Police & Fire
March 12, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day, baby
Nearly $400 worth of liquor was stolen from QFC at about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Police reviewed surveillance tape that showed a man and woman walking into the store, concealing multiple bottles under their coats and exiting the store and driving away. The man is described as black, having dreadlocks with cornrows, a goatee, a black hooded windbreaker, gray colored sweatpants and basketball-style shoes. The female is described as white, wearing a dark colored coat and jeans, and carrying a large purse. The male left the scene in a white Pontiac Grand-Am while the female drove away in a black Honda Accord.
A 21-year-old Issaquah man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false statements in the 300 block of Southeast Darst Street on Feb. 18.
More than $2,000 worth of collector cards were reported stolen Feb. 14 from a residence in the 100 block of East Sunset Way.
On Feb. 22, police spoke with a resident in the 100 block of East Sunset Way regarding numerous emails and phone calls from phony businesses promising a large sum if she mails in an amount of money.
Police responded to a report of a suspicious gray Toyota 4Runner, whose occupants were attempting to sell a stereo from a parking lot in the 6100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast on Feb. 22. Police were unable to find the vehicle.
On Feb. 23, a resident in the 100 block of East Sunset Way called police about her boyfriend who had been drinking, because she didn’t want him to enter her house. The man in question, who said he only wanted to talk to her, was leaving when police arrived.
About $500 in cameras was stolen from the 5200 block of Northwest Village Park Drive on Feb. 22.
Down from Detroit
A suspicious male was reported going from door to door in the 5500 block of 231st Avenue Southeast on Feb. 23. He would tell people who answered that he was a veteran from Detroit.
Onwards and upwards
Police received a report of a speeding vehicle traveling up Mountain Park Boulevard on Feb. 24. The caller said that the same one had been speeding up the hill the day before.
Stolen winter gear
Skis, poles and a backpack were stolen from the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on Feb. 24. The cost of the stolen items is estimated at $1,160.
A fool’s gold
Police responded to the corner of Mountainside Drive Southwest and Squak Mountain Loop Southwest on Feb. 25, looking for a suspicious gold Mercedes Benz in the area. It had been seen before and raised concerns then as well. Officers found the vehicle; the owner’s license was suspended.
Police approached a man sleeping in a cardboard box in the 300 block of Northeast Gilman Boulevard on Feb. 27. He said he was heading to North Bend the previous night and did not make it, so he opted to sleep there instead. He moved along.
Hit and run
A woman in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest heading onto Northwest Sammamish Road was hit on the left rear of her vehicle the evening of Feb. 27. Despite her honking for the vehicle to pull over and attend to the collision, the car drove away.
Long distance love
A New York man reported March 1 that he had not heard from his stepson who recently flew into the area to visit a woman he met online. The police obtained a number for the woman and contacted both, confirming their safety.
Which came first, the teenager or the egg?
Four juveniles were reported the evening of March 1 running past a house in the 1600 block of 30th Avenue Northeast. One of them threw an egg that hit the reporting person’s front door. They left in a vehicle without causing further damage.
A citizen received a counterfeit five dollar bill from Walgreens, 6300 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., on March 2. Walgreens exchanged the fake for a real bill.
Police were notified of an elderly man in the 600 block of Front Street North who flipped his daughter off before calling her back to him. Responding officers made contact with them.
A theft was reported in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on March 3. An unidentified person had damaged a window to a vehicle and stolen an iPad.
Area struck twice
Two vehicles were robbed in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on March 6. A Ford Mustang was broken into, from which an estimated $600 was stolen in a brief case, and a window was damaged. Not an hour later, an estimated $600 in stolen medication and sunglasses were stolen and a window was damaged on a 2005 Mazda 3.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for March 1-7
- An engine was required at 11:16 a.m. March 1 to extinguish a building fire in the 2800 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast.
- Two engines lent assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:47 p.m. March 1 in the 1300 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
- An engine was sent at 1:59 p.m. March 3 to a motor vehicle accident with injury in the 100 block of state Route 900 en route to eastbound Interstate 90.
- An engine was sent to investigate an unauthorized burning at 4:03 p.m. March 5 in the 11400 block of 164th Avenue Southeast.
- Seven engines were dispatched at 4:11 p.m. March 6 to battle a chimney fire in the 49100 block of Southeast 115th Street. The blaze was confined to the chimney.
- An engine investigated an overheated motor at 8:35 p.m. March 6 in the 24300 block of Southeast 43rd Place.
- A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:32 p.m. March 7 in the 100 block of Front Street required the assistance of two engines.
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.