Police Blotter Nov. 14

November 14, 2012

By Administrator

Domestic argument

A Sammamish woman called police Nov. 3 to report that her husband had threatened her during an argument. The woman told police that her husband had told her he would “knock her teeth out” and have her deported from the country.

The woman told police that the man had not physically harmed her. Police contacted the husband, who denied that the threat had occurred.

Both parties were advised of domestic violence laws and the wife was given contact information for domestic violence groups.


Split the car in half

Police responded to a Sammamish apartment complex Nov. 3 after two neighbors got into an argument over who owned a vehicle.

One neighbor told police that the other neighbor’s boyfriend had sold her the car, though licensing records indicate that it belongs to the second neighbor.

Police advised the woman that they could not file a stolen vehicle report unless she had a copy of the title or had the car registered in her name.


Slashed tires

A resident on the 19700 block of Northeast 32nd Place had three of the tires on their vehicle slashed overnight on the evening of Halloween.

The resident believes they were specifically targeted, because no other vehicles parked in the area were vandalized, though they are unsure who could be responsible. The case remains under investigation.



order violation

A Sammamish resident reported Nov. 1 that her ex-girlfriend had been attempting to contact her despite a court order forbidding contact between the two.

The woman told police that she had received two checks in the mail from the ex-girlfriend, though the two had already made arrangements to have their lawyers handle any joint financial issues.

The woman reported that the ex-girlfriend had also showed up unannounced at her place of employment and her home in recent weeks.

Police forwarded the case to the city prosecutor, who will consider charges.



A resident on the 21400 block of Northeast Sixth Place had more than a dozen pieces of jewelry stolen from their home in a Nov. 2 burglary.

The resident left home at around 7:45 a.m. and returned at 5:45 p.m. to find their garage door forced open and bedroom ransacked.

The suspect had taken wedding rings and other jewelry and family heirlooms. Police were able to obtain some fingerprints that could belong to the suspect. The case remains under investigation.


Unlicensed sales

Police contacted a gutter cleaner going door-to-door without a city-required license on the 1600 block of 216th Avenue Southeast Nov. 1.

Police were responding to a report of an attempted burglary in the area during which two Hispanic men went into the back yard of a home and looked in the windows, but the man did not match the description of the suspects in that case.

Police contacted the man’s manager, who came to the area and apologized for soliciting business door-to-door without the required license and left with his employee.

Domestic violence

An 18-year-old Sammamish man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault after allegedly punching his father in the side of the head during an argument at around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

The two had begun arguing over the noise that the man was making late at night and the situation escalated to the point where the man punched his father and put a hole in the wall with his elbow.

The man reported that his father had been taunting him. The man was arrested and booked into Issaquah Jail.


Smash and grabs

Two people had their vehicles broken into during the early morning hours of Oct. 30.

An Orcas Island resident had two laptops and a cell phone stolen from his vehicle as it was parked on the 24100 block of Southeast 20th Street.

A resident on the 22700 block of Southeast 27th Street had an iPod and GPS unit taken. In both incidents, the suspect broke out a window to gain access to the vehicles.



Staff at Bel Viso Day Spa reported that someone had spray painted a fence near the business’s garbage bins between Oct. 17 and Oct. 29.

The fence had already been the target of graffiti earlier in the year. Police have no suspects.


Identity theft

A Sammamish resident reported Oct. 29 that someone in California had been using their social security number.

The resident was alerted to the issue while trying to refinance their home. Police have identified the person using the social security number and will be following up with law enforcement in California.


Bank fraud

A Sammamish resident reported that someone had stolen more than $2,700 from their bank account Oct. 25.

The victim’s bank was able to trace the withdrawal to a bank in Seattle and obtain surveillance footage of the suspect, who is identified as a Tacoma resident. The case remains under investigation.



Two Eastlake High School students were arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft after walking out of Bartell Drugs without paying for a wireless mouse and a set of headphones Oct. 31.

An employee at the store witnessed the two put the items in a backpack and leave the store.

The two were released to their parents and will likely be charged with theft.


Broken window

Police found a vehicle with a broken window parked near the corner of Southeast 20th Street and 240th Avenue Southeast Oct. 31. It’s unclear if any items were taken from the vehicle, but police will follow up with the registered owner.


Vehicle prowl

A resident on the 1700 block of 249th Place South had their vehicle broken into and GPS unit stolen between 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and 7 a.m. Oct. 30. The suspect accessed the vehicle by breaking a driver’s side window. Police have no suspects.


Attempted burglary

A resident on the 1800 block of 248th Place Southeast reported that someone had attempted to pry open their front door between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

The resident came home to find that the front door handle was not working properly and then discovered pry marks on the door frame. Police believe someone attempted to force their way in but were stymied by the dead bolt on the door. The case remains under investigation.


Heroin overdose

Police responded to a home on the 25000 block of Southeast 17th Street Oct. 27 after a resident apparently overdosed on heroin.

The 20-year-old man was found unconscious by aid crews.

A friend told police that the man had been using heroin 20 minutes prior. The man was transported to the hospital.


Heroin death

A 25-year-old Sammamish man died Oct. 26 of an apparent heroin overdose. Police responded to the man’s home after his father found him unconscious.

Aid units were unable to revive the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found the man in front of his computer, in the midst of a game of “World of Warcraft.” On the desk was a needle and a spoon – paraphernalia typically used to inject heroin.

Police could find no signs of trauma or indications that the man had overdosed intentionally. The scene was turned over the King County Medical Examiner’s office, which will officially determine the cause of death.


Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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