Police & Fire
September 24, 2013
A boy using the Sammamish Skate Park went into City Hall to use the bathroom at about 11:45 a.m. Sept. 4. He left his phone in the bathroom and went back a few minutes later, but it was gone. He said he’d seen a landscaper go into the bathroom after he left, but people from that company said they hadn’t seen it.
A man in the 21300 block of Southeast 13th Place reported his car, a 1995 Acura Integra, was stolen between 2 and 5 a.m. Sept. 3. There was broken glass and part of a dashboard in the street, which the police took as evidence.
A woman in the 20000 block of Southeast 32nd Street reported a missing USB drive from her home office. It went missing between 11 p.m. Sept. 2 and 11 a.m. Sept. 3. She has a home office detached from the rest of the house. It was left unlocked. It appears the office was searched and nothing else was taken. Police could find no fingerprints.
A woman in the 4300 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road called police at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 3 to report someone had changed her hair product in order to dissolve her hair. She said she has suspects, but does not want to name them until she can prove something.
Someone broke into a garage in the 400 block of 218th Avenue Southeast between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 and took a chainsaw. Over the same span, someone else on the same block was missing a gas can. Around the corner, in the 21800 block of Southeast Fourth Street, someone entered a detached garage through an unlocked window between Sept. 2 and 3. They took about $7,667 worth of tools, car parts and a radio.
Overnight Sept. 2 and 3, someone took a maul axe to the rear window of a vehicle in the 600 block of 212th Avenue Southeast. They made off with about $16,860 worth of tools, medical supplies and electronic equipment.
Residents in the 19800 block of Southeast 32nd Street reported someone had entered their detached garage overnight between Sept. 2 and 3 an taken about $500 worth of tools and costume jewelry.
At about 12:40 a.m. Sept. 3, someone broke into a car in the 3100 block of 199th Avenue Southeast and took about $2,050 worth of tools. At about the same time, in the 3200 block of 198th Place Southeast, someone took two bicycles that were strapped into a truck. They are estimated to be worth a combined $3,300.
Police stopped a man who was going door-to-door without a peddler’s license at 5:22 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 3100 block of 234th Court Southeast. He agreed to obtain a license before continuing.
Grand theft kayak
A woman in the 3500 block of 211th Place Southeast reported someone took her kayak from her dock between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. She said it had been inside her canoe, so it was not likely it had drifted away.
Someone entered a residence in the 21500 block of Southeast 32nd Street through an unlocked window between 12:30 a.m. Aug. 31 and 3:15 p.m. Sept. 1. They took $11,303.10 worth of watches, coins and computer equipment.
It’s for my own good
Police saw a group of teens at the corner of 230th Lane Southeast and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast at 11:10 p.m. Sept. 6. One matched the description of a shoplifting suspect, but it was determined he was not the person. However, he was a minor and visibly drunk. The officer took him into custody and called his mother. As the officer was interviewing the boy, he noted that this same teen had been involved in a different incident involving drinking about a month ago. He asked the boy how many warnings a person should get before they are charged. The boy said one or two. The officer agreed and said he’d likely be filing the case for charges for minor in possession. The boy agreed and said unless the officer filed the charges, he would likely keep getting drunk.
Someone took four bottles of alcohol from the Pine Lake QFC between 11 and 11:10 p.m. Sept. 6. The suspect was described as a white male, about 18 years old, wearing a black hoodie and red-and-black pajama-style pants, carrying a long board. He was last seen running east toward Madison apartments.
A woman in the 3000 block of 255th Avenue Southeast reported a found bicycle at 6:54 p.m. Sept. 6. She said one of her children’s friends had been using it and left it at her house. She said she feared it may have been stolen. Police could find no records of the bike. The woman turned it over to police.
Sammamish Police came to the aid of Issaquah Police, who were chasing a motorcycle being driven recklessly at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 2. Issaquah police were chasing the motorcycle on Southeast 43rd Street and East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast, where the driver was passing other cars by crossing the yellow line around blind corners. The Issaquah officer chased the vehicle and eventually lost sight of it. It was spotted again near Discovery Elementary School. At the end of Southeast 27th Place, the two riders, a man and a woman, got off, stripped off their helmets and leather jackets, and took off running in separate directions. Police were able to track down the woman in a garage in the 2700 block of 233rd Avenue Southeast. As an officer interviewed the woman, she gave false information about who she was and said she had a head injury, which interfered with her memory. Later, the Issaquah officer came to the scene, recognized her and was able to determine her identity. She acknowledged who she actually was and said she’d been fleeing because she has outstanding felony warrants.
Overnight Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, someone broke into an unlocked vehicle in the 26500 block of Southeast 20th Street and took a $200 pair of sunglasses.
As an officer was driving along the 26600 block of Southeast Duthie Hill Road at 1:34 a.m. Aug. 29, he ran a check on the license plate of a vehicle. The registered owner of that vehicle had misdemeanor warrants for driving with a suspended license and was associated with someone else who also had warrants. The person with whom the owner is associated was driving, so the officer arrested him. The owner sent someone else to pick up the vehicle.
Police had a vehicle impounded after it was parked in the 2400 block of East Lake Sammamish Place Southeast. The car was parked in such a way as to block a lane of traffic. It was a 1995 Ford F-150 truck, painted primer orange with gray spots. Its license plates had expired July 31.
Between 2:30 and 4:39 p.m. Sept. 11, a woman was home in the 21100 block of Southeast 27th Street. She had been on her laptop and went upstairs to rest. She heard the doorbell ring several times but ignored it. Shortly after, she heard the front door slam. She thought it was her husband. After a few minutes, he didn’t come upstairs so she went to check and found the laptop missing. When a police officer arrived, he found a box under an open window and theorized that is how the suspect got into the house. The only thing taken was the laptop, worth about $500. Police were able to obtain fingerprints.
A police officer went to a home in the 4100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast after a report of vandalism between 4:05 and 4:10 p.m. Sept. 11. A white work van, spotted by a neighbor, had repeatedly smashed into the house. In addition, a post had been used to smash some windows before it was thrown through one of them. The damage was estimated at between $5,000 and $6,000.
Police responded after a stereo was taken from a truck parked in front of a home in the 1700 block of East Lake Sammamish Place Southeast. The $800 stereo was removed carefully with wire cutters, while a set of golf clubs was left. As a result, police believe the stereo was specifically targeted.
Police responded Sept. 6 to a reported suspicious man on the creek where construction is occurring in the 600 block of Wildwood Boulevard Southwest. Upon arrival, officers found subjects with flashlights were construction workers who stayed in the site overnight on flood watch.
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. 25
- Two engine crews were dispatched at 4:36 p.m. Sept. 13 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 15000 block of Southeast May Valley Road.
- At 5:22 p.m. Sept. 13, four engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 33600 block of eastbound Interstate 90.
- An engine crew investigated an overheated motor at 9:51 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 1000 block of Northeast High Street.
- Eleven engine crews were needed to extinguish a building fire at 12:20 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 21300 block of Southeast 34th Place.
- A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 7:55 p.m. Sept. 14 required the aid of four engine crews in the 100 block of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road.
- An engine crew was dispatched at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 15 to investigate a water or steam leak in the 100 block of Cougar Ridge Road Northwest.
- An engine crew assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 100 block of Southeast Newport Way.
- A motor vehicle accident at 6:03 p.m. Sept. 16 required the aid of an engine crew in the 16700 block of Southeast Renton-Issaquah Road.
- Three engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 11:50 a.m. Sept. 19 in the 10900 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road. There were no injuries.
- An engine crew cleaned up a gasoline or other flammable liquid spill at 9:41 p.m. Sept. 19 in the 1800 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
- Six engine crews were needed at 10:35 p.m. Sept. 19 to extinguish a fire in a portable building being used as a fixed structure in the 11400 block of 164th Avenue Southeast.