Police Blotter Dec. 26

December 26, 2012

By Administrator

Car prowl

A Sammamish resident had a stereo stolen from their vehicle as it was parked on the 22600 block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road overnight Dec. 9. Police are unsure how the suspect accessed the vehicle. Police have no suspects.

Christmas shopping

Employees at Safeway reported that someone walked out of the store with a gift basket full of chocolate at around 10:20 p.m. Dec. 9. The case remains under investigation.



A resident on the 25800 block of Southeast 28th Place reported that someone had damaged their mailbox, stolen a 4-foot tall mechanical Christmas dinosaur lawn ornament and dumped garbage in her yard between Nov. 25 and Dec. 9. Police have no suspects.


Smashed window

A resident on the 21800 block of Northeast 20th Way reported that someone had smashed out the back window of his vehicle overnight Dec. 8. No items were taken and police have no suspects.


Liquor theft

Police were called to QFC at around 10 a.m. Dec. 9 after employees reported two men that appeared to be stealing liquor.

The employee reported that one of the pair was distracting an employee while the other loitered around the liquor aisle. When police arrived the suspects were gone, but they were located nearby in Bartell’s acting in a similar fashion. Police contacted a third member of the group who was sitting in a car in the parking lot.

The officer noted that there were two bottles of liquor in plain view in the car and that one still had the store security cap on it. Police confiscated the two bottles but will not be advancing charges because they could not prove they had been taken from one of the local stores.


Reckless driving

A 37-year-old Sammamish man will face a reckless driving charge after allegedly driving in a lane of oncoming traffic prior to an accident near the corner of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Southeast 22nd Street.

The man appeared to be under the influence but did not have any alcohol on his breath. The man told police he had taken two prescription medications that he had prescriptions for. Several witnesses told police that the man had been driving in the wrong lane before colliding with the front of a vehicle that had stopped to avoid the on-coming driver.



A Sammamish resident reported that her ex-boyfriend had taken an Xbox console, wireless router and baby monitors from her home Dec. 3. The resident told police she had confronted the ex about the missing items and the ex had admitted to being at the house, though he did not have a key and was not allowed.

The resident told police that the ex-boyfriend is homeless and struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. The case remains under investigation.


Found radio

A Jacobs Creek resident reported that they had found a walkie-talkie near the mailbox in their condominium complex Dec. 12. Police were able to determine that the radio belonged to the Issaquah School District, but are unsure how it was lost. The radio was given back to the school district.


Broken window

An employee at Pediatrics and Associates on 225th Avenue reported that someone had broken their window with a rock overnight Dec. 12. Police have no suspects.



A Sammamish resident reported that someone had stolen $100 cash and credit cards from his wallet as he was showering at a local gym at around 1:30 p.m. The resident told police that he had only left his locker unlocked for about five minutes. Later in the day he received a call from his bank about fraudulent charges and realized the cards and cash were missing. Charges were made at stores in Seattle. The case remains under investigation.


Bank fraud

A Sammamish resident reported that someone had made $800 worth of fraudulent charges on her bank account Dec. 2. The charges all occurred in Vancouver, Canada and the resident is unsure how her information was compromised.



A 21-year-old Sammamish resident could face physical control of a vehicle while under the influence charges after being pulled over near the corner of Northeast 25th Street and 228th Avenue Northeast just after midnight Dec. 10.

An officer reported seeing the man’s vehicle driving 64 mph in a 45 zone on Sahalee Way and turned on his lights. The officer reported that the vehicle quickly turned onto Northeast 25th Way in an attempt to evade the officer.

The officer later found the same vehicle parked at the end of a cul-de-sac with its lights off. The driver smelled of intoxicants and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The officer found a half-empty Stone IPA on the floor of the car. The driver blew a .10 on a breath test, over the .08 legal limit for driving. The officer dropped the man off at his home.


Booze theft

Police responded to a report of someone stealing 10 bottles of top-shelf vodka from Safeway at around 5 p.m. Dec. 11. An employee reported seeing the man place the bottles in a reusable shopping bag and walk out the front doors.

The employee told the man to stop, but the man fled in an older, white Dodge or Chrysler minivan and sped away. Police watched surveillance footage that corroborated the story. The same suspect was involved in earlier liquor thefts at the store. The case remains under investigation.


Domestic violence

Police responded to a report of a fight between a separated couple at a Sammamish home Dec. 10. The man and woman reported that they had fought over the correct way to raise their infant son and had begun pushing, shoving and pulling hair. Police could not find any significant injuries on either party and are unsure who the primary aggressor was. The couple was advised to stay in different locations that night until things cooled off.


Broken window

A Woodinville resident reported that someone had smashed out the window of her vehicle as it was parked on the 1500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast Dec. 14. The passenger side window had been smashed. The owner of the vehicle was unsure whether anything was taken.


Flat tires

A resident on the 24100 block of Northeast Sixth Place reported that someone had let all the air out of his tires overnight Dec. 13. The resident is unsure who could have targeted the vehicles.


Stolen dishware

A Sammamish resident reported that a set of dishes, knives and goblets had gone missing from her home sometime between October and December. The resident told police that there had been no signs of her home being burglarized and that she suspected a neighbor. The resident had left the neighbor a house key in case of an emergency while she was being hospitalized. Police talked to the neighbor, who said she knew nothing about the missing dishware.


Identity theft

A Sammamish couple reported Dec. 14 that they had been the victim of identity theft. The couple told police that over the last several months, they had had several suspicious withdrawals from their bank accounts and had received several new credit cards in the mail even though they hadn’t signed up for them. The case remains under investigation.


Domestic dispute

Police responded to a Sammamish home after a man and his girlfriend got into a fight Dec. 14. During the dispute, the woman grabbed a knife, prompting the man to tell her to go ahead and stab him. No one was injured in the altercation and police did not believe the man was actually suicidal. The couple was advised to separate for the night until one of them could move out of the home.


Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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