Police & Fire
December 3, 2013
We’ll always have Paris
A man received two phone calls Nov. 21 from who he believed to be an adult male telling him he wanted to take him to dinner and then to Paris. It was determined to be a joke played by a cousin.
Beats online dating
Police responded to a report from Eastside Kickboxing on Nov. 21 in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard to investigate a suspicious subject. Officers spoke with a staff member who reported a white male entered the business and was watching the female clients work out. He was asked to leave and complied, then said he would return.
Yes, that’s what it means
At about 1 a.m. Nov. 22, a police officer noticed a car driving erratically near the intersection of Southeast 32nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. When the officer pulled the car over, he noticed the driver’s breath smelled of alcohol. The driver blew a .248 percent on a portable Breathalyzer test, more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent. When he saw the number, he asked: “Does this mean I’m DUI?” Turns out, yes. The officer arrested the man for DUI and had his vehicle impounded.
A gray, 2004 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen from the parking lot at the Boulder Creek Apartments in the 4200 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. It went missing between 7:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20. The registered owner of the vehicle was an Everett man who the reporting party did not know. He said he’d bought the car from a local dealership in July.
Sammamish Police got a call from the jail in Des Moines about a woman with an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license. The jail said it would hold the woman until a space opened in the Issaquah Jail. At about 4:15 p.m. Nov. 20, Sammamish Police were notified a space had opened, so an officer retrieved the woman and brought her to the Issaquah Jail.
A 13-year-old left a note for his mom Nov. 22 in the 100 block of Rainier Boulevard South saying he was going to go somewhere else for a while, and he was “safe” and not to worry. Shortly after police arrived at the residence, the boy arrived back at the residence after figuring out it was too cold to run away and sleep outside.
Police received a report of a stolen laptop computer Nov. 22 in the 6200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway. The item, estimated worth $1,094, was stolen out of a woman’s arms as she crossed the parking lot. Tracking dogs were called in, but police were unable to locate the suspect.
Take that, wall
A 39-year-old transient man was seen at the Issaquah Transit Center on Nov. 23 displaying a knife and talking to a wall. Two witnesses thought it was odd but stated he did not threaten anyone. Police identified the subject who appeared all right and told officers he needed no assistance.
Police received a theft report of a stolen backpack, laptop and scanner from a 1993 Geo Tracker in the 1400 block Northwest Sammamish Road Nov. 23. The victim estimated the loss at $1,735.
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. 22-27
- Two engine crews extinguished a car fire at 7:27 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 17600 block of westbound Interstate 90.
- An engine crew investigated a gas leak at 11:43 a.m. Nov. 24 in the 100 block of 244th Avenue Southeast.
- At 9:36 p.m. Nov. 24, an engine crew investigated what turned out to be barbecue smoke mistaken for a fire in the 100 block of Northwest Boulder Drive.
- Eight engine crews were required to extinguish a building fire at 9:35 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 1900 block of West Beaver Lake Drive Southeast.
- Three engine crews were dispatched at 11:41 a.m. Nov. 25 to investigate an overheated motor in the 31400 block of westbound interstate 90.
- Two engine crews were dispatched to separate unauthorized burning incidents Nov. 26 — the first at 3:48 p.m. in the 13200 block of 436th Avenue Southeast and the second at 4:03 p.m. in the 17100 block of 424th Avenue Southeast.
- Three engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 5:08 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 2900 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast. There were no injuries.
- An engine crew extinguished a cooking fire at 9:34 a.m. Nov. 27 in the 22700 block of Southeast 29th Street.
- Four engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 3:49 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 100 block of Southeast 43rd Way. There were no injuries.
- An engine crew was dispatched at 5:52 p.m. Nov. 27 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 36500 block of westbound Interstate 90. There were no injuries.
- An engine crew cleaned up a flammable liquid spill at 7:38 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 1800 block of 16th Avenue Northeast.