Police Blotter Jan. 16
January 17, 2013
A landlord called Jan. 4 to report that a former tenant had taken multiple items that weren’t theirs when they moved out of a Sammamish home.
The landlord reported that the renters had taken a ladder, two yard hoses, a lawn edger, two garage door openers and three toilet paper roll holders.
The landlord wanted the items documented so she could move forward in small claims court.
A resident on the 23000 block of Northeast 19th Drive reported that someone had thrown eggs at her house at around 10 p.m. Jan. 4, the second such incident in less than a month.
The resident told police she is a teacher and suspects she is being targeted by disgruntled students. Police have no suspects.
A resident on the 2700 block of 206th Terrace Northeast reported that someone had stolen a license plate off of their vehicle between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. Police have no suspects.
A Bellevue resident reported that someone had broken into their car as it was parked on the 23000 block of Southeast 45th Court at around 3 a.m. Jan. 6. Three purses, multiple credit and debit cards and a car radio faceplate were among the items stolen. Police believe the suspect or suspects forced open a window that had been cracked to get into the vehicle. The suspect attempted to use one of the debit cards at a nearby ARCO station but was denied. The case remains under investigation.
An 18-year-old Bellevue resident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after being pulled over near the corner of Northeast 20th Street and East Lake Sammamish Parkway at around 2:45 a.m. Dec. 31.
An officer clocked the man’s vehicle at 77 mph in a 35 zone and pulled him over. The man, who smelled of alcohol, told police he was driving the female passenger home to Sammamish.
The man admitted to drinking that night and blew a .10 on a portable breath test. The man’s vehicle was impounded and his family was called to pick him up.
He will likely face charges for DUI, speeding and driving without a license or insurance.
A Sammamish resident reported Jan. 3 that someone had been posing as her and running up medical bills in California.
The resident, who recently moved to Sammamish from California, received a $900 bill in the mail for an emergency room visit.
The resident had not recently been to the emergency room and called the San Diego-based hospital about the bill. Hospital staff reported that someone with a California license with her name and information ran up several medical bills. The case remains under investigation.
Police were called to a Sammamish home Jan. 3 to confiscate several firearms from a resident following an alleged domestic violence incident.
An Issaquah District Court judge issued a temporary protection order that forbid the man from having access to firearms. Police contacted the man, who gave the officers a key to the gun safe.
Several firearms were removed and police stood by as the wife gathered personal belongings.
Lost at sea
A resident on the 2400 block of East Lake Sammamish Place Southeast reported that his rowboat had been blown away during a windstorm and was now missing. The boat had been sitting on top of the resident’s dock before a Dec. 17 windstorm. The next day the boat was missing.
The resident searched but has been unable to find it. He wanted to document the incident in case the boat turns up.
An employee at Radio Shack reported that someone had stolen an iPhone 5 at around 3:20 p.m. Jan. 1.
The employee told police that a white male in his 30s, about 5-foot-10, wearing a black baseball hat, blue jacket and gold chain had grabbed the phone and had run out the front door and behind the building. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The case remains under investigation.
Getting off easy
An officer confiscated several small bags of marijuana from three teens after pulling over their speeding vehicle near the corner of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Louis Thompson Road just before midnight Dec. 27.
The officer clocked the vehicle driving 54 mph in a 35 zone. When he approached the driver he immediately smelled unburned marijuana.
All three occupants, who were all under the age of 21, handed over their stash. The officer verified that the driver did not appear under the influence and let her proceed on her way after calling her mother and advising her of the situation.
A Sammamish resident reported Dec. 26 that someone had made more than $1,000 in fraudulent charges to his credit card just before Christmas.
The charges were made at several stores in Oregon, though the resident had never been there before.
The resident still has possession of the card and is unsure how the information was compromised. The case remains under investigation.
A Carnation resident reported that her phone had been stolen while she was attending a basketball game between Eastside Catholic and Rainier Beach high schools Jan. 4.
The resident was able to track the phone through the “Find My iPhone” application and determined that it was at an apartment complex in Des Moines. Police are coordinating with law enforcement in that area to retrieve the phone.
Police contacted a suspicious vehicle on the 27900 block of Southeast 24th Way at around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 3.
A neighbor had reported several occupants in the parked car acting suspiciously. Police contacted the vehicle and found several occupants, all of whom were under the age of 21, smoking marijuana. The driver told police that he lived nearby and had just driven down the road, but denied that he had been smoking himself.
The man’s license had been suspended for the last year and a half due to unpaid tickets.
He was cited for driving with a suspended license and the officer confiscated a glass jar of marijuana.
A 30-year-old Sammamish man was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and a felony warrant after being pulled over on the 4400 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road at around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31. An officer pulled over the man’s vehicle because of a broken taillight and contacted the three occupants inside.
The driver told the officer he did not have his license with him and provided a false name, though the name he provided the officer had a suspended driver’s license. The officer placed the driver under arrest.
During a search of his pockets, the officer located the man’s real license, along with a pill bottle containing more than 100 pills of various narcotics, a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue on it and nearly $1,000 in cash. Records showed that the man had an outstanding felony warrant for not showing up to court dates.
Police also recovered a backpack containing marijuana smoking device and a scale and found numerous small plastic bags in the vehicle – things often used in the sale of drugs. The driver was booked into King County Jail while the occupants were released at the scene.
A resident on the 3200 block of 263rd Court Southeast reported that someone had stolen the tailgate off of her truck overnight Dec. 31.
Police have no suspects or idea what someone would do with a truck tailgate.
A resident on the 25800 block of Northeast First Place reported that a television had gone missing from his home between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30. The resident returned home from vacation to find a 32-inch flat screen television missing from his kitchen.
Another 55-inch television that had been mounted to the wall in his covered patio had also been taken off the wall. Police could find no signs of forced entry and have no suspects.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.