May 21, 2013
At about 2:20 a.m. May 3, officers noticed a car going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone near the 4600 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast. The man said he would not submit to a portable Breathalyzer because he did not trust the technology, but he was willing to submit to sobriety tests. Officers noted signs consistent with impairment. The officer arrested the man and took him to the station. The man asked for a specific public defender, and was put in touch with him. Eventually, he took a breath test and blew .135 percent, above the legal limit of .08 percent.
A woman told police she was upset that a plumber hired by her apartment complex in the 200 block of southwest Clark Street on April 30 to fix her clogged toilet was rude and “scary.” She said the plumber demanded entrance into her home to fix her toilet and told her about consequences for not fixing the problem immediately.
May 14, 2013
A white Subaru station wagon was broken into April 26 in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest. An estimated $5,000 was stolen from the vehicle.
Personal bubble burst
A woman reported to the police April 27 that she was approached by a contractor working in the 200 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The man hugged her and kissed her on the cheek, and it made her uncomfortable.
May 7, 2013
The police were called to the 24200th block of Southeast 28th Street in Sammamish a little before 9 a.m. April 13 after a man got in a verbal fight with his sister’s boyfriend. The three live together at the house, where trouble began the day before when the boyfriend claimed he saw naked people in the back yard and accused his pregnant girlfriend of lying about her whereabouts. During the heated discussion, the girlfriend reached to take the boyfriend’s phone away from him and scratched his face. The argument picked up again the next morning, but this time the brother intervened and began exchanging heated words with the boyfriend. The brother told police the boyfriend abuses prescription painkillers and that he has, over the last year, heard his sister’s boyfriend yell at her and threaten her. The girlfriend admitted her boyfriend occasionally took pain pills to “take the edge off” but downplayed his drug use. The boyfriend asked the police to arrest his girlfriend for the scratch he had on his face. He got angry with the officers when they didn’t and drove away.
Someone broke into the city’s old operations and maintenance facility in the 2000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. Police noticed a damaged garage door at about 11:51 p.m. April 14. The nature of the damage would give people access to the building.
A homeowner in the 2900 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast called police to report a burglary between 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. April 16. Someone gained access through a rear window that may not have been locked. The homeowners were missing a laptop computer and jewelry worth about $3,970.
April 30, 2013
A Lynnwood man, with several criminal warrants, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence the evening of April 4 near the 900 block of 228th Avenue Southeast.
A woman found a few golf clubs near the 2100 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast at about noon April 5. She turned them over to police April 19 because she had been traveling. She said she noticed stickers referring to Sahalee Country Club. She called the club and said she’d found the clubs. She said she would like to keep the clubs if the owner does not claim them.
Tampering with crawfish traps
A Pine Lake resident who is helping out with the University of Washington’s study of crawfish in the lake reported April 7 that over the past two weekends, a total of four of her crawfish traps have been vandalized, two beyond repair. On April 7, she found two notes in freezer bags, one read “complementary eggs” and contained broken eggs and the other read “you mad.” She told police she thinks the culprits are middle school-aged as it looks like a child’s handwriting on the notes. She said she intends to install cameras on the private dock.
April 23, 2013
A man called police at 4:37 p.m. April 4 to report someone had taken his rain barrel from his home in the 100 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Northeast sometime April 3 or 4. There were several other such rain barrels left in place. Nothing else was disturbed.
A young man came to police at 11:05 p.m. April 5 to say he was being extorted. He’d gone to a website April 4 where people can chat with members of the opposite sex. He had been chatting with a female for hours. They exchanged Facebook information so they could contact each other. Later that night, they decided to do a video chat. The woman says she recorded the video chat and would release it to everyone on Facebook if he did not pay her $100. He told her he is a minor, and she laughed. The boy contacted police and admitted the video was of him masturbating. Police verified that this was not a site where people pay for that sort of thing. While the officer was there, the woman said he had one hour to decide if he wanted to pay her. He said he was going to pay to keep the information off Facebook. Police advised him to document everything in case it would be needed in the future.
April 16, 2013
A woman called police to report someone had sent inappropriate photos of a sexual nature to her 14-year-old daughter’s cellphone. The woman’s husband said he’d done an Internet search and found a man in Renton matching the phone number from which the images came. Police were unable to duplicate the results of the search. They attempted to contact the man, but were unable to do so. Police said she should report any similar incidents in the future.
Overstayed his welcome
Police responded to the Sterling Square Condo complex at 10:12 p.m. March 29. A woman who lives there had a guest with whom she had gotten into a fight, and she wanted him to leave. Police talked to the man, who was lying down with his eyes closed pretending to be asleep, and eventually convinced him to gather his things and leave the unit. He repeatedly asked officers if he could go back in and retrieve something he’d forgotten. Police refused, saying they’d already given him enough time to gather his things. The man called a cab to come and take him somewhere. A few moments after police left the scene, the man was banging on the door asking to retrieve something he’d forgotten. The woman called police, who came back and arrested the man for trespassing.
April 9, 2013
Police responded to the intersection of Southeast 19th Street and 200th Avenue Southeast at about 3:23 p.m. March 23 when someone reported there were door-to-door salespeople. Officers found two women, neither of whom had a valid license to peddle wares door-to-door. In addition, neither had any identification on them. When officers ran their names through police computer databases, one had a Kentucky home address, and the other had no state-issued identification. Officers contacted their manager and explained that Sammamish doesn’t cotton to people selling door-to-door without a permit. The manager said he understood and would take care of it
Too young for fun
An 18-year-old Bellevue female was arrested March 25 for possession of marijuana. In line with the recently passed initiative 502, possession is currently legal for adults over 21, who are allowed to carry a maximum amount of an ounce for personal use.
April 2, 2013
No doughnuts here
Police heard screeching tires at 11:19 p.m. March 16 in the Pine Lake Shopping Center. Police pulled the driver over and found him to be a 17-year-old Eastlake High School student. The officer called the boy’s mother. The boy was “genuinely apologetic,” so police released him with a warning.
Sound the alarm
Police responded to an audible residential alarm in the 2900 block of 222nd Place Southeast at 5:28 p.m. March 17. When an officer arrived, an unsecured door at the back of the house was found, but no suspects and no signs of burglary. Police were able to secure the home before leaving.
March 12, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day, baby
Nearly $400 worth of liquor was stolen from QFC at about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Police reviewed surveillance tape that showed a man and woman walking into the store, concealing multiple bottles under their coats and exiting the store and driving away. The man is described as black, having dreadlocks with cornrows, a goatee, a black hooded windbreaker, gray colored sweatpants and basketball-style shoes. The female is described as white, wearing a dark colored coat and jeans, and carrying a large purse. The male left the scene in a white Pontiac Grand-Am while the female drove away in a black Honda Accord.
A 21-year-old Issaquah man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false statements in the 300 block of Southeast Darst Street on Feb. 18.
More than $2,000 worth of collector cards were reported stolen Feb. 14 from a residence in the 100 block of East Sunset Way.
March 5, 2013
More than $230 worth of alcohol was stolen from a business in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at about 5:40 p.m. Feb. 11.
Car part stolen
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.
A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on Feb. 12. The cost of the part is estimated at $2,800.
Police arrested a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of driving under the influence after an accident near the corner of Newport Way Northwest and 17th Avenue Northwest at about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12. A breath test estimated the woman’s blood alcohol level at .18 percent, more than double the legal limit for driving.