Police blotter August 14
August 14, 2013
Your door is ajar
A police officer responded to a home on the 4600 block of 194th Way Northeast when the home’s alarm sounded. Upon arrival at about 4 p.m. July 28, the officer found the husband and wife homeowners outside.
A basement door, which would require a key to open from inside or outside, was open. The officer found no sign of forced entry. The homeowner said she had checked the home before she left an all the doors were closed. She theorized the lock was picked. The officer noted that there was a breeze blowing and he theorized that while the door may have appeared closed, it was not totally secured and was blown open by the wind. The officer advised the residents to contact him if they determined anything was missing.
Your peg board
A man on the 1800 block of 232nd Court Northeast called police to report a board in his garage from which he hangs tools was knocked over.
When an officer arrived at 8:58 a.m. Aug. 1, he noted a large portion of the board had been knocked over. The officer also noted there had ben a thunderstorm the night before. The homeowner does not believe that to have been the cause.
A woman called police July 30 because she had what she believed to be a roof leak. The woman, who is 91, lives alone and did not know who else to call. When the officer arrived, he noticed water damaged areas on the ceiling. He asked to check upstairs and found water stains on a carpeted area and signs it had been wet for quite a while. The woman has no family in the area to assist her. The officer was able to assist the woman by contacting a contractor who had done work on the house recently. He plans to check in on her and see what happened with the contractor.
A person contacted apartment managers at the Knolls at Inglewood apartment complex July 29 about a craigslist listing for an apartment. The posted ad listed a rental rate different from what the complex charges. The ad was posted by someone not affiliated with the apartment complex and was a scam. Managers at the complex contacted craigslist and had the ad taken down.
A woman contacted police after she realized he credit card account had been compromised July 17. She called to get new cards sent to her overnight, but had not received them by July 21. She then had the missing cards cancelled and has since received a final set of replacements. It did not seem that the missing cards had been used.
Sometime between 10:15 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. July 29, someone keyed a woman’s car on the 22800 block on Northeast Eighth Street.
Police responded to a call at Blackwell Elementary at 3:28 a.m. Aug. 3. A pair of 16-year-old males was drinking a bottle of alcohol they had taken from Target in Redmond. One of the teens got sick and the other called 911. The sick boy was transported to Swedish Issaquah. One officer went to that teen’s home to tell his parents. Another officer stayed with the boy who called his mother to come pick him up. Police will not be filing charges against the teens.
Sometime between 9:30 p.m. July 27 and 11 a.m. July 28, someone smashed the window of a car parked in a driveway on the 3000 block of 218th Avenue Southeast and took a Garmin GPS unit worth about $100. They had been woken by their car alarm at about 5:30 a.m. and thought they heard a motorcycle drive away, but did not investigate. Thy thought it had been a neighbor’s motorcycle, but that neighbor was asleep at the time and not using his motorcycle.
At 5:41 p.m. July 30, a man was browsing the Internet when suddenly his screen went blank. An official-looking warning came up advising him that he had done something illegal on his computer, and he would need to pay a $300 fine by purchasing a Money Pak. When he went to make the purchase, the clerk at the store warned him that it was a scam and he should not pay. Instead, he reported the incident to police.
Police went to a house on the 21100 block of Southeast Fifth Street when they got a report of a domestic disturbance between noon and 9 p.m. July 29. Upon arrival and investigation, officers could not determine the primary aggressor and neither party seemed interested in pressing charges. Each party was given information about domestic violence victim’s rights.
Car prowl fail
Sometime between 2 p.m. and 5:27 p.m. July 28, someone attempted to smash the front window of a car at the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast. The car’s owner had recently gotten the windows tinted, and the officer who responded said it seemed the tinting held the glass together, preventing it from shattering into the car.
A man on the 3300 block of 220th Avenue Southeast called to report someone had siphoned less than five gallons of gas from his vehicle between 1 and 11:20 a.m. Aug. 3.
Sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and 8 a.m. Aug. 3, someone took a Harley Davidson motorcycle from the 1100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast. The owner had left the vehicle unlocked. The bike is one of 1,000 made and is valued at $34,000.
Police responded after a boy reported an adult had hit him with a bat at about 4 p.m. Aug. 3. The boy had been playing with some friends near the 400 block of 210th Place Southeast. He said he saw some other boys “ding dong ditch” a house and hide in some bushes. A man walked out of the house and picked up a nearby aluminum baseball bat. He then struck one of the boy who had been playing and asked if he had been responsible for the doorbell ringing. The boy said he hadn’t and then pointed to the area where he said he’d seen those responsible go. They found no one. The man told the boy to go home and the boy did. The man later came and apologized to the boy, who had a bruise forming.
Later, his parents came home and told them the story. They called police and said they would be willing to assist in prosecution. Police interviewed the man, who said he was sorry and felt bad for doing what he’d done. They then explained the next steps in the process.
Open garage door
Sometime between midnight and 12:08 a.m. Aug. 1, someone went into an open garage on the 2600 block of Southeast 23rd Place and took a remote control car, battery and charger worth about $400. The homeowner had pulled into the driveway as it was happening and saw a male, about 5-feet-8-inces tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and either baggy, dark jeans or sweatpants, flee. The suspect hopped into a nearby vehicle and drove off
A man who’d parked his vehicle on the 2000 block of Trossachs Boulevard Southeast while he was at Duthie Hill Park reported someone broke into his car between 5:30 and 8:29 p.m. It seemed the suspect used a screwdriver to pry open a window and took a tablet computer, watch, laptop and credit card worth an estimated $2,900. In the process, the window took about $400 in damages.
Police responded to a home on the 25500 block of Southeast 27th Street when the homeowner reported someone had blown up his mailbox between noon Aug. 3 and 8:10 a.m. Aug. 4. Police found evidence consistent with something like an M80.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.