Police & Fire

June 25, 2013

By Staff

Wire found

At about 8:05 p.m. June 8, Sammamish Police got a call from Issaquah Police about some wire. While investigating a traffic accident, an Issaquah officer noticed someone throwing something into some bushes. He later found it to be copper wire. Upon further investigation, police found it had been taken from a construction site in Sammamish. When police went to the job site, they found no one had permission to have taken anything.


There are minors and there are minors

Sammamish Police pulled over a car that seemed to have run a stop sign, and definitely had a taillight out at 10:12 p.m. near the intersection of Southeast 20th Street and 228th Avenue Southeast. When the officer approached the car, the driver lunged across the center console. The driver, who smelled of alcohol, said he was moving beer cans to the rear of the vehicle. He said he had not been drinking, but had smoked marijuana about two hours before. The driver said someone had spilled beer on him. The officer gave him a field sobriety test, which he passed, so the officer elected not to charge him with DUI. However, the driver was in possession of marijuana. Although he is over 18, he is under 21, so he is unable to possess marijuana. The officer is recommending he be charged with minor in possession.

Party foul

A man in the 3100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast called police to report someone had scratched his motorcycle between 11 and 11:20 p.m. June 8. During a party at the home, a guest fell and hurt herself. Shortly after, everyone went for a boat ride. On the boat, someone with the woman who fell either mentioned or threatened, depending on the account, plans to go after the homeowner’s insurance for medical costs associated with the fall. The homeowner, also the boat owner, either calmly returned to shore and asked them to leave, or flipped out and kicked them out. A while later, the homeowner found scratches on his motorcycle consistent with someone scratching it intentionally with a key or other sharp object. He suspects the couple and called police. Police found the couple, who deny having scratched the motorcycle.



A man came to police to report someone had burglarized his home between 11 p.m. June 11 and 7 a.m. June 12. The man said he was 99 percent certain he closed his garage door at the home in the 500 block of 237th Avenue Southeast. In the morning, the garage door was open. Missing were a bike, hydration packs and a bike helmet worth a total of $290.


Not a bathroom

For the second time in two weeks, someone pooped on a woman’s front porch in the 1900 block of 263rd Court Southeast. The woman suspects area teenagers who use the area as a cut-through to nearby parties. She said she suspects who is leaving the human feces, but does not want to name them until she is certain.



Police responded to a reported burglary in the 25800 block of Southeast 25th Way that occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. June 11. Someone had broken a front window and reached through to unlock the front door. They made off with tablet computers, jewelry, a camera, watches and more worth a total of about $11,520.



Someone moved plumbing supplies from one home in a construction site to a different home, which was past the plumbing stage, on the same work site in the 2800 block of 259th Place Southeast. The site foreman was unsure if the person had taken any supplies, but was sure he’d moved them. Police were able to recover fingerprints.


Malicious mischief

A report of a broken window was called in June 14 in the 100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The estimated amount of damage was $250.


Play somewhere your own size

Police were dispatched June 14 on a civil problem in the 500 block of Northwest Holly Street. A report regarded juvenile males at the Little League field next to Issaquah Valley Elementary School. The reporting person wished to advise that the juvenile males were “too big to be playing at the field.”


En route to clean someone’s clock

A reporting person wanted police to check on a subject in a car wearing rubber gloves June 14 in the 100 block of East Sunset Way. The subject was contacted and advised she was a janitor. She had cleaning supplies with her.


Doe a deer, a killer deer

Citizens complained of an aggressive deer in the 1500 block of 24th Court Northeast on June 15. Police were advised upon arrival that the doe has since chased the residents on two occasions and chased the dog. The homeowners believe that the doe might be protecting a fawn, but they have not seen a fawn recently.


Gunshots or fireworks

On June 15, in the 400 block of Mount Defiance Circle Southwest, police responded to a report of the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival in the area, they were unable to locate the reported noise. Police also spoke with several people who were in the area and they said it sounded like fireworks.


Police can sure get your goat

Report of an animal problem in the 800 block of Front Street North on June 16 told police that goats were out wandering around. After securing them in an impound yard, the goats were reunited with their owner.


Property hit and run

Police responded June 17 to the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard for a hit and run report. It was reported that an unknown vehicle had struck a disabled parking sign. The sign was pushed over.


Car vandalism

Police responded to a phone request regarding suspicious activity behind an apartment complex in the 300 block of Northwest Juniper Street on June 18. The manager stated that about three weeks ago a resident told her that her car was keyed and her mirror turned backwards.



Police received a call of a suspicious person inside a tanning salon in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on June 18. The reporting person stated the subject was tanning but was in the room a long time and they could smell something coming from it.


Need a better hiding place

Police received a complaint of juveniles lying in the street at the corner of Sunrise Place Southeast and First Place Southeast. Police found group of five youths who said they were playing hide and seek. One youth said he was in the street for about 10 seconds, and said he left the street when a citizen suggested he do so.



A caller reported to police June 19 in the 1000 block of 10th Avenue Northeast that someone set up duplicate Facebook account claiming to be her husband, including using his photo. She asked for help in getting the account shut down, and stated she tried working with Facebook without success.


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.


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