Bothell Police to Conduct Active School Shooter Training Exercises

Press Release: The Bothell Police Department will be conducting Active School Shooter Training exercises during the week of June 13th, at the University of Washington Bothell / Cascadia Community College campus in the City of Bothell.  These training exercises are being conducted in conjunction with City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. and University of Washington Bothell Campus Safety in an effort to sharpen response and cooperative actions should Bothell ever experience a critical incident of this nature in a school or public venue.

These exercises are focused on providing consistent training and tactics, and to facilitate an effective, coordinated effort should an active shooter or mass casualty incident occur in the City of Bothell.

This year’s curriculum is focused on law enforcement and fire department specific tactics.  We recognize the cooperation that is necessary between all of the emergency responders in these events.  It is our goal to continue to develop our training and coordination with our partners in the Fire and EMS community.

The Bothell Police Department PIO will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13th, at the Bothell Police Department to answer media questions about the exercise. Due to safety concerns and staffing limitations, this briefing will be the only opportunity for media involvement with these exercises.

Assault on Teacher at Bothell High School

Media Update:  May 23rd, 2016 at 3:15 p.m.  – Bothell Police Detectives continue to investigate an assault on a Bothell High School teacher. Since the assault last Thursday detectives have been pouring though hours of surveillance video, conducting interviews and following up on leads.  As an added measure of safety, uniformed and plain clothed officers were present on campus today as students and faculty retuned to class.  The Bothell Police Department is working closely with the Northshore School District on this issue.  No additional releases are planned at this time absent any significant developments in the case.

Media Update: May 20,2016 at 3:25 p.m. – Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Technicians have arrived on scene to assist with processing the crime scene in and around the woodshop.

On May 19th at approximately 4:20 PM the woodshop teacher at Bothell High School was assaulted by an unknown suspect.  The teacher was struck on the back of the head by a blunt object and had a zip tie placed around his neck.  Another staff member discovered the woodshop teacher outside of the woodshop, removed the zip tie and called 911.

The teacher was transported to Harborview Medical Center and was released that evening.

Bothell Detectives processed the crime scene late into the evening and have conducted a number of interviews. As part of the investigation the detectives are currently reviewing security camera footage of the area.

The Bothell Police Department is working closely with the Northshore School District and staff at Bothell High School to ensure staff, student and public safety.

We ask anyone with information on this assault to contact the Bothell Tip Line at (425) 487-5551.

This is an active investigation. As more information comes to light we will be updating our Twitter Page @BothellPolice.

Police Search for Suspect in Strong-Arm Robbery

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Occurred Friday, April 29th at 3:51 PM – Fred Meyer (Thrasher’s Corner)

A female subject who had been shopping at Fred Meyer was loading items into her vehicle in the parking lot when she was approached by a male subject.  The suspect grabbed the woman’s necklace and a struggle ensued.  The suspect ripped the necklace from the female’s neck.  During the struggle, the female victim was able to grab the male suspect’s gold colored chain from around his neck.  The male suspect fled on foot.  The victim suffered minor injuries during the struggle.

The suspect is described as a black male, medium complexion, late teens or early 20s, 5’6″ – 5’8″, afro style haircut.   An unidentified witness at the scene mentioned to other witnesses that the suspect may have gotten into a gold colored vehicle and left the area northbound on SR 527 SE.

We are looking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has information or someone who knows the male suspect who used to wear the above pictured gold colored chain and/or has recently acquired the necklace with the 2 small gold colored discs.

If you have any information, please contact Officer Thompson (dione.thompson@bothellwa.gov) or Officer Parker (isaac.parker@bothellwa.gov). You may call the department at 425.486.1254 and reference case #16-10414.

Good Samaritan Saves Ducklings After Accident

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Several ducklings were rescued today by a good Samaritan after she observed the mama duck get hit by a car.  A woman driving on SR 522 (near 101st AVE NE) today was stopped for traffic when she saw a mama duck and her ducklings walk between the tires of the vehicle in front of her.  The vehicle, with no knowledge the ducks were under the car, started to go and the mama duck was injured after she was struck by a tire.

The alert citizen came to the aid of the ducklings as they started to scatter in the roadway.  She was able gather ducklings and secure them safely in a large bag.  The ducklings were brought to the station.  Officers were able to respond to the scene and rescue the mama duck.  The mama and ducklings were taken to the Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine in Bothell where the mama was stabilized prior to being transported to PAWS.

At this time, mama and ducklings are doing ok.  We are thankful to the citizen who took time out of her day to bring us the ducklings.

Although not an animal emergency room, the Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine was kind enough to assist us today and provide assistance to this duck family. The Clinic does maintain a charitable fund for bird emergencies (for more information please visit their website http://www.theexoticvet.com/)  We are very grateful for their help with this incident.

For more information contact Captain Mike Johnson at mike.johnson@bothellwa.gov

 

Officers Looking for Car Thieves

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Bothell Police are looking for the two men pictured above.  On April 17th (at around 5:50 AM) the suspects stole this white Chevrolet pick-up from a parking lot in the 11800 block of Northcreek Parkway S.  It is believed the two suspects arrived at the location in the Ford Explorer (also pictured above), then used it to tow the stolen pick-up from the scene.  The stolen white pick-up is still at large.

The suspects appear to be W/Ms, 20-30 years old, one with short brown hair, the other with longer brown hair.

We are hoping this lighter colored Ford Explorer with bicycles on a roof rack might be recognizable to someone.  Please call Officer Randy Olson 425.486.1254 reference case #16-9278 (or email Randy.Olson@bothellwa.gov) if you have any information regarding either of these two suspects or this Ford Explorer.

Looking for Hit and Run Driver

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Our Traffic Unit is looking for information regarding a truck vs. skateboarder hit and run collision. The skateboarder suffered minor injuries, cuts and abrasions.

On April 21st, 2016 at around 7:15AM an 18 year old WHS student was on his way to school riding a skateboard when he was struck by a dark colored pick-up truck in the 4700 block of 244 ST SE (also known as NE 205th).  The student was on the north side of 244 ST SE traveling east when he was struck by a pick-up truck traveling westbound. The driver is described as a W/M, 40-50 years old, wearing a blue shirt with 2 reflective stripes on it (similar to a construction style safety shirt).

We are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision.  If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Officer Darren Timpe 425-487-5543 or email darren.timpe@bothellwa.gov – Reference case #16-9638.

Suspect in Custody After Attempted Break-ins

A suspect is in custody after he attempted to break-in to at least 2 different residences.

On Thursday March 24th at approximately 12:32 pm, Bothell Police responded to a residential burglary attempt that occurred in the 20300 block of 126th Ave NE. The victim’s home security video system captured a man wearing a dark colored stocking cap and dark colored jacket trying to break into the home through a sliding glass door at the back. The victim received a phone call from his wife, who was home alone at the time, which prompted him to check his security system online.  After reviewing the video, he called police. The suspect vehicle was also captured on the video. The video shows the suspect entering the victim’s fenced backyard and then running off after becoming startled by something.

Later in the day, officers responded to a second burglary complaint that occurred in the 12700 block of NE200 PL Bothell. The victim reported that around midnight her and her husband heard what sounded like someone attempting to break into their home through a back window. Their dog also started barking. The victims found that the window screen had been partially removed. A neighbor’s security surveillance system captured a vehicle that matched the vehicle from the first video.

A short time later, a Bothell Officer observed a vehicle in the Holly Hills neighborhood of Bothell, which appeared to match the suspect vehicle observed in both videos. The driver, a 32 year old Bothell man, appeared to match the description of the burglary suspect. When he was stopped by the officers, he confessed to both attempted crimes.  The subject is being booked into the King County Jail for two counts of Residential Burglary.

For more information on this case, contact Sergeant Elmer Brown 425-486-1254 or email at Elmer.Brown@bothellwa.gov.  Case #16-7183

Female Fraud Suspects – Do You Know Us?

The 2 females at the reister making the purchase are suspects in Fraud and PSP cases.

On 01-28-16, between 0930-1730 hours, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into victim’s parked car by defeating the driver door lock and damaging it in the process. The victim’s vehicle was in the Park and Ride lot located at 15530 Juanita-Woodinville Way NE Bothell, WA. The suspect(s) stole a purse that contained the victim’s credit cards, garage door remote and vehicle registration sheet. On that same day, at about 1637 hours, three subjects used the victim’s stolen credit card to make multiple fraudulent purchases at the Alderwood Mall Macy’s store. The suspects were described as two adult women and one bald adult man.

Also, a second vehicle was prowled at the same P&R. That victim lost his garage door remote and vehicle registration sheet.

If you have any information regarding these suspects, vehicle, or crime please contact Sergeant Brown at Elmer.Brown@BothellWa.gov please reference case 16-2252. Please visit http://canyouid.me/ to view more. 

Just a few prevention tips to guard against car break-ins

Lock your doors.

Keep it tidy – almost any item inside your car that can be seen from outside, even an empty bag, could be seen as valuable.

Conceal all the evidence – Don’t leave any bait out for thieves. Better yet, take it with you.

Stash before you park, not after you park – Get in the habit of storing your items in the trunk before you park rather than after you park. Thieves sometimes linger in busy parking lots looking for valuables being moved out of sight.

Get a car alarm

Park for visibility – Park in a busy, well-lit area and avoid concealment from larger vehicles, fences or foliage.

Coffee with a Cop – February 4th

Bothell Police to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4th, 2016
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

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Bothell WA—On February 4th, officers from Bothell Police and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:30 AM on February 4th at Starbucks located at 19122 Beardslee Blvd, Bothell, WA 98011. Please contact Tracy Richardson with questions: 425-487-5143, tracy.richardson@bothellwa.gov.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Bothell’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Chief Cummings. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

Man Attempts to Steal Shotgun

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The male subject in this picture walked into a sporting goods store in Bothell and told a sales clerk the world was going to end.  The man then jumped over the counter and attempted to steal a shotgun.  The subject was not able to remove the shotgun from the sales rack and left the store.  The subject left the area in a white passenger vehicle.

Witnesses described the subject as an Asian male, 20-30 years old, 5’9″, 160-170 lbs.  He was wearing a black stocking cap, black zip-up North Face jacket, brown shirt, baggy blue jeans, and dark colored shoes.

If you have any information regarding this person or incident, please contact the Bothell Police Department at 425.486.1254 and ask to speak with Sergeant Brown.  Reference case #15-774.