Police & Fire

January 1, 2013

By Staff


An Issaquah man said credit cards were stolen from his wallet as he showered at a Sammamish athletic club at about 1:15 p.m. Dec. 8. When he returned home, he received an email alert from the credit card company notifying him about an $1,800 purchase at the Apple Store in Bellevue. More charges were made to the cards before he canceled them. The estimated loss is almost $8,000.

Lost and sound

Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Dec. 11-18

  • An engine was dispatched at 6:36 a.m. Dec. 12 to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Northeast Redmond-Fall City Road.
  • An engine extinguished a building fire at 8:33 a.m. Dec. 14 in the 3000 block of 78th Avenue Southeast.
  • At 6:05 p.m. Dec. 14, four engines were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 300 block of Front Street North.
  • Two engines were sent at 3:55 p.m. Dec. 15 to assist a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in the 51600 block of westbound Interstate 90.
  • An engine was sent to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15 in the 8200 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast.
  • An engine was sent to investigate a fire at 8:13 p.m. Dec. 18 in the 11400 block of 164th Avenue Southeast. It turned out to be cooking fire and was confined to the container.

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 http://bit.ly/ZPHFbA. 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.

A silver iPod was turned in to police Dec. 18. In October, a passerby discovered the device in the 800 block of 228th Avenue Southeast and turned it in to the front desk at Sammamish City Hall. Employees held onto the device hoping somebody would claim it, but nobody did.

Clean getaway

Police contacted two burglary suspects during a traffic stop near Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast and Southeast 42nd Street at about noon Dec. 18. Officers from another agency reported seeing the vehicle in connection with earlier burglaries in Auburn. The occupants, both 20-year-old Puyallup residents, told police they had gotten lost on the way to Snoqualmie Pass, and consented to a search of the vehicle. The officer discovered knives and a bag of costume jewelry, but nothing to connect them to the burglaries. Police allowed the motorists to continue on their way.

Jewel heist

Jewelry was stolen from a Sammamish home before Dec. 20. The owner told police she suspected her housekeeper in the theft. The estimated loss is about $2,500.

Domestic violence

Police arrested a 51-year-old Sammamish resident for assault after he got into an altercation with his wife the morning of Dec. 20. A passerby called police after seeing the husband and wife fighting in front of their apartment complex. Police contacted both parties, who told officers they were arguing over the keys to the car. The man told police he was attempting to take away his wife’s car keys. The woman told police that her husband had put her in a bear hug and twisted her to get the keys.


Police contacted a Sammamish resident whose license plate had been found on a suspect’s vehicle in Burien. The resident was not aware that the plate had gone missing and told police he did not know anybody in Burien.

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

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