Police & Fire
May 7, 2013
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.
Keep off the furniture
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.
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 26-30
-At 10:56 a.m. April 26, two engines were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injury in the 100 block Highlands Drive Northeast.
-An engine was sent to assist at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 228th Avenue Northeast. There were no injuries.
-An engine was dispatched at 6:29 p.m. April 26 to investigate an unauthorized burning in the 100 block of Front Street North.
-An engine was sent at 7:48 a.m. April 27 to investigate an unauthorized burning in the 1400 block of 238th Avenue Southeast.
-Two engine crews oversaw an authorized controlled burning at 4:42 p.m. April 28 in the 15000 block of 260th Avenue Southeast.
-An engine crew extinguished a passenger vehicle fire at 12:20 p.m. April 29 in the 100 block of Southeast 16th Street.
-Two engine crews extinguished a building fire at 8:59 p.m. April 30 in the 22900 block of Southeast 41st Place.
-Two engine crews were sent to investigate an overheated motor at 6:54 p.m. May 1 in the 30100 block of eastbound Interstate 90.