August 27, 2015
NEW — 5:27 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015
New and improved noise guidelines for residents living in unincorporated King County are in effect.
Twelve separate county noise code chapters were consolidated into one, so residents can find the regulations easily, according to a news release. The new regulations shift the enforcement focus for neighborhood noise from solely technical decibel limits to public disturbance provisions.
July 17, 2015
NEW — 5 p.m. July 17, 2015
A 65-year-old Issaquah man died in a single motorcycle accident in the 156th block of Issaquah-Hobart Road July 16.
The man’s identification has not been released yet, pending final notification of family by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Deputies responded at 8:20 p.m. to a report of the accident, according to Sgt. Stan Seo, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Upon arrival, deputies found the man still alive next to his 2006 Harley-Davidson. However, even though they administered CPR, the man died at the scene.
The accident is under investigation by accident detectives, Seo said.
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.
March 15, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 15, 2015
Local residents can learn about the internal workings of the 911 emergency dispatch center when the next 911 Citizen’s Academy is held March 28.
The academy will educate citizens about the role 911 communications specialists play in the public safety system and prepare them should they ever need to dial 911.
The all-day informative class includes everything from the history of 911 to how citizens can help 911 help them. A tour of the KCSO 911 Center is included, and optional “plug-in” time will be offered to academy attendees on follow-up dates for those interested.
February 17, 2015
The King County Sheriff’s Office has or is about to put into the inactive file the investigation into who left a letter threatening violence at Pacific Cascade Middle School.
Principal Dana Bailey made that announcement in an update on the investigation placed into a recent school newsletter.
January 6, 2015
The investigation into the author or authors of a threatening letter that closed Pacific Cascade Middle School for three days in December was continuing even as the school reopened Jan. 5.
For students returning to the Issaquah district school after winter break, the day at Pacific Cascade started an hour later than usual to accommodate a meeting for parents that attracted between 250 and 300 people to the school gym.
October 17, 2014
NEW — 2:45 p.m. Oct. 17, 2014
The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a prowler in an unincorporated area near Sammamish.
There is probable cause to arrest Shayne C. Kennedy for possession of stolen property, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Kennedy is described as a white male, 41 years old, 6 feet tall and approximately 190 pounds. He has long reddish blond hair, often pulled back in a ponytail.
Police specifically mentioned the Duthie Hill Park area and the 30000 block of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road as areas he has roamed.
Police said he is a transient and has committed most of his crimes and other suspected crimes between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. He was last seen wearing a bulky water-resistant outfit and a backpack. His M.O. is to take items from unlocked garages or outbuildings.
October 7, 2014
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have robbed banks in Issaquah, Newcastle and Bellevue.
The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is calling him the “Rent Money Bandit” because each of the incidents occurred during the first few days of the month, according to a news release from the FBI.
September 30, 2014
Deputy Dave Montalvo has had his fair share of assignments in a 27-year career with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
He spent time on the SWAT team; he taught new recruits as a master police officer; he served on motorcycle patrol; and he also worked with a traffic enforcement unit.
But he has truly found his home in the south end of the Issaquah School District where, for the past 12 years, Montalvo has served as the school resource officer at Liberty High, Maywood Middle and surrounding elementary schools.
“This is by far, in my opinion, the best job that anybody can have, because you get to work with the kids and make a difference,” he said.
September 23, 2014
Pair needs to be extradited from Canada
Two men have been charged with beating a Boeing manager to death with shovels and then stealing his credit cards and car before fleeing to Canada.
Kevin David Patterson, 20, and Christopher Shade, 18, of Issaquah, are being held in British Columbia, Canada. King County prosecutors have charged them with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.
Bail has been set at $2 million for each man. Police said the killing was Sammamish’s first homicide.