Clarification: The man who told police he shot at a would-be burglar was in Shoreline and reported that incident to Shoreline Police, while Lake Forest Park Police investigated the attempted burglary.
Monday, Feb. 18
Huffer arrested: Police approached a pickup that was pulled over on the side of the road, on 32nd near 160th. The driver was in the car, slumping down in the seat, with the vehicle running and the lights on. Aid arrived and checked out the 29-year-old, who was an admitted “huffer” (someone who inhales toxic fumes from glue and other household products for their intoxicating effects). He had a warrant out of Mill creek, so when he was medically cleared he was arrested.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Neighbor shoots at burglar: Lake Forest Park Police responded to a burglary in progress on the 17200 block of 25th Ave NE around 1:20 p.m. Meanwhile, the Shoreline neighbor who shot at a suspect told Shoreline Police that the man, a white man in his 20s, tried to kick in the front door, and he fired shots at the escaping would be burglar. Soon after, the suspect was possibly seen coming out of the bushes in Shoreline, pushing a bike. The homeowners were not at home at the time, but a camera was pointed at the driveway so the possibility of surveillance footage remained, police said.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
False report: A 42-year-old LFP man called police to report that he had been receiving death threats from someone who believed his girlfriend was with him. When police responded, they found the reporting man extremely intoxicated, and he admitted to lying about the man being at his door.
Too much to drink: A Lake Forest Park resident called police because a man was sitting drinking in his driveway around 5:30 p.m. when police came, the man said he couldn’t remember how to get to his house. He had also lost his shoes. Police gave him a ride home and told him he should stay home.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Burglary: A woman returned home to the 5000 block of NE 194th Place and found her side door had been kicked in and jewelry stolen.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Hit and Run: Police received a report of a teal blue and white Chevy pickup running into a blue Honda odyssey and fleeing the scene from in front of Albertsons.