Police & Fire

June 4, 2013

By Staff

Car break-in

Police responded to the 1600 block of 217th Place Southeast at 11:05 p.m. May 19 for a report of a vehicle break-in. The man who lives at the home heard his dog barking and saw the dome light on in his vehicle. The center console was open, but nothing was missing.


Not a bar

Police responded to a report of two men drinking in a car in front of Bartell Drugs at 11:10 a.m. May 20. The pair had bottles of vodka and Red Bull and could not explain why they were there. The car was not running and the keys were not in the ignition. Police told the men they should leave the area on foot and not return until they had sobered up. They agreed, dumped the alcohol and left the area on foot.


Car break-in

A man called to report someone had taken a laptop, backpack and external hard drive from his vehicle between 9:15 p.m. May 24 and 8:30 a.m. May 25 in the 3000 block of 230th Lane Southeast. He estimates the total value of the items at $1,260. There is no indication of how someone might have gotten into the vehicle, which had its doors locked.


Police responded to a home in the 400 block of 222nd Place Southeast after a report of a burglary. A woman who lives there said the house was broken into between 8:40 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. May 24. Police determined that someone parked at a driveway behind the home and removed a section of wire fence. Then, they accessed the house by using a partially open window. The homeowner said she was missing about $1,400 worth of items, but there might be more.



At about 1:40 a.m. May 24, police noticed a car traveling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone near the roundabout at Southeast 32nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. After he drove around the roundabout one and a half times, police pulled him over and noticed an odor of intoxicants. The man admitted to being lost. After failing field sobriety tests, police took him back to the station where his Breathalyzer test registered .194 percent blood alcohol content.


Youths in possession

At 1:08 a.m. May 24, police found a pair of Skyline High School students parked in the 2600 block of 226th Avenue Southeast. The males had glassy eyes and dilated pupils. After first denying they had any drugs, they produced a joint, 9.8 grams of marijuana and a pill bottle with residue. One then admitted being high. The boys were unable to contact their parents, so the officer drover them home and contacted their parents later.


Pop goes the mailbox

A man in the 3000 block of 218th Avenue Southeast called police to report he’d heard popping noises at about 10 p.m. May 21, but didn’t think anything of it. The next day, at about 5 p.m., he went to get his mail and discovered there had been firecrackers in his mailbox. There was no serious damage, and the man does not plan to replace the mailbox.


Car break-in

Someone entered a vehicle in the 2500 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Southeast between 8 p.m. May 21 and 10:30 a.m. May 22. The person made off with about $400 in miscellaneous clothing and some credit cards. One of those cards was used at a store on East Lake Sammamish Parkway at about 2:20 a.m. May 22. While police could find a vehicle and description, surveillance video at the store was not able to provide a good picture of the driver or license plate.


Scared off

A man in the 3000 block of 197th Avenue Southeast heard his dog barking aggressively at about 3:05 a.m. May 22. He saw someone inside his car, so the man grabbed his pistol and went to confront him. The man in the car said he was looking for change for his truck and then began walking away. He did not seem to have taken anything. Police arrived, but decided not to track the man since nothing was missing. Officers were unable to recover any fingerprints.


Stoned kids

Police found two young men walking through Pine Lake Park at 10:34 p.m. May 20, stoned. They admitted to smoking marijuana when confronted by police. They produced 12.4 grams of marijuana, along with a bong, two pipes and other paraphernalia. One said he had a medical marijuana card, but the officer explained that does not mean he can smoke in the park. Police confiscated the drugs and paraphernalia, and called their father to come pick them up.


Cry for help

A man parked his car at Skyline High School at about 2:26 p.m. May 26 and started blaring his stereo loudly. Another person approached and asked if he needed help, and the man replied he needed the help of the police. When police arrived, the man started speaking incoherently and read off a laundry list of drugs he said he’d consumed earlier in the day. The officer asked if the man if he wanted to hurt people and the man said he was afraid he might. The officer called an ambulance to take the man to Overlake Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.



A woman called police at 4:06 p.m. May 25 to say someone had opened a credit card account in her name. The card had been used to purchase $1,992.97 worth of goods at Best Buy in Vancouver, Wash. The credit card company advised her to file a police report. The woman also remembered having recently gotten a call from a Lowe’s in Longview, about picking up a refrigerator. She had thought it a mistake, but then connected the two incidents. The Lowe’s store said a woman had come in and tried to purchase the appliance, but declined the free delivery. Lowe’s personnel said they would try and find the woman on surveillance video, and they also had a credit application from her.


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 May 24-28

-At 6:22 a.m. May 24, three engine crews were dispatched to extinguish a fire in the 600 block of 228th Avenue Northeast.

-An engine crew was dispatched at 12:09 p.m. May 25 to assist someone in distress who was locked out of their home in the 4500 block of Klahanie Drive Southeast.

-An engine crew was sent at 2:29 p.m. May 25 to investigate an overpressure rupture/explosion in the 900 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.

-At 5:43 p.m. May 26, four engines were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of 250th Place Southeast.

-An engine was sent to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 4 p.m. May 28 in the 100 block of 15th Avenue Northeast.

-A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:43 p.m. May 28 required the response of six engines to the 30300 block of Southeast High Point Way.

-At 5:02 p.m. May 28, five engines were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Southeast 132nd Way.


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