Police & Fire
April 30, 2013
A Lynnwood man, with several criminal warrants, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence the evening of April 4 near the 900 block of 228th Avenue Southeast.
A woman found a few golf clubs near the 2100 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast at about noon April 5. She turned them over to police April 19 because she had been traveling. She said she noticed stickers referring to Sahalee Country Club. She called the club and said she’d found the clubs. She said she would like to keep the clubs if the owner does not claim them.
Tampering with crawfish traps
A Pine Lake resident who is helping out with the University of Washington’s study of crawfish in the lake reported April 7 that over the past two weekends, a total of four of her crawfish traps have been vandalized, two beyond repair. On April 7, she found two notes in freezer bags, one read “complementary eggs” and contained broken eggs and the other read “you mad.” She told police she thinks the culprits are middle school-aged as it looks like a child’s handwriting on the notes. She said she intends to install cameras on the private dock.
A 1995 Acura Integra was broken into on April 8 in the 1600 block of 24th Place Northeast. An estimated $2,000 worth of items was stolen in the crime.
Sleeping it off
On April 10, a Costco manager reported to police that a subject in the parking lot in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest was slumped over the wheel of a vehicle for an extended period of time with the lights, turn signal and motor on. Paramedics responded and the contact was difficult to wake. The vital signs were good and while there was no odor of intoxicants, the subject seemed impaired.
A woman reported that she found a bullet near the 2100 block of 277th Avenue Southeast April 11. Markings on the bullet indicated that it had been shot from a firearm. There didn’t appear to be any damage in the area. The woman told police she had a found it a few days earlier but was waiting to report it until she had more time. She also said that she had heard loud gunshots about a week before but never called to report it.
A man called police April 12 to report that he may have been the victim of a tax scam. Earlier that day, he received a phone call from a woman claiming to be an officer. She told the man that he and his wife were being investigated for criminal tax charges and that the only way they could avoid going to prison was by paying a fine of more than $4,000 each. To pay the money, the man was instructed to purchase several Green Dot Money Paks and read the individual serial numbers over the phone to the woman. After purchasing nearly $3,500 worth and reading the numbers over the phone to the “officer,” the man said he became suspicious and declined to pay any more. A Google search of the number revealed that the person was calling from Bound Brook, N.J.
Grandpa scammed out of $45,000
A man wired a person pretending to be his granddaughter $45,000 on April 12. The man told police he received a phone call from a girl claiming to be his eldest granddaughter at about 11 a.m. April 5. She told him she had severely injured two people in a car accident in Florida and asked him to please not tell anyone else in the family. A woman claiming to be the girl’s public defender then came on the line and gave the grandfather all the information needed to wire a fee of $45,000 to a bank account in Las Vegas. He did. Realizing the grandfather had been scammed, an associate told the police officer that she had received a recorded message on her phone, telling her to put in her credit card number to complete her call. She hung up and called Verizon, who said the message was not from them.
A young woman reported a burglary April 12, which occurred while she was away that day between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. When she got home that evening, the rear door to the house was unlocked and open, the kitchen window screen was off and the window was wide open. She could not remember if the window had been locked before. Someone had gone through several rooms and taken jewelry. In the back yard, the fence was damaged and looked as if someone had jumped over it. No prints were found.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
The police were called to the 24200th block of Southeast 28th Street in Sammamish a little before 9 a.m. April 13 after a man got in a verbal fight with his sister’s boyfriend. The three live together at the house, where trouble began the day before when the boyfriend claimed he saw naked people in the back yard and accused his pregnant girlfriend of lying about her whereabouts. During the heated discussion, the girlfriend reached to take the boyfriend’s phone away from him and scratched his face. The argument picked up again the next morning, but this time the brother intervened and began exchanging heated words with the boyfriend. The brother told police the boyfriend abuses prescription painkillers and that he has, over the last year, heard his sister’s boyfriend yell at her and threaten her. The girlfriend admitted her boyfriend occasionally took pain pills to “take the edge off” but downplayed his drug use. The boyfriend asked the police to arrest his girlfriend for the scratch he had on his face. He got angry with the officers when they didn’t and drove away.
Someone broke into the city’s old operations and maintenance facility in the 2000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. Police noticed a damaged garage door at about 11:51 p.m. April 14. The nature of the damage would give people access to the building.
A homeowner in the 2900 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast called police to report a burglary between 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. April 16. Someone gained access through a rear window that may not have been locked. The homeowners were missing a laptop computer and jewelry worth about $3,970.
At about 3:26 p.m. April 18, police responded to the 2700 block of 232nd Place Southeast when someone reported a door-to-door saleswoman in the area. Officers found there were possibly up to seven people selling magazines without a license. Officers found the group’s manager and informed him of the city’s laws requiring permits for door-to-door sales, and asked the man to collect his workers.
Subject raised in a barn
A manager called police April 19 in the 6200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast to receive help with asking a customer to leave the premises. The manager told the responding officer that the subject kept putting his feet on the furniture. Officer asked the subject to leave and he did.
Police arrested a 53-year-old woman April 19 in the 1700 block of Northwest Mall Street for driving under the influence. Her blood alcohol content read .158 percent; the legal limit is .08 percent.
A juvenile problem was called in April 20 involving a vehicle driving up and down in the 300 block of Rainier Boulevard South. The reporting person said the suspects were driving recklessly near the community center and yelling. The responding officer was unable to locate the vehicle in question.
A hard-boiled mystery
A man alerted the police that an egg was thrown at his truck April 20 in the 23200 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road and that he thought it was his neighbor who committed the act. He had no proof, but said he saw his neighbor outside just after the egg was thrown.
School zone traffic offense
Someone called police April 24 to complain about a blue-colored Dodge Challenger driving recklessly in the 700 block of Northwest Holly Avenue. He stated that it is an ongoing problem with the vehicle, and indicated that he believed the vehicle was speeding through the neighborhood and was squealing tires.
What’s that smell?
Police responded to the corner of Newport Way Northwest and Southeast 54th Street for a reported suspicious odor April 24. Upon arrival, the officers could smell something burning. The person reported the smell of a “meth lab,” but the officer did not smell chemicals in the area as was described on the phone.
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 19-25
♦An engine was sent at 5:27 p.m. April 19 to extinguish a passenger vehicle fire in the 6000 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
♦Seven engines were dispatched at 8:37 a.m. April 20 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 30100 block of westbound Interstate 90.
♦A pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in the 13600 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road required the assistance of three engines at 12:56 p.m. April 20.
♦At 7:23 p.m. April 21, an engine responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Southeast 17th Place. There were no injuries.
♦An engine was sent at 6:17 p.m. April 22 to help with a flammable liquid spill in the 24800 block of Southeast 15th Street.
♦A trash fire in the 100 block of West North Bend Way was extinguished by an engine at 7:41 p.m. April 23.
♦Four engines were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 19000 block of Southeast May Valley Road at 9:24 a.m. April 25.
♦An engine was sent to help clean up a flammable liquid spill at 9:21 p.m. April 25 in the 1900 block of 264th Place Southeast.