Man arrested for extortion after threatening cab driver over $48 fare | Bothell police blotter

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Between Feb. 14-19 there were two traffic collisions, three vehicle prowls, one vehicle theft, nine thefts, no incidents involving illegal drugs, two domestic incidents, one burglary and five warrants served.

Feb. 14

Threats: 4:31 a.m., 10600 block of E Riverside Drive; A 32-year-old man pulled a knife and threatened a cab driver, a 49-year-old Seattle man, after the cab driver asked the man to pay the $48 fare. After the cab driver threatened to call the police, the suspect ran to his apartment a short distance away. Law enforcement arrived and arrested the man for 1st-degree extortion without incident.

Burglary: 7:42 p.m., 3900 block of 243rd Place SE; Law enforcement responded to a burglary with had occurred some time before 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. The suspect or suspects entered a unit at the Cambria Hills Apartments through a small window and took a Glock 19 handgun and an Apple iBook from the apartment.

Theft: 8 p.m., 23700 block of 8th Ave. SE; Unknown suspect or suspects stole an iron head board and foot board and a plate with a painting of cows on it from Right on Q in Bothell. There was no damage to any property and no other items were missing.

Feb. 15

Theft: 9 a.m., 18300 block of Bothell Way NE; A sandwich board was stolen from Amaro Bistro, with no suspect information or leads. It was the fourth board stolen from the bistro.

Malicious mischief: 11:40 p.m., 18300 block of 98th Ave. NE; Officers were dispatched to reports of two subjects kicking down stop signs behind Six Oaks Apartments. One of the subjects was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans, according to a witness, and both subjects were last seen running toward Pop Keeney Stadium.

Feb. 16

Malicious mischief: 11 a.m., 23000 block of 27th Ave. SE; An unknown suspect damaged 24 mailboxes at Stone Meadow Farms. It’s unknown if mail was stolen.

Feb. 17

Identity theft: 12:34 p.m., 3200 block of 212th St. SE; A 23-year-old woman called to report fraudulent activity on her Nordstrom debit card and fraudulent applications for additional credit cards under her name.

Feb. 19

Assault: 7:54 a.m., 900 block of 228th St. SE; A 37-year-old man and his 28-year-old boyfriend got into a verbal argument, which led to a physical altercation, after the older man lost a “significant” amount of money gambling at Tulalip Casino. The older man was determined to be the primary aggressor, and was arrested for 4th-degree domestic violence assault.