Police & Fire
July 30, 2013
Police responded when a homeowner in the 1800 block of 216th Avenue Southeast reported someone had egged his car. The man had gotten the vehicle’s license plate number. The homeowner had tried to stop the car, but it swerved around him. He wanted the incident reported in case of possible retaliation. An officer advised him to wash the car so the eggs would not do any damage.
Someone made a 2-foot scratch in the front left fender of a vehicle at the Madison Apartments between 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 7.
Now, they’re in trouble
Police found three teenagers in a field near the intersection of Southeast Third Place and 244th Avenue Southeast smoking marijuana at 8:25 p.m. July 13. The officer made each of the teens call their parents. The officer then explained to each parent what had happened and noted he would not file charges against them.
Johnny Appleseed’s evil twin
A man in the 3500 block of 223rd Avenue Southeast called police to report someone had damaged two apple trees on his property between 8 a.m. July 12 and 7:30 a.m. July 14. He’d planted four trees recently, and two were broken off at the base as if someone had kicked them. Police have no suspects.
Watch out for that…
Police received a report July 12 in the 1000 block of Sunrise Place Southwest of a suspicious white-colored object located on West Tiger Mountain. Responding officers believed the object to be a paraglider pilot that was stuck in the trees.
Cheaper than Comcast
A caller reported July 12 that a suspicious car was parked near US Bank in the 1200 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. Police contacted the vehicle, which was parked in the McDonald’s parking lot. The subjects were using the WIFI signal from McDonald’s.
A police officer noticed a vehicle parked blocking a lane near the intersection of Southeast Eighth Street and 240th Way Southeast at 4:05 a.m. July 14. The car was running. When an officer contacted the driver, the car was not running. It reeked of alcohol. The officer called in an officer trained to deal with recognizing people driving while intoxicated. The man behind the wheel blew a .138 percent on a portable breath test, higher than the legal limit of .08 percent. He was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated.
A caller reported July 14 in the 1500 block of 24th Avenue Northeast that he found animal parts around his house and is unsure where they are coming from or who may be doing this. He has made a complaint of this nature before. That day, he found a head of a mouse as well as some intestines in front of the garage. He also found a part of a body of a rabbit.
Possible drug activity
Police received a report of possible drug activity July 14 in the 100 block of First Avenue Northeast behind the Suds Shop. The caller witnessed a possible drug exchange and also a silver Toyota Tacoma arrive with a chop saw and table in the truck bed. Upon arrival, police did not observe any vehicles matching that description.
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.
An estimated $820 was lost in various items stolen from a black 2004 BMW 325 on July 16 in the 500 block of Southeast Andrews Street.
A theft report was made July 16 for an estimated loss of $3,100 in stolen tools and a damaged window on a white Nissan SUV in the 500 block of Front Street South.
A caller advised July 16 that she received a phone call from someone pretending to be her grandson. She said the caller wanted money so he could get out of jail in Mexico. She said her grandson is not in Mexico and she hung up on the subject. She just wanted law enforcement to know the scam was going around.
Police received a complaint about goats on the run from a fenced-in area where they were supposed to be July 16 in the 2400 block of Northeast Daphne Street. Officers, as well as nearby residents, helped herd the goats back to their assigned eating area.
A report of panhandling was made July 17 in the 1500 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The subject was located on the sidewalk. His sign read, “Smile, it makes your butt tingle.” He was not asking for money.
A person called July 18 to report that a guest in the 1800 block of 15th Place Northwest had left drug paraphernalia and the room a mess. Upon arrival, police found several tin foil sheets on the table and floor. There were black marks on the foil in the same manner of someone smoking heroin.
A man came to Sammamish police at about 12:20 p.m. July 17 to report he’d lost his passports sometime since 2007. He needs them for visas for his children for an upcoming trip. He did not think they were stolen.
Make your payments
Police officers responded to a home in the 23200 block of Southeast 34th Place when requested by Redmond Police to check on a vehicle reported stolen from a car rental business in Redmond. At 1:33 a.m. July 18, officers contacted the man who lives in the house and he said he rents vehicles for his business to avoid putting miles on his personal car. He was confused about why police were there and mentioned missing a couple of payments. Officers allowed him to retrieve his personal items from the car before it was towed away.
It was reported July 19 in the 200 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest that an Isuzu Rodeo backed into a nearby bank of mailboxes. The reporting person gave a possible license number but it came back to a four-door car from Snohomish County. The damage was very slight but the person thought it needed to be reported.
An employee in the 5700 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast stated July 19 that he noticed a subject standing outside the business windows. The unknown subject was squatting down on the sidewalk behind some shrubs and looking into the business.
Belated Bastille Day
Police responded to four separate calls regarding fireworks July 20 without being able to locate any suspects.
Police received a report July 20 from a business in the 6200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast of a female subject inside with a service dog causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, police contacted the manager who said a woman came in with a small dog that was jumping on people. The female left prior to police arriving.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for July 19-25
- At 1:08 p.m. July 19, three engine crews were dispatched to extinguish a brush fire in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
- Five engine crews were needed to extinguish a forest fire at 1:40 p.m. July 19 in the 1000 block of Northeast Falls Drive.
- An engine crew was sent at 10:22 a.m. July 20 to investigate unauthorized burning in the 9500 block of 240th Avenue Southeast.
- Nine engine crews were needed to fight a forest fire at 9:51 p.m. July 20 in the 10100 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast.
- Two engine crews were sent at 2:08 p.m. July 22 to investigate unauthorized burning in the 100 block of 184th Avenue Southeast.
- A passenger vehicle fire was extinguished by an engine crew at 6:22 p.m. July 22 in the 100 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast.
- Three engine crews was sent at 8:55 p.m. July 23 to investigate unauthorized burning in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street.
- At 1:13 p.m. July 24, five engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 2700 block of westbound Interstate 90, west of High Point Way.
- An engine crew assisted a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 3:16 p.m. July 24 in the 100 block of 268th Way Southeast.
- At 4 p.m. July 24, three engine crews lent assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 700 block of Front Street South. There were no injuries.
- An engine crew extinguished a brush fire at 6:29 a.m. July 25 in the 300 block of Mount Olympus Drive Northwest.
- At 7:16 p.m. July 25, an engine crew extinguished a brush fire in the 100 block of 10th Avenue Northeast.