Police & Fire
April 9, 2013
Police responded to the intersection of Southeast 19th Street and 200th Avenue Southeast at about 3:23 p.m. March 23 when someone reported there were door-to-door salespeople. Officers found two women, neither of whom had a valid license to peddle wares door-to-door. In addition, neither had any identification on them. When officers ran their names through police computer databases, one had a Kentucky home address, and the other had no state-issued identification. Officers contacted their manager and explained that Sammamish doesn’t cotton to people selling door-to-door without a permit. The manager said he understood and would take care of it
Too young for fun
An 18-year-old Bellevue female was arrested March 25 for possession of marijuana. In line with the recently passed initiative 502, possession is currently legal for adults over 21, who are allowed to carry a maximum amount of an ounce for personal use.
A woman came to the police station to report her shotgun missing at 5:30 p.m. March 25. The woman was storing the weapon with her mother in the 4400 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road and says it could have gone missing anytime between Dec. 15, 2012, and Feb. 13 of this year. It was in a closet at her mother’s apartment, but the closet had a broken lock. Someone could have taken the gun without leaving any signs of forced entry. She will try and find the serial number and provide it to police.
A woman returned home after a week and a half out of state to find her home in the 23900 block of Southeast Eighth Place was ransacked. She reported the incident immediately upon entering the home at 9:45 a.m. March 25. Her living room window was broken. While there were muddy footprints around the house, police found no fingerprints or indication that someone had worn gloves. She said she was missing an assortment of jewelry, credit cards, a purse and $600 in cash. Police were able to gather evidence about the footprints, but nothing more.
A woman came to the police station to report someone had keyed her car between 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. March 26 in the 700 block of 240th Way Southeast. The woman said she had complained about noise her downstairs neighbor had been making. She did not see who damaged the car, but suspects the neighbor. Officers spoke to the neighbor who seemed genuinely surprised the car had been damaged.
At 3:25 p.m. March 26, a pair of brothers fishing on Beaver Lake capsized their boat. Other boaters rescued them.
Two on Village Park Drive…
Police responded to a report of a theft in the 5000 block of Northwest Village Park Drive on March 26. An estimated $200 was stolen from a 2012 Lexus RX450. On the same morning, another report was made of an estimated $220 loss from a stolen stereo face plate, ski coat and pants taken from a 1992 Acura Integra.
… and three on Gilman Boulevard
A theft report was made March 26 in the 1000 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard of a $3,300 loss from a stolen computer and bag taken from a 2012 Ford Fusion. Another report came in 10 minutes later regarding a silver 2008 Mercedes missing an estimated $2,000 from a stolen computer, iPad and a damaged window. A short time later, the owner of another Mercedes Benz, a 2007, reported a $2,100 theft of a stolen iPad, sound system, wifi hotspot and headphones.
Deep in prayer
A woman employed by Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church called police at 6:17 p.m. March 27 because she believes she may have found someone masturbating in the church. She said she found the man in a chapel designated for devotional prayer, which is open to the public. As she approached the man, she said he appeared startled. She saw him stand, pull up his pants, zip them, put on his coat and hat, and hurry out of the building. She said she thinks the church could have been targeted because of its stance on gay marriage, which has been in the news lately. The woman described the man as about 50 years old, 5-feet, 9-inches tall and 185 pounds. She said she would be able to identify him if she saw him again.
Paint it black
A suspicious person report was made, listing two individuals spray-painting a car in the 21900 block of Southeast 51st Street on March 27. The responding police officer found the suspects in question, only to find out that one was the owner of the vehicle.
Under the limit
Police pulled over a vehicle a 3:56 a.m. March 28 near the 26600 block of Duthie Hill Road for speeding. The car smelled of body odor, fast food and alcohol. The driver refused to submit to field sobriety tests, so the officer brought him to the station. When he did take a breath test, he blew .044 percent, well below the legal limit of .08. The driver was excited about the low result and said he’d expected it. Officers asked why, if he expected a low result, he didn’t submit to the field tests. The officer explained the man would likely have been released without further incident, the officer said. The man replied he did not want to explain that he’d had four beers over a few hours because he was being recorded.
Without a trace
An unidentified man dressed all in black came up behind and startled someone in the 2500 block of Northeast Magnolia Street on March 29. The suspicious person said he lived in the person’s apartment complex, which the reporting person said was untrue. After that, the man in black walked away.
That can’t be good
Police responded to an intoxicated male reported to be crawling on his stomach in the 100 block of Front Street South on March 30. He was found to be intoxicated and had medical issues, so he was transported to Swedish/Issaquah for evaluation.
Keep on the grass
A traffic hazard was reported about a vehicle hauling sod was losing its load while traveling down Issaquah Pine Lake Road Southeast on April 3. Police responded and issued an infraction to the driver for failure to secure the load.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
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.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for March 30 – April 4
- An engine was sent at 4:32 p.m. March 30 to investigate shorted/arcing electrical equipment in the 200 block of East Sunset Way.
- Three engines stood by for a controlled, authorized burning at 11:53 p.m. March 30 in the 8400 block of 308th Avenue Southeast.
- Two engine crews kept an eye on a controlled, authorized burning at 13500 block of 246th Avenue Southeast at 5:55 p.m. March 31.
- An engine was sent at 1:58 p.m. April 1 to investigate an unauthorized burning in the 2600 block of 231st Place Southeast.
- A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 7:42 p.m. April 1 in the 100 block of 228th Avenue Southeast required the aid of an engine.
- Two engines were dispatched at 1:24 p.m. April 2 to investigate a cooking fire in the 24600 block of Southeast Mirrormont Boulevard. The fire was kept to the container.
- An engine crew stood by for a controlled, authorized burning in the 22100 block of Northeast Third Place at 5:40 p.m. April 3.
- A motor vehicle accident at 2:34 p.m. April 4 in the 100 block of Front Street North required the aid of two engines. There were no injuries.
- An engine was dispatched at 7:05 p.m. April 4 to investigate a cooking fire in the 600 block of Duvall Avenue Northeast. The fire was kept to the container.