Police blotter March 6
March 6, 2013
Sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:27 p.m. Feb. 19, someone broke into a parked car at the 22800 block of Northeast Eighth Street and took a black and green ski jacket.
The car’s owner cannot confirm that the doors were locked. There were no signs of forced entry.
They didn’t start the fire
Police responded to the 1000 block of 218th Avenue Northeast where someone reported two males had attempted to light a tin can on fire at 6:05 p.m. Feb. 18.
The males then left in a red, two-door vehicle on 218th. When police arrived, firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue were present.
The firefighters said there was a small can the males attempted to light, but there was no fire.
They did not intend to call in the fire investigator. Police located the can and photographed it for evidence.
Keep the interlock current
At 11:23 p.m. Feb. 21, police noticed a car stopped in the middle of the intersection of 228th Avenue and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.
The driver had pulled the car into the left turn lane, but had pulled the entire car in front of the white stop line. Police noticed the car had expired license plates, but did have a temporary permit, although the officer could not tell if the permit was valid.
The officer pulled the driver over for being in the intersection. The driver said he thought the left-turn light had turned green, but it had not, so he stopped and thought it would have been worse if he had tried to back up.
When the officer ran a check on the driver, he found the driver was supposed to have an ignition interlock device, but he did not.
The driver said he had recently purchased the vehicle and had not yet installed the device, which was in the trunk of his car.
Police arrested the man for operating a vehicle without an interlock device. The case will be forwarded on to prosecutors.
A woman pulled into a gas station on 228th Avenue at about 10:55 p.m. Feb. 20. While she went inside, the officer ran a check on her car’s license plate.
The vehicle was registered to a person who’d had her driver’s license revoked for unpaid tickets.
When the officer pulled her over, the woman was unaware of her license’s status. The officer arrested her for driving without a license, but released her at the scene.
She said she was staying at the Madison Apartments, about 100 yards further down the road. Police advised her to lock up her car and get one of her roommates to come get it. The case will be forwarded on to prosecutors.
Is she OK?
Police responded to a call at the Colina Square Apartments at the 22700 block of Southeast 29th Street.
Upon arrival, officers could hear a female crying in one of the units. The man who had called police informed them this wasn’t the first time this had happened, and that a male had left in a vehicle prior to police arriving.
Officer tried for 30 minutes to contact the crying woman to no avail. Another officer arrived and they were preparing to force entry to the unit when the female opened the door.
She identified herself and said she had been trying to sleep. Police could see no signs that she was harmed, so they left.
Police responded to a home on the 1600 block of 215th Place Southeast when called by people who were housesitting.
They called police to report someone had damaged a window sometime between 6 a.m. Feb. 10 and 12:45 p.m. Feb. 17. The house sitters at first thought the window was simply ajar and tried to fix it before they realized someone had tried to break in.
Police found bits of neon green paint they believe may have been related to the item used to pry up the window frame. They dusted for prints and found the telltale marks of a cloth glove.
They also found other latent prints, but they may be from the house-sitters attempts to fix the window. Police entered the latent prints into evidence.
Secure the load
Police noticed a man driving a U-Haul truck with metal beams sticking out of the back at 1:07 p.m. Feb. 15.
The beams were well longer than six feet past the edge of the truck bed, which would mean they should have a flag attached, but there was no flag.
When officer pulled the man over they found he was driving with a suspended Washington license, but with a valid Nevada license.
They had gotten the metal from a scrap yard on Whidbey Island and were taking it to recycling. They said they were going to purchase a flag but were unfamiliar with the area and couldn’t find a spot that sells one.
The scrap yard story checked out, but the driver still had a suspended license. Police cited him for driving with a suspended license.
“Friend’s” call leads to warrant arrest
At 3:06 a.m. Feb. 22, police responded to a home in Southeast Sammamish after a man called.
He said he had been on the phone with a girl he said is his girlfriend when her ex-boyfriend arrived at her home.
The phone disconnected, and he could not re-connect. He claimed there was a history of domestic violence, so he called police.
On the way to the scene, officers were informed that the woman had a felony arrest warrant out for her on a narcotics violation.
She answered the door and told officers that the man in the house was not her ex-boyfriend, but her husband of five years.
As officers took her to the patrol car, she said the caller was a friend who called her when he was drunk.
She further stated that she had just been released from the hospital and was on a lot of medications, two of which needed to be injected.
She complained of swelling and said she needed her medication.
Officers returned her to her home so she could take her meds.
Officers checked out the hospital story and found she was, indeed, recently released from the hospital and on eight kinds of medication.
She later told officers that the man who called in the report is crazy and may be a stalker.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.