Police blotter October 2
October 2, 2013
Someone wanted a better view
A woman called police to report that someone had trimmed the trees at a home on the 800 block of 214th Place Northeast between Dec. 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013.
The home had been the residence of the owner’s mother. The mother died and the woman has been trying to sell or rent the home, so it has been unoccupied.
She believes the neighbors may have been responsible for the unauthorized trimming.
Good trees make bad neighbors
Homeowners on the 20900 block of Northeast 42nd Street received a notice from his HOA that two trees in his front yard appeared to be dead and that he could be fined if they were not removed.
The couple investigated the 80-foot tall maples trees and saw they looked sickly. As they looked further, they saw a series of 8-inch holes drilled around the base of the trees. One homeowner went online and found that is considered one way to kill trees. Arborists came out and confirmed the damage looked like someone had tampered with the trees. They estimated it would cost $1,314 to take the trees down, and the trees would have a replacement value of $40,000.
The homeowners suspect their neighbor, who had frequently complained about the trees and cut branches from them.
A Sammamish man appears to have committed suicide. He locked himself in his home garage, and his wife reported hearing a pop. When police arrived, they found he had died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Police responded to a home on the 1300 block of 217th Avenue Northeast for a report of a burglary. The homeowner is selling the property and is not there much. Sometime between Sept. 14 and 21, someone entered unlocked garages and took power tools worth a total of $84.
A woman on the 3400 block of 216th Place Southeast reported someone used her debit card without authorization. There were several local charges, and one charge to iTunes between Aug. 28 and Sept. 6. All together, they came to $176.93.
A man from the 20100 block of Southeast 32nd Street called police to inform them someone had tried to use his credit card to wire funds to India Sept. 16. The transfers were denied by Western Union. The card has since been cancelled.
A couple having a home built at the 4100 block of 212th Way Southeast came to the police department to report copper had been taken from the work site between Sept. 13 and 16. The home is open and framed out with plumbing installed. The bandits made off with the copper piping.
Police responded when a woman called at about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 15 to report her teenaged son was going through heroin withdrawal. He has been using the drug for the past several years. The young man was taken to Overlake Hospital for treatment.
Police stopped a vehicle traveling at 51 mph in a 35 mph zone at 12:39 a.m. Sept. 15. After contacting the driver, they found he had a warrant for a public noise disturbance. He was arrested and handed over to Kirkland police officers.
Someone rammed a wooden fence post through the driver’s side window of a car on the 100 block of 221st Avenue Northeast at 7:20p.m. Sept. 13.
A woman called police to report someone had opened a Comcast account in her name in Sacramento, Calif. Between May 1 and Sept. 11. They had run up $450 in unpaid bills. The woman has never been to Sacramento and has no idea how someone could have gotten her information.
Someone pried the lock off a shed on the 2400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast overnight between Sept. 9 and 10. Nothing was taken. Police note the incident was during the same time frame as another about seven blocks away.
A Sammamish family reported their credit card was used fraudulently to rack up$6,636.30 in charges in New Jersey Sept. 20.
Police arrested a man after he got into a confrontation with his father Sept. 17. The father, who lives in Sammamish, had become concerned when his son, who works for him, did not come to work for a few days. He went to check on his son, but the son was not at his own home. When the father returned hoe, he found his son was there. The two got into an argument, which turned slightly physical. The son at one point attempted to push his father off a porch into some bushes. The son was arrested.
A woman reported someone had entered her family’s home on the 1600 block of 238th Avenue Southeast and taken $425 worth of jewelry, cash and other family keepsakes between Sept. 16 and 17. They are having work done on the interior of the home and have not been staying there full-time.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.