influence of heroin. The female passenger in the driver’s seat was moving her head up and down as if she had recently consumed heroin and the front seat male passenger was convulsing and twitching. A male in the backseat appeared to be asleep. The officers identified themselves and the two in the front seat had a delayed response but then frantically tried to hide the drug paraphernalia. The three suspects were arrested and placed in handcuffs. “There were so many uncapped dirty needles in the vehicle that it posed a significant health hazard to officers and a tow truck driver,” the report stated. Officers felt that all the items had to remain in place for safety. The female’s father was deemed as the owner of the vehicle and was called to pick up the vehicle. The man told officers he would clean up the car and remove the vehicle.

Theft: 9 a.m., 11800 block of NE 195th St. A man who was at the YMCA to play racquetball reported to police that his wallet and $160 were stolen from his locker. The victim said that the locker was secured with a combination lock and the money was the only thing missing.

March 19

Fraud: 9:30 a.m., 2400 block of 211th St. SE. A victim’s debit card used online to make $100 purchase. There is no suspect information available.