Police & Fire

November 12, 2013

Sleeping it off

A police officer contacted a man asleep in his car in the 21700 block of Southeast Eighth Street at 9:21 a.m. Nov. 1. The man said he had smoked marijuana the night before and didn’t think it was safe to drive, so he’d slept in the car. The officer advised him that sleeping in the car disturbs local residents, and warned him of the dangers of driving under the influence.


Reckless driving

At about 12:18 a.m. Nov. 1, a police officer using radar determined a car was going 70 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver slowed down but continued to drive away, and ran a stop sign before eventually pulling into a random driveway on East Main Street. After the officer contacted the driver, he found he had an invalid driver’s license.

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Police & Fire

November 5, 2013

Vehicle prowl

Someone broke into a car parked in front of a home on the 100 block of 242nd Avenue Southeast overnight between Oct. 25 and 26. The owner reported that a $50 gift card was taken, along with $375 worth of movie tickets to the Pasco/Moses Lake Fairchild Movie Theater.


It’s scarier if you’re drunk

Police arrested a 19-year old man at 10:14 p.m. Oct. 18 at Nightmare at Beaver Lake. Security from the event had called police when the man appeared drunk. The officer noted he could not stand under his own power and smelled of intoxicants. He was taken into custody and released to his sister. Police recommend charging him for being under 21 and exhibiting the effects of alcohol.

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Police & Fire

October 29, 2013

Those Europeans

A person called police when they noticed a group of suspicious males and females loitering for 10 minutes within a store in the 6300 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast on Oct. 18. The person believed the group may be getting ready to steal something. He described them as being “European.” Upon arrival, the subjects left the scene in an unknown direction.


Vehicle break in

A 2012 Honda Pilot was broken into on Oct. 18 in the 2000 block of Newport Way Northwest. A computer, bag and cables worth an estimated $2,500 were reported missing.

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Police & Fire

October 22, 2013

Jerked around

A theft in the 100 block of Front Street North on Oct. 6 resulted in an estimated $750 loss. The thief stole cash and jerky.


Stolen camera

A camera was stolen from a 2007 Volvo XC90 in the 200 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard on Oct. 6. It was worth an estimated $800.

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Police & Fire

October 15, 2013

Wire theft

Someone took electrical wire and damaged a home under construction in the 21400 block of Southeast Second Place between 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 8 a.m. Sept. 23. The missing wire is valued at about $100 and about $600 in damage was done to the property.



Someone cut up screens on the portable classrooms at Cascade Ridge Elementary School and left a noose hanging on a handrail overnight between Sept. 24 and 25. Five exterior screes had been cut, and someone had cut up several signs, including one that read “Welcome to Second Grade” which had its letters rearranged to spell “cocaine.” No word on where they got the “i.” A knife was also taped to a wall. School maintenance workers removed the noose and knife before police arrived because students were coming and they did not want the children to see them. The noose appeared to be made of a 6-foot cotton rope; the knife looked like an old kitchen knife.

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Police & Fire

October 1, 2013

Throwing a tree tantrum

Police received a report of a male throwing things around in the back yard of a complex in the 23300 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road on Sept. 7. He was identified as a neighbor involved in a conflict over tearing up trees.


Hot tub crime machine

Police responded to a noise complaint in the 700 block of Front Street South on Sept. 8. Upon arrival, officers found six people in a hot tub. They were informed that the hot tub was closed per the hours on the sign.

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Police & Fire

September 24, 2013

Lost phone

A boy using the Sammamish Skate Park went into City Hall to use the bathroom at about 11:45 a.m. Sept. 4. He left his phone in the bathroom and went back a few minutes later, but it was gone. He said he’d seen a landscaper go into the bathroom after he left, but people from that company said they hadn’t seen it.


Stolen car

A man in the 21300 block of Southeast 13th Place reported his car, a 1995 Acura Integra, was stolen between 2 and 5 a.m. Sept. 3. There was broken glass and part of a dashboard in the street, which the police took as evidence.

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Police & Fire

September 17, 2013


A Sammamish man in the 23400 block of Southeast 24th Street called to report someone had broken into his house between 8 a.m. and 10:05 p.m. Aug. 26. A police officer thinks the suspect gained access through an unlocked door. The home had goods thrown all over the place, but nothing seemed damaged. The person made off with a silver cigarette case and tablet computer worth a combined $1,150. The officer noted gloved prints bearing a honeycomb pattern. The officer was also able to recover some fingerprints.


Attempted burglary

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone attempted to enter a home in the 3000 block of 251st Avenue Southeast. The person smashed a window panel from a door, and also tried to open a window. Police found markings left by gloves with a honeycomb pattern. Nothing was taken, and it seems the person did not enter the home.



Residents of a shared home in the 24200 block of Southeast 24th Street reported someone had broken into the home and ransacked several rooms between 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Aug. 26. Five people share the home. Common areas are shared, but each resident has a locked room to himself or herself. Three of the rooms were broken into and ransacked while two were left alone. It seems the suspects left a hookah in one of the rooms, as none of the residents admitted it belonged to them. In total, $4,709.25 in goods was reported missing.

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Police & Fire

September 10, 2013

Sweet tooth, hard liquor

A North Bend 19-year-old was arrested Aug. 23 for a theft in progress in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. A total of $74.83 in alcohol and candy was recovered.


Amateur chemistry

Police received a suspicious report Aug. 25 of an unknown white substance in the 200 block of Northwest Holly Street. Police poured water on the suspected baking powder or flour, which dissipated it into nothing.


Theft report

Police received a theft report Aug. 26 in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. A 24-year-old Kirkland female was arrested and $224.86 was recovered in DVDs, notebooks and lighters.

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Police & Fire

September 3, 2013

Drunken teens

At 2:22 a.m. Aug. 21, police were making a check of the area behind QFC where they found three teens, two males and an unconscious female. The males said they had gotten the girl drunk and were caring for her. One of the males seemed drunk, too. The officer called the girl’s mother and for medical assistance. Once she was cleared by medics, she was released to her mother. One boy was taken home to his grandparents and the other was sent on his way and advised not to drive his vehicle.


Domestic violence

A woman reported her husband had hit her in the head and she was having trouble hearing. Her husband had controlled her wrists and shoved her head onto the bed, leaving marks. She and her husband both said they had kicked each other earlier in the evening, but gave differing accounts about who kicked who first. The man was arrested for assault. At that point, the woman said she did not want him arrested and said she wanted to know how she might protect him.

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