Police & Fire

April 16, 2013

By Staff


A woman called police to report someone had sent inappropriate photos of a sexual nature to her 14-year-old daughter’s cellphone. The woman’s husband said he’d done an Internet search and found a man in Renton matching the phone number from which the images came. Police were unable to duplicate the results of the search. They attempted to contact the man, but were unable to do so. Police said she should report any similar incidents in the future.


Overstayed his welcome

Police responded to the Sterling Square Condo complex at 10:12 p.m. March 29. A woman who lives there had a guest with whom she had gotten into a fight, and she wanted him to leave. Police talked to the man, who was lying down with his eyes closed pretending to be asleep, and eventually convinced him to gather his things and leave the unit. He repeatedly asked officers if he could go back in and retrieve something he’d forgotten. Police refused, saying they’d already given him enough time to gather his things. The man called a cab to come and take him somewhere. A few moments after police left the scene, the man was banging on the door asking to retrieve something he’d forgotten. The woman called police, who came back and arrested the man for trespassing.

Purse snatched

A woman called police to report her purse was taken from her shopping cart between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. March 30 while at the Sammamish QFC. The purse was later found, and the only item missing was about $100 in cash. QFC has surveillance video and the manager wanted the woman to file a police report.


Possible heroin

At 10:06 p.m. March 31, police noticed a car driving erratically near the 2400 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. An officer who contacted the driver recognized the man, who had an outstanding felony warrant for narcotics and theft. Police took the man into custody and searched him and his car. They found $818.60 in cash in the man’s pocket. In the car, they found drug paraphernalia and other items consistent with heroin use. The man was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.


Too slow

A woman was driving 20 mph in a 40 mph zone at 4:28 a.m. March 31 in the 2400 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. She appeared to be having a difficult time maintaining control of the car, so an officer pulled her over. The driver said she was lost and had seen a sign for a school zone speed limit of 20 mph. While the driver did not seem to be drunk, she did have a revoked driver’s license. The vehicle’s registered owner came to get his car, and police advised him not to allow the woman to use it in the future.



A woman in the 26000 block of Southeast 27th Street reported someone had burglarized her home between 7 a.m. and 2:39 p.m. April 2. When the woman arrived home, she found a window open and the screen lying just outside the window. She said about $5,000 in jewelry was taken. Police note that high-end electronics were left behind. Police were unable to recover fingerprints. Officers canvassed the neighborhood, but no one had noticed anything unusual.


Too late to apologize

A woman was sitting in a reserved meeting room in the Sammamish Library at 7:05 p.m. April 4. Another woman, who was running a class in the room, asked her to leave since she was not on the list for the class. The woman asked to stay and the proctor relented, but said the woman would need to sit at the back and not participate. Once the class started, the woman moved to a table and began to participate. She refused to leave. Police arrived and asked if the teacher would like the woman removed from the library and barred from returning for a year. The teacher said she would like her barred, but only for the night. Officers explained to the woman that she was not allowed to attend the class or enter the library for the rest of the night. The woman refused. The officer arrested the woman and took her to the station for trespassing. While she was completing the paperwork to be booked into jail, she apologized and asked to be let go. An officer explained she was going to be booked into jail, and then took her to the Issaquah Jail and did just that.


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 April 5-10

  • Five engines were dispatched at 3:20 p.m. April 5 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 31300 block of eastbound Interstate 90. There were no injuries.
  • Four engines were sent to perform a water and ice rescue at 8:57 p.m. April 5 in the 2500 block of 244th Avenue Southeast.
  • A motor vehicle accident at 1:52 p.m. April 6 in the 16300 block of westbound Interstate 90 east of 160th Avenue South required the assistance of two engines. There were no injuries.
  • Two engines were sent at 7:08 p.m. April 6 to investigate a report of smoke in the 1800 block of Northeast Kenyon Court. It turned out to be gas or steam.
  • A building fire at 6:08 a.m. April 8 in the 15900 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast required 14 engines to extinguish.
  • Ten engines extinguished a fire at 9:39 a.m. April 8 in the 900 block of First Avenue Northeast.
  • A motor vehicle accident with injuries required the response of four engines at 1:08 p.m. April 9 to the 22500 block of Southeast 12th Place.
  • Four engines were sent at 10:13 a.m. April 10 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 33700 block of eastbound Interstate 90, east of state Route 18. There were no injuries.
  • An engine was sent to investigate a motor vehicle accident at 3:28 p.m. April 10 in the 100 block of Forest Drive Southeast. There were no injuries.
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