Police Blotter Sept. 18
September 18, 2013
Someone called a Sammamish home around 5:18 p.m. Sept. 6 and said they hoped a resident at that home dies. The number from which the call came was unavailable.
A resident on the 1500 block of 210th Avenue Northeast reported their mail had been stolen between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2. The mailbox is on a shared post with five others. None of the others reported their mail missing.
Having fun with a scammer
A Sammamish man got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the “State Investigative Agency” about unpaid taxes. The caller said he was “federally recording the conversation” The man replied that he, too was recording the conversation. The caller said he was with the state police and investigating federal charges of unpaid taxes. He further claimed to have a warrant for the man’s arrest, but that the man could avoid charges by making a payment.
The man asked who he should write a check to, and the caller replied “the government of the IRS.” Then the caller said he could not write a check, but needed some other kind of payment. The man told the caller he lived near the IRS office and could just drop off the money. The caller said he would be arrested if he did. The man yelled at the caller and hung up.
Police arrested a Colorado man after he violated a court order on the 4600 block of 229th Place Southeast at 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Neighbors reported seeing people in a tree house often used by teens for drinking. When officers arrived, they found a man and woman. The man was under a court order to remain more than 50 yards away from the woman. Police arrested him, but she is unwilling to assist in prosecution.
Hit and run
An Oregon woman was stopped at the traffic light at 228th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 24th Street when she was rear-ended by a red pickup truck. The truck then did a U-turn and drove off, but the woman could only see part of the license plate.
Someone called in to report a woman hanging out of the side of a vehicle, calling for help at the intersection of Southeast 24th Street and 212th Avenue Southeast at 2:13 p.m. Sept. 4. When police found the vehicle, there was a man and woman inside. The woman had obviously been crying. The officer interviewed each person. Each said they were dating and had a fight. Each also said that at no point was the woman hanging out of the car. Police gave them information about relationship counseling and sent them on their way.
Overnight between Sept 1 and Sept. 2, someone threw rocks at and damaged five vehicles parked along the 22400 block of Northeast 14th Drive. The pattern of the damage leads the officer to believe the vandal or vandals were traveling from west to east along the road.
A boy using the Sammamish Skate Park went into City Hall to use the bathroom at about 11:45 a.m. Sept. 4. He left his phone in the bathroom and went back a few minutes later, but it was gone. He said he’d seen a landscaper go into the bathroom after he left, but people from that company said they hadn’t seen it.
A man on the 21300 block of Southeast 13th Place reported his car, a 1995 Acura Integra, was stolen from between 2 and 5 a.m. Sept. 3. There was broken glass and part of a dashboard in the street, which the police took as evidence.
A woman on the 20000 block of Southeast 32nd Street reported a missing USB drive from her home office. It went missing between 11 p.m. Sept. 2 and 11 a.m. Sept. 3. She has a home office detached from the rest of the house. It was left unlocked. It appears the office was searched and nothing else was taken. Police could find no fingerprints.
A woman on the 4300 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road called police at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 3 to report someone had changed her hair product in order to dissolve her hair. She said she has suspects, but does not want to name them until she can prove something.
Someone broke into a garage on the 400 block of 218th Avenue Southeast between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 and took a chainsaw.
Over the same span, someone else on the same block had a gas can go missing.
Around the corner, on the 21800 block of Southeast Fourth Street, someone entered a detached garage through an unlocked window between Sept. 2 and 3. They took about $7,667 worth of tools, car parts and a radio.
Sometime overnight between Sept. 2 and 3, someone took a maul axe to the rear window of a vehicle on the 600 block of 212th Avenue Southeast. They made off with about $16,860 worth of tools, medical supplies and electronic equipment.
Residents on the 19800 block of Southeast 32nd Street reported someone had entered their detached garage overnight between Sept. 2 and 3 an taken about $500 worth of tools and costume jewelry.
At about 12:40 a.m. Sept. 3, someone broke into a car on the 3100 block of 199th Avenue Southeast and took about $2,050 worth of tools.
At about the same time on the 3200 block of 198th Place Southeast, someone took two bicycles that were strapped into a truck. They are estimated to be worth a combined $3,300.
Police stopped a man who was going door-to-door without a peddler’s license at 5:22 p.m. Sept. 2 on the 3100 block of 234th Court Southeast. He agreed to obtain a license before continuing.
Police responded to a domestic violence incident Sept. 1. The woman said the man had hit her repeatedly and choked her to the point of blacking out. She said that she thinks he may have post-traumatic stress after his time in the military. She said there had been at least 10 other incidents in the past year she had not reported.
Grand theft kayak
A woman on the 3500 block of 211th Place Southeast reported someone took her kayak from her dock between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. She said it had been inside her canoe, so it was not likely it had drifted away.
Someone entered a residence on the 21500 block of Southeast 32nd Street through an unlocked window between 12:30 a.m. Aug. 31 and 3:15 p.m. Sept. 1. They took $11,303.10 worth of watches, coins and computer equipment.
It’s for my own good
Police saw a group of teens at the corner of 230th Lane Southeast and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast at 11:10 p.m. Sept. 6. One matched the description of a shoplifting suspect, but it was determined he was not the person. However, he was a minor and visibly drunk. The officer took him into custody and called his mother. As the officer was interviewing the boy, he noted that this same teen had been involved in a different incident involving drinking about a month ago. He asked the boy how many warnings a person should get before they are charged. The boy said one or two. The officer agreed and said he’d likely be filing the case for charges for minor in possession. The boy agreed and said unless the officer filed the charges, he would likely keep getting drunk.
Someone took four bottle of alcohol from QFC between 11 and 11:10 p.m. Sept. 6. The suspect was described as a white male, about 18 years old wearing a black hoodie and red and black pajama-style pants, carrying a long board. He was last seen running east toward Madison apartments.
A woman on the 3000 block of 255th Avenue Southeast reported a found bicycle at 6:54 p.m. Sept. 6. She said one of her children’s friends had been using it and left it at her house. She said she feared it may have been stolen. Police could find no records of the bike. The woman turned it over to police.
Sammamish Police came to the aid of Issaquah police who were chasing a motorcycle being driven recklessly at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 2. Issaquah police were chasing the motorcycle on Southeast 43rd Street and the East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast where the driver was passing other cars by crossing the yellow line around blind corners. The Issaquah officer chased the vehicle and eventually lost sight of it. It was spotted again near Discovery Elementary School. At the end of Southeast 27th Place, the two riders, a man and a woman, got off, stripped out of their helmets and leather jackets and took off running in separate directions. Police were able to track down the woman in a garage on the 2700 block of 233rd Avenue Southeast.
As an officer interviewed the woman, she gave false information about who she was and said she had a head injury which interfered with her memory. Later, the Issaquah officer came to the scene, recognized her and was able to determine her identity. She acknowledged who she actually was and said she’d been fleeing because she has outstanding felony warrants.
Sometime overnight between Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, someone broke into an unlocked vehicle on the 26500 block of Southeast 20th Street and took a $200 pair of sunglasses.
More rock throwers
Sometime overnight between Sept. 1 and 2, someone threw a rock at a vehicle parked on the 200 block of 247th Place Northeast, denting it. The rock then mysteriously disappeared.
As an officer was driving along the 26600 block of Southeast Duthie Hill Road at 1:34 a.m. Aug. 29, he ran a check on the license plate of a vehicle. The registered owner of that vehicle had misdemeanor warrants for driving with a suspended license and was associated with someone else who also had warrants. The person with whom the owner is associated was driving, so officer arrested him. The owner sent someone else to pick up the vehicle.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.