Police & Fire

October 30, 2012

By Staff

Fraud alert

A Sammamish resident said someone used his or her bank account to make fraudulent online transactions before Oct. 4. The estimated loss is $500.

Swiped

A wallet, credit cards, cash, iPhone and sunglasses were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 4200 block of 230th Way Southeast early Oct. 10. The estimated loss is at least $350.

Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Oct. 31

  • Four engines were sent at 4:50 p.m. Oct. 15 to investigate in the 1800 block of 15th Place Northwest where a motor vehicle hit a pedestrian.
  • Three engines were sent at 12:06 p.m. Oct. 16 to investigate a gas leak in the 3600 block of Klahanie Drive Southeast.
  • Two engines extinguished an outdoor rubbish fire at 11:08 a.m. Oct. 17 in the 15200 block of 204th Avenue Southeast.
  • Two engines were sent at 12:27 p.m. Oct. 17 to investigate an animal problem in the 3800 block of Klahanie Drive Southeast.
  • Two engines were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at 2:19 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 3400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast. There were no injuries.
  • An engine was sent at 2:21 p.m. Oct. 19 to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 3900 block of 236th Avenue Northeast.
  • An engine was dispatched at 2:44 a.m. Oct. 21 to a motor vehicle accident in the 16300 block of westbound Interstate 90 east of 160th Avenue South. There were no injuries.
  • Four engines responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 4:43 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 30200 block of westbound Interstate 90.

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.

Unwanted home improvement

A resident in the 2400 block of 232nd Street Southeast said somebody replaced a lock and deadbolt on the home Oct. 10. The resident said he or she entered through the front door and thought he or she heard someone fleeing from the back of the home. The resident then discovered that he or she had interrupted someone in the middle of replacing a lock and deadbolt at the rear of the house, though the owner had not hired anyone to do such work.

Charged

A purse, debit and credit cards, and cash were stolen in the 23300 block of Southeast 35th Place before 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The estimated loss is $850.

Smashed

A window was damaged on a vehicle parked in the 21200 block of Southeast 40th Place before 12:45 p.m. Oct. 13. A backpack and iPod were stolen from the vehicle.

Stage fright

Furniture and appliances were stolen from a home for sale in the 4300 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway before Oct. 14. Thieves stole the staging furniture — including sofas, lamps, desks and a dishwasher and refrigerator — placed inside by the real estate company.

Tagged

Police discovered graffiti on the gymnasium and a portable classroom at Sunny Hills Elementary School, 3200 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., on Oct. 16.

Slow getaway

Police arrested a 57-year-old Issaquah man for shoplifting Oct. 17 after he put on a knee brace at Bartell Drugs, 526 228th Ave. N.E., and left the store without paying. A store employee told police he witnessed the man select the brace, go to another aisle to put it on and leave the store.

Dud

Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office’s bomb unit responded to a home in the 22700 block of Southeast 27th Street on Oct. 19 after a resident discovered a suspicious item on her lawn. The object consisted of a thick cardboard tube with a red clay-like substance plugging one end and a string coming out the other end. She moved it into the garage, but then became concerned that it might be a bomb and called police. Police determined that the suspicious object was an empty mortar.

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

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