Truck punches hole in I-90/Front Street overpass girder

March 17, 2015

A Recology CleanScapes truck hit the side of the eastbound Interstate 90 overpass over Front Street North on March 13.

The company hauls trash in parts of Issaquah.

The lift that slides a trash bin off the truck was in the up position, and it tore a large hole in the bridge girders. Crumbled concrete was strewn about and a large hole was gouged in the pavement from the overhead force that stopped the truck.

That force was so great that it bent the cab of the truck all the way forward and it slammed into the pavement.

By Kathleen R. Merrill A hydraulic crane pulls the lift of a Recology CleanScapes truck out of the overpass. The truck’s hydraulic lift was buried in the hole. The driver escaped unharmed, even though the cab of his truck bent down and slammed into the pavement from the force of the crash.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
A hydraulic crane pulls the lift of a Recology CleanScapes truck out of the overpass. The truck’s hydraulic lift was buried in the hole. The driver escaped unharmed, even though the cab of his truck bent down and slammed into the pavement from the force of the crash.

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Fatal accident victim identified

February 11, 2015

Issaquah police are investigating a fatal traffic accident after a 25-year-old man struck a tree in the 1200 block of Front Street South.

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Two students report possible luring

February 4, 2014

Two female students reported separate luring incidents in Issaquah last week, and both described a similar suspect.

On Jan. 30, an Issaquah student reported she was approached by a man who attempted to lure her from a bus stop on East Sunset Way and encouraged her to join him at his residence.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-40s, with short, curly gray/brown hair and short facial hair. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans and hiking boots.

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Police nab sex offender, former coach

September 9, 2013

NEW — 2:36 p.m. Sept. 9, 2013

Issaquah Police arrested convicted sex offender and former basketball coach Tony Giles after he frightened a teenage girl.

The 56-year-old Giles, a Level 3 sex offender, of Renton, was taken into custody for communications with a minor for immoral purposes, after he made lewd comments to a 16-year old girl.

According to charging documents, Giles approached multiple people Aug. 28 in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. Three different people reported he was driving around taking pictures of women and making derogatory remarks.

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Press burglar suspect caught

August 13, 2013

Detectives have located a suspect in the springtime burglary of the new Issaquah Press office; coincidentally, other authorities found him first.

“We really didn’t have a whole lot of leads,” Issaquah Police Detective Brian Horn said about the March 27 burglary.

At least 12 computers and miscellaneous equipment were stolen.

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Local bank hit by armed robbery

April 1, 2013

A suspect claiming to have a gun and demanding money robbed Wells Fargo Bank on March 30.

At 4 p.m., a bank employee received a note by the suspect, which indicated that the suspect had a gun and wanted money. The employee gave an undetermined amount over the counter. The suspect then fled the bank, located at 1190 N. W. Gilman Boulevard, heading westbound.

Responding Issaquah Police Department officers searched the area, but could not locate anyone matching the description.

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