Police Blotter Jan. 22
January 22, 2014
A Sammamish man reported someone entered his car on the 1100 block of 222nd Place Northeast between Jan. 10 and 14. He believes the car was locked. However, the police officer said he found no damage to the car, meaning it was likely unlocked. It appears nothing was taken from the car.
Some time between 7 p.m. and 8:56 p.m. Dec. 31 someone threw rocks through the windows of a home and vehicle on the 2400 block of 204th Terrace Northeast. The homeowner said he did not know why someone would want to do that to him. He also noted he’d had some other small nuisances such as people ringing the doorbell and running.
A Sammamish woman reported someone broke into her family’s home on the 4000 block of 208th Avenue Northeast between 9:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Jan. 8. The suspect broke a window near the door, and then likely reached through to unlock and open it. Missing from the house were financial documents, passports, social security cards, jewelry and camera lenses.
A woman reported that someone took her wallet from her purse while she was shopping at the Pine Lake QFC at about 1 p.m. Jan. 9.
A police officer responded to a report of a party on the 4200 block of 206th Avenue Southeast at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 11. Upon arrival he noticed a vehicle with three teenage girls in it. They had a bottle of gin in their possession, and gave it to the officer upon request. One of the girls said she’d had a sip of the gin, which the officer found consistent with the amount missing from the bottle. He contacted her parents who came to pick her up. Since the girl was cooperative and did not appear drunk, he let her off with a warning. The gin was disposed of.
Found the mail
A Sammamish woman reported finding a pile of mail on a lot near the intersection of 215th Place Southeast and Southeast 20th Street the morning of Jan. 10. There was mail there from nine different homes in the area. Police took custody of the mail, most of which was “junk.”
Tent city troubles
A man was arrested for causing a disturbance as he was leaving Tent City IV Jan. 4. He later returned to retrieve his goods, and still later was told by another resident that someone had entered his tent and taken some of his things. The man called to report the missing items and said he had left Tent City peacefully. The officer taking the call happened to be one of those who had arrested him when he left and informed the man of that, disproving his story of leaving peacefully. The man then began to yell and curse at the officer before hanging up. The officer took the statement as the man declining to continue reporting the theft of his missing items.
Tent City fight
Officers responded when one Tent City resident accused another of hitting him the morning of Jan. 9. There had been some bad blood between the pair for a couple of days. The man said he’d been hit three times in the face. A witness said he was hit in the stomach. The responding officer said he did not notice and swelling or redness near where the man said he was hit. Officers arrested the other man.
A man on the20800 block of Southeast Seventh Place reported someone took a pair of packages from his front porch at 5 p.m. Jan. 7. The homeowner has security camera footage of a car driving up to the house and a male getting out of the passenger side and running up to the house, then running back to the car.
A Sammamish woman reported someone took items from her mailbox on the 2900 block of 218th Avenue Southeast between 4 and 10:30 p.m. Jan. 4. Missing were a couple DVDs from Netflix and wine vacuum pumps worth a total of $38.
Really needed a smoke
A homeowner said someone broke into his truck on the 3000 block of 230th Lane Southeast and took two packs of cigarettes overnight from Jan. 6 to 7. The suspect seems to have jimmied open the lock to the vehicle.
Someone broke into three vehicles on the 2900 block of 217th Avenue Southeast overnight between Jan. 6 and 7. Nothing was taken.
Another car prowl
A man who works at the Pine Lake QFC said someone broke into his vehicle while he was at work Jan. 6. He said a GPS unit, knife, multi-tool, stun gun and prescription medicine were taken. It seems the suspect broke the driver’s door lock.
Police found a pair of cans of Mike Hard Lemonade stashed behind some bushes on the 300 block of Louis Thompson Road. A resident reported seeing a man in his 40s stop his car, run behind the bushes quickly and then leave, prompting her to call police. The woman said no teenagers live in the area. Police took the alcohol to the Sammamish Police station for disposal.
Police arrested a suspicious young man at the Pine Lake Shopping Center at about 6:49 p.m. Jan. 5. The young man, a Kirkland resident, had an escape warrant out for his arrest from the Department of Corrections. The officers took him to the King County Jail.
So that’s where they went
Someone found a number of empty cardboard boxes near the 700 block of the East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 31. The officer found the boxes had been left out for some time, but they seemed to be shipping boxes. He was able to recover the shipping labels from them. He found some of them corresponded to reports of packages stolen from front porches. Others involved missing items that had not been reported as thefts. Unfortunately, none of the items were still in the shipping boxes.
Driving while suspended
A police officer stopped a car which had tail lights that looked to have been painted over at 3:15 a.m. Jan. 12. After the car pulled into the Safeway parking lot, the officer contacted the driver. The driver gave police a false name, which was later revealed by the car’s passenger. The driver had his license suspended for failing to pay child support. Police recommend the man be charged with driving while suspended, lying to an officer, and driving without insurance. The vehicle was released to the passenger, who had a valid license.
No good deed
A police officer saw a car driving near the 23200 block of Northeast Eighth Street at about 1115 p.m. Jan. 9. He knew the registered owner had a suspended license, so he pulled over the car. The driver was not the registered owner (the owner was the passenger). However, the driver did have a warrant out for his arrest from Redmond, so he was taken into custody.
A woman reported that outgoing mail had been taken from her mailbox on the 2100 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast overnight between Jan. 9 and 10. She fears information in the mail would be valuable to identity thieves. An officer advised her to monitor her credit reports and other accounts.
Just wait a bit
A pair of neighbors on the 700 block of 241st Lane Southeast got into a dispute over doors at their condo complex being slammed at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 9. The alleged slammer is moving out in three months. Both parties agreed to try not to get into any more arguments.
Several people reported their storage units on the 23000 block of Northeast Eighth Street were broken into. When police investigated, they found multiple units had been compromised, likely between Dec. 9 and Jan. 6. Items taken included alcohol, promotional banners, the tires for a Porsche, a set of bone China worth $10,000 and more. Not all owners of units that were broken into were present, so more items may be missing. The officer theorized that because of the number, size and weight of the items taken, the suspect must have had access to the facility with a vehicle.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.