Police & Fire
November 12, 2013
Sleeping it off
A police officer contacted a man asleep in his car in the 21700 block of Southeast Eighth Street at 9:21 a.m. Nov. 1. The man said he had smoked marijuana the night before and didn’t think it was safe to drive, so he’d slept in the car. The officer advised him that sleeping in the car disturbs local residents, and warned him of the dangers of driving under the influence.
At about 12:18 a.m. Nov. 1, a police officer using radar determined a car was going 70 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver slowed down but continued to drive away, and ran a stop sign before eventually pulling into a random driveway on East Main Street. After the officer contacted the driver, he found he had an invalid driver’s license.
Police received a report of malicious mischief Nov. 1 in the 5700 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. An estimated $749 was reported lost resulting from a damaged tire and a scratch to the side of the vehicle.
Friends in Lowe’s places
A Lowe’s employee called Nov. 1 in the 1600 block of 11th Ave Northwest about two white males hanging out in front of the store, making exiting employees nervous. Police made contact with the two intoxicated males who were taking a walk and sending texts after seeing a movie. They moved along.
A silver 2013 Jeep Wrangler was broken into Nov. 2 in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast. An speaker, iPod, sunglasses and power cords, valued at $840, were stolen.
A Sammamish officer noticed a car signaling to turn, when there was no place to turn, at about 11:25 p.m. Nov. 2 near Southeast 20th Street and 216th Avenue Southeast. That made the officer suspicious, so he ran the license plate and found the registered owner of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant. The officer contacted the driver, who was the owner, and informed him that there were warrants out for his arrest, and took him into custody.
A white 2010 Mercedes Benz SLK300, valued at $32,000, was stolen Nov. 4 in the 700 block of Bear Ridge Drive Northwest.
A Starbucks employee called police Nov. 3 in the 6200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast reporting a female’s dog that was getting on the furniture and bothering other people. The female said it was a service dog, and officers tried to explain the wishes of Starbucks and included not using the business as her home. They told the woman the dog could be there but not on the furniture or licking various items.
A vehicle was broken into Nov. 4 in the 2000 block of Newport Way Northwest. No estimated loss was given, but keys and a dream catcher were stolen.
Former Tent City resident
A reporting person in the 5200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast called Issaquah police Nov. 5 and rambled about identity theft issues that appear to be unfounded. She was homeless and kicked out of Tent City. She agreed to police to go with Mobile Crisis Outreach, who were coming to take her to a shelter in Seattle.
Sleeping in church
Police contacted three juveniles in the 300 block of Southeast Darst Street, who were sleeping in the stairwell of the church Nov. 6. The church employee asked that police warn them not to do it again; she did not want a written trespass form issued because she did not want to discourage juveniles from attending the AA program.
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 Nov. 2-7
- Downed power lines on Nov. 2 required the following assistance:
- One engine crew at 9:33 a.m. in the 28300 block of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road
- One engine crew at 11:21 a.m. in the 100 block of Southeast 28th Street
- Two engine crews at 11:34 a.m. in the 100 block of 207th Avenue Southeast
- Two engine crews were dispatched at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 2 to investigate a natural gas leak in the 2800 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast.
- Two engine crews provided windstorm assessment at 6:47 p.m. Nov. 2 in the 3900 block of 262nd Avenue Southeast.
- Nine engine crews were needed at 7:25 a.m. Nov. 3 to extinguish an outside fire in the 18000 block of Southeast Renton-Issaquah Road.
- Two engine crews cleaned up a gasoline spill at 1:48 p.m. Nov. 3 in the 600 block of Wilderness Peak Drive Northwest.
- At 9:25 p.m. Nov. 4, two engine crews were sent to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 12th Avenue Northwest.
- Three engine crews were dispatched at 9:43 a.m. Nov. 5 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 33700 block of eastbound Interstate 90, west of state Route 18.
- An engine crew assisted at a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 7:59 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 100 block of Southeast 11th Street.
- A motor vehicle accident at 2:49 p.m. Nov. 6 required the aid of seven engine crews in the 100 block of Southeast May Valley Road.
- An engine crew assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 7:17 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 4800 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.
- An engine crew assisted with a power line down at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 22000 block of Southeast 28th Street.
- Two engine crews were needed at 8:38 a.m. Nov. 7 to handle arcing, shorted electrical equipment in the 10400 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.
- An engine crew assisted with a power line down at 10:17 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 16400 block of Southeast Renton-Issaquah Road.
- At 5:08 p.m. Nov. 7, three engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 254th Avenue Southeast.