Police & Fire

September 4, 2012

By Staff

Heavy duty

A Sammamish man said he had been duped Aug. 4 by two men who wanted to buy a Ford truck from him. The men approached him and expressed interest in buying the truck for $28,000. They offered to make repairs to the vehicle and convinced the man to sign over the title to the truck in exchange for a $6,500 down payment. He then had several conversations with the men over the next several days, but the men came up with repeated excuses about why they had not paid the rest of the money. Their phone numbers were then disconnected.

Golden State, tarnished

A Sammamish woman said someone used her bank account information to make fraudulent purchases in San Jose, Calif., before Aug. 17. The estimated loss is $800.

Dumped

A rear-dump trailer was stolen in the 2600 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before Aug. 18.

Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Sept. 5

  • Two engines were dispatched at 12:09 p.m. Aug. 24 to investigate an unauthorized burning in the 100 block of Southeast 133rd Place.
  • An engine was dispatched at 5:51 p.m. Aug. 26 to investigate an unauthorized burning in the 12300 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road. Two engines returned at 7:29 p.m. to investigate a nearby unauthorized burning in the 12200 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.
  • An engine crew was sent at 6:42 p.m. Aug. 26 to investigate mysterious smoke, only to discover it was steam.
  • Eight engines were dispatched at 4:56 p.m. Aug. 27 to extinguish a natural vegetation fire in the 25900 block of Southeast 41st Court. Another two engines were sent at 7:53 p.m. to extinguish a flareup at the same location.
  • Three engines were sent at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 27 to provide medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident in the 14100 block of 196th Avenue Southeast.
  • An engine responded to a call at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 28 to put out a natural vegetation fire in the 26200 block of Southeast 31st Street.
  • Two engines were sent at 1:34 a.m. Aug. 28 to provide medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident in the 8200 block of Preston-Fall City Road Southeast.
  • Two engines were dispatched at 9:05 p.m. Aug. 28 to extinguish a fire in the 23700 block of Southeast Fifth Place.
  • Three engines were needed at 1:28 a.m. Aug. 29 to extinguish a structure fire in the 1100 block of 271st Avenue Southeast.
  • Two engines were sent at 6:51 a.m. Aug. 29 to provide medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road.
  • An engine responded at 5:06 p.m. Aug. 29 to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 3200 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast.
  • An engine was dispatched at 12:25 p.m. Aug. 30 to extinguish a vegetation fire in the 2200 block of 238th Place Northeast.

On the map

See the Issaquah Police Department’s reported activity from the previous 72 hours at a crime map created by the city at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/crimemap. Addresses contained in the map have been rounded to the nearest hundred block. The address displayed reflects the location where the officer responded to the incident — not necessarily where the incident occurred.

Credit crisis

A Sammamish woman said someone used her checking account information to make fraudulent purchases. The estimated loss is $5,400.

Traffic, jammed

A road barricade, a “No thru traffic” sign and 10 construction cones were stolen early Aug. 16 from a roundabout construction site at the corner of Northeast Eighth Street and 233rd Avenue Northeast.

Party all the time

A resident in the 300 block of 219th Avenue Northeast said jewelry was stolen from his or her home during a party Aug. 19. The resident told police the party consisted mostly of invited guests, and they spent most of the party in the backyard. The estimated loss is $5,000.

Drugs

Police arrested an 18-year-old Issaquah man for possession of marijuana after officers discovered a pipe, scale and more than 3 grams of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop at Southeast 24th Street and 212th Avenue Southeast at about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 21.

Vandalism

A vandal or vandals broke into a maintenance shed at Beaver Lake Park, took a John Deere tractor for a joyride, and left extensive graffiti on sidewalks and walkways early Aug. 21. The vandal or vandals used white paint to create multiple pieces of graffiti, including a large swastika, the words “Hail Satan” and homophobic slurs.

Burglary

Jewelry, cash, firearms and electronics were stolen from a home in the 3100 block of 212th Avenue Southeast before the afternoon of Aug. 21. Police believe the thief or thieves entered through a window normally left open for a cat in the home. The estimated loss is $18,000.

Death tax

A Sammamish widow said somebody used her late husband’s personal information to file a 2010 tax return in his name. The woman said Aug. 23 that she had received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service claiming her late husband owed back taxes. Upon further investigation, IRS officials discovered two tax returns filed in the same year in the man’s name.

Unsanitary

A woman said somebody taped an unused sanitary napkin to her vehicle while it was parked outside a Sammamish veterinary clinic. She told police she was unsure about the perpetrator, but wanted the incident documented as possible harassment.

Early bird

Police warned a construction crew working near the corner of Southeast 48th Street and 231st Avenue Southeast not to start working before 9 a.m. Aug. 25, in accordance with city code.

Return to sender

Mail, including bank statements and credit card offers, was stolen from 13 Sammamish residents. A resident on a morning walk discovered the pieces of stolen mail alongside the 2300 block of Southeast 24th Street.

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

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