Police & Fire
September 17, 2013
A Sammamish man in the 23400 block of Southeast 24th Street called to report someone had broken into his house between 8 a.m. and 10:05 p.m. Aug. 26. A police officer thinks the suspect gained access through an unlocked door. The home had goods thrown all over the place, but nothing seemed damaged. The person made off with a silver cigarette case and tablet computer worth a combined $1,150. The officer noted gloved prints bearing a honeycomb pattern. The officer was also able to recover some fingerprints.
Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone attempted to enter a home in the 3000 block of 251st Avenue Southeast. The person smashed a window panel from a door, and also tried to open a window. Police found markings left by gloves with a honeycomb pattern. Nothing was taken, and it seems the person did not enter the home.
Residents of a shared home in the 24200 block of Southeast 24th Street reported someone had broken into the home and ransacked several rooms between 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Aug. 26. Five people share the home. Common areas are shared, but each resident has a locked room to himself or herself. Three of the rooms were broken into and ransacked while two were left alone. It seems the suspects left a hookah in one of the rooms, as none of the residents admitted it belonged to them. In total, $4,709.25 in goods was reported missing.
A resident in the 24700 block of Southeast 28th Place called police to report a crow had died at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 25. The bird had been about 100 feet up in a tree when it happened. While no one heard a gunshot, the person believes the crow was shot and fears there may be someone nearby shooting at birds and endangering others. The officer searched the area, but could not find a location where it would be possible to shoot where the crow had been from the ground. The residents took the crow to an animal hospital in Bellevue, but the people there declined to perform an autopsy on the bird.
That’s a lot of friends
Police received a noise request Aug. 30 in the 5100 block of 235th Place Southeast. It was a loud party with more than 40 cars in the area. Police contacted the homeowner and advised him of the complaint. He said he would keep the noise down.
A 2002 Honda Accord, worth about $7,000, was stolen Sept. 3 in the 800 block of Front Street South.
A report of malicious mischief was made Sept. 4 in the 300 block of Shangri-La Way Northwest. Police found scratches on a blue 1989 Buick La Sabre; damage was estimated at $300.
A person reported a man was calling her a lunatic in the 2100 block of Newport Way Northwest on Sept. 4. Police spoke with the man, who was dropping off his children at their residence. The reporting person approached all of them and told the small children they would go to jail.
Police received a noise complaint Sept. 5 in the 600 block of Front Street North. Teamsters were practicing protesting before 7 a.m. They said they would watch their noise levels.
Police responded to a call regarding a transient camp Sept. 5 in a backyard in the 100 block of Southeast Bush Street. The man who called said his 94-year-old mother in law lives alone at the location and he is worried about her.
Police arrested a Colorado man after he violated a court order in the 4600 block of 229th Place Southeast at 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Neighbors reported seeing people in a tree house often used by teens for drinking. When officers arrived, they found a man and woman. The man was under a court order to remain more than 50 yards away from the woman. Police arrested him, but she is unwilling to assist in prosecution.
Hit and run
An Oregon woman was stopped at the traffic light at 228th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 24th Street when she was rear-ended by a red pickup. The truck then did a U-turn and drove off, but the woman could only see part of the license plate.
Someone called to report a woman hanging out the side of a vehicle, calling for help at the intersection of Southeast 24th Street and 212th Avenue Southeast at 2:13 p.m. Sept. 4. When police found the vehicle, there was a man and woman inside. The woman had obviously been crying. The officer interviewed each person. Each said they were dating and had a fight. Each also said that at no point was the woman hanging out of the car. Police gave them information about relationship counseling and sent them on their way.
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 Sept. 6-11
- An engine crew investigated a lightning strike at 12:09 a.m. Sept. 6 in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Way. There was no fire.
- Two engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 11:56 a.m. Sept. 7 in the 100 block of 221st Place Southeast. There were no injuries.
- Two engine crews investigated unauthorized burning at 2:47 p.m. Sept. 7 in the 13500 block of 248th Avenue Southeast.
- An engine crew was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 5:02 a.m. Sept. 9 in the 4100 block of 212th Way Southeast. There were no injuries.
- Three engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 6:42 a.m. Sept. 9 in the 100 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road. There were no injuries.
- Two engine crews investigated unauthorized burning at 4:39 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 29500 block of Southeast 82nd Street.
- Five engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 100 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast.
- An engine crew assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 1:06 p.m. Sept. 11 in the 100 block of Southeast 128th Street and 156th Street.
- Six engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:19 a.m. Sept. 12 in the 14800 block of state Route 18.
- An engine crew investigated unauthorized burning at 4:41 p.m. Sept. 12 in the 800 block of Front Street South.
- An engine crew assisted a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at 5:50 p.m. Sept. 12 in the 200 block of Newport Way Southwest.
- An engine crew assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:23 p.m. Sept. 11 in the 15000 block of westbound Interstate 90.