Police Blotter Dec. 18

December 18, 2013

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Doorstep thief

A Warhammer 40K model and wiring for an electrical system worth a combined $183 were reported missing from the front of a house on the 21800 block of Northeast 20th Way between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 27. The items had been delivered by the post office.

Hang up

Police received a 911 hang up from a home on the 2400 block of 223rd Place Northeast at 2:43 p.m. Dec. 6. Upon arrival, the police found nothing out of the ordinary.



At about 10:48 p.m. Dec. 5, a white man wearing a white long-sleeved t-shirt and overalls pounded on a door at the 24200 block of Northeast 25th Street and looked in some windows. An 18-year-old male was home, but too afraid to call police, so he called his mother, who rushed home. By the time she got there, the man had left.


Not on school grounds

On Dec. 5 at about 12:15 p.m., someone called the associate principal at Eastlake High School and accused a group of teens of drinking in a car before they went to school. School officials rounded up the students, and none of the students appeared under the influence, but a search of the car turned up drug paraphernalia including a hookah, three bongs, two pipes and a scale. The student associated with the car was expelled.


A woman called police when she came home to the 24000 block of Northeast 25th Street at 10:15 p.m. to find her front door forced open. Police officers check the premises and found no one. It seemed someone had forced the door and ripped an alarm panel from a pantry wall. The bed upstairs had been disturbed, but nothing was taken. The woman suspects a contractor, with whom she’d had a civil dispute and who had called her earlier in the day demanding $3,500.


Vehicle prowl

The owners of a vehicle on the 5300 block of 199th Place Northeast reported someone had entered a car and taken sunglasses, gift cards and an iPod and charger worth a combined $1,120 overnight between Dec. 2 and 3.


Odd finding

A man and his son found a ballistic vest hanging on their backyard shed door on the 1700 block of 216th Place Northeast the morning of Dec. 2. It had not been there the night before.


Flyer fraud

Someone used the frequent flyer miles of a man on the 19100 block of Northeast 43rd Court to order a computer. It was sent to an address in Columbus, Ohio.



At 3:17 a.m. Dec. 1, a police officer saw a vehicle run a red light at the intersection of Southeast 20th Street and 118th Avenue Southeast. Upon contacting the driver, the officer could smell marijuana, so he called in a drug recognition expert. That officer believed the driver to be under the influence of marijuana. The driver consented to having his blood drawn. Police are waiting for test results before forwarding the case information to prosecutors.



Left there

Police noticed a vehicle, which had been sitting near the intersection of Southeast 13th Way and 227th Avenue Southeast for some time. On Dec. 6, the officer ran the vehicle’s plates and found they’d expired in May 2013. There was debris around the vehicle and the pavement under it was a different color. The officer had the car impounded.


Passed out high

At about midnight Dec. 6, a police officer noticed a car parked at the gas pumps at the Sammamish Highlands. Almost a half hour later, he noticed the same car still sitting there. When he checked he found two people asleep in the vehicle. He called in another officer to block the vehicle in. The two officers then opened the doors and tried to wake the people inside. They could not until they shook the people. The officer asked the male driver to get out of the car. The driver pointed to his lap, which had cash, heroin and syringes on it. The officer told him to sit still, and then cleared the items from his lap, and told him he was under arrest.

Several other officers were called in to assist. The car belonged to the female passenger and she consented to a search of the vehicle. The officers found a scale with heroin residue, a methamphetamine pipe, two GPS units which may have been stolen, 6.9 grams of black tar heroin, A vial with heroin transferred from three syringes, knives, a .22 caliber magazine, 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, 20 Seroquel pills, two spoons used for heroin, a screwdriver set and $954 in cash.

The man was arrested. The woman was taken home. The car was left at the gas station, with the attendant’s permission.


Vehicle prowls

u A resident on the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast reported someone had broken into his car and taken a backpack-style leaf blower overnight from Dec. 2 to 3.

u A resident on the 19500 block of Southeast 23rd Street reported someone took a camera, gloves, keys and sunglasses from his car overnight between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

u The owner of a car parked on the 2400 block of 196th Avenue Southeast reported someone broke into her car overnight between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and took a laptop computer worth about $1,500. They did $200 worth of damage to the car

u On the 211 block of 205th Avenue Southeast, once again overnight from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, someone reported their car was broken into. Reported missing were about $459 worth of clothes and a GPS unit.


Probably didn’t win

A Sammamish couple received a card indicating they may have won $1.5 million in the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes. They then got a phone call saying in order to claim the money, they had to send $1,244 to cover taxes. They couple sent $500. Later they got another call saying they would only have to send $300 more. One member of the couple went to Western Union to wire the money, but the clerk refused and directed them to call the police and fill out a police report instead.


Fighting words

In a class at Skyline High School at about 1 p.m. Dec. 5, one student went to talk with another. A third student asked the first to leave. The first student did not. They bickered for a while, and the first student called the other, who is black, “negro.” The student asked him to repeat himself and he said he’d called him “a nice guy.” After class, the student again confronted the first student, asking what he had called him. He then hit the first student in the face. The student fell down, reported his ears were ringing and he saw stars. He went to the health room and got some ice. Later, he was complaining of memory loss and pain, so his parents took him to the hospital. The student’s cheek bone was fractured and it will need surgery to heal correctly. The doctors suggested the family contact police because of the injury. Police have opened an assault investigation.


Car prowl

A man who was at work on the 2900 block of 228th Avenue Southeast said someone broke into his car between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and took a $45 backpack.


Car versus pole

A woman drove her car up a curb and into a light pole near the 25900 block of Beaver Lake Way Southeast at about 9:45 p.m. Dec. 2. When the officer arrived, he noticed another officer talking to the driver. Even though it was rainy, the officer could smell the alcohol coming from the woman. She showed signs of being impaired so she was taken back to the station, where she blew a .171 on the Breathalyzer about two hours after the event. The legal limit is .08.


Car prowl leads to more

A man on the 1800 block of Trossachs Boulevard Southeast reported someone had taken his wallet from his vehicle overnight between Dec. 1 and 2. The morning of Dec. 2, he got a call from his credit card company asking if he’d made $1,500 in purchases from Amazon and another $8,000 from Overstock. The man had made neither. The man will be checking the status of the other cards in his wallet.


Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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One Response to “Police Blotter Dec. 18”

  1. Jason Andover on December 19th, 2013 7:55 am

    I see quite a few car prowl/thefts every time I read the blotter that can be avoided. PEOPLE, quit leaving your valuables I’m YOUR CAR! If a thief looks into the window of your car and DOESN’T SEE ANYTHING, they are going to move on. If the thief SEE’S YOUR wallet, laptop, GPS unit, and iPhone/iPad the thief is going to STEAL IT ALL and damage your car in the process. STOP BEING IDIOTS and empty your car of valuables when you get home. If IDIOTS KEEP LEAVING VALUABLES in cars, in Sammamish, the thieves will continue to flock here to steal. Because of THE IDIOTS who continue to leave valuables in their cars, it is making Sammamish an unsafe community.

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