Police blotter

June 3, 2015

Tree terrorized

A resident in the 1900 block of Northeast Park Drive reported at 11:07 a.m. May 22 that someone caused $500 in tree damage.

Mailbox mauled

At 12:13 p.m. May 22, someone reported that a mailbox was damaged and its contents possibly stolen in the 23400 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road. Total loss was estimated at $1,200.

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Police blotter

May 27, 2015

Malicious mischief

  • A resident in the 18500 block of Southeast Newport Way reported at 11:38 a.m. May 15 that someone damaged a windshield, causing $300 in damage.
  • At 8:02 p.m. May 15, a resident in the 1400 block of 11th Avenue Northwest reported someone scratched the paint on a car, causing $4,000 in damage.
  • Before 8:30 a.m. May 17, someone caused $250 in damage to the window of a black 2012 Honda Accord in the 800 block of Lake Drive.

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Q13 assistant news director to speak at LifeWire gala

April 28, 2015

Local TV news reporter Liz Rocca will speak at LifeWire’s 2015 World of Hope Gala and Auction on May 2.

Rocca, a former investigative reporter at KOMO 4 and the current assistant news director at Q13, will speak about her own experiences with domestic violence.

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Issaquah Court takes aim at rising heroin addiction among youths

April 14, 2015

With jurisdiction over Issaquah, North Bend and Snoqualmie, the Issaquah Municipal Court dealt with 767 nontraffic criminal cases in 2014, Municipal Court Judge N. Scott Stewart said in his annual report to the Issaquah City Council on March 24.

In the past year, perhaps the biggest change to come to the court was creation of a young adult calendar. It is largely aimed at dealing with one specific problem.

“There’s a heroin issue that has developed,” Stewart said.

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LifeWire gala to raise money for domestic violence prevention

April 14, 2015

LifeWire, the state’s largest domestic violence service provider, will host its 2015 benefit gala and auction May 2 at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center.

The funds from the World of Hope Gala and Auction provides services in east and north King County to victims of physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The money collected also assists the organization in preventing domestic violence through advocacy, education and support.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a 7 p.m. live auction and dinner led by emcee Molly Shen, a news anchor at KOMO-TV.

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Police blotter — week of March 11, 2015

March 10, 2015

Theft thwarted

A 22-year-old Snoqualmie man was arrested at 6:01 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard for third-degree theft for attempting to steal $111 in pet supplies, a DVD player and drug paraphernalia. Read more

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Editorial — Help end domestic and sexual assault

February 10, 2015

Violence against women is on the rise, and that’s true for women and girls.

February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The highest rate of victimization for abuse and sexual assault occurs between the ages of 16 and 24, according to Break the Cycle’s CEO Amy Sanchez.

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Two unarmed youths surrender to police after six-hour standoff

December 23, 2014

Two 17-year-old males face felony charges after surrendering to police Dec. 18 following a six-hour standoff.

By Greg Farrar From left, Issaquah Police detective Laura Asbell, a Renton sharpshooter, Issaquah Cmdr. Bob Porter, a Redmond police officer, Issaquah Cmdr. Stan Conrad, Issaquah Sgt. Paul Fairbanks and Issaquah Chief Scott Behrbaum confer on Northwest Dogwood Street at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 18 while two teens were barricaded in a home.

By Greg Farrar
From left, Issaquah Police detective Laura Asbell, a Renton sharpshooter, Issaquah Cmdr. Bob Porter, a Redmond police officer, Issaquah Cmdr. Stan Conrad, Issaquah Sgt. Paul Fairbanks and Issaquah Chief Scott Behrbaum confer on Northwest Dogwood Street at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 18 while two teens were barricaded in a home.

Police responded at about 5:45 a.m. to a domestic violence call at a home near Third Place Northwest and Northwest Dogwood Street, according to Cmdr. Stan Conrad. While police were speaking with other family members in the home, Conrad said the two youths locked themselves in a bedroom and refused to come out.

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Jacksons Food Stores join fight against domestic violence

December 9, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 9, 2014

Jacksons Food Stores and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence present the 11th annual Give the Gift of Peace campaign through Dec. 25 to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence.

Contributions can be made in increments of $1, $5 or $10. At the end of the campaign, Jacksons Chief Executive Officer John Jackson will match Jacksons Food Stores customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $75,000, with all the proceeds going to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Off The Press — Ray Rice has the problem, not the NFL

September 16, 2014

It’s been difficult to watch television lately — doesn’t matter which channel you’re tuning in — and not find coverage of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Neil Pierson

Neil Pierson

I’ve taken to changing the channel when I see a news anchor reporting the latest, or the average Joe giving his two cents on the situation. Mostly, I’m just not interested in seeing the videotape again, a sober reminder that some men are still stuck in prehistoric times.

Janay Palmer — Rice’s then-fiancee, now-wife — slaps the Baltimore Ravens running back in a hotel elevator. Rice, who reportedly can bench press 400 pounds, then throws two punches, the second one knocking Palmer cold before he drags her from the elevator, all of it caught on a security camera.

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