December 30, 2014
Over a year ago, in June 2013, then-Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers said the use of heroin locally was on the rise.
“It appears the use of heroin has risen over the meth usage,” Ayers said.
The situation has not improved.
July 29, 2014
The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force now believes the Summertime Heat Robber may be responsible for three robberies in Issaquah: at about 10:45 a.m. Feb. 22, at about 12:15 p.m. June 25 and at about 2 p.m. July 11.
All three robberies were of the KeyBank, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
Further investigation led the task force to revise its consideration of a connection between the subject and the June 21 Des Moines robbery, while identifying two other robberies as possibly connected, according to a news release from the FBI.
The subject hit the same bank three times in the past six months but at different times in the middle of the day.
July 2, 2014
NEW — 2 p.m. July 2, 2014
Police are asking for residents’ help in locating a man who they suspect robbed two local banks, most recently in Issaquah.
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.
March 26, 2013
Eleven days after fleeing the scene of a thwarted robbery attempt at an Issaquah Arco station, a female suspect was arrested in Kenai, Alaska.
Task force members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service captured the woman on March 21, according to a release from the Issaquah Police Department. Echo Kaylee Paden, 19, of Issaquah, was charged with first-degree robbery, according to charging papers from the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
After the failed robbery, Paden fled Washington state, and efforts to locate and capture her were turned over to the marshals. An arrest warrant was issued by King County Superior Court on March 15.
March 22, 2013
NEW — 8:15 a.m. March 22, 2013
Eleven days after fleeing the scene from a thwarted robbery attempt at an Issaquah Arco station, a female suspect was arrested in Kenai, Alaska.
Task force members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service captured the positively identified female on March 21, according to a release from the Issaquah Police Department.
The woman fled Washington state and efforts to locate and capture her were turned over to the marshals. An arrest warrant was issued by King County Superior Court on March 15.