Police blotter Feb. 27
February 27, 2013
Police arrested a 47-year-old Sammamish man on an outstanding warrant and on suspicion of violating a no-contact order after finding him in an ex-girlfriend’s apartment Feb. 14.
Police responded to a report of a verbal fight at the Knolls at Inglewood Hill Apartments and found the man hiding in a closet. The man, who was forbidden from being near the woman due to a court order for domestic violence, appeared under the influence of alcohol and asked for a couple shots of vodka before being taken off in handcuffs.
Police declined. The man was booked into King County Jail.
A Sammamish resident called police Feb. 13 to report that a neighbor had been dumping dog poop in his yard.
The resident told police that about six months ago he had confronted a juvenile male who was walking his dog near the resident’s home.
The man saw the dog defecate and the boy leave without picking up the remnants. The man reminded the young dog owner of proper etiquette, and the boy returned and cleaned up. Shortly later, the resident told police that the boy’s father confronted him for talking to his son and “threatened to dump dog poop all over their yard and smear it on their house,” according to the police report.
Fast forward six months and the man reported seeing the boy’s father in his yard dumping dog feces all about. The man left the scene after the homeowner yelled at him.
The resident told police he was worried that the man appeared to have held a grudge about the incident for six months. Police advised him on how to obtain a protection order.
Police were called to a Sammamish home Feb. 11 after a teenage boy attempted suicide.
The teen told his parents that he was going to commit suicide and then locked himself in a bathroom with a razor. The teen’s mother was able to force open a door and subdue the teen until police arrived.
The teen told police he felt he deserved to die because he was not doing well in school. The teen was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
A Sammamish resident reported that someone had attempted to scam her on Craigslist Feb. 11.
The woman told police that she had been corresponding with someone online about a home rental in Redmond.
She became suspicious when the would-be landlord asked her to wire $700 to West Africa for the first rent payment. Police documented the incident.
A 22-year-old Redmond man could face driving under the influence and other charges after a car wreck near the corner of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road and East Lake Sammamish Parkway just before 2 a.m. Feb. 10. Police responded and found the car wedged between a retaining wall and a power pole.
Several passengers sustained minor back and neck injuries. The driver smelled of alcohol and admitted to having been drinking at a bar in Issaquah that evening. The man performed poorly on field sobriety tests and blew a .10 on a breath test.
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Nearly $400 worth of liquor was stolen from QFC at around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Police reviewed surveillance tape that showed a man and woman walk into the store, conceal multiple bottles under their coats and exit the store and drive away. The man is described as black, having dreadlocks with cornrows, a goatee, a black hooded windbreaker, gray colored sweatpants and basketball-style shoes. The female is described as white, wearing a dark colored coat and jeans with a large purse. The male left the scene in a white Pontiac Grand-Am while the female drove away in a black Honda Accord. The case remains under investigation.
A couple building a new home on the 2000 block of 222nd Avenue Southeast reported that someone was wandering around the construction site without authorization Feb. 10. The couple told police that they had visited the site and saw the man wandering in and out of the building that is under construction. Asked if he needed something, the man “merely huffed and walked away.” The couple thought it might have been a security guard hired by the construction company, but the contractor said he had not hired the man. The man is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, about 5-foot-10 inches and 200 pounds with an unshaven beard.
A resident on the 1300 block of 254th Place Southeast reported Feb. 13 that someone had stolen a prepaid Visa card from her mail and ran up a $2,000 debt. The woman told police that she had gotten new cabinets from Lowe’s in November and was to receive the card in the mail. Curious why she hadn’t received it she followed up with Lowes, which discovered the debt on the account. This marks the second time in the last four months the woman has had mail stolen.
Police were called to the 26500 block of Southeast Duthie Hill Road to euthanize a deer that had been hit by a vehicle at around 10 p.m. Feb. 12. The deer was bleeding profusely and could not stand under its own power. The officer dispatched the animal and Public Works was called to retrieve the carcass.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.