UPDATE: Female Victim Reports Rape on St. Mark's Church Property

The following blotter items range from Sept. 5, 2012 – September 12, 2012. Information on arrests is supplied by the Shoreline Police Department. The reports do not indicate a conviction.

Editor's Note: The story has been updated to provide additional information.

Bewteen Aug. 2 and 16, 2012, a juvenile female victim reported that a rape occurred on the St. Mark's Church property, 18000 block of 15th Ave. N.E. She alleged the non-juvenile suspect tied a shirt around her hands and held her against her will. The suspect was an acquaintance. The incident was reported to a Woodinville Police officer on Sept. 12, Sgt. Katie Larson said.

A detective is investigating. 

The incident was NOT connected to a rape reported in North City on the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 16. 

Police are still looking for the suspect in that rape case, described as a 5-foot, 6-inch Hispanic looking man with a shaved head who spoke to the victim in broken Vietnamese. If you have any information, call 206-296-3311.

September 5

LIQUOR THEFT: Two suspects who stole liquor from Safeway, 17202 15th Ave. N.E., several weeks ago were identified from an organized retail crime investigation in Port Orchard.

Septemeber 7

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Someone tried to force their way through a window and back door of a garage in the 2100 block of N. 153rd St. A man who lives there noticed his back garage door would not open and called police.

VICE: Someone was found patronizing a prostitute in the 16600 block of Aurora Ave. N.

September 9

VANDALISM: Juveniles cut down a Madrona tree in Shoreline Park, 19200 block of 1st Ave. N.E.

September 10

BURGLARY: A woman who sublets a detached cottage in backyard of a rental house in the 16100 block of Midvale Ave. N. returned home and found a man about 25 years old inside rummaging through her cabinets and belongings. She confronted him and he fled on foot, leaving a stolen car parked on the street. 

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Someone entered the laudry room of the North Point Apartments, 18000 block of 15th Ave. N.E., took apart the dryers and removed the coin boxes.

LARCENY AT STARBUCKS: About 2:45 p.m., the manager of Starbucks in the 1200 block of N. 205th St. and another employee saw a young woman about 27 years old enter the open back door of the shop and take a wallet and cellphone from a handbag that belonged to an employee.

ASSAULT: A domestic violence incident during which the victim was punched in the face by a closed fist was reported in the 20600 block of 15th Ave. N.E.

September 11

SMASH AND GRAB: Someone smashed out the glass of the rear window of car on the driver's side at 24-Hour Fitness, 20202 Ballinger Way N.E. 

INAPPROPRIATE PARENTING: In a Child Protective Services case, a 5-year-old girl's father who lives in the 19000 block of 22nd Ave. N.W. may be inappropriately putting cream on his daughter's private areas. An additional concern was that the father was alleged to be involved with a prostitute he met on Craigslist.

BURGLARY: A residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of N.E. 167th St.

THEFT: Someone possibly picked a lock at the YMCA 19290 Aurora Ave. N. and stole stuff from a gym locker.

September 12

DUI: A driver was found under the influence of alcohol in the 17000 block of Aurora Ave. N. The person had a blood alcohol content of .133.

SHOPLIFTING: Someone shoplifted at Costco, 1175 N. 205th St., while another person played lookout.

THREATS: A roommate in the 15500 block of Interlake Ave. N. threatened to strike the victim wiht a large brick. The roommate was booked into the King County Jail and the case was forwarded to detectives for review/charges.

FRAUD: A woman posing as a DISH Network employee swindled $360 from a victim in the 1800 block of N.W. 201st St.

iPAD THEFT: Someone picked up an iPad from a table at Shorewood High School and stole it.

WEAPON: A suspect pointed a pellet rifle at a plain clothes female police sergeant while she was in her unmarked car at N. 182nd St. and Midvale Ave. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: Someone broke into a Conex Box at Shorecrest High Schhoool and stole softball equipment.

Alisa L B September 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I checked with the Special Assault unit working on the rape cases in Shoreline. The September 12th rape that you headlined and which is featured in the police blotter above was between acquaintances and the assaulter is known to the police. This rape is not connected to the rape on September 16th at 175th and 15th. This would be a useful distinction to report (especially as a headliner) for those of us who live in these neighborhoods! Either way people, especially females, please take care.
Alisa L B September 20, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I know the wording probably comes from the police reports, but seriously...."forcibly raped"? All rapes are forced! Using "forcibly" implies there is some other way which is totally denigrating to women and all victims of rape. Please think through your headlines next time instead of copying someone else's disparaging wording.
Shirley Reynolds September 20, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I agree with Alisa. And yes, lock your doors and windows and use dowels in sliding glass doors. And if you see something say something.
Tony Dondero September 20, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Ok, the story is updated.


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