Police & Fire

July 2, 2013

By Staff


A Sammamish police officer stopped a vehicle driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone at 1:09 a.m. June 23 near the intersection of Southeast 22nd Street and 222nd Avenue Southeast. The car smelled of alcohol and burned marijuana. After a field sobriety test, the driver, a 20-year-old man, blew a .057 on a portable Brethalyzer. After his arrest, the man began crying and said he could see his life flash before his eyes. His vehicle was impounded.


Driving while suspended

At about 1:55 a.m. June 22, police performed a random license plate check on a vehicle near the intersection of Southeast 32nd Way and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. The driver, also the registered owner, had a suspended driver’s license. His roommate came and moved the car. The driver seemed to not know he’d had his license suspended for failing to appear to a tabs violation.



Someone broke into a garage at a home in the 4500 block of 231st Place Southeast between 9 p.m. June 19 and 5 a.m. June 20. It seems the burglar(s) gained entry through a side door into the garage. Camping equipment, gardening tools, fishing poles, golf equipment, and several bottles of wine and champagne were stolen. The owner did not have an estimate for the value of stolen items, and said there might be more things missing.

Gun disposal

A man brought a nonfunctioning rifle to Sammamish Police for disposal at 4:09 p.m. June 19.



Police responded to a home in the 2500 block of 242nd Avenue Southeast after a report of a burglary between 1 and 4:30 p.m. June 16. The family had moved into the home the day before. That morning, they had gotten up in a rush to go to church and left the door unlocked. The next day, as they were unpacking, they noticed missing items including jewelry, a wallet and clothes. There were no signs of a burglary, except for the missing items. The credit cards in the wallet had not been used.


Car break-in

Police responded to a report of a car break-in in the 2900 block of 226th Avenue Southeast between 10 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m. June 17. Someone took about $148 worth of goods including cash and sunglasses. The owner of the vehicle said he grew up in Bellevue and does not lock his vehicle. He was cleaning the car as police arrived, so the officer did not attempt to find fingerprints.



Someone kicked open the double front doors of a home in the 2500 block of Audubon Park Drive Southeast between 10 a.m. June 16 and 10:20 a.m. June 17. The family is out of town, and their mother is dog sitting and watching the house. She found the door kicked open. Some jewelry and a collection of Saudi Arabian gold coins were missing, although a number of other valuables and cash were not taken.


Skyline leftovers

The school resource officer at Skyline High School turned over about $370 worth of goods, including jewelry and a cellphone. The items had been turned in to the school’s lost and found, and police could not find an owner.


Ford haters

-A man in the 500 block of 241st Lane Southeast called police after someone egged his Ford mustang between 7 p.m. June 20 and 8 a.m. June 21. Upon further investigation, police noticed more egg remnants in other driveways nearby.

-A different Ford mustang was egged in the 24500 block of Southeast Windsor Boulevard overnight between June 15 and 16.


Bad fences

-A man in the 25800 block of Southeast 25th Way reported someone damaged his fence, removing some wooden supports, between June 15 and 16.

-The same night, someone kicked out parts of a wooden fence in the 2300 block of 259th Place Southeast.


Hit and run

Officers helped a woman fill out report for hit and run that occurred possibly in the Costco parking lot June 20. She did not know the date and time of the incident. The estimate for repair is $2,000.


Need locksmith

On June 21, police were dispatched to the 18300 block of Southeast Newport Way regarding a civil problem. A woman said she has a suitcase with important documents in it that belong to both her and her husband. She said the suitcase is locked and her husband will not give her the combination.


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 Date

-Seven engine crews were required June 21 to extinguish a structure fire at 9:17 a.m. in the 16600 block of 230th Avenue Southeast.

-Five engine crews were dispatched at 4:47 a.m. June 22 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 11100 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.

-Five engine crews were sent at 3:15 p.m. June 22 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Upper Preston Road Southeast.

-Two engine crews investigated unauthorized burning at 9:12 p.m. June 22 in the 14100 block of 241st Place Southeast.

-A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 11:37 a.m. June 23 required the aid of five engine crews in the 19600 block of Southeast 150th Street.

-At 7:18 p.m. June 23, two engines were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Highlands Drive Northeast. There were no injuries.

-A natural vegetation fire at 8:29 a.m. June 24 in the 24400 block of Southeast 32nd Street required three engine crews to extinguish.

-A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 4:15 p.m. June 25 in the 100 block of Renton-Issaquah Road required the aid of five engine crews.

-At 4:55 p.m. June 25, two engines were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 21500 block of Southeast 43rd Way. There were no injuries.

-A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 6:04 p.m. June 25 in the 14700 block of Southeast May Valley Road required the aid of two engine crews.

-At 8:57 p.m. June 26, five engines responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 40400 block of eastbound Interstate 90 at milepost 30. There were no injuries.

-Three engine crews were dispatched at 4:16 p.m. June 27 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast.


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