Suspect steals cash, iPads from restaurant | Police Blotter for Jan. 16-22

Monday, Jan. 22

DUI: Redmond police took a DUI report at 6:34 p.m. near Redmond Way and Bear Creek Parkway. A witness reported seeing a vehicle driving erratically without headlights on. Officers located the described vehicle and found the 52-year-old driver to be shoeless and showing signs of intoxication. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and her vehicle was towed.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Burglary: Redmond police took a non-residential burglary report at 10:21 a.m. in the 2100 block of Bel-Red Road. A restaurant was burglarized overnight and an unknown suspect stole cash from the register and several iPads. It appeared the suspect had crawled through a window to access the building. Security footage is being reviewed and the investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, Jan. 20

DUI: Redmond police took a DUI report at 4:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of Leary Way. Officers were called to a local tavern after a patron attempted to drive his vehicle after imbibing several Long Island Iced Teas. The bartender called police after the suspect refused to heed his advice that he was unfit to drive. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect crash into a parked vehicle while attempting to drive away from the bar. The suspect was booked and released and will be issued a criminal citation for DUI.

Friday, Jan. 19

Brandishing: Redmond police took a weapon-brandishing report at 6:31 p.m. in the 8100 block of 161st Avenue Northeast. The victim reported that he had been followed by an unknown suspect while walking to a coffee shop. While stopped at a crosswalk, the suspect reportedly showed him an object in his pocket that had a gray cylinder and may have been a pistol. The victim could not be sure what he saw was a weapon but was afraid and called police. The victim was not robbed or injured during the incident.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Fraud: Redmond police took a fraud report at 9:30 a.m. in the 19300 block of Northeast 68th Way. Police investigated an ID theft after a man called to report having numerous checks illegally written in his name. The victim had his wallet and personal ID cards stolen about a year ago and recently found numerous checks had been cashed to his account at various grocery and sporting goods stores. Investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

DUI: Redmond police took a DUI report at about 6 p.m. near 166th Avenue Northeast and Redmond Way. A 63-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after she caused a collision and attempted to leave the scene. No one was injured during the collision and the suspect was arrested without incident.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Shoplifting: Redmond police took a shoplifting report at 1:30 p.m. in the 15000 block of Northeast 24th Street. A male suspect was observed selecting about $118 worth of groceries and exiting the store without paying. The loss-prevention employee that witnessed the theft, followed the suspect and bought him back into the store for questioning. Officers arrived, positively identified the suspect, and detained him before releasing him at the scene. The case was sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for charging.