September 22, 2015
We recently hosted National Night Out to build neighborhood camaraderie and encourage crime-prevention activities. It was wonderful to spend an evening with so many members of our community.
Many of you shared your willingness to help prevent crime in your neighborhoods. So, we’re taking you up on your offer and answering your question, “What can I do to help keep our community safe?”
September 10, 2015
NEW — 2:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2015
Issaquah police need your help to find a missing 83-year-old Issaquah man with Alzheimer’s disease.
Bryant Merrick left his residence in the Providence Point area at about 11 a.m. Sept. 9, and has not returned, according to a city news release.
Merrick moved to Issaquah from Everett within the last couple weeks and is not familiar with the Issaquah area. Read more
Eastside Baby Corner hosts sixth annual Pants Party to help send local children back to school prepared
August 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015
Eastside Baby Corner will hold its sixth annual Pants Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the organization’s Issaquah hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St.
The event, held each year as children return to school, is part collection drive, part family-fun carnival. Attendees are asked to bring in a donation of new or gently used children’s pants (size NB to 14). In return, they are invited to stay for entertainment, food, games, giveaways and more.
Pants are the focus of the event because they are one of the items children need most when they head back to school. They are also an item EBC has a difficult time keeping in stock. This year, EBC hopes to collect 4,500 pairs of pants at the Pants Party.
August 27, 2015
NEW — 5:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015
Starting in September, the Issaquah Police Department will hold a free 10-week Citizens’ Police Academy for adults 21 and older who live or work in Issaquah.
Meet the men and women who serve and protect the community every day, ride along with a police officer and become a more informed citizen.
Each course of the Citizens’ Police Academy will be taught by Issaquah officers. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, the interactive courses will cover: Read more
August 23, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 23, 2015
Saving unused or expired medication is a bad idea that can lead to improper and illegal use.
However, there is a safe and responsible way to dispose of old and leftover medicines, while protecting family members and the environment.
The Issaquah Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is offering a responsible way to dispose of old and leftover medicine during National Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.
In addition, Issaquah residents can drop off their unused or expired medications anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at the police headquarters inside City Hall.
Drop off the medication sealed in a clear zip-lock plastic bag. Vitamins and food products will not be accepted. Any personal information and the prescription number may be crossed out. Do not include needles or sharps of any kind. Read more
August 15, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 15, 2015
As the temperature rise, so do the number of thefts.
To reduce thefts this summer, the Issaquah Police Department is reminding residents that if you don’t lock your home or vehicle, you’re making it a potential target.
A few simple steps can help keep you safe all summer and beyond: Read more
August 14, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 14, 2015
In November, about 50 community leaders gathered in the YMCA Village Community Room in the Issaquah Highlands.
Several topics were mentioned but the one most seemed to think is on the rise in the Issaquah area and the Eastside is drug abuse, particularly marijuana and heroin.
Speaking at the November meeting, Mayor Fred Butler referred to the interrelated problems of what he called “DHM,” which stands for “drugs, homelessness and mental illness.” He added he probably has spent more time on those issues than any others.
“It touches on everything,” Butler said. “We are committed to trying to make a difference.” Read more
August 13, 2015
NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 13, 2015
- At 1:20 p.m. July 30, the owner of a 2005 Kia Spectra reported someone broke into the car in the 100 block of First Avenue Southeast and stole a $330 pocketbook and its contents.
- An unknown suspect broke into a car in the 1800 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard, damaging the windshield and stealing some luggage, before 11:46 a.m. Aug. 5. Total loss was valued at $250. Read more
August 5, 2015
NEW — 3 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
Help prevent crime while you walk your dog. Join the Issaquah Police Department’s new Paws on Patrol program.
“Every day, rain or shine, dog walkers and pets move throughout the community,” a news release said. “Paws on Patrol encourages dog walkers to serve as extra eyes and ears for Issaquah police.”
The program trains pet owners to prevent crime, as well as how to recognize and report criminal activity.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. July 29, 2015
The Issaquah Police Department is hosting a National Night Out celebration from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4 at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.
In addition to free food, giveaways and music, activities include:
- Test the speed of your fastball against a speed-enforcement trailer.
- Get your photo with the Best Looking Police Officer in Western Washington, Issaquah’s Jessie Petersen.
- Enroll your pooch in the new Paws on Patrol program.
- Shred your sensitive documents safely and securely — for free.
Or, invite our officers to a party in your neighborhood.