Toilet seat covers set on fire at Redmond City Hall | Police blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

Jan. 31

Surprise guest: At 5:07 p.m. in the 9900 block of Avondale Road Northeast, a woman came home to a stranger in her bedroom. The suspect did not threaten or harm the victim and nothing was stolen. The victim told police the stranger may have entered the home through an unlocked front door, left open while she ran errands. The suspect could not be located.

Hide-and-seek: At 3:24 a.m. in the 2400 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway, a suspect refused to pull over for a traffic stop. They drove recklessly, at a high speed. The 31-year-old man crashed his car into a brick wall, ran and attempted to hide from authorities. Officers and K-9 unit Remy located the man crouching in shrubbery. A passenger was injured during the crash. Both were transported to the hospital. Charges are pending.

Feb. 1

Arson: At 1:17 p.m. in the 16500 block of Northeast 85th Street, a 28-year-old woman is suspected of setting toilet seat covers in the women’s bathroom at City Hall on fire. Witnesses told police they noticed smoke in the bathroom and saw the suspect quickly leave the area. Smoldering paper toilet seat covers in one of the stalls was found. Officers located the suspect on a nearby trail and she was arrested on suspicion of Arson.

Feb. 2

Vehicle theft: At 8:53 a.m. in the 19200 block of Union Hill Road, officers responded to a report of two vehicles stolen overnight from a company’s locked yard. Unknown suspects cut the lock to enter the yard, authorities suspect, and stole a truck and van. Both cars were found a few hours later nearby.