Police & Fire
October 9, 2012
Paint it black
A vandal spray-painted a fence black in the block of 243rd Placed Southeast early Sept. 18.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Oct. 10
Police arrested a 33-year-old Sammamish woman Sept. 22 after employees at Rite Aid said she altered a doctor’s prescription in a botched effort to obtain more oxycodone. The pharmacist contacted the woman’s physician, who said the prescription was for 20 5-milligram pills, not 40 15-milligram pills.
A Sammamish resident said a Trek mountain bike was stolen from his or her front porch Sept. 22. Police determined organizers of a charitable toy drive had accidentally taken the bike. Organizers collected toys from front porches and mistook the bike for a donation. The organization later returned the bike to its owner.
Driving under the influence
Police arrested a 35-year-old Seattle man for driving under the influence in the 27100 block of Southeast Duthie Hill Road at about 9:15 p.m. Sept. 23. Police responded to a report of a car in a ditch and located the man.
Police arrested a 36-year-old Sammamish man for assault after police said he hit his wife in the back Sept. 25.
Police responded to the parking lot of Beaver Lake Middle School, 25025 S.E. 32nd St., at about 9:45 p.m. Sept. 25 after a caller said a 23-year-old North Bend man overdosed on prescription drugs. Police arrived as the man left the parking lot, and they stopped the vehicle. The man successfully completed field sobriety tests, but had a suspended license due to previous legal issues. The man’s family members told police they feared he might commit suicide, and officers became concerned when they noticed shotgun shells in the back of the vehicle. The man told police he was distraught over his ex-girlfriend but had no plans to kill himself. Officers also noticed a brown, tarlike substance on the end of a pocketknife, which they believed to be heroin. Police arrested the man for drug possession and driving with a suspended license.
The price of beauty
Police cited juvenile females for shoplifting after employees at Bartell Drugs, 526 228th Ave. N.E., saw them leave the store with a curling iron and beauty items Sept. 26.
Jewelry and prescription medication were stolen from a home in the 2700 block of 266th Avenue Southeast on Sept. 28. Police said the thief threw a small statue through a set of French doors to enter the house. The estimated loss is $8,000.
Police responded to separate calls Sept. 30 after a 51-year-old Sammamish woman passed out in public. In the initial call, police discovered the woman sleeping beneath some trees with a bottle of vodka near Southeast 28th Street and 218th Avenue Southeast. Later, police received another call about an unconscious woman and found the same woman about a block away. Police transported her to Swedish/Issaquah for detoxification.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.