Police & Fire

August 6, 2013

By Staff

Shirtless bird

Officers were dispatched July 20 in the 500 block of East Sunset Way to a report of an adult male “flipping people off” while walking. The man was not wearing a shirt.


Important to have a plan

Police received a report July 20 in the 300 block of Northwest Dogwood Street of a man knocking on neighbor’s doors because he had run out of Pepsi Max and needed someone to go to the store to restock. The man told responding police that he needed Pepsi Max for energy because he had several things to do.

Not exactly

Police were dispatched July 21 in the 1400 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard to a report of a male and female possibly using a “crack pipe.” The reporting person said both were “tripping.” Police contacted the suspects and they indicated that she had been using an electronic cigarette and showed police the item.


Watering the plants

It was reported July 21 in the 5500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast that an intoxicated man urinated in a bush near the McDonald’s drive thru. Police contacted the suspect in a nearby vehicle as he ate a burger. He was accompanied by his sober father who was driving. The suspect admitted to urinating in the bushes as he urgently needed to go. The suspect was warned about his behavior.


That’s not where dogs go

A youth at the skateboard park in the 300 block Rainier Boulevard South enclosed a loose German shepherd into the skate park area on July 22 until the owner could be located. Police located the owner who claimed the animal.


Vehicle break-in

There was an estimated $800 lost in stolen tools after a 1993 Volkswagen Eurovan was broken into July 24 in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Way.


Car theft

A report of a stolen 2007 BMW X5 was made July 24 in the 1700 block of 26th Walk Northeast.


Hit and run

A reporting person witnessed a hit and run that occurred July 24 in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard in the Safeway parking lot. A Dodge pickup struck a parked and unoccupied white Honda Accord.


Make your payments

Police officers responded to a home on 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 their first visit, the vehicle was not there, but at about 1:33 a.m. July 18, it was. 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.


Lost passports

A man came to the 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.



Police responded when a homeowner on the 1800 block of 216th Avenue Southeast reported someone had egged their 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.


Johnny Appleseed’s evil twin

A man on 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.


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 be filing charges against them.


In control

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. By the time officer contacted the driver, the car was not running. It reeked of alcohol. The officer called in an officer specially trained to deal with recognizing people driving while intoxicated. The person who had been sitting behind the wheel eventually blew a .138 on a portable breath test, higher than the legal limit of .08. He was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated.



Someone made a two-foot long scratch in the front left fender of a vehicle at the Madison Apartments between 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 7.


How’s my driving?

A woman made a report on July 26, in the 2000 block of Northeast Natalie Way, that she was driving through her neighborhood and was contacted by a male and female who were upset at her driving. She stated that the couple was rude to her but eventually left her alone. She stated that her driving was fine.


Stolen camera from car

An estimated $4,030 in camera supplies was stolen from a 1997 Ford Windstar on July 26 in the 1600 block of Ridgeview Avenue Northeast.


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 July 26-30

  • A natural vegetation fire in the 100 block of 308th Avenue Southeast required three engine crews to be extinguished at 5:08 p.m. July 26.
  • One engine crew extinguished a natural vegetation fire at 7:27 p.m. July 26 in the 100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
  • Two engine crews were dispatched at 11:44 p.m. July 26 to assist a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in the 6100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
  • At 11 a.m. July 27, an engine crew was sent to investigate a downed power line in the 500 block of Southwest Ellerwood Street.
  • Seven engines were dispatched at 11:12 a.m. July 27 to extinguish a brush fire in the 3000 block of 309th Avenue Southeast.
  • Three engine crews extinguished a grass fire at 4:14 p.m. July 27 in the 24200 block of westbound Interstate 90.
  • A motor vehicle accident at 6:09 p.m. July 27 required the aid of two engine crews in the 100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
  • At 2:30 p.m. July 28, an engine crew extinguished a natural vegetation fire in the 16800 block of Southeast 112th Street.
  • A motor vehicle accident with injuries required the aid of three engine crews at 5:46 a.m. July 28 in the 11100 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.
  • Six engine crews were needed at 5:08 p.m. July 29 to extinguish a forest fire in the 600 block of Southeast Andrews Street. Three engine crews returned at 8:08 p.m. to extinguish a flare up.
  • A brush fire was extinguished by two engine crews at 2:17 a.m. July 30 in the 24200 block of Southeast 11th Place.
  • Three engine crews extinguished an outdoors fire at 11:40 a.m. July 30 in the 22500 block of Southeast 64th Place.

An engine crew was dispatched at 9:18 p.m. July 30 to investigate an unauthorized burning in the 11500 block of 162nd Avenue Southeast.


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