Police & Fire

July 16, 2013

By Staff


A married couple called to report their credit card was used without their knowledge between 8 a.m. June 27 and 6 p.m. June 28. Someone had charged $142.24 at American Eagle Outfitters via the Internet. The clerk at the store would not say where the package was being shipped, but confirmed it was not being sent to the couple’s home. When a police officer called, the store asked for a letter to be faxed on city letterhead with details of the information the officer was requesting.



A police officer responded after a woman reported items were missing from her tool shed in the 4300 bock of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road between 3 p.m. June 26 and 9 a.m. June 27. Most of the items were found nearby, on the other side of a fence in an adjacent condo complex. Still missing were a chainsaw, wine openers and an air compressor. The shed is secluded, and the woman suspects that only someone who knew of its existence would have thought to break into it.

Vehicle break-in

An estimated $400 worth of tools was stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Northeast Crescent Drive on June 28.


Stolen vehicle

On June 28, in the 100 block of Northeast Crescent Drive, a blue 1995 Subaru Legacy was stolen. The estimated value of the vehicle is $3,000.


Parking violations

At 5:03 p.m. June 30, an officer found three cars and a motorcycle parked in the fire lane at Pine Lake Park. He gave all four citations and called to have them all towed. Two of the car’s drivers arrived before the tow truck, and the officer allowed them to take their cars. The tow truck driver arrived and began towing the motorcycle when its driver arrived. The motorcycle driver was able to work out something with the truck driver. The remaining car was impounded.


Domestic dispute

Police responded to a home after reports of a domestic dispute at about 8:40 p.m. June 30. A young man at his girlfriend’s house wanted his cellphone but couldn’t find it. He blamed his girlfriend, who he said sometimes hides things. While he did not threaten anyone, he may have thrown things around in the bathroom. The girlfriend’s father came home and may have threatened the man. The first man went and got two kitchen knives, which he said he was going to hold until police arrived. Everyone agreed he did not threaten anyone with the knives. When police came in, he was holding one of the knives to his own throat. Police asked him to drop the knife and he did. He was arrested.


This looks like a job for code enforcement

At about 9:45 a.m. June 30, a man in the 2000 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast called police because his neighbor was using a chainsaw. He had already taken the issue up with the neighbor before calling police. The caller believed that using a chainsaw constitutes construction noise, which is banned on Sundays. The person using the chainsaw said he does not think it’s construction noise, and he’d been told he could use it. Police said the issue is really something for the city’s code enforcement inspectors to decide. The man agreed to stop using the chainsaw for the day and obtain a ruling from code enforcement during a meeting, which had already been scheduled for the next day.


Driving while revoked

At 11:40 p.m. July 1, police did a random check of a license plate in the parking lot at QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E. The officer found the registered owner had her driver’s license revoked. The officer contacted the woman, who said she’d paid the fee a couple of days before to have it reinstated. The officer told her to keep relevant paperwork for an upcoming court date. The car was legally parked, so the officer did not impound it.


Hit and run

At about 10:22 p.m. July 1, an officer responded to a home in the 4200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast for a report of a hit and run. Between 5 and 6 p.m. that day, someone had damaged a man’s car. There are no suspects.


Overzealous panhandler

Police received a report of an “aggressive” panhandler July 2 in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest. Upon arriving, the officers were unable to locate the suspect.



A man in the 23900 block on Southeast 25th Court called police to report someone had damaged his garbage can between 8 p.m. July 1 and 1 p.m. July 2. At about 11 p.m. July 1, he said he’d heard a loud bang like fireworks going off. He found bits of the can all over his yard and across the street. A neighbor said he’d noticed two cars, with juvenile males in them, parked in front of the man’s house at about 11 p.m.


Stopping salesmen

At about 2:20 p.m. July 2, a police officer noticed a van seemed to be dropping off door-to-door salesmen near the 3000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. The officer stopped the van, and explained that the city requires licensing for such activities. He advised the driver to pick up anyone he’d dropped off around town and to get the proper licenses for everyone.


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 July 5-11

  • Ten engine crews were dispatched at 3:29 a.m. July 5 to extinguish a building fire in the 15000 block of Southeast 113th Street.
  • Two engine crews were needed to extinguish a rubbish fire at 6:04 a.m. July 5 in the 15600 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast.
  • At 2:01 p.m. July 6, three engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 7000 block of Preston-Fall City Road.
  • Two engine crews were needed at a motor vehicle accident at 2:42 p.m. July 6 in the 100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. There were no injuries.
  • A pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle required the aid of six engine crews at 8:15 a.m. July 8 in the 16800 block of Southeast 112th Street.
  • Two engine crews investigated an unauthorized burning at 1:24 p.m. July 8 in the 24300 block of Southeast 132nd Way.
  • At 7:51 p.m. July 8, two engine crews were sent to assist at a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 24200 block of westbound Interstate 90, east of Sunset Way.
  • Four engine crews were needed at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 7:44 a.m. July 9 in the 10400 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast.
  • Four engine crews extinguished a natural vegetation fire at 3:17 p.m. July 9 in the 24700 block of Southeast 56th Street.
  • At 2:52 p.m. July 10, two engine crews investigated unauthorized burning in the 12000 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.


The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

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