Police & Fire
August 20, 2013
Open garage door
Between midnight and 12:08 a.m. Aug. 1, someone went into an open garage in the 2600 block of Southeast 23rd Place and took a remote control car, battery and charger worth about $400. The homeowner had pulled into the driveway as it was happening and saw a male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and either baggy, dark jeans or sweatpants, flee. The suspect hopped into a nearby vehicle and drove off
Out of service dog
A manager at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway, called to report a disturbance by a customer who was refusing to leave the store Aug. 2. Police arrived and found the female in the store with a service animal, which relieved itself in the store. Officers spoke with the female about the mess.
A man in the 3300 block of 220th Avenue Southeast called to report someone had siphoned less than five gallons of gas from his vehicle between 1 and 11:20 a.m. Aug. 3.
Between 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and 8 a.m. Aug. 3, someone took a Harley Davidson motorcycle from the 1100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast. The owner had left the vehicle unlocked. The bike is one of 1,000 made and is valued at $34,000.
Police responded after a boy reported an adult had hit him with a bat at about 4 p.m. Aug. 3. The boy had been playing with some friends near the 400 block of 210th Place Southeast. He said he saw some other boys “ding dong ditch” a house and hide in some bushes. A man walked out of the house and picked up a nearby aluminum baseball bat. He then struck one of the boys who had been playing and asked if he had been responsible for the doorbell ringing. The boy said he hadn’t and then pointed to the area where he said he’d seen those responsible go. They found no one. The man told the boy to go home and the boy did. The man later came and apologized to the boy, who had a bruise forming. Later, his parents came home and he told them the story. They called police and said they would be willing to assist in prosecution. Police interviewed the man, who said he was sorry and felt bad for doing what he’d done. They then explained the next steps in the process.
A man who’d parked his vehicle in the 2000 block of Trossachs Boulevard Southeast while he was at Duthie Hill Park reported someone broke into his car between 5:30 and 8:29 p.m. It seemed the suspect used a screwdriver to pry open a window and took a tablet computer, watch, laptop and credit card worth an estimated $2,900. Damage to the window was valued at $400.
Police responded to a home in the 25500 block of Southeast 27th Street when the homeowner reported someone had blown up his mailbox between noon Aug. 3 and 8:10 a.m. Aug. 4. Police found evidence consistent with something like an M80.
Police responded to a neighbor dispute in the 4200 block of 187th Place Southeast on Aug. 5. The reporting person said her neighbor comes on her property to fix their shared fence without asking. She stated its gotten worse over the past couple of years.
Police responded to a panhandler at the Interstate 90 off ramp at 17th Avenue Northwest on Aug. 5. Officers contacted the male subject and advised him that panhandling was not allowed at that location. He said he understood and left the area.
A business in Snoqualmie received lewd phone calls to female employees, and police gave informational tips to the Issaquah franchise of the business in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on Aug. 5. Police contacted employees and one received a suspicious call about tanning in the nude. Issaquah employees were given some crime prevention tips and asked to call 911 if any suspicious event and or people are discovered.
Good sound system
Police responded to the 800 block of Wildwood Boulevard Southwest for a reported loud verbal disturbance. The occupants were watching a movie with the windows open. All occupants were fine and no crime was found.
A report was made of a burglary Aug. 7 in the 5700 block of 232nd Avenue Southeast, where an estimated $4,570 was lost from a stolen safe and its contents.
Return to sender
Police received a report of harassment Aug. 9, in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Way, that stated a previous tenant’s girlfriend continued to show up and be verbally aggressive toward the reporting person.
Let’s taco ’bout panhandling
Police responded to a complaint of coercive panhandling at Taco Time, 1125 N.W. Gilman Blvd., on Aug. 10. The complainant reported the subject had followed him to his vehicle as well as followed two girls into the business.
Gone to California
A mother reported a theft Aug. 11 in the 1800 block of 25th Avenue Northeast. She allowed her daughter to use a vehicle last month but when the daughter wanted to go to California, the mother would not allow it. The daughter subsequently went to California and left the mother’s vehicle in Washington in an undisclosed location. Police attempted to contact the daughter with negative results.
Someone’s excited for school
A woman believed she heard possible sounds of domestic violence in the 2500 block of 34th Avenue Northeast on Aug. 11. Officers contacted a family of three and there were no problems or signs of domestic violence. Both parents stated that their 5-year-old son was very excited about a bag full of back-to-school items he received. The parents had to calm him down.
Little rascals come to town
A woman said she returned home and found two slats on her fence had been broken off in the 500 block of Northeast Alder Street on Aug. 11. She said they were fine when she left. She spoke to a neighbor who told her she did not see anything suspicious.
An estimated $20,000 was the loss from a stolen 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, taken Aug. 12 in the 1600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
Man in bushes
Police responded to a suspicious report in the 400 block of Southeast Sycamore Lane on Aug. 13. The reporting person’s young daughter and friend observed an unknown male outside their residence. The male was crouched in the bushes looking into their house.
Call for help
A caller reported hearing a man yelling for help who appeared in distress Aug. 14 in the 100 block of Third Avenue Northeast. Police located a very intoxicated man sitting on the pavement of the alley. He agreed to a ride home and officers drove him to Northeast Alder Street, turning him over to a resident there.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Aug. 9-15
- At 5:24 p.m. Aug. 9, two engine crews were dispatched to investigate unauthorized burning in the 19800 block of Southeast 123rd Street.
- An engine was dispatched at 8:57 p.m. Aug. 9 to investigate unauthorized burning in the 1000 block of Highwood Drive Southwest.
- At 8:58 p.m. Aug. 10, an engine crew was sent to investigate unauthorized burning in the 11600 block of 160th Avenue Southeast.
- At 11:13 a.m. Aug. 10, six engines were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Providence Heights Loop.
- Two engine crews investigated unauthorized burning at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 11 in the 13400 block of 246th Avenue Southeast.
- At 8:35 a.m. Aug. 13, five engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.
- Three engine crews extinguished a passenger vehicle fire at 5:53 p.m. Aug. 13 in the 32400 block of eastbound Interstate 90.
- Four engine crews were needed at 8:52 p.m. Aug. 13 to extinguish a natural vegetation fire in the 5600 block of 190th Place Southeast.
- An engine crew extinguished a natural vegetation fire in the 15700 block of Southeast 116th Street at 11:27 a.m. Aug. 14.
- At 6:45 a.m. Aug. 14, four engine crews extinguished a natural vegetation fire in the 2500 block of Northeast Julep Street.
- An engine was dispatched at 12:13 p.m. Aug. 15 to investigate a power line down in the 100 block of Trossachs Boulevard Southeast.
- At 1:14 p.m. Aug. 15, two engine crews lent aid at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
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.