Even as the Medina Police Department is warning about the dangers of burglaries, the mayor of Hunts Point has been a victim.

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Even as the Medina Police Department is warning about the dangers of burglaries, the mayor of Hunts Point has been a victim.

Thieves entered the home of Mayor Fred McConkey through an unlocked window Oct. 1 when the family wasn’t home and took a 48-inch television, a laptop computer, two swords, jewelry and a purse.

Someone tried to use a credit card that had been in the purse at a Lowe’s store on Aurora Avenue North in Seattle on Oct. 3. A surveillance camera there showed two women, who appeared to be 45 to 50, trying to use one of the McConkey credit cards. They also tried to use the card at a nearby drug store.

Police are trying to identify the women.

They also have tips on how to avoid burglaries, including leaving a TV on when you’re away, locking windows and doors, and being alert to suspicious persons, activity or noise.

Medina, which provides services to Hunts Point, has been warning residents to be on the alert for burglars. There have been four burglaries in the past two months, with the latest Wednesday in the 500 block of Overlake Drive East.

Anyone with information or questions about the crimes is asked to call Medina Police Department at 425-233-6420.


Arts Live Series opens with Wylie

Wylie and the Wild West show ride into Snoqualmie tomorrow to open the Snoqualmie Valley Arts Live Series. The show, which includes rockabilly, honky-tonk, western swing and classic cowboy ballads, begins at 3 p.m. in the Mount Si High School Theater, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.

Wylie has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and has toured internationally with his western show. He does the yodel in the Yahoo! commercials.

Other shows in the Arts Live Series include Celebrate the Seasons with Harley (Brumbaugh) and Friends on Dec. 11, the Chamber Opera Northwest on Jan. 29, the Hot Sandwich Club on Feb. 26 and the Jeni Fleming Trio on March 26.

Tickets may be purchased for the season ($55 for adults, $40 for seniors, and $20 for youths) or are $15, $10 and $5 for individual shows. For information, call 425-888-1514 or go to www.snoqualmievalleyartslive.org.


Undercover officer hurt in car collision

An undercover Bellevue police officer was injured in a head-on collision after trailing stolen cars to Seattle.

Bellevue officers had made an arrest in a property-crimes case, and information from that arrest led them to a South Seattle location where three stolen cars were found Wednesday night.

One officer approached the cars on foot as another stayed behind with their unmarked car.

The officer on foot saw a man get into one of the stolen cars. The officer identified himself and told the suspect not to move, but the man began to drive away in a 1996 Acura, heading downhill.

The other officer heard his partner challenge the suspect and started to drive uphill toward his partner.

As he pulled away from the curb, he saw the Acura coming toward him with no headlights. Because of the speed, the steepness of the hill and the narrowness of the street, the Acura couldn’t stop and struck the officer’s car head-on, said Officer Michael Chiu, Bellevue police spokesman.

The officer was able to get out and arrest the suspect as he tried to flee on foot.

Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail after being found to be a fugitive from a $25,000 dangerous-weapon warrant; he’s also being held on suspicion of possessing stolen property.


Police arrest man, find pot plants

Issaquah police have made an arrest and stopped what they say was a small marijuana-growing operation in the 1700 block of Northeast Huckleberry Court.

Detectives had received a tip about possible marijuana growing there and got a search warrant to go into the home Thursday.

Police say a few plants were discovered and a 27-year-old man was arrested. The case was referred to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges.