Police & Fire

May 6, 2014

Stolen tools

Tools, worth an estimated $1,000, were stolen from the 18500 block of Southeast Newport Way on March 26.

 

Bear sighting

A person spotted a bear in the 23300 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road on March 26. Police responded but the bear was gone.

 

Return to sender

In the 5300 block of 229th Avenue Southeast, a man reported March 26 that someone had placed what appeared to be dog feces in his mailbox. He stated that he had a minor property dispute with a neighbor but was unsure if he would be responsible for something like this.

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Police & Fire

April 29, 2014

Off leash

Police responded to a horse-riding stable in the 23800 block of Southeast 24th Street at 11 a.m. March 22. A man had been riding by on his bicycle with his dog off leash. The dog spooked a horse, which threw its 15-year-old rider, causing the girl to fracture a vertebra. When the girl’s father confronted the bike rider, he responded, yelling that he doesn’t have to have his dog on a leash and using profanity. The woman who runs the stable was more interested in an apology for the man’s behavior than anything else.

 

Vandalism

Someone egged a home in the 3000 block of 255th Avenue Southeast at 3:15 a.m. March 22. The homeowner says this is between the 12th and 15th time this has happened in the past few months. He suspects his teenage daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

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Police & Fire

April 8, 2014

Warrant arrest

Police contacted a male and female sleeping on the ground outside a business in the 2800 block of 228th Avenue Southeast at about 11:05 p.m. March 18. The female stated she had been banned from Tent City 4 for seven days. She had two felony warrants for her arrest, so police took her into custody. The male returned to Tent City.

Burglary

A man in the 3200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast reported someone broke into his house between 7:50 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 18. He reported a laptop, guitar and pair of heirloom rings, worth a combined $2,500, were stolen. Someone seems to have attempted to enter through the garage door and a bedroom window, before entering through a bathroom window.

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Police & Fire

April 1, 2014

Vandalism

A woman reported someone scratched the hood of her car in the 700 block of 240th Way Southeast sometime March 12.

 

War games

Police responded March 14 to a report of malicious mischief in the 23400 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road. Approximately 30 minutes prior to the report, someone shot a large number of paint balls at a building.

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Police & Fire

March 25, 2014

Damaged window

A malicious mischief report was filed March 4 in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Street regarding a damaged window on a BMW 330i. The estimated loss was $200.

 

Mail theft

A Sammamish woman called police after she believed some mail thefts occurred between 2 and 3:30 p.m. March 4 in the 2900 block of 218th Avenue Southeast. The woman saw a white pickup truck with a lawnmower in the back pull up in front of her mailboxes, as did a neighbor. The women say they saw an Hispanic male wearing a bright green shirt and construction vest get out of the truck, while a white male stayed in the truck. The woman found a way to watch the truck unobtrusively, and said the Hispanic male took mail from a mailbox and hid it under his vest. Later on, someone else was able to get pictures of the truck, the driver and the truck’s license plate.

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Police & Fire

March 18, 2014

Love letter

Someone vandalized the front doors to Pine Lake Middle School between Feb. 21 and 24. They wrote of their love for someone using a black, permanent marker. The markings were cleaned off prior to police arrival, but someone had taken a photo.

 

Good deed

Police responded to an apartment in the 1800 block of Trossachs Boulevard at 1 p.m. Feb 22. A resident reported he could hear one of his neighbors crying for help. When officers arrived, they could also hear calls for help. They kicked the door down and found a man had slipped and wedged his arm in his walker chair. There was no way the man, who has multiple sclerosis, could free himself. The officer helped the man out of the situation. Firefighters from EFR found the man was generally OK, with the exception of a sore arm, and then did their best to repair the damaged door. The police offered the man the number for the county claims office, but the man said he would not need it.

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Police & Fire

February 25, 2014

Hit and run

A Sammamish man was driving south on 228th Avenue Southeast when another car ran a red light at Issaquah-Pine Lake Road at 9:12 p.m. Feb. 15. As a result, the man struck the car that ran the light, and it then sped away. The man followed long enough to get the license plate number.

 

Burglary

A couple in the 20000 block of Southeast 27th Place reported someone came into their home through an unlocked door between 9 and 11:50 a.m. Feb. 15. The couple said they were missing a phone, laptop, loose change and jewelry worth at least $1,850.

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Police & Fire

February 18, 2014

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.

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Police & Fire

February 11, 2014

Here come the locks

A man in the 2100 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast reported someone had taken the mail from a mailbox tree of four mailboxes between Jan. 28 and 29. Two of the four people had retrieved mail, but two were missing items. The man said the neighbors would now be getting locking mailboxes.

 

Crazy ex

A woman was following her ex boyfriend and his new girlfriend in the area of the 1700 block of 254th place Southeast. The man has been with the new girlfriend for about six months and had dated the old girlfriend for 12 years. Police told the ex that she can’t keep following the couple, and advised the man to get an anti-harassment order.

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Police & Fire

February 4, 2014

Missing coins

A woman in the 2000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast reported she believes her neighbors have been coming to her house and taking things. She said since 2011, there have been several instances of this happening, such as one time when a pair of pruning shears was missing and replaced with an older pair, or a thumb drive was missing. This time, she said she was missing some coins and a pawn slip. She said the neighbors have a key to her house. She recently changed the locks, so police advised her to wait and see if that clears up the situation.

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