Party with the police Aug. 4 at National Night Out

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.

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Police search for attempted burglary suspects, ask for public’s help

June 10, 2015

NEW — 9:11 a.m. June 10, 2015

Issaquah police are asking for the public’s help in finding two men who broke into a home early June 10.

The suspects entered the home in the 100 block of Sixth Avenue Southeast through an open door at about 4:30 a.m. The men fled when confronted by the homeowner, according to a news release.

Officers arrived, and with the assistance of a Bellevue Police Department dog, searched for the suspects, but did not locate them.

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City offers a new tool for neighborhood safety

May 27, 2015

The city is offering a new way to learn about community safety in your neighborhood.

Thanks to a partnership between the Issaquah Police Department and www.crimereports.com, citizens can now find data on an easy-to-use map. You can view maps and activity customized by address or neighborhood.

Sign up to receive free email alerts based on neighborhood, incident type and other factors. Crimereports.com is also available as a free app for your iOS and Android devices.

Data is updated automatically once per day, and CrimeReports.com displays the most recent 30 days of data online.

Regional data is also available. Nearby agencies, including the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Renton Police Department, also use www.crimereports.com to report activity.

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King County communications upgrade passing voter muster

May 12, 2015

Issaquah voters in the April 28 special election had only one issue in front of them, Proposition 1, a King County property tax increase to help fund a $273 million replacement of the county’s emergency communication systems.

The latest election figures available before press time had the issue passing countywide, 191,385 to 101,184, or 65 percent to 34.5 percent. Results won’t be official until they are certified May 15.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 12, 2015

Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.

The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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Show your pride during National Police Week with free blue ribbon from city

May 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 10, 2015

Join the Issaquah Police Department in showing support for National Police Week by displaying a free blue ribbon on your vehicle’s antenna.

The ribbons honor the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, as well as all of the men and women who serve and protect communities every day.

Issaquah police will give away free blue ribbons at the police department front counter, 130 E. Sunset Way, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 11-15, while supplies last.

National Police Week is May 11-17.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.

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Adventure Kids Playcare goes outdoors for Spring Festival

May 5, 2015

Five years ago, when Ed and Nicole Mecum opened Adventure Kids Playcare, they hosted a grand-opening festival to introduce themselves to the community.

But a funny thing happened.

“It was so much fun, we decided to have a festival day every year,” Ed Mecum said.

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Fire station hosts open house May 2

April 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 28, 2015

Go behind the scenes at a fire station, explore the inside of a fire truck cab and learn how to protect your home and family at Eastside Fire & Rescue’s free community open house May 2.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 72, 1575 N.W. Maple Street.

Members of EFR, the Issaquah Police Department and other agencies will answer your questions. In addition, there will be giveaways and tips.

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Issaquah Police Department promotes two

April 7, 2015

Two Issaquah Police Department employees were recently promoted.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson joined the department in 1998. He was promoted to sergeant in June 2008 and to commander last month. He has worked as a detective and a field-training officer. He was also a member of the Major Crimes Task Force and the Special Operations Team.

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Police fingerprinting services change

March 31, 2015

The Issaquah Police Department’s fingerprinting services are now only available as part of concealed pistol license applications.

The change is part of an ongoing effort to optimize the performance of staff and functions within the department.

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