Police & Fire
October 29, 2013
A person called police when they noticed a group of suspicious males and females loitering for 10 minutes within a store in the 6300 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast on Oct. 18. The person believed the group may be getting ready to steal something. He described them as being “European.” Upon arrival, the subjects left the scene in an unknown direction.
Vehicle break in
A 2012 Honda Pilot was broken into on Oct. 18 in the 2000 block of Newport Way Northwest. A computer, bag and cables worth an estimated $2,500 were reported missing.
Another vehicle break in
A 2004 Dodge Durango was broken into on Oct. 18 in the 3100 block of Northeast Mulberry Street. A computer, bag and wallet worth an estimated $1,700 was reported missing.
Police responded to a dispute over water bottles that were brought into a bar Oct. 20 in the 5600 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. Officers arrived and contacted the reporting person and she stated the bouncer let them bring vitamin water into the bar then the owner found out and told them they had to leave.
Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Northeast Alder Street on Oct. 20 in reference to found property. Upon arrival officers met with a man who stated he found a bicycle on his property. He said he did not know who owned the bike or how it got there.
A 2010 Volkswagen Jetta was broken into on Oct. 21 in the 2100 block of Shy Bear Way Northwest. A pocketbook and its contents worth an estimated $300 was reported missing.
A damaged window on a Ford Escape caused $750 in damages. The incident occurred Oct. 22 in the 4700 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
Too Excited for Grand Ridge Plaza
Police responded to a hit and run that occurred in the Dick’s parking lot in the 1400 block of 10th Way Northeast on Oct. 24. Police arrived and contacted the reporting person whose vehicle was stuck in the spot because the suspect vehicle pulled into the spot next to them and side swiped their vehicle.
Someone stole checks from a mailbox on the 4100 block of 229th Court Southeast Oct. 14 and attempted to cash the checks the next day.
A woman on the 3300 block of 221st Avenue Southeast had placed a check in her mailbox as outgoing mail at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 18. A little while later, she saw a black SUV driving around near the mailboxes. She thought it was her neighbor. Later, she went to the mailboxes and found her outgoing mail was missing, and her mailbox had mail in it for an address several block away. She waited for the letter carrier, who explained he had not been to the neighborhood earlier that day and had not taken her mail.
The woman placed a stop on the check. The bank and police advised her the prudent thing would be to close the account. She had not yet decided if she would do so.
Kind of disturbing
A city of Sammamish employee reported he found five used syringes along 228th Avenue, just north of the entrance to Pine Lake Park at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16. A police officer took the syringes back to the station for disposal.
Someone tried to break into a home on the 200 block of 214th Avenue Southeast between Oct. 8 and 10. Police were able to recover fingerprints from the scene.
The friendliest city in America
A man moved into a bank-owned house on the 1800 block of 211th Avenue Southeast. On Oct. 12, shortly after moving in, the man’s neighbor said he had been maintaining the house while the bank owned it. He demanded $50 as compensation for his services. The new homeowner said he did not think he should be responsible for services rendered while the bank owned the property. He suggested the man take the issue up with the bank. The neighbor said if the man did not pay, he would make trouble for the house and property. Fearing for his house, the man paid. Then he reported the incident to police.
Someone really wants to play hacky sack
An employee of the Pine Lake QFC had his car broken into while he was at work between 8 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Oct. 10. The passenger side door does not lock and a suspect gained entry to the vehicle. Missing was a backpack with a hacky sack and no other contents. The lever was also pulled to allow access to the trunk, and the suspect made off with a pair of Chuck Taylors. All together, $122 worth of goods was missing.
The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for October 30
- An engine crew investigated a water/steam leak at 10:24 a.m. Oct. 19 in the 200 block of Mount Rainier Place Northwest.
- An engine crew investigated a natural gas leak at 11:08 a.m. Oct. 19 in the 25800 block of Southeast 30th Street.
- Six engine crews were needed at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 11:01 a.m. Oct. 23 in the 20500 block of westbound Interstate 90, west of state Route 900.
- At 5:26 p.m. Oct. 24, four engine crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Southeast May Valley Road. There were no injuries.
- Two engine crews cleaned up a flammable liquid spill at 8:12 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 100 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.