Police & Fire

December 24, 2013

By Staff

Minor in possession

Between 8:40 and 9:08 p.m. Dec. 13, police responded to a report of two teens in a car parked in the 1700 block of 211th Avenue Southeast. The caller said the windows were tinted, but they could see the flickering of a light inside the car. When an officer arrived, he found the teens and noticed the smell of marijuana. The male and female produced a grinder with marijuana residue in it. The teens locked the vehicle and walked to one of their houses. The officer took the grinder for evidence.


Missing tablet

A man came to the Sammamish Police offices to report a missing tablet computer. On Dec. 4, he was witness to a suicide at his residence. Between then and Dec. 10, his tablet went missing. He was told his apartment manager had someone come in to clean the apartment. The cleaners were the only people with access to the apartment for a span of three days. The apartment manager suggested the man file a police report about the computer, worth an estimated $525.



Someone threw about six eggs at a home in the 19300 block of Southeast 21st Street overnight Dec. 7. The homeowner reported hearing a thumping noise at about 11:30 p.m., but did not go to investigate. She said her house, and her daughter’s friend’s house, had also been egged over the Thanksgiving holiday. Another home, in the 27100 block off Southeast 27th Street, was egged at about the same time.


An officer was parked in the lot at Pine Lake Covenant Church at about 3:19 a.m. Dec. 8. He noticed what sounded like a car crash on 228th Avenue Southeast in front of the church. He found a single car, with the two driver’s side tires flat. The driver got out and was staggering around. The man failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Sammamish Police station. He asked to speak to an attorney, and then refused to take a breath test. His attorney told him he would not be booked into jail. The officer told him different, saying the man had already admitted to a DUI in California during an earlier conversation. The man asked to talk to his attorney again, but the officer refused, saying he’d already had ample time to talk with his attorney. He was eventually placed in a holding cell.


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 Dec. 14-19

  • At 1:21 a.m. Dec. 14, three engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 22200 block of eastbound Interstate 90, west of Front Street.
  • Three engine crews cleaned up a flammable gas leak at 11:01 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 16600 block of 228th Avenue Southeast.
  • Two engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 6:51 a.m. Dec. 17 in the 7200 block of Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast.
  • Four engine crews extinguished a chimney fire at 7:41 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 15700 block of 249th Avenue Southeast.
  • An engine crew extinguished a building fire at 7:12 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 100 block of Skagit Key.
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