Police Blotter

March 13, 2012

By Staff

Fake IDs

Police said a 17-year-old Issaquah resident and 20-year-old Sammamish man could face charges for being minors attempting to buy liquor after being caught using fake drivers’ licenses at the Shell station, 2936 228th Ave. S.E. A clerk at the station told police the suspects fled after he questioned the validity of their Idaho drivers’ licenses Feb. 20. The clerk turned the IDs over to police. Officers matched the names to the suspects.

Driving lesson

A 16-year-old Sammamish boy could face a reckless driving charge after harassing a motorist Feb. 20. The reporting driver said a suspicious vehicle followed her around Sammamish neighborhoods and flashed its lights. The woman called 911, and the dispatcher advised her to drive to the Sammamish Police Department. Police eventually pulled over the teen’s vehicle. The driver and teenagers in the car said they did not know the woman and followed her because they were bored. Police released the teenagers to their parents.

Driving under the influence

Police arrested a 46-year-old Sammamish man for driving under the influence after he crashed into a tree in the 900 block of Trossachs Boulevard at about 11 p.m. Feb. 22.


Police caught seven teenagers with alcohol at Taco Time, 430 228th Ave. N.E., at about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Restaurant employees called police and asked for the teenagers to be removed from the establishment. Police arrived and observed the teenagers sitting around a table containing a backpack stuffed with a hookah, beer, tobacco and a water bottle filled with alcohol. Police took the teens into custody and later released them to their parents.


Police arrested a 26-year-old Issaquah man on a warrant at about 11 p.m. Feb. 25. The caller said he harassed people, jumped in front of moving vehicles and asked for rides in the parking lot at QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E. Police said the man appeared to be high on drugs. Officers detained the man at a convenience store, and he admitted to using methadone and morphine.

Take me out

Liquor, a rare coin collection and Seattle Mariners collectables were stolen from a residence in the 1800 block of West Beaver Lake Drive Southeast before Feb. 26.

Nothing on TV

Windows were damaged on a vehicle parked off East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast near 212th Way Southeast before Feb. 26. Clothing, a wallet and a dashboard-mounted television screen were stolen.

Speed demon

A 43-year-old Woodinville man could face a driving under the influence charge and charges for other driving-related offenses after a traffic stop at Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast and 228th Avenue Southeast at about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 26. Police observed the man driving more than 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Live from Sammamish

Police responded to the 22700 block of Southeast 27th Street on Feb. 28 after a resident said a suspicious man knocked on the door, said, “I am a land shark” and left the area. Officers searched the area and located the man nearby. Police said the man had a mental handicap. Officers asked him about the land shark incident, and he said he had seen the bit on “Saturday Night Live.” Police asked the man not to repeat the incident and he agreed.


Police removed a 38-year-old Sammamish man from the Pine Lake Club, 2930 228th Ave. S.E., Feb. 28 after employees said the man stole another member’s laptop computer. Police said surveillance video showed the man pacing near the unattended laptop, looking around, and then grabbing the computer and leaving. The owner told police he wanted the laptop back and did not intend to press charges. Police obtained the man’s cellphone number from employees and called the man. He returned to the club sand the incident was “a big misunderstanding” because he had mistaken the laptop for his. He then showed police the similar-looking computers.

Cart corral

Police responded to QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E., at about 11:20 a.m. March 2 after a man attempted to steal a cartful of groceries. The man and a young child fled in a Mercury. The employees documented the vehicle’s license plate number and provided surveillance video to police.

Coin star

Police responded to 7-Eleven, 3302 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., after employees noticed the air machine had been broken into during the previous months. Officers said someone drilled open the lock and stole quarters from inside. The estimated loss is $150.


Police arrested a 16-year-old Sammamish boy and a 17-year-old Sammamish boy for possession of marijuana in the 3500 block of Northeast Harrison Street at 7:50 p.m. March 2.


Police responded to malicious mischief in the 5800 block of Northwest Lac Leman Drive after a bag of eggs was thrown at a window. The estimated loss is $50.


A window was damaged on a structure in the 100 block of Front Street North before 7:15 a.m. March 3. The estimated loss is $50.

Cut it out

Police responded to suspicious activity in the 200 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest at 2:47 p.m. March 3 after the caller said a man approached him with a knife in a parking lot. The caller left the area, but called police back to say the man had been cleaning his nails with the knife, and then got out of the car with the knife, but did not threaten the caller.

Mischief managed

Police cited a 56-year-old Vashon Island man for malicious mischief after he damaged a car door in the 18400 block of Northwest Village Park Drive at 3:22 p.m.


A Kindle was stolen in the 22500 block of Southeast 56th Street before 8:28 p.m. March 3. The estimated loss is $200.

Driving under the influence

Police arrested a 21-year-old Issaquah man for driving under the influence in the 22500 block of Southeast 56th Street at 3:20 a.m. March 4.

Open sesame

A window was damaged on a BMW parked at Southeast Newport Way and Northwest Village Park Drive before 10:33 a.m. March 4. Keys and a garage door opener were stolen. The estimated loss is $320.

Jailhouse rock

Police arrested a 26-year-old North Bend man for disorderly conduct in the Issaquah Jail, 130 E. Sunset Way, at 9:38 p.m. March 4.

The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

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4 Responses to “Police Blotter”

  1. Jay on March 15th, 2012 10:31 pm

    I am the guy the “Hacked” blotter. First, I was never removed from the club by police. I drove back to the club. It was my wife who realized the laptop was not mine and we were coming back to return it when the officer called.
    I was not pacing, or looking around. I was sitting at the table on a business meeting conference. I was walking around looking for a clock to see what time it was and realized I was running late for my next engagement. I shut the lid to the laptop, and even considered getting a cup of coffee at the counter.
    When I got to the club to return the laptop, the young Sammamish Officer accused me of being the “Dumbest Criminal” he had ever seen and was very rude to me. I explained that I work with law enforcement and was not attempting to steal a laptop. He still insisted in being rude. I am a business owner in Sammamish ad make enough money to where I don’t need to “steal” a $100 old laptop.
    I had even signed up for the volunteer police program in Sammamish. Not anymore.

  2. annonymous on March 17th, 2012 1:37 pm

    @Jay – LOL the need to dig through the website, find the blotter post on you and vigorously defend yourself, pretty much shows how guilty you are. And if you’re a business owner with the $$ you claim to have, why would you mistake your laptop for a cheap “$100 old laptop”? Guess business is bad ;-)

  3. Dick on March 29th, 2012 1:03 pm

    Nobody can mistake their laptop of one of a different type. If you do then you simply deserve to go to jail

  4. Anonymous on April 23rd, 2012 10:22 am

    I think @Jay has a right to defend himself. It was an honest mistake and he has no right to be harassed by the police, and f

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