October 10, 2014
NEW — Noon Oct. 10, 2014
As part of Fire Prevention Week, Eastside Fire & Rescue is hosting open houses at 10 of its 16 facilities from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11.
The stations participating in the open houses are as follows:
Issaquah: Station 71, 190 E. Sunset Way; Station 72, 1575 N.W. Maple St.; and Station 73, 1280 N.E. Park Drive.
Sammamish: Station 81, 2030 212th Ave. S.E.; Station 82, 1851 228th Ave. N.E.; and Station 83, 3425 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E.
September 2, 2014
A married couple had an argument on the way home from a restaurant at about 7 p.m. Aug. 5. They pulled over in the parking lot of Sunny Hills Elementary School during the fight. The woman got out of the vehicle. She said the man had threatened her with a gun. The man acknowledged he had threatened her, and that he owns guns, but he said no gun was involved. Police later searched the car and found no gun. The man was arrested on felony harassment charges.
August 26, 2014
August 12, 2014
A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries Aug. 6, after vaulting over the Interstate 90 Highlands Drive exit overpass into the east fork of Issaquah Creek below.
A Washington State Patrol trooper clocked two motorcycles over the speed limit heading eastbound on I-90 and initiated a traffic stop, according to Trooper Karim Boukabou.
“A trooper was working general traffic and saw the two motorcycles accelerate at a big rate,” he said. “They were going about 22 miles over the speed limit.”
August 12, 2014
July 28, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 28, 2014
The Puget Sound Bloodmobile will be at Eastside Fire & Rescue’s administrative headquarters from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 31 for people to donate blood.
The bloodmobile, which will be at 175 Newport Way N.W., will close from 1-2 p.m.
EFR is working with the Puget Sound Blood Center to increase awareness in the benefits of being a blood donor.
- Goal — Puget Sound Blood Center needs to get their blood supply above four days and to keep it at that level.
- Fact — Puget Sound Blood Center needs to meet this goal in order to stay above critical and emergency levels.
Sign-up and schedule a specific time by calling Jenny Oltmann, firefighter with EFR, at 206-949-8414, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-ins will be accepted with priority given to appointments. Donors with appointments may experience shorter wait times.
July 22, 2014
Issaquah and Sammamish had the meeting equivalent of a group hug July 14.
After a year in which the two cities’ leadership have found themselves on different sides of several issues, both city councils and other city administrative staff met at Issaquah City Hall to discuss points of mutual interest. It was their first joint meeting since 2011.
“We all have one thing in common,” Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler said. “We certainly love our cities and we love representing them. We not only care about our communities, we care about the region as well.”
July 22, 2014
Police were dispatched to the 900 block of 12th Avenue Northwest on report of a male who was speaking to two juvenile females over walkie talkie July 13. The reporting person said it sounded like the male was following the girls. It appeared the two juvenile females walkie talkies were inadvertently on the same frequency as the man’s.
July 22, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 22, 2014
Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is celebrating its 50th year serving the community with a reunion/open house Aug. 8.
The center is at 805 Front St. S.
Join Eastside Fire & Rescue in ‘Stuffing the Boot’ for the Issaquah Senior Outreach Program. There will also be fire truck tours, refreshments, a caricature artist, the Good Vibez Jazz Band and facility tours.
Learn more about the facility here. RSVP for the event by calling 392-1271.
July 15, 2014
A police officer stopped a car going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 1:25 a.m. July 1. The driver’s eyes were watery and bloodshot. She failed a field sobriety test and blew a .148 percent on the portable Breathalyzer, above the legal blood alcohol limit of .08 percent. The officer arrested her and had the vehicle impounded.
Police responded to a report of two people sleeping in a car in the 21700 block of Southeast 13th Place at 7:32 a.m. July 1. The man in the car had just moved to the area, but the woman’s parents would not let him stay in their house, so the pair took to sleeping in the car until they can sort out a living situation for him. Neither had any active warrants.