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.
A 1995 white Jeep Cherokee was stolen in the 700 block of Northeast Blakely Drive on June 21.
July 2, 2013
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.
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.
June 25, 2013
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.
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.
June 11, 2013
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.
June 4, 2013
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.
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.
May 28, 2013
A May 13 report stated that a customer’s son made open threats to throw a rock through the window of a business in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and to “hunt you down.” He was mad about a business issue between his mom and the store. The reporting person notified corporate security and asked that the company advise police.
Police were dispatched to a suspicious call May 13 that a woman was hearing noises, like someone upstairs was getting robbed and people moving stuff, in the 900 block of 10th Place Northeast. She thought it was too late for people to be moving. On investigation, people were actually moving.
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.