Police Blotter Jan. 30
January 31, 2013
Kent Police contacted Sammamish Police for assistance in the arrest of a Sammamish man at 11:41 a.m. Jan. 14.
Kent police had sought to arrest a man for alleged domestic violence in their city. Kent Police also noted the man was the legal owner of a handgun. The man was not home, but Sammamish Police contacted him, and he agreed to meet the police at City Hall.
He arrived unarmed and was taken into custody. A few minutes later, the woman from Kent who had claimed to have been assaulted appeared and said she wished to drop the charges. Police confirmed that she did, indeed, wish to drop the charges and let the man go.
Parenting plan problem
A man reported at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 that his children were not being picked up according to the terms of the parenting plan he and the children’s mother had established.
The children, both Eastlake students, were not returned to him on time. They had not been to class and did not pick up their phones.
Police were unable to locate the mother. The father is not scared for their well being.
A woman on the 4000 block of 194th Place Northeast called police at 9:47 a.m. Jan. 14 to report someone had damaged her mailbox. The box is one of many in a community-style group of mailboxes.
About a month ago, someone had damaged the lock to the point that the resident needed to replace it. This time, she decided to call police. An officer responded and said it seemed that someone had shoved something into the locking mechanism.
None of the other mailboxes had been damaged. The woman said she hadn’t had any conflicts with her neighbors or the children of neighbors.
Employees at the Pine Lake QFC called police at 7:16 p.m. Jan. 18 to report that someone had just left the store with a grocery cart about half-full of groceries without paying for them.
An employee, who was not wearing anything identifying him as such, followed the man to his vehicle and copied down the license plate number. QFC employees estimate that at least $100 worth of groceries were in the cart.
Surveillance video showed the man walking out of the store without paying.
He was described as a white male, about 6-feet tall, 180-200 pounds, in his 30’s with light colored hair and male pattern baldness. He was wearing an orange shirt with a reflective stripe and dirty blue jeans.
Police checked the nearby area for the vehicle but were unable to locate it. The investigation is ongoing.
At 1:07 a.m. Jan. 14, Sammamish police stopped a vehicle that was driving erratically. The officer performed field sobriety tests, and the person performed poorly.
He then blew a blood alcohol level of .166, above the .08 legal limit. After further testing, police impounded his vehicle, gave him information for retrieving the vehicle and took him home.
Possible mail theft
A man was notified of suspicious activity on his credit card.
The account was cancelled, but the man realized he had not gotten his billing statement for the previous month, in addition to other documents.
Police responded to a home on the 23100 block of Southeast 40th Place at 8:54 p.m. Jan. 11. The resident called to report that someone had damaged the back door in an attempt to get in.
Police, who remembered the same home had been burglarized in May 2012, documented the damage and took the door handle as evidence.
A teenager who lives on the 23000 block of Southeast 45th Court called police to report that items had gone missing from her home after she hosted a party.
On Jan. 4, the girl had a few friends over, but more people arrived than she had invited.
She managed to get the majority of the guests to leave.
A short time later, she realized that some items were missing from the home, including a laptop computer, makeup and a costume jewelry ring.
The girl was unable to give police detailed information about who had attended the party.
Another attendee said he did recall someone going to the party with an empty backpack and thought that person might have planned to steal something.
Police have been unable to contact the remainder of the guests. The case remains under investigation.
At about 9:09 a.m. Jan. 10, police noticed that a sign reading “End of School Zone” had had the word “zone” painted over with spray paint.
Police also noticed several other nearby structures had been tagged by vandals.
Police noticed similarities between this incident and previous taggings.
A woman contacted police at 10:54 a.m. Jan. 16 to report that someone had used a credit card she’d never gotten.
She had applied for the card at a store in Bellevue in May 2012, but said she never received the card. Someone made $9,000 in purchases a few days after she applied for the card.
Upon further investigation, police found that the store manager believes the woman made the purchases, while the woman asserts she picked out items but did not agree to purchase them.
Police have reclassified the case as a civil matter between the woman and the store.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.