Sexual Assault Reported in Kirkland’s Juanita Neighborhood


KPD Detectives seek information on rape suspect

On Thursday October 25, 2012 at approximately 11:45 a.m., an 80-year-old female was walking to her home in the 9500 block of NE 128th Street, after exiting from a Metro bus a few blocks away. As she entered her home and turned to close the door, she saw a black male swiftly approaching her. Suspecting he was a salesman she quickly tried to close the door but the suspect pushed it open and shoved the victim to the floor. He put his hand over her mouth and began to strangle her. The victim believed the suspect was trying to strangle her to the point where she would pass out. She fought with the suspect as he pulled her clothing off. The suspect conversed with the victim during the assault and appeared to reference that he is currently homeless and had recently ended a four year relationship. The suspect is believed to have suffered a bite mark on one of his hands from the victim and left the scene by an unknown method, possibly on foot west bound on NE 128th Street. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5’ 7” to 5’ 9” tall with a medium build in his early 20’s with a “long skinny face,” wearing a cap, similar to a stocking cap with a short bill (not a baseball cap). Anyone having information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Dave Quiggle, Kirkland Police Department at 425-587-3507 or