Police blotter Jan. 8
January 8, 2014
Double car prowl
A Sammamish woman reported someone had entered two vehicles parked at the 24300 block of Southeast Second Court between midnight and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25. Someone rifled through the glove boxes and center consoles, but nothing was taken.
A woman called to report someone had broken into her house on the 500 block of 237th Avenue Southeast between 6 p.m. Dec. 24 and 6:30 a.m. Dec. 25. Police found that someone had broken into a car and used the garage door opener to enter the house. They took three unwrapped presents worth about $500. Police were able to find fingerprints in the vehicle.
A man on the 21200 block of Southeast 37th Street reported someone drove up and took lawn decorations at 1:35 a.m. Dec. 25. He has video of the person, which he is passing along to police.
A woman reported someone had taken her purse while she was at Christmas Eve Mass at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She heard from a young woman who was at the service that saw a young man walk off with the purse. She drove to the Issaquah Police to report the crime, but was told that wasn’t possible. The woman could not say why she had not called the police when it happened.
Someone turned in a found iPod to the Sammamish Police Department at 3:10 p.m. Dec. 18.
A Sammamish officer did a random license plate check of a vehicle on the 3000 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast. He found the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. The driver was the owner. The driver said he would take care of the issue. The officer recommends he be charged with driving with a suspended license.
Police responded when someone broke into two cars in the parking lot of the Pine Lake QFC between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. One vehicle owner reported computer equipment and the damaged window to be worth $1,499. The officer left his card so he could contact the driver of the other vehicle.
A Sammamish man reported he was assaulted Dec. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Beaver Lake Park. The man and his wife were walking their dog, on a leash, in the park.
Another man, with a woman and a dog not on a leash, were also walking in the park. The unleashed dog approached the first group aggressively, so the man stepped in front. He though the unleashed dog was going to attack, so he kicked it away. The owner of that dog then pushed the man, knocking him down and into a pole. He then drove away in a black Mercedes SUV.
A man called to report someone had broken into his car on the 600 block of 237th Place Southeast overnight between Dec. 24 and 25. He said that someone took climbing gear and a set of wheels worth a combined $605. The vehicle may have been left unlocked.
A man reported someone took a pair of packages from his front porch on the 2900 block of 278th Avenue Southeast at 3:21 p.m. Dec. 24. The man has video surveillance at his home and recorded a maroon Dodge Intrepid pull up in the driveway. A white male in his 30s wearing a dark baseball cap, white horizontal striped shirt and jeans got out and took the items and put them in the car. A female appeared to be in the car, helping him keep the car door open.
Can’t have that there
A Sammamish officer was driving on patrol along 228th Avenue Southeast near Southeast Eighth Street at 11:47 a.m. Dec. 24 when he noticed the driver of a vehicle looking back at him nervously. The driver made a couple of quick turns, forcing the officer to do a U-turn to stay with it. Eventually, the car stopped in the parking lot at the Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center. The officer said he noticed the male driver and female passenger switch seats.
When the officer contacted the vehicle, he noticed several roaches (the stubs of marijuana cigarettes) lying out and the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The male’s license was suspended while the female’s was valid. When the officer asked the man why he had been driving, the man said he did not know what the officer was talking about. The pair had medical marijuana cards and presented them to the officer along with their driver’s licenses.
Upon returning to the vehicle after checking the identification, the male had concealed weapons permits sitting in his lap. The officer asked if there was a weapon in the vehicle and the man said yes, in the door side pocket. The officer informed him that per his concealed weapon permit, he had to have the weapon on his person, not in the door pocket. The man replied he did not know that.
Another officer arrived and began talking with the woman, who said the couple had not changed seats.
Police recommend that the man be charged with driving with a suspended license and a violation of his weapon permit, while the woman be charged with making false statements and a violation of her weapon permit.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.