Police Blotter Dec. 25
December 25, 2013
A woman came to the Sammamish Police office to report something suspicious happened between 3:40 and 4:40 p.m. Dec. 13. While she was sitting in a business on the 22700 block of Inglewood Hill Road, she observed a dark car with dark tinted windows drive up and park. Another vehicle drove up nearby and a male got out and got into the car for about 30 seconds before leaving. About five minutes later, a female also got into the car for about 30 seconds before leaving the vehicle. The vehicle left a few moments later. The woman could not see the diver, because the windows were tinted, but was able to write down the license plate. The car is registered to a Sammamish address, but is not associated with anyone with a criminal history.
Almost car prowl
Sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8, someone smashed the front window of a car parked on the 4600 block of 191st Place Northeast. Nothing was taken.
At 3:34 a.m. Dec. 7, a Sammamish Police officer saw a car traveling at 63 mph in a 45 mph zone near the intersection of Northeast 25th Street and Sahalee Way Northeast. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver. The driver failed field sobriety tests and blew a .155 on the Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of .08.
Between 8:40 and 9:08 p.m. Dec. 13, police responded to a report of two teens in a car parked on the 1700 block of 211th Avenue Southeast. The caller said the windows were tinted, but they could see the flickering of a light inside the car. When an officer arrived, he found the teens and noticed a smell of marijuana. The male and female produced a grinder with marijuana residue in it. The teens locked up the vehicle and walked to one of their houses. The officer took the grinder in for evidence.
Is it still borrowing?
A Sammamish woman reported she had loaned her car to her ex-roommate in late November. He was to use it to move and return the vehicle by Dec. 2. He failed to bring it back, so she reported it stolen. After contacting the male, he said he and the woman had made an arrangement, and he had been making payments on the car. Officers determined that it is a civil matter and are leaving it to the two to wok out.
A man came to the Sammamish Police offices to report a missing tablet computer. On Dec. 4, he was witness to a suicide at his residence on the 2000 block of 231st Lane Southeast. Sometime between then and Dec. 10, his tablet went missing. He was told his apartment manager had someone come in to clean the apartment. The cleaners were the only people with access to the apartment for a span of three days. The apartment manager suggested the man file a police report about the computer, worth an estimated $525.
A Tent City IV resident reported that someone had entered her tent between Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 and taken a bag with her prescription medication inside. She reported the incident to Tent City staff, but she also wanted a police report so her doctor would be willing to refill the prescriptions.
u Someone threw about six eggs at a home on the 19300 block of Southeast 21st Street overnight between Dec. 7 and 8. The homeowner reported hearing a thumping noise at about 11:30 p.m. but did not go to investigate. She said her house, and her daughter’s friend’s house, had also been egged over the Thanksgiving holiday.
u Another home, this one on the 27100 block off Southeast 27th Street was also egged at about the same time.
An officer was parked in the lot at Pine Lake Covenant Church at about 3:19 a.m. Dec. 8. He noticed what sounded like a car crash on 228th Avenue Southeast in front of the church. He found a single car, with the two driver’s side tires flat. The driver got out and was staggering around. The man failed field sobriety tests and was taken back to the Sammamish Police station. He asked to speak to an attorney, and then refused to take a breath test. His attorney told him he would not be booked into jail. The officer told him different, saying the man had already admitted to a DUI in California during an earlier conversation. The man asked to talk to his attorney again, but the officer refused, saying he’d already had ample time to talk with his attorney. He was eventually placed in a holding cell.
A police officer had multiple run-ins with a man who’d had his license suspended over the week of Dec. 5 to 12. On Dec. 12, he saw the man again near a car at the intersection of Southeast 24th Street and 248th Avenue Southeast. The man denied driving the vehicle there and acknowledged he had a suspended license. The officer admonished him not to drive, and the man agreed. The officer drove around the corner, and a minute later, the man drove away. The officer pulled the man over and arrested him for driving with a suspended license.
wants it dark
Sammamish Parks Department employees reported someone had been smashing out the lights in the parking lot at Beaver Lake Lodge between Nov. 25 and Dec. 11. A police officer found six lights had been smashed. The lights are about 30 feet off the ground, and the officer said it’s unclear how someone is doing it. Both the glass lens and the bulb had been smashed.
A police officer found a man sleeping in his mother’s car parked on the 2900 block of 228th Avenue Southeast at 6:37 a.m. Dec. 10. The man said his mother had driven him there and left him. The officer had contact with the man before. The man had told a similar story and it turned out to not be true. The man is also a convicted felon with a suspended driver’s license. The officer told him not to drive away, and the man agreed. The officer left the man and vehicle at the scene, and the officer did not see him driving.
A woman on the 100 block of Windsor Drive Southeast reported mail had gone missing from her mailbox between Dec. 5 and 9. The officer who responded noted the mailbox had a locking mechanism which had been destroyed. The woman did not know what could have been in her mail.
A woman reported that while she was at work on the 400 block of 228th Avenue Northeast at about 6:43 p.m. Dec. 9, she received about 10 hang-up phone calls over the space of about an hour. Almost immediately after the last call, the woman saw a dark blue Mini Cooper drive into the parking lot at her work. She was going to go ask the driver what they needed, since the business was closed. Before she could do so, the Mini backed rapidly into her car. The vehicle then left the parking lot and drove off. The woman said she could not think of anyone who would want to do that to her.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.