Police Blotter Sept. 11
September 11, 2013
A Sammamish man received mail and a phone call about two credit card accounts he did not open Aug. 26 and 28. He filed a police report and is trying to clear things up with credit rating agencies.
Between Aug. 13 and 28, a Sammamish woman was nearly the victim of an elaborate scheme designed to get her to wire funds to Georgia. The plan involved what is likely a fake need for a nanny for a wheelchair-bound child and the purchase of a new wheelchair for said child. The woman received a check to purchase the wheelchair and was to wire funds to someone. She did not wire the funds.
A police officer noted a car traveling at 61 mph in a 35 mph zone near the intersection of Northeast 35th Street and East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast at 9:27 p.m. Aug. 22. Upon contacting the driver, the officer believed him to be under the influence of marijuana. After field sobriety tests, the driver was taken to Swedish Issaquah to have blood drawn. The officer is awaiting results before recommending charges.
Holding it for a friend, of course
At 3:26 a.m. Aug. 27, police stopped a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old boy near the 1000 block of 216th Avenue Northeast. The boys smelled of marijuana, and one admitted to carrying some, which he said belonged to a friend. Police confiscated it for disposal.
Overnight between Aug. 17 and 18 someone took items from a garage on the 23000 block of Northeast 19th Drive including bikes and power tools worth a total of $2,640. The report was filed two weeks later because of a hiccup in the electronic reporting system.
Police euthanized a deer which had been struck by a vehicle at 5:16 p.m. Aug. 23 near the intersection of 228th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 15th Street.
A woman reported that $6,800 worth of jewelry and a number of important documents were missing from her home on the 2800 block of 220th Place Northeast. She said they went missing between Aug. 13 and 18. Over that span, she’d had work done to the house and furniture delivered, so there were multiple crews of people in and out of the house.
Four Bellevue teens were identified by the manager of QFC as having attempted to shoplift alcohol. The one carrying the alcohol dropped it prior to exiting the store. The boys took off running into the woods, by were corralled by a trio of Sammamish police. None of the four will be permitted into that QFC again for a year.
Former party home
A woman called police about an attempted break-in at her home on the 400 block of 212th Way Southeast at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25. A house sitter reported to the homeowner she’d heard someone trying the door handle, but that person was scared off by a dog. The homeowner also said she’d seen people prowling the area. She said her home had been vacant and used as a party house prior to her remodeling and moving in a year ago. She fears there may be transients in the area who do not realize the home is now occupied.
The manager of QFC reported that a woman had stocked items in the top and bottom portions of her cart before going to self check out at 4:20 p.m. Aug. 27. She stated she’d forgotten her card and went to get it. When she returned, she only paid for items in the top portion of the cart. The manager said she has shoplifted from his store before. She will not be permitted to enter the store for a year and police recommend she be charged with third degree theft.
A woman came to Sammamish police at 3:37 p.m. Aug. 26 to turn herself in on two outstanding warrants. She had a $1,100 warrant from Issaquah and $1,000 from Redmond. She was transported to the Issaquah jail.
Police recommend a man be arrested for assault after an incident around midnight Aug. 26 on the 3000 bock of 230th Lane Southeast. Multiple people report that while a group was at an apartment there, one person hit two other people in the face before leaving. Police noticed each of the two exhibited bruising and seemed to have been injured very recently before they arrived. They are recommending arresting the person who is reported to have hit the others. Police also note that person has two outstanding warrants for his arrest, one on a felony charge.
The manager of Domino’s pizza called police to report he believes one of the assistant managers has been adding money to the tip lines of some transactions. He is investigating how many times this happened. He thinks the assistant may be aware there is an investigation.
A man came to the station at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 to turn in about 200 rounds of ammunition left to him after his father died. He wanted it disposed of properly.
A man on the 27100 block of Southeast 22nd Way reported someone broke into his car overnight between Aug. 28 and 29. The person took a removable stereo faceplate worth about $150 and its remote control.
Sometime overnight between Aug. 28 and 29, someone entered a truck parked on the 500 block of 241st Lane Southeast and took tools and a toolbox worth a total of about $2,235.
Someone made unauthorized charges on a Sammamish resident’s credit card Aug. 12. Three of the changes were at a Nordstrom store in Illinois; the fourth was made at Nordstrom online. The woman does not know how her information was compromised.
A Sammamish man on the 23400 block of Southeast 24th Street called to report someone had broken into his house between 8 a.m. and 10:05 p.m. Aug. 26. A police officer thinks the suspect gained access through an unlocked door. The home had goods thrown all over the place, but nothing seemed damaged. The person made off with a silver cigarette case and tablet computer worth a combined $1,150. The officer noted gloved prints bearing a honeycomb pattern. The officer was also able to recover some fingerprints.
Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone attempted to enter a home on the 3000 block of 251st Avenue Southeast. The person had smashed a window panel from a door, and also tried to open a window. Police found markings left by gloves with a honeycomb pattern. Nothing was taken, and it seems the person did not enter the home.
Residents of a shared home on the 24200 block of Southeast 24th Street reported someone had broken into the home and ransacked several rooms between 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Aug. 26. The home is shared by five people. Common areas are shared, but each has a locked room to themselves. Three of the rooms were broken into and ransacked while two were left alone. It seems that the suspects left a hookah in one of the rooms, as none of the residents admitted it belonged to them. In total, $4,709.25 in goods was reported missing.
A resident on the 24700 block of Southeast 28th Place called police to report a crow had died at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 25.
The bird had been about 100 feet up in a tree when it happened. While no one heard a gunshot, the person believes the crow was shot and fears there may be someone nearby shooting at birds and endangering others. The officer searched the area and could not find a place from the ground with a clear line to shoot where the bird had been perched. The residents took the crow to an animal hospital in Bellevue, but the people there declined to perform an autopsy on the bird.
A Sammamish man reported that someone had called his bank and correctly answered the security questions, so they’d gotten a credit card sent to a Florida address. The man closed the account. He does not know how they were able to obtain the information.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish police reports.