Police & Fire

February 18, 2014

By Staff

Mean girls

A pair of Skyline High School students were expelled after they planted prescription pills in the backpack of a third girl Jan. 30 in order to get her in trouble. The pair hid the pills during lunch, and then told school administrators they suspected the girl had pills. Administrators searched the girl’s backpack and found the pills. The girl was surprised and swore they weren’t hers. An officer believed the girl and then checked security cameras, which show the two girls approaching the backpack and stashing something in it. When confronted, one of the girls admitted involvement, though the other denied she had anything to do with it. Discipline will be handled at the school and family level from this point on.


Last paycheck

A young man fired from his job at a local business on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast returned to the business seeking his last paycheck at 3 p.m. Feb. 5. His employer told him the check was likely in the mail. He tried to force his way in and caused a disturbance. Police responded and told him he was not permitted to return to the business for a year, and if he did so, he would be subject to arrest.

Strange behavior

Someone noticed a man in a white Subaru Legacy looking into mailboxes at about 9:45 p.m. Feb. 7 near the intersection of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and 212th Way Southeast. Police were unable to locate the man or the vehicle, or to determine if a crime occurred.


Getting comfy

At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, a police officer locking up Beaver Lake Park found someone left a couch, love seat and end table near the boat launch. The officer notified Sammamish parks staff to pick up the living room set.


DUI crash

Police responded to the scene of a one-car crash in the 3300 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 3:15 a.m. Feb. 8. When an officer arrived, he found a car had hit a guardrail. The female driver was sitting in her boyfriend’s car, which was not involved in the accident. She failed field sobriety tests, and had .098 percent blood alcohol content, above the legal limit of .08 percent.



An officer noticed a truck with a headlight out near the 3600 block of 212th Avenue Southeast at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 8. The vehicle was also missing a license plate. The truck pulled into a driveway. The officer approached and asked the man if he lived at the house; the man said no. When asked why he was there, the man said, “To go to the bathroom?” The officer could smell alcohol and noticed beer cans and bottles in the truck. The man blew a .306 percent on a portable Breathalyzer — more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent. He seemed like he would be unable to take a formal breath test at the station, so he was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a blood draw and then booked into the King County Jail.


Stolen clothes

A 64-year-old Lynnwood man was arrested Feb. 8 in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest for stealing $352.38 in clothing.


Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Feb. 7-12

  • At 11:18 a.m. Feb. 7, three engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Highlands Drive Northeast.
  • Two engine crews were dispatched at 4:12 p.m. Feb. 7 to investigate a natural gas leak in the 1200 block of Lyons Avenue Northeast.
  • Eight engine crews extinguished a cooking fire at 6:54 p.m. Feb. 7 in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street.
  • A motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 238th Avenue Southeast required the aid of one engine crew at 8:24 p.m. Feb. 8.
  • At 8:26 p.m. Feb. 8, an engine crew was sent to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of state Route 18. There were no injuries.
  • A motor vehicle accident at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 10 in the 48200 block of eastbound Interstate 90 required the aid of five engine crews.
  • At 3:49 p.m. Feb. 10, three engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Southeast May Valley Road.
  • An engine crew extinguished a cooking fire at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 300 block of 222nd Place Southeast.
  • Six engine crews were dispatched at 4:55 p.m. Feb. 12 to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 34400 block of westbound Interstate 90, east of state Route 18. There were no injuries.



Good father

Police responded to a report of a possible drowning in the 200 block of 218th Place Southeast at 10 a.m. Feb. 9. A teenage boy was walking on the ice on a retention pond near his house when he fell through. The boy’s father jumped in after him and pulled him out. When an officer arrived, the two were both out of the water, shivering. The officer helped them back to the house where they were able to shower in warm water to warm up slowly. An aid car came, checked them out and found that both seemed to be OK.


Stolen car

A 1996 green Subaru was stolen Feb. 9 from the corner of East Sunset Way and Highlands Drive Northeast. The estimated loss was $5,000.


Can you hear me now?

Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Northeast Park Drive Feb. 10 on a report of a suspicious gold van park in front of a residence. The subjects were working with T-Mobile testing signal strength.


Vehicle break-in

Police received a report of theft from a Honda CRV in the 2600 clock of Northwest Pine Cone Place on Feb. 10. The estimated loss was $430, from stolen garage door openers and numerous audio CDs.


Craigslist strikes again

Police were dispatched on a report of a suspicious subject Feb. 13 in the 700 block of West Sunset Way. A man entered a residence through an unsecured rear sliding door and walked into the bedroom of the complainant. When the complainant and his wife woke up, the subject stated that he was there for a party that he saw on craigslist.


Theft arrest

Police arrested a 49-year-old Tacoma man Feb. 11 in the 1400 block of Highlands Drive Northeast for stealing $355.65 worth of groceries and liquor.


Vehicle break-in

A 2007 Chevrolet K2 was broken into in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue Northeast Feb. 13. The police report did not give an estimated loss.


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

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One Response to “Police & Fire”

  1. James Heitkemper on April 6th, 2014 10:18 pm

    I am the only residence left on SE 66th street. You can only take a right on 1st ave which is a dead end over here next to Cadman and I-90. It is my understanding a body was found at the dead end yesterday and was wondering if you can report on it. People die everyday and it is not especially newsworthy to the general public. I am curious about this because most folks dont die outside on a dead end street. Was this person a victim of a crime and should I be concerned? Was this person simply homeless and their time was up yesterday? Whoever goes down this road must pass my house. The weed shop down the road has brought a lot of unwanted traffic. Although they themselves are good people not all the customers are. I live next to a protected salmon creek, the North fork of Issaquah Creek to be exact. Each day I now wake up and clean up trash in my yard or vicinity. I dont think my five neighbors and various businesses around the corner suddenly stopped caring. People do not crap on their own porch. This trash comes from folks who dont care and have no respect. They dont live here.
    The weed shop is my neighbor, like it or not. I have talked with all the employees and they are just regular folks in that they run a viable business within the law, pay taxes, and employ people. No children live in the entire neighborhood, such as it is, and there isnt a school for miles. They picked an ideal spot. I can tell you business is booming by the traffic that must pass my house both in and out. If they get 200 customers a day 196 will respect my neighborhood. The pounding stereos, trash, and trying to drift the corner at 45 mph is obnoxious. The mail boxes are a foot shorter now because someone took them out. I have walked out and found people pulled over in several places near my house getting high. I am OK with the weed thing politically but I feel I should be compensated for the deterioration of my living standard. I would settle cheap. Maybe 5 bucks a day just to pick up the trash and dispose of it properly.

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