Police & Fire

October 15, 2013

By Staff

Wire theft

Someone took electrical wire and damaged a home under construction in the 21400 block of Southeast Second Place between 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 8 a.m. Sept. 23. The missing wire is valued at about $100 and about $600 in damage was done to the property.



Someone cut up screens on the portable classrooms at Cascade Ridge Elementary School and left a noose hanging on a handrail overnight between Sept. 24 and 25. Five exterior screes had been cut, and someone had cut up several signs, including one that read “Welcome to Second Grade” which had its letters rearranged to spell “cocaine.” No word on where they got the “i.” A knife was also taped to a wall. School maintenance workers removed the noose and knife before police arrived because students were coming and they did not want the children to see them. The noose appeared to be made of a 6-foot cotton rope; the knife looked like an old kitchen knife.


Police responded to a report of vandalism in the 26600 block on Southeast 18th Street. Between 2 p.m. Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. Sept. 21, someone spray painted profanity and other random marks on a fence. Upon investigation, an officer found paint on other nearby fences. He eventually found the spray can and a beer bottle in the area, both of which were taken for evidence.


A golden throne

A chair was stolen Sept. 27 in the 1300 block of 4th Avenue Northwest. The total loss was estimated at $1,000.


Peein’ teens

Police were dispatched to the 6400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast Sept. 27 due to a report of three juveniles loitering. One of the juveniles was described as urinating in the area.


Suspicious romance

Police received a report of a suspicious male subject lighting candles near the roadway in the 400 block of Southeast Evans Lane on Sept. 30. Officers contacted a male who said he was lighting the candles to lead a girlfriend over to a church where he had flowers and was going to ask her to homecoming.


Stolen funds

A theft report was made Oct. 2 in the 300 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard for $9,259 in stolen goods.


Keyed car

Police responded to a malicious mischief report and arrested a suspect for keying a car in the 700 block of Second Avenue Southeast. The damage was estimated at $999.


Two thefts

Two cars were broken into Oct. 4 in the 1000 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. Windows on a 2003 Honda Accord and a 1998 Toyota Corolla were smashed leading to a purse, computer, book and backpack being stolen. The loss is estimated at $1,950.


Driving while suspended

At 12:15 a.m. Oct. 5, a police officer did a random check on a license plate at the intersection of Southeast 32nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. One of the vehicles turned up with its registered owner as having a suspended license. The driver was the owner, and she said she had recently paid the ticket for which her license had been suspended. The officer cited her for driving with a suspended license. The woman’s boyfriend came to the scene and drove the car.

Just passing out

A construction crew reported they have repeatedly seen a Bellevue man parked in a driveway in the 100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. There is work being done on the home, so no one is living there. The man is always extremely drunk, and the workers fear he may get into an accident. The most recent time it happened, Oct. 2, the police officer advised them to call 911 if they see the man again.


He says he didn’t do it

A black man and white woman came to the door of a home in the 200 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Northeast at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. They said they were selling cleaning solution. The woman of the house declined and the pair left. A few minutes later, the woman’s daughter arrived and said the solicitors had just damaged a tile planter box. The woman went outside and found the couple in a black, older SUV or truck. The man, who was driving, said he was not responsible for the damage and said his vehicle was not damaged. The homeowner asked them to leave, and he did. Later, when the husband got home, they decided to report the incident to police.


Stolen garbage can

A man in the 3400 block of 219th Place Southeast reported that one of his four garbage cans had gone missing between 10 a.m. and noon Oct. 1. The other three were there as usual, so police do not think the missing can simply rolled down the hill. The man said a similar incident took place about a year ago, so he painted his name on the can. Police have no suspects.


The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.


  • Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Oct. 4-8
  • Four engine crews assisted at the scene where a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at 8:31 a.m. Oct. 4 in the 24700 block of Southeast 37th Street.
  • Two engine crews investigated an overheated motor at 3:49 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 800 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane.
  • Four engine crews responded at 5:08 p.m. Oct. 6 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 18500 block of state Route 18.
  • The scene of a vehicle accident in the 18400 block of Southeast 135th Street required the aid of four engine crews at 12:52 p.m. Oct. 7. There were no injuries.
  • An engine crew assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 11:49 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 100 block of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. There were no injuries.
  • An engine crew was dispatched at 4:22 p.m. Oct. 8 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Northeast Dogwood Street.
  • Two engine crews investigated unauthorized burning at 6:21 p.m. Oct. 8 in the 21500 block of Southeast May Valley Road.



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.


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