Police & Fire
August 13, 2013
Tree on wire
On July 27, in the 500 block of Southwest Ellerwood Street, police officers were dispatched regarding a tree that was hanging on the power lines. The tree was blocking the roadway. While en route, officers were advised that the tree caught fire and firefighters were also dispatched.
Between 9:30 p.m. July 27 and 11 a.m. July 28, someone smashed the window of a car parked in a driveway in the 3000 block of 218th Avenue Southeast and took a Garmin GPS unit worth about $100. The owner had been woken by the car alarm at about 5:30 a.m. and thought he/she heard a motorcycle drive away, but did not investigate. He/she thought it had been a neighbor’s motorcycle, but that neighbor was asleep at the time and not using his motorcycle.
Don’t bring a hose to a rock fight
On July 27, someone reported that a woman sprayed his wife with a water house in the 200 block of Southwest Francis Lane. Police spoke with the neighbor who denied spraying her and stated the reporting person had thrown rocks at her.
This is a skate-up
Police received a report July 28 in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Way of two males carrying rifles down the street. The father and son who made the report said the two males came from the bridge off of the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride. The males were carrying skateboards.
Car break-in fail
Between 2 and 5:27 p.m. July 28, someone attempted to smash the front window of a car in the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast. The car’s owner had recently gotten the windows tinted, and the officer who responded said it seemed the tinting held the glass together, preventing it from shattering into the car.
Police went to a house in the 21100 block of Southeast Fifth Street when they got a report of a domestic disturbance between noon and 9 p.m. July 29. Upon arrival and investigation, officers could not determine the primary aggressor and neither party seemed interested in pressing charges. Each party was given information about domestic violence victim’s rights.
Into the woods
A report was received July 29 of a juvenile starting a fire in the woods in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street. Police observed two juveniles with a fire smoldering in the woods. The fire was extinguished and both juveniles were released to a mother of one of the boys.
Police received a report of hammering and sawing in the 900 block of Northeast High Street on July 29. Officers contacted the reporting person who had fallen from her walker. Police assisted her to her bed. They checked the area and located a male employee who was building a shelf.
At 5:41 p.m. July 30, a man was browsing the Internet when suddenly his screen went blank. An official-looking warning came up advising him that he had done something illegal on his computer, and he would need to pay a $300 fine by purchasing a Money Pak. When he went to make the purchase, the clerk at the store warned him that it was a scam and he should not pay. Instead, he reported the incident to police.
It’s just a rental
Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on July 30 on a report of a blue Ford Focus in the back parking lot running with the keys in the ignition. The reporting person said it had been there for approximately two hours. Upon arrival, police found the vehicle belonged to Enterprise Rental Co. and the officers contacted the company.
Spy drop-off point
Police responded to a report of a male that had dumped items in the trashcan on the side of the building in the 800 block of Front Street North about 7:30 a.m. July 31. Next to the trashcan was a red leather briefcase, which was unlocked. Officers arrived and were unable to find any identifying information. The item appeared to be trash and was discarded.
Police received a complaint Aug. 1 in the 900 block of 12th Avenue Northwest of a suspicious male with a hooded sweatshirt hanging out and staring at the elementary school-aged females having soccer practice. Also, the same male was hanging out in the portable toilet and didn’t say anything when people asked if anyone was inside. As the door to the portable toilet was opened, he just sat there and stared at everyone without speaking.
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 Aug. 2-8
-An engine crew was sent at 8:02 a.m. Aug. 2 to investigate unauthorized burning in the 500 block of Mount Defiance Circle Southwest.
-At 8:51 a.m. Aug. 2, five engine crews responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 20500 block of eastbound Interstate 90, west of state Route 900.
-A motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 6200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast required the assistance of three engine crews at 11:43 a.m. Aug. 2.
-At 4:04 p.m. Aug. 2, a motor vehicle accident in the 2100 block of Northwest Talus Drive required the aid of two engine crews. There were no injuries.
-At 10:39 p.m. Aug. 6, two engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Front Street North.
-Four engine crews were dispatched at 12:46 a.m. Aug. 7 to investigate unauthorized burning in the 100 block of Southeast 65th Place.
-An engine crew was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 6:17 p.m. Aug. 7 in the 100 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast.
-At 6:36 p.m. Aug. 7, six engine crews were needed at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 1600 block of East Lake Sammamish Place Southeast.
-t took eight engine crews to extinguish a mobile home fire at 1:56 p.m. Aug. 8 in the 13100 block of 244th Avenue Southeast.