Police Blotter June 19
June 19, 2013
Bring back that bucket
Police responded to a construction site at the 1700 block of 211th Way Northeast on June 3, when the contractor reported that a backhoe bucket was missing. The contractor suspected another contractor on the site with whom there have been tensions. The second contractor said he took the backhoe bucket, but asserted that it was his.
There was no visible serial number on the bucket, which made it difficult to tell. However, the second contractor said that his bucket had a similar issue with serial number illegibility. He eventually agreed to return the bucket, since he could not be 100 percent sure that it was his.
Driving while revoked
During random license plate checks at 2 a.m. June 8. The registered owner of a vehicle was said to be someone with a suspended license. The police officer pulled the vehicle over near the roundabout at Southeast 32nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast. The driver did have a suspended license. His wife had been drinking and so could not drive, but the couple’s son was able to come retrieve the car.
Police responded to a home on the 2700 block of 266th Avenue Southeast after the homeowners said they were burglarized between 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. June 7.
Someone seems to have pried open the French doors on the property and taken an iPad mini along with some jewelry and prescription medication. Altogether, homeowners estimated it to be $1,440 worth of goods.
A neighbor reported seeing a white Chevrolet Tahoe parked next to the house the day before.
A woman called police to report that someone had jumped over their fence on the 900 block of 272nd Place Southeast at around 11 p.m. June 6. When her husband heard noises outside, he went to check on it. He found footprints in some beauty bark near their home near the fence. It does not appear that the fence jumper walked toward the house, just stayed near the fence. The family has no idea who may have done this.
A woman called police to report the window of her horse trailer had been smashed between 8:30 and 9 p.m. May 30. The woman had left Bridle Trails with her horse in the trailer. When she got home, she found the back left window smashed, and cuts on the horse’s face. Broken glass on the inside led the woman to believe something from the outside had smashed the window.
A man called police to report he had been contacted by three separate Internet companies about unauthorized purchases made in his name between June 3 and 5. He was still trying to track down the amounts and where the goods were being shipped.
A woman on the 500 block of 239th Avenue Northeast said she’d had jewelry taken between Dec. 15, 2012 and April 40, 2013. She delayed in reporting the missing $12,350 in jewelry so she would have time to check the house thoroughly. It is, indeed, missing. She noted that her house is being remodeled and she has had numerous contractors in the house.
Police told a man he was no longer welcome at Regency properties in Sammamish after he was on the land asking people for money. The officer recognized the man from past interactions. The man said he had been polite and respectful while asking for money between 7 and 7:52 p.m. May 31.
Workers at businesses in both Sammamish shopping centers tell a different story about a man who was knocking on cars and asking for money from shoppers. Since the shopping centers are privately owned, the man is banned from returning for 12 months.
Police responded when a woman on the 2300 block of Southeast 13th Court called to say there was an injured deer in her yard at about 7:11 p.m. June 4. When the officer arrived they found a badly injured deer which did not move. The police euthanized the deer.
A woman called police to report someone had left a three-quarters full gallon of milk inside a ring of seven stones on her front porch between 4 and 5:03 p.m. June 7. When police arrived at the home on the 3000 block of 241st Avenue Southeast, they found the gallon container with a white fluid inside.
The officer poured out the fluid, which smelled like milk and caused no chemical reaction in the street. He noted the stones seem to be from the front yard.
The woman suspects her ex-husband who is about to be prosecuted for child pornography. She could think of no symbolism behind the milk and stones.
Police advised her to ask her son if any of his high school friends may have pulled a prank.
Missing allergy meds
A police officer responded to Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 10:20 a.m. June 6 for a report of a missing box of medication. The lockbox contained allergy medication for the students at the church’s preschool. The box contained two bottles of Benadryl and two epi pens. The teacher suspects someone thought the box might have contained money.
Just before the problem
Police noticed two males sitting in a car near the intersection of Southeast 29th Street and 226th Avenue Southeast at about 11:12 p.m. June 5. As an officer approached the car, he noticed the driver fumbling with something in his lap. Once he got close to the vehicle, he noticed green, plant-like material all over the driver. The officer asked the driver where the marijuana was, and the driver pulled a joint from the center console. A different officer came and found that the man was likely not under the influence of marijuana. Police confiscated the marijuana for disposal.
Police came to the house of a dead man on the 21200 block of Northeast Sixth Street at about 5:25 p.m. June 4. The next door neighbor reported hearing noises at the vacant home, which had been the location of narcotics activity until its former owner died of a drug overdose about two years ago.
When police arrived, they found a ladder propped against a window which was shattered. They found no suspects, but more property damage inside. The home is owned by Bank of America, which has ignored it, leaving it unsecured. Police were unable to secure the property, either.
Driving while suspended
A police officer stopped a car with an expired registration at about 1:09 a.m. June 4 near the intersection of Southeast 35th Lane and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast. In addition to the expired tabs, the driver had a suspended license. He could not contact anyone to come retrieve the car, so officers impounded it and gave him a ride home.
Dangerous to others
A woman on the 23800 block of Southeast 28th Street called police to ask them to dispose of some fireworks she had found in her garage. An officer came to retrieve the fireworks and returned them to the police station for disposal.
Police responded to a home on the 2200 block of 216th Avenue Southeast when the homeowner reported a burglary had occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 4:26 p.m. May 30.
The police officer found a smashed window which seemed to be the point of entry. Someone made off with a TV, jewelry, backpacks, hiking gear, a laptop, an iPad (with case) an IPod (with dock), a Kindle, a laptop, a watch and an expired passport. The homeowner estimated the value of only some of the goods at $2,175.
The officer found women’s footprints and a couple fingerprints, though most of the fingerprints seemed to be from someone wearing gloves. Some valuable items were left, leading police to believe the burglars were rushed.
A neighbor said a strange woman had knocked on her door earlier in the day saying she was looking to buy a house in the area and had heard she was looking to sell. The neighbor was not looking to sell, but though it odd that she would be approached, since she has given no indication of preparing to sell and has no plans to do so. The neighbor said she could likely recognize the woman, who spoke with a European accent, maybe Russian.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.