Police Blotter: One fatality after boating accident at Shilshole; police stop burglary in process; custom bike stolen

By Cassandra Baker

4:00 p.m., October 5. Shilshole Marina, Puget Sound

One man was killed and another was injured after a 16-foot boat and a 44-foot boat collided in Puget Sound near Shilshole Marina on the afternoon of October 5. The force of the collision threw both occupants of the smaller vessel into the water, and the occupants of the large boat rescued them from the water. Squamish Tribal Police were patrolling the area and responded quickly; the Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard later responded to the scene.

One of the occupants of the smaller boat, a 76-year-old man, died as a result of his injuries. The other occupant was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The operator of the larger boat, an adult male, was evaluated for signs of impairment but none were found. The cause of the collision remained unknown at the time of the report.

12:04 a.m., October 9. 102nd block of Greenwood Ave N

Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a construction site in the middle of the night on October 9. Off-site security was watching the burglary from a video feed. Officers arrived at the scene and found two suspects, one of whom was already known to the department. One of the officers confronted the suspects, and the identified suspect ran back into the building under construction. The other obeyed instructions and was taken into custody.

The first suspect fled the scene and was not located, although officers did find a backpack believed to be his. It contained several burglary tools, including a pipe saw. The first suspect has been arrested for burglary at least eight times in 2012. He drives with a suspended license and has multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.

6:45 a.m., October 4. 77th block of 30th Ave NW

A woman went downstairs on the morning of October 4 to find her garage door open and her bike stolen. The door was not damaged, but the victim told police that she believed she had closed it the previous night at around 9:00. She said that her bicycle was “unique” and worth approximately $5000. It is black, gray and white with many custom features, including a Sigma computer, tool bags, a storage unit, and a $300 custom seat. No evidence was found at the scene.

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