Police blotter Jan. 29
January 29, 2014
At about 2 a.m. Jan. 14, a police officer noticed a car driving along Sahalee Way. The car would drift over the fog line and then jerk back into the lane repeatedly. The officer followed the vehicle and when it reached the driver’s home, the officer approached the driver. The diver smelled of intoxicants and failed field sobriety tests. Back at the station, he blew a .10 on the Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of .08.
A Sammamish man found a pile of mail lying behind his mailbox near the intersection of Northeast 22nd Street and 244th Avenue Northeast at 2:39 p.m. Jan. 13. He took the mail home and turned it over to police. The officer was able to determine the addresses, even though the mail was soaked and muddy. He delivered it, but most of the people hadn’t realized they were missing anything. He advised them to keep tabs on their accounts and credit reports.
A couple visiting their grandparents on the 4300 block of 212th Avenue Northeast said someone broke into their car overnight between Jan. 12 and 13. They reported a .45 caliber handgun and $100 in cash was missing. They said they are certain the car was locked, but there were no signs of forced entry.
At 4:52 a.m. Jan. 13, a police officer noticed a car driving at 50 mph in a 35 mph zone along East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast.
The driver had a suspended license, and said he was driving fast to try to get to work. The car was in a no parking zone, but the officer allowed family to claim the car. The officer also gave the man a ride to work and cited him for driving with a suspended license.
At about 3:10 a.m. Jan. 12, an officer noticed a vehicle driving at 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast. Upon contacting the driver, the officer noticed he smelled of alcohol. The man admitted he’d made a mistake and started chatting with the officer. Then he blew a .137.
Can’t say some things
At 6:30 a.m. Jan. 16, police arrived to escort a man out of a coffee shop on Northeast Inglewood Hill Road. The manager wanted the man removed and banned for a year because he kept having inappropriate conversations with the store’s female employees.
A woman reported that someone entered her vehicle on the 21400 block of Southeast 35th Way overnight between Jan. 12 and 13 and took a change container with about $10 in it. There were no signs of forced entry.
Two Tent City IV residents were arrested at about 2 p.m. Jan. 14. The male and female had been kicked out and had an argument with a Tent City official, threatening to “bash his head in.”
When police arrived, the female continued to make the same threat, while the male said he wasn’t serious. Later, the male said he wished he had just hit the other man, believing that arrest for assault would have been less serious than arrest for harassment. He was taken to the Issaquah Jail. There was no room for females there, so the woman was taken to King County Jail.
Turn on the lights
A car was driving without its lights on at 4:45 a.m. Jan. 14 on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. An officer pulled the car over, at which point the driver turned on the lights. The officer found the driver had a suspended license, and a warrant out for driving with a suspended license. She was taken to jail and the car was impounded.
Not a false alarm
A woman said someone broke into two of her cars on the 3600 block of 212th Place Southeast in the wee hours of Jan. 13. She said that she’d heard a neighbor’s car alarm go off at about 2:30 a.m., but thought nothing of it and went back to sleep. At 7 a.m., she discovered the cars had been entered. Nothing was taken.
At about 11:08 p.m. Jan. 15, a police officer noticed a car traveling on Issaquah-Pine Lake road had its center brake light out. When the officer pulled the car over, he recognized the driver and his girlfriend, both of whom he said he knows to be heroin addicts When he ran their information, the driver came back with no problems, but the female passenger had a warrant for criminal solicitation and a second for driving with a suspended license. The man was released, and the woman was taken to jail.
A Sammamish woman said she was scammed out of $1,400. Someone called claiming to be her grandson who was arrested in Ecuador on possession of marijuana. He would need the money to move up his court date. He provided her with a contact that he said was for the U.S. Embassy. She called the number provided, who told her to wire the money to a previously provided number. She did so. She then called her daughter and found her grandson was actually in Pullman, attending classes at Washington State University. The woman then called police.
No contact violation
A man who is prohibited from contacting his wife after a domestic violence incident called the home Jan. 12 to talk with his children. The couple has two in common. He sometimes calls to talk to the children although the woman has told he can’t just call whenever he wants. The officer advised her to establish a parenting plan, which will guide future contact between the man and his children.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish police reports.