The following information is selected from Lake Forest Park Police reports for March 25-30. Where an arrest is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.
In the last week of March, the Lake Forest Park police responded to a citizen report of a suspicious vehicle in the 18300 block of 28th Ave NE. A Lake Forest Park officer located the vehicle with two occupants. Subsequently, officers believed illegal drug activity was involved and deployed the City’s drug-detecting dog, Hector. Hector gave a positive responsive for illicit drugs. The occupants refused to allow officers to search the vehicle and a search warrant was obtained.
In the search of the vehicle, officers located suspected narcotics, drug paraphernalia, vehicle prowl and burglary tools, 100+ vehicle and residential keys, along with various pieces of jewelry. Charges are pending further investigation.
- A Lake Forest Park resident reported that someone opened a credit card in their name, upon receiving a call from a financial company wanting to confirm a suspicious purchase.
- A driver was cited for reckless driving after speeding into an intersection and squealing the tires and swerving, almost hitting a police car head-on.
- Police were called to a club on Bothell Way where the manager said a customer refused to pay. The customer said he didn’t realize the dances cost $30 each, and he was $40 short of cash for the bill. His friend came to the rescue and paid his tab.
- A local resident’s purse was found in the back yard of a home, after apparently being stolen from the victim’s car. She hadn’t reported it yet because she had to go to work in the morning.
- A local resident of Beach Drive NE reported that someone had gotten into his garage, stealing a bike and stereo equipment.
- Residents of the Forest Park Condos reported that their gas tanks were open and both were missing about a half tank of gas.
- Police attempted to stop a car that was driving recklessly on southbound 522 near Déjà vu around 3 a.m., and then crashed at 140th and 522. Two males fled the vehicle, while a female passenger stayed on the scene. Shoreline Police attempted to track the suspects with a K-9 unit, but didn’t find them. The vehicle was totaled and towed, and a stop sign destroyed.
- A resident saw a man drop a bag of copper near 147th in a wooded area. Lake Forest Park and Shoreline Police looked for the man but did not locate him, and it’s not known where the copper came from.