Police Blotter Oct. 9
October 10, 2013
A Sammamish police officer was first on the scene of a possible heroin overdose at 1:47 a.m. Sept 27. The officer arrived at a home on the 21100 block of Northeast 15th Street and found one person performing CPR on another.
The person not breathing had reportedly taken 2 grams of heroin two days after getting out of jail. The officer used his portable automatic external defibrillator.
After connecting the device to the woman, the device indicated it did not recommend shocking her.
The woman then slowly began breathing as aid personnel arrived and transported her to Swedish Issaquah.
A Sammamish couple had accounts opened in their names at a variety of different businesses.
They reported it Sept. 25 after receiving notices from four different businesses including credit card and Internet payment services. The accounts have been closed.
They believe their information was compromised when they took down a firewall from a computer, which was then accessed remotely.
Police arrested a man after he brandished a knife at another man at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 20. A woman and man were hanging out in the wooded area behind Saffron apartments.
The woman’s ex-boyfriend texted the man to ask if he was hanging out with her. The man replied no. Later on, the ex-boyfriend found the other two together. He then took out a knife and said “If you ever lie to me again.” Reports differ on whether he simply brandished the knife or held it to the other man’s throat.
Police placed the man under arrest and are determining what charges to file.
Checks from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs intended for a Sammamish man were being diverted. The checks are being direct deposited into an account set up by his wife.
The couple are separated. The department advised him to file a police report about the matter.
A Sammamish couple recently divorced. While the divorce decree stated that each member of the former couple was entitled to half of the household goods, it did not specify who got what.
The man arrived with a moving truck and started taking items out of the house. The woman complained to police about the incident.
Police arrived, but with the vagueness of the divorce documents, there was little they could do.
A Sammamish man selling an item on EBay may be out both the item and the money.
After his auction, the man sent the item to the winning bidder at an address in Los Angeles.
The bidder then said the item did not work and PayPal, which was handling the transaction, put a hold on the funds.
The buyer then returned a package and PayPal refunded the buyer his money. The return package, however, was empty, and bore an address in South Korea. The man is working with PayPal to reimburse him.
Someone took electrical wire and damaged a home under construction on the 21400 block of Southeast Second Place between 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 8 a.m. Sept. 23.
The missing wire is valued at about $100 and there are about $600 in damages done to the property.
Someone cut up screens on the portable classrooms at Cascade Ridge Elementary and left a noose hanging on a handrail overnight between Sept. 24 and 25.
Five exterior screes had been cut, and someone had cut up several signs, including one that read “Welcome to Second Grade” which had its letters rearranged to spell “cocaine.” No word on where they got the “i.”
A knife was also taped to a wall. School maintenance workers removed the noose and knife before police arrived because students were coming and they did not want the children to see them.
The noose appeared to be made of a 6-foot long cotton rope and the knife looked like an old kitchen knife.
A police officer pulled over a driver at 4:34 p.m. Sept. 24 near the 100 block of 244th Avenue Northeast. The car had a taillight out.
The officer found the driver had an outstanding warrant out of Bellevue for driving with a suspended license.
The officer arrested the man and took him to the Issaquah jail. He elected not to cite the driver for the tail light.
A Sammamish woman was contacted by Amazon.com after a series of attempted suspicious purchases.
Those purchases were stopped, but several others went through between Sept. 20 and 23. She does not know how her credit card information was compromised.
A woman called police after a check she sent her son was intercepted and forged.
The Sammamish woman sent her son, who lives in Wenatchee, a check that was made out to his roommate from a post office in Montana Aug. 26. The son contacted her Sept. 22 to report the check had never arrived.
The woman looked and saw it had been deposited Sept. 4. The name had been written over in black ink, along with a number of other details on the check. The name was difficult to read, but police were able to find a possible match in Peshastin, in Chelan County.
Police responded to a report of vandalism on the 26600 block on Southeast 18th Street.
Sometime between 2 p.m. Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. Sept. 21, someone spray painted profanity and other random marks on a fence.
Upon investigation, the officer also found other paint on other nearby fences. He eventually found the spray paint can and a beer bottle in the area, both of which were taken for evidence.
A woman came to the Sammamish police station to report she’d been bilked out of $20,000 by a man she met on the website chrstianmingle.com.
She’d struck up a friendship with the man between June 16 and Sept. 16, but never met him in person, as he represents himself as living in Colorado. He asked her for a pair of $10,000 loans to help pay shipping costs for what he said was his business installing oil derricks around the world.
The woman helped him out and sent the funds to a third party’s name. She has not heard from him since, but she has found that other have reported being taken in by him.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.