Police & Fire

August 20, 2013

Open garage door

Between midnight and 12:08 a.m. Aug. 1, someone went into an open garage in the 2600 block of Southeast 23rd Place and took a remote control car, battery and charger worth about $400. The homeowner had pulled into the driveway as it was happening and saw a male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and either baggy, dark jeans or sweatpants, flee. The suspect hopped into a nearby vehicle and drove off


Out of service dog

A manager at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway, called to report a disturbance by a customer who was refusing to leave the store Aug. 2. Police arrived and found the female in the store with a service animal, which relieved itself in the store. Officers spoke with the female about the mess.

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Police & Fire

August 13, 2013

Tree on wire

On July 27, in the 500 block of Southwest Ellerwood Street, police officers were dispatched regarding a tree that was hanging on the power lines. The tree was blocking the roadway. While en route, officers were advised that the tree caught fire and firefighters were also dispatched.


Car break-in

Between 9:30 p.m. July 27 and 11 a.m. July 28, someone smashed the window of a car parked in a driveway in the 3000 block of 218th Avenue Southeast and took a Garmin GPS unit worth about $100. The owner had been woken by the car alarm at about 5:30 a.m. and thought he/she heard a motorcycle drive away, but did not investigate. He/she thought it had been a neighbor’s motorcycle, but that neighbor was asleep at the time and not using his motorcycle.


Don’t bring a hose to a rock fight

On July 27, someone reported that a woman sprayed his wife with a water house in the 200 block of Southwest Francis Lane. Police spoke with the neighbor who denied spraying her and stated the reporting person had thrown rocks at her.


This is a skate-up

Police received a report July 28 in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Way of two males carrying rifles down the street. The father and son who made the report said the two males came from the bridge off of the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride. The males were carrying skateboards.

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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


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.



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


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.



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


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.

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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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