Police & Fire

August 6, 2013

Shirtless bird

Officers were dispatched July 20 in the 500 block of East Sunset Way to a report of an adult male “flipping people off” while walking. The man was not wearing a shirt.

 

Important to have a plan

Police received a report July 20 in the 300 block of Northwest Dogwood Street of a man knocking on neighbor’s doors because he had run out of Pepsi Max and needed someone to go to the store to restock. The man told responding police that he needed Pepsi Max for energy because he had several things to do.

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Police & Fire

July 30, 2013

Egging

Police responded when a homeowner in the 1800 block of 216th Avenue Southeast reported someone had egged his car. The man had gotten the vehicle’s license plate number. The homeowner had tried to stop the car, but it swerved around him. He wanted the incident reported in case of possible retaliation. An officer advised him to wash the car so the eggs would not do any damage.

 

Vandalism

Someone made a 2-foot scratch in the front left fender of a vehicle at the Madison Apartments between 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 7.

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Police & Fire

July 23, 2013

Sparkler bomber

At about 8:34 p.m. July 3, someone set off a sparkler bomb in the 4500 block of 230th Way Southeast. The caller who made the report says they have an idea of who it was, after several juveniles identified the suspect. They reported the suspect had made several sparkler bombs and had been setting them off in Sammamish and Klahanie. The homeowners hope to contact the suspect’s parents and handle the matter civilly.

 

Attempted color bomb

Someone taped together fireworks, a PVC pipe, a sparkler and several cans of spray paint and set off the device sometime July 4 or 5 near second base at a field at Beaver Lake Park. They had also detonated a firework inside a garbage can.

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Police & Fire

July 16, 2013

Fraud

A married couple called to report their credit card was used without their knowledge between 8 a.m. June 27 and 6 p.m. June 28. Someone had charged $142.24 at American Eagle Outfitters via the Internet. The clerk at the store would not say where the package was being shipped, but confirmed it was not being sent to the couple’s home. When a police officer called, the store asked for a letter to be faxed on city letterhead with details of the information the officer was requesting.

 

Burglary

A police officer responded after a woman reported items were missing from her tool shed in the 4300 bock of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road between 3 p.m. June 26 and 9 a.m. June 27. Most of the items were found nearby, on the other side of a fence in an adjacent condo complex. Still missing were a chainsaw, wine openers and an air compressor. The shed is secluded, and the woman suspects that only someone who knew of its existence would have thought to break into it.

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Police & Fire

July 9, 2013

Return to sender

Officers searched the 100 block of East Sunset Way on June 21 for a male that had just been released from jail and was walking around yelling and growling at people in the downtown area.

 

Car stolen

A 1995 white Jeep Cherokee was stolen in the 700 block of Northeast Blakely Drive on June 21.

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Police & Fire

July 2, 2013

DUI

A Sammamish police officer stopped a vehicle driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone at 1:09 a.m. June 23 near the intersection of Southeast 22nd Street and 222nd Avenue Southeast. The car smelled of alcohol and burned marijuana. After a field sobriety test, the driver, a 20-year-old man, blew a .057 on a portable Brethalyzer. After his arrest, the man began crying and said he could see his life flash before his eyes. His vehicle was impounded.

 

Driving while suspended

At about 1:55 a.m. June 22, police performed a random license plate check on a vehicle near the intersection of Southeast 32nd Way and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. The driver, also the registered owner, had a suspended driver’s license. His roommate came and moved the car. The driver seemed to not know he’d had his license suspended for failing to appear to a tabs violation.

 

Burglary

Someone broke into a garage at a home in the 4500 block of 231st Place Southeast between 9 p.m. June 19 and 5 a.m. June 20. It seems the burglar(s) gained entry through a side door into the garage. Camping equipment, gardening tools, fishing poles, golf equipment, and several bottles of wine and champagne were stolen. The owner did not have an estimate for the value of stolen items, and said there might be more things missing.

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Police & Fire

June 25, 2013

Wire found

At about 8:05 p.m. June 8, Sammamish Police got a call from Issaquah Police about some wire. While investigating a traffic accident, an Issaquah officer noticed someone throwing something into some bushes. He later found it to be copper wire. Upon further investigation, police found it had been taken from a construction site in Sammamish. When police went to the job site, they found no one had permission to have taken anything.

 

There are minors and there are minors

Sammamish Police pulled over a car that seemed to have run a stop sign, and definitely had a taillight out at 10:12 p.m. near the intersection of Southeast 20th Street and 228th Avenue Southeast. When the officer approached the car, the driver lunged across the center console. The driver, who smelled of alcohol, said he was moving beer cans to the rear of the vehicle. He said he had not been drinking, but had smoked marijuana about two hours before. The driver said someone had spilled beer on him. The officer gave him a field sobriety test, which he passed, so the officer elected not to charge him with DUI. However, the driver was in possession of marijuana. Although he is over 18, he is under 21, so he is unable to possess marijuana. The officer is recommending he be charged with minor in possession.

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Police & Fire

June 18, 2013

Sounds like ninja turtle

Police found a manhole cover off at the corner of Highlands Drive Northeast and Northeast Discovery Drive on June 7. It was the second call in two weeks police have had regarding the specific cover.

 

I’ll be back in just a bit

On June 7, in the 1000 block of 17th Avenue Northwest, police responded to a report and found a vehicle to be running with the key in the ignition. The reporting person indicated that the vehicle had been parked there and running for more than 24 hours. After one hour of waiting for King County to check if the vehicle was stolen, police opened it, turned it off and kept the key for the owner to pick it up.

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Police & Fire

June 11, 2013

Car break-in

Between 8 p.m. May 24 and noon May 25, someone entered a vehicle in the 1800 block of 251st Place Southeast and took a ring worth $520.

 

Testing the remote

Police responded to a home in the 2000 block of 277th Avenue Southeast at 8:45 p.m. May 28 after a woman heard her garage door open twice in the same day. An officer was able to determine that someone had stolen the woman’s garage door opener and was likely driving near the house to see if it still worked. Nothing seems to be missing from the home, other than the opener. The officer showed the woman how to change the code for the opener and gave her more tips to avoid garage burglaries.

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Police & Fire

June 4, 2013

Car break-in

Police responded to the 1600 block of 217th Place Southeast at 11:05 p.m. May 19 for a report of a vehicle break-in. The man who lives at the home heard his dog barking and saw the dome light on in his vehicle. The center console was open, but nothing was missing.

 

Not a bar

Police responded to a report of two men drinking in a car in front of Bartell Drugs at 11:10 a.m. May 20. The pair had bottles of vodka and Red Bull and could not explain why they were there. The car was not running and the keys were not in the ignition. Police told the men they should leave the area on foot and not return until they had sobered up. They agreed, dumped the alcohol and left the area on foot.

 

Car break-in

A man called to report someone had taken a laptop, backpack and external hard drive from his vehicle between 9:15 p.m. May 24 and 8:30 a.m. May 25 in the 3000 block of 230th Lane Southeast. He estimates the total value of the items at $1,260. There is no indication of how someone might have gotten into the vehicle, which had its doors locked.

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