Police Blotter Oct. 16
October 16, 2013
A man on the 1800 block of 218th Place Northeast called and asked to turn in some fireworks he’d found in his basement Oct. 4. An officer came and took the two small bags of fireworks.
Police were on the way to take custody of someone on the 21100 block of Northeast 15th Street at 6:36 p.m. Oct. 3.
While on the way, they were informed that someone else there had an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia from the Tulalip police. The officers arrested the woman and turned her over to the Tulalip Police.
government is shut down
A Sammamish man received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS at about 1:45 p.m. Oct. 3. The caller told the man he owed back taxes and he and his wife would be arrested and deported if he did not pay them. A police officer arrived while the man was still on the phone with the caller.
The officer took the call and informed the caller that he was a police officer. The man asked for the officer’s badge number, claiming he had a national database with which he could check it. The officer provided him with a random number with the same number of digits in his real badge number. The caller replied that it was too many numbers and said the officer was not really an officer.
The caller then asked to speak to the man again, but the officer said the man did not wish to speak anymore. The officer hung up, but another man called back a few minutes later asking the same questions and making the same demands.
The caller further said that local police and U.S. Marshalls would be on their way within 30 minutes to arrest him. The officer advised the caller to spell his name correctly on the arrest warrant and then hung up.
The officer then explained to the citizen that the IRS would communicate several times via mail before calling and making threats. Furthermore, he noted the federal government had been shut down, so the IRS wouldn’t have anyone on staff to make the calls.
A woman called police after some teenagers in a car threw a mostly empty water bottle at her son at about 1 p.m. Oct. 2 near the intersection of Northeast 16th Street and 216th Avenue Northeast.
The boy was not able to identify the bottle throwers. The woman wanted the case on record in case it became a regular occurrence.
At 12:15 a.m. Oct. 5, a police officer did a random check on a license plate at the intersection of Southeast 32nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. One of the vehicles turned up with its registered owner as having a suspended license.
The driver was the owner, and she said she had recently paid the ticket for which her license had been suspended.
The officer cited her for driving with a suspended license. The woman’s boyfriend came to the scene and drove the car.
Just passing out
A construction crew reported they have repeatedly seen a Bellevue man parked in a driveway on the 100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
There is work being done on the home, so no one is living there. The man is always extremely drunk, and the workers fear he may get into an accident. The most recent time it happened, Oct. 2, the police officer advised them to call 911 if they see the man again.
At 2:46 p.m. Oct. 2, a Sammamish man saw a deer run headfirst into his driveway gate on the 2700 block of 204th Avenue Southeast, forcing it open. Afterward the deer collapsed and could not stand up.
A police officer came and euthanized the deer. He then moved it to the road for maintenance crews to pick up.
A Sammamish man called police when a neighbor received a letter stating that the man belonged to NAMBLA (The North American Man/Boy Love Association). He said other neighbors had received the letter. The man said he was not a member and was not sure why someone would send out these letters. He said he was taking the other letter to post office investigators and that his neighbor is a federal prosecutor, and he will be reporting it to him. The police officer took the letter in for evidence. He noticed it had a San Francisco return address, but a postmark from Seattle.
He says he didn’t do it
A black man and white woman came to the door of a home on the 200 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Northeast at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. They said they were selling cleaning solution. The woman of the house declined and the pair left. A few minutes later, the woman’s daughter arrived and said that the solicitors had just damaged a tile planter box. The woman went outside and found the couple in a black, older SUV or truck. The man, who was driving, said he was not responsible for the damage and said his vehicle was not damaged. The homeowner asked them to leave, and he did. Later, when the husband got home, they decided to report the incident to police.
Stolen garbage can
A man on the 3400 block of 219th Place Southeast reported that one of his four garbage cans had gone missing between 10 a.m. and noon Oct. 1. The other three were there as usual, so police don not think the missing can simply rolled down the hill. The man said a similar incident took place about a year ago, so he painted his name on the can. Police have no suspects.
A Sammamish woman reported she’d been scammed Aug. 26. She got a call from a man saying he was from the IT Department of Windows Live Support. He said he’d been getting problem reports from her computer and needed access to fix it. The woman was uneasy, but allowed him access. The man said she would need to upgrade her operating system and she should wire $129 to pay for the upgrade. She agreed and he transferred her to Western Union. Western Union denied her card, so the man said she should go to the Western Union office and transfer the money to a location in India. The woman declined. The man became belligerent and eventually hung up.
However, when he’d had access to her computer, he changed her password. The woman has since had to cancel her accounts and change passwords. She’s also taken the computer in for repair.
She notes that in order to give control of her computer, she was directed to the website www.ammyy.com. She said her caller ID said the call was from K.L.infosoluton.
A Sammamish woman called police because someone was ringing up charges on her credit card in the United Kingdom. Over the course of a month, there were $16,087 in unauthorized charges and fees. She closed the account and needed a police report for the credit card company’s fraud department.
Someone stole two pairs of shoes from in front of a house on the 26000 block of Southeast 23rd Place overnight between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The family keeps the shoes just outside their doors. The shoes were valued at $280. For some reason, the person who took them left a pair of flip flips in the same area.
Still, the government is closed
Someone called a Sammamish man at noon Oct. 3 and said he was from the IRS. He told the man he had not filed a form in his 2010 taxes and he owed the government $3,500. He said the man would need to go to Rite Aid and get a card to pay for it or he would be arrested in two hours. Instead, the man told police.
Two men knocked on a woman’s door on the 27200 block of Southeast 27th Street between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2. They claimed to be working for a real estate company and asked the woman if she was interested in selling her home. She said no and they left on foot. The woman was suspicious because the men did not have business cards, although she notes she did not ask for business cards.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.