Police Blotter August 28
August 28, 2013
Police responded to a home on the 2100 block of 229th Avenue Northeast when a resident reported he’d heard his car alarm going off at about 3:20 a.m. Aug. 18. The vehicle’s center console was open, but nothing was taken. No one was spotted during a check of the area.
At 2:12 a.m. Aug. 17, a car was driving out of the main gate of Sahalee near the 3500 block of Sahalee Way and nearly collided with vehicle being driven by an off-duty police officer on his way home. The driver was 20-year-old who admitted to having consumed two drinks. His portable Breathalyzer test came back with a BAC of .06. While the legal limit is .08, since the driver is a minor, the limit is 0.
The officer allowed a friend to come get the car. The driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
The one that
didn’t get away
At about 5:30 a.m. Aug. 10, a police officer saw a car driving along 228th Avenue and radar showed it was traveling at 107 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer attempted pursuit, but lost track of the vehicle. He then saw it parked in the Madison Apartments. The vehicle has Montana plates, and the registered owner does not live at the complex. Officers were able to track down the owner of the vehicle, and he said he was on the East Coast, but his ex son-in-law has permission to drive the car. An officer contacted the ex-son-in-law, who works at a restaurant in Bellevue. During questioning, he said he had been driving. He’d gotten into a road rage incident with another driver near I-90. The incident turned physical and he fled, fearing for his safety. He said he didn’t see the officer’s car, and just wanted to get home quickly. The officer is recommending he be charged with reckless driving.
Someone used the credit card of Sammamish resident between July 4 and Aug. 8 without permission. The person racked up about $435 in charges, mostly in Elmont, N.Y.
the keys in
At 10:26 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded after a couple of Sahalee residents had complained to their security guard that a drunk man was sleeping in a car. Police tracked down the car near the intersection of 209th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 25th Street and, indeed, found a drunk man sleeping in it. The man repeatedly said he knew he was over the limit, because he knew what he drank. He said he’d come to sleep in the car because he’d had an argument with his father-in-law. His keys were in the ignition. As a result, he was considered in physical control of the vehicle. Back at the station, his Breathalyzer results were .265, more than three times the legal limit. He was taken to King County Jail.
Lost and found
Police retrieved a baggie of brown crystalline substance from an apartment complex on the 22600 block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road. While the person reporting the bag suspected it was heroin, it tested negative.
Some time between 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4, someone broke the window of a vehicle on the 20400 block of Northeast 37th Way.
Police responded to a Sammamish home after reports of harassment. On July 28, a Sammamish boy sent out a group text message to some friends. He mis-typed a number and sent the message to a different person. The person responded with a flurry of texts over two days, asking to be the boy’s friend and to meet in person. Police became involved. While the person did not answer the phone, they did respond to more text messages. They found the number was out of Woodinville. Officers exchanged texts with the number a few times before they stopped.
At 5:24 p.m. Aug. 6, a woman called to report that she had been tailgated on 228th Avenue between Northeast Eighth Street and Northeast 25th Street. She slowed down, annoying the tailgater. She then saw the passenger in the vehicle wave something out the window toward her. She then stated it was a gun, but she wasn’t sure if it was a toy. Multiple police units responded four minutes after the call but could not find the harasser’s vehicle.
best hiding place
An Eastside Catholic student had a wallet taken from his shoe while he was at football practice between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The suspect got $8 in cash, and made a pair of purchases in Renton using the debit card in the wallet.
Don’t pack early
At about 3:30 a.m. Aug. 14, someone broke into a car on the 2100 block of Southeast 28th Way and took a box of items slated to go to Goodwill. A homeowner saw an older minivan speed away but could not see the license plate.
Between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Aug. 14, someone smashed the window of a vehicle parked on the 3500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. Damages and missing items total a loss of $1,260.
Close the door
At 12:28 a.m. Aug. 13, a police officer found an open garage door on the 4700 block of 231st Place Southeast. He was unable to contact the homeowner and left information about the evils of open garage doors.
Party at the fort
At about 9 p.m. Aug. 12, an officer responded when a homeowner explained a group of teens would se drugs and alcohol in a wooded area near the 4700 block of 229th Place Southeast. When the officer arrived, no one was there. However, there were empty beer cans, tin foil and a tree house about 25 feet overhead.
Workers near the intersection of Southeast 37th Street and 201st Court Southeast flagged down an officer at about 9:45 a.m. Aug. 6. They reported someone had made off with about 40 gallons of red diesel full during the previous night.
Yen for jerky
A police officer responded to Safeway at 3:43 p.m. Aug. 5 when store personnel called because they detained a 14-year-old who had taken a bag of beef jerky and left without paying for it.
A homeowner on the 22400 Block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road reported his house had been burglarized between 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Missing from the home were three rifles, a computer, and two video game consoles. A small window was broken, and a sliding glass door was unlocked an open.
Did she need help
Police responded to a Sammamish home at about 6 p.m. Aug. 17 when a woman called 911, crying and hysterical but not saying anything, and hung up. Officers could not find anyone in need of assistance.
Sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 5 and 8 a.m. Aug. 6, someone broke into a car in the garage of a home on the 1800 block of Trossachs Boulevard Southeast. They took about $35 in cash and goods, and a corporate ID badge.
Someone seems to have thrown rocks through a garage door window of a home on the 1100 block of 235th Place Southeast between 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and 5 p.m. Aug. 14.
“Really (messed) up”
At 6:32 p.m. Aug. 10, police found a man drunk behind QFC. Police knew the man as a chronic alcoholic who usually consumes large amounts of alcohol and cannot take care of himself. During an interview, the man pronounced himself “really ****** up.” He said he had drank “a lot” starting Tuesday. It was Saturday. He blew a .34, on the portable Breathalyzer, more than four times the legal limit. He was taken to Swedish Issaquah for detox.
Maybe they were gifts
A man who lives on the 700 block of 240th Way Southeast reported receiving packages for random items he did not order. They were charged to his account