Police blotter Aug. 7
August 8, 2013
At 11:48 p.m. July 20 near the intersection of Northeast 28th Street and Sahalee Way, a police officer stopped a vehicle that was following another vehicle too closely. The car smelled of intoxicants, and the officer administered a field sobriety test on the 18-year-old driver. He blew a .024 on a Breathalyzer. While this is below the legal limit of .08 for adults, since the driver is under 21, it is above the limit. A sober person took control of the vehicle and the driver was arrested and later taken home by his mother.
Police responded to a report of someone breaking into a vehicle between July 27 and 28 on the 3300 block of 221st Avenue Southeast. The vehicle was parked on the road in front of the residence. Someone smashed the front driver’s side window and took a portable CD player and a Garmin GPS unit.
Police arrested a man after he threatened to hit a woman with whom he was in a relationship. The couple has children together, and a history of unreported domestic violence. The only other reported incident was in another country. On July 25, the couple got in a fight and the man stated he could punch the woman in the face. He also raised his hand to her. The woman felt threatened, took the children and went to a hotel for the night.
Police responded when a man reported receiving four acceptance letters for credit cards for which he did not apply. Upon opening the letters, he found three of the four had balances ranging from $818 to $3,128. He began efforts to close the accounts and file a report with credit rating agencies.
At 12:14 a.m. July 22, a police officer was dispatched to keep an eye on a juvenile party on the 2500 block of 231st Place Southeast. At about 12:45, he noticed a group of teens walking in the area and noticed one was swaying side to side, clearly intoxicated. The boy refused to answer questions such as his name and address, so the officer took him into custody. The rest of the group was allowed to go. The officer took the boy in for fingerprinting, which established his identity. Police recommend he be charged with being a minor under the influence of alcohol.
Call an ambulance
At 12:03 a.m., a police officer noticed a woman traveling 60 mph in a 35 mph zone along Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. When the officer pulled up to the woman at a stop light, she got out, frantic saying her husband was having heart problems and she was taking him to the hospital. Her two young children were also in the car. The officer agreed to follow her to the hospital. Once there, the husband went in and did seem to be having medical issues. He was scheduled for heart surgery later that week.
She said they felt they could get him to the hospital faster than an aid car. The officer said while he appreciated the situation, he thought her driving endangered others and her children. He recommends she be charged with reckless driving.
Someone broke the window of a vehicle parked on the 1400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast between 3 and 6 p.m. July 20.
At 11:44 p.m. July 27 near the intersection of Northeast Eighth Street and 228th Avenue Northeast a police officer saw a speeding vehicle, rapidly trying to brake after the driver noticed him.
After contacting the driver, the officer noticed he had sleepy, droopy eyes. The man said he’d had a drink earlier in the day. He said he was also taking Prozac and Xanax and had recently taken each of them. After failing field sobriety tests, the man took a portable Breathalyzer and blew a .127, above the legal limit of .08. He was taken back to the station and his car was impounded. After processing, the man was taken back to his neighborhood.
Bad break up
Police responded to a report of vandalism between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. July 17 on the 2400 block of 277th Avenue Southeast. A couple who lives together there was going through a break up after the woman transferred money from a joint account into a separate account. The woman threw and broke a pair of glass vases and hit the man before leaving. She may also have driven her car into the garage door, since it was damaged and had not been earlier in the day.
Police responded to a report of a stolen saddle from Thumbs Up Farm on the 20700 block of Southeast 34th Street. The saddle, worth an estimated $5,000 went missing between June 8 and July 9.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.