Police & Fire
June 12, 2012
Police responded to suspicious activity in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest at 2:57 a.m. May 18 after a caller reported a stopped, running vehicle parked in a lot. Police spoke to the man in the vehicle, and he said he had gone out with friends earlier and then returned to his vehicle and intended to sleep inside until he went to work. He told police he started the vehicle because he was cold.
A bike was stolen from in front of Sports Authority, 1185 N.W. Gilman Blvd., before 12:01 p.m. May 18. The estimated loss is $499.99.
Police responded to suspicious activity at Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Maple Street Northwest at 3:35 p.m. May 18 after a caller said someone threw eggs at vehicles in the area. Police searched the area, but could not locate the egg bomber.
Crime of fashion
Police arrested a 50-year-old Sammamish woman for stealing shirts from Costco, 1801 10th Ave. N.W., at 4:19 p.m. May 18. The estimated loss is $83.96.
Police responded to a problem in the 1700 block of Northeast Park Drive at 5:09 p.m. May 18 after a caller reported juveniles having a paintball fight in the area. The officer warned the mock combatants about the municipal code for air rifle use inside city limits. Police said the juveniles wore camouflage and carried realistic-looking weapons.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for June 6
Police responded to suspicious activity in the 4700 block of 192nd Place Southeast at 11:16 p.m. May 18 after a caller reported a strange vehicle. The suspicious activity turned out to be juveniles goofing around in a van. Police contacted the juveniles’ parents to address the issue.
Police responded to suspicious activity in the 1400 block of 11th Avenue Northwest at 12:27 a.m. May 19 and located a crying woman near a vehicle. She said was looking for a lost child. In the search, the distraught woman drove over a planting strip and got her vehicle stuck. The child was later located at home.
Police responded to possible malicious mischief in the 2400 block of Northwest Jewell Lane at 1:23 p.m. May 19 after a woman said a boy in her neighborhood repeatedly shot at her home with an air rifle. She said he shot at the home at night and scared her, but the shooting did not cause any damage. Police settled the issue by contacting the other involved party.
Police arrested a 20-year-old Carnation man for possession of marijuana in the 5500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 3:42 p.m. May 19.
Mo’ money, mo’ problems
Cash was stolen from 24 Hour Fitness, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., before 6:25 p.m. May 19. The estimated loss is $10.
Up in smoke
Police said a 25-year-old Sammamish man is going to face shoplifting charges after a surveillance camera caught him stealing packs of cigarettes from QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E., May 19 and then attempting to do the same May 21. The store manager knows the man and provided license plate information to police.
Too cool for school
Police discovered spray-painted graffiti on the basketball court at Grand Ridge Elementary School, 1739 N.E. Park Drive, at 6:40 a.m. May 20. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is $1,000.
Driving under the influence
Police arrested a 19-year-old Kirkland man for driving under the influence of marijuana near the corner of Southeast 18th Street and 248th Avenue Southeast at about 12:45 a.m. May 20.
Portable music players were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Rainier Boulevard North before 10:29 a.m. May 20. The estimated loss is $200.
A bike was stolen from REI, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd., before 4:02 p.m. May 20. The estimated loss is $799.
Police responded to citizens’ questions in the 2000 block of Newport Way Northwest at 6:35 p.m. May 20 after the parents of an 18-year-old man said his 18-year-old girlfriend’s parents intended to contact police and pursue criminal trespassing charges against him after he spent time with her after curfew. Police said no crime occurred in the incident.
Police responded to possible fraud in the 3600 block of 228th Avenue Southeast at 8:27 a.m. May 21 after a woman said she sent money through Western Union for a vehicle but never received the car. The estimated loss is $1,750.
A fence was damaged in the 2000 block of Northwest Poplar Way before 8:40 a.m. May 22. The estimated loss is $50.
Police arrested a 22-year-old Issaquah man for stealing a baseball bat in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 11:02 a.m. May 22. The estimated loss is $90.
Cannot tell a lie
Police responded to a problem in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street at 6:57 p.m. May 22 after a caller reported juveniles cutting a tree with an ax. Police searched the area but could not locate the juveniles.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.