Police & Fire

November 18, 2014

Legal troubles

At 1:41 p.m. Nov. 7, an officer responded to a citizen in the 100 block of East Sunset Way who had called 911 regarding issues he was having with his attorney. The officer advised he could request a new attorney and had to go through the court to handle the issue.

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Recruit firefighters join EFR

November 11, 2014

Five firefighters have been hired by Eastside Fire & Rescue to fill vacancies that exist or will happen by year’s end.

“This bunch is quite diverse, very talented and certainly motivated, so we could not be happier,” Fire Chief Lee Soptich said in a news release.

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Police & Fire

October 21, 2014

Car break-ins

A checkbook was taken Oct. 3 from a 2000 Honda Civic in the 700 block of Front Street South. A $377 check from the stolen checkbook was later cashed.

A gym bag with swimming gear was stolen Oct. 6 from a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Northwest Pebble Lane.

A vehicle was broken into Oct. 7 in the 500 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest. The loss was valued at $125 from a stolen power cord and damaged window.

A 2015 Chrysler 200LTD was broken into Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southwest. The loss was valued at $1,059 from a stolen gun, backpack, headphones and books.

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Police and fire

October 14, 2014

Car break-ins

  • A checkbook was taken Oct. 3 from a 2000 Honda Civic in the 700 block of Front Street South. A $377 check from the stolen checkbook was later cashed.
  • A gym bag with swimming gear was stolen Oct. 6 from a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Northwest Pebble Lane.
  • A vehicle was broken into Oct. 7 in the 500 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest. The loss was valued at $125 from a stolen power cord and damaged window.
  • A 2015 Chrysler 200LTD was broken into Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southwest. The loss was valued at $1,059 from a stolen gun, backpack, headphones and books.

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Police & Fire

September 2, 2014

Domestic dispute

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.

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Challenges answered

August 26, 2014

By Greg Farrar The Liberty High School football coaching staff was drenched in ice water Aug. 21 as it accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Isaiah Valach, son of head coach Steve Valach. In turn, the Patriots challenged the staffs at Issaquah and Skyline high schools. Donations to support research to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and providing vital services to patients and their families can be made at www.alsa.org/donate.

By Greg Farrar
The Liberty High School football coaching staff was drenched in ice water Aug. 21 as it accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Isaiah Valach, son of head coach Steve Valach. In turn, the Patriots challenged the staffs at Issaquah and Skyline high schools. Donations to support research to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and providing vital services to patients and their families can be made at www.alsa.org/donate.

By Ashley Garrels Dr. Nadine Egger gets two buckets dumped on her during the Egger Orthodontics ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 21.

By Ashley Garrels
Dr. Nadine Egger gets two buckets dumped on her during the Egger Orthodontics ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 21.

By Kathleen R. Merrill Cheryl Baker, Michelle Redo, Taya Wulf, Cindy Martin, Jennifer Whiting, Kathy Rons, Amanda Logan, Dena Rahm and Janet Fuss, from Egger Orthodontics, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Eastside Fire & Rescue Lt. Rick Reynolds and firefighters Jim Smith and Paul McCall.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
Cheryl Baker, Michelle Redo, Taya Wulf, Cindy Martin, Jennifer Whiting, Kathy Rons, Amanda Logan, Dena Rahm and Janet Fuss, from Egger Orthodontics, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Eastside Fire & Rescue Lt. Rick Reynolds and firefighters Jim Smith and Paul McCall.

Families Beat the Heat at Splash Day

August 12, 2014

Youngsters scream in glee at the top of their lungs while running through a rainbow under the downpour of rain provided by Eastlake Fire & Rescue Ladder 73, during the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Beat the Heat Splash Day held Aug. 6 at the community center.

Youngsters scream in glee at the top of their lungs while running through a rainbow under the downpour of rain provided by Eastlake Fire & Rescue Ladder 73, during the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Beat the Heat Splash Day held Aug. 6 at the community center.

EFR hosts blood drive July 31

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 joltmann@esf-r.org.

Walk-ins will be accepted with priority given to appointments. Donors with appointments may experience shorter wait times.

Issaquah, Sammamish councils hold first joint meeting in years

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.”

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Police & Fire

July 22, 2014

Stalkie talkie

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.

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