Police blotter Feb. 5

February 5, 2014

By Administrator

Fraud

A Sammamish woman said she’d gotten a call that someone in another state had used her personal information to open two accounts in her name between Dec. 29, 2013 and Jan. 21, 2014. She does not know how her information was compromised.

 

Car prowls

u A woman reported someone broke into her car on the 23200 block of Northeast 17th Street between 2 and 3 a.m. Jan. 20 and took a $15 gift card and $10 in cash. The car had been left unlocked.

u Residents on the 22200 block of Northeast 19th Street reported someone entered their two vehicles overnight from Jan. 18 to 19 and took a backpack, some CDs and food worth a total of $154. A GPS unit was pulled off but not taken. Professional painting supplies were also left. Both vehicles were left unlocked.

u Also, the night of Jan. 18, a resident on the 2000 block of 224th Place Northeast reported someone broke into her car and took a windbreaker worth $10. The car was unlocked.

u A neighbor diagonally across the street on the 2000 block of 224th Place Northeast also reported her unlocked car was broken into, but nothing was missing.

u A woman reported someone entered her van on the 23200 block of Northeast 17th Street overnight from Jan. 19 to 20. Nothing was taken but the contents were disturbed. The vehicle was unlocked.

u Another person on the same block made a similar report at the same time. The vehicle was also unlocked.

u Another woman, this time on the 2700 block of 226th place Northeast, said her two unlocked cars were broken into the same night. Once again, nothing was missing.

u Another report of a car prowl that night happened on the 22800 block of Northeast 23rd Street. Once again, the door was unlocked and nothing was reported missing.

u This one was on the 2100 block of 229th Avenue Northeast that same night. Two vehicles were unlocked, and both were entered, but nothing was missing from either.

u Yet another vehicle, this one on the 2800 block of 222nd Avenue Northeast seems to have been broken into. In this case, the owner reported she was missing an iPad valued at $100. The door was likely unlocked. In this case, the officer was able to recover some fingerprints.

u A resident on the 1800 block of 231st Place Northeast reported her car was also broken into that night. It was unlocked. Her son’s car, parked at the same house, was locked. There was no evidence that anyone tried to enter the locked vehicle.

u In one last car prowl that night, also on the 2800 block of 222nd Avenue Northeast, the vehicle’s owner reported $1,100 in cash and gift cards missing from their unlocked vehicle.

u A couple on the 600 block of 214th Avenue Southeast left their vehicles unlocked on the night of Jan. 22. They reported they were missing a Bluetooth device, camera, phone charger and cash worth a total of $455.

 

Just checking

On Jan. 21, a couple of days after Tent City IV left Marry, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, a police K9 unit took a good long sniff in the area. The dog is trained to find methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana. The dog alerted its handler to possible drugs in four separate locations. In one spot, the officer was able to find the stub end of a marijuana cigarette. In another, the officer found the cellophane wrapper from a pack of cigarettes. The officer reported having noticed people store drugs in cigarette packs in the past, although none was found in this case. Nothing was found in the other two locations.

 

Domestic dispute

Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on the 22600 block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road at 11:40 p.m. Jan. 19. Upon arrival, they found both the male and female members of the couple asleep. The couple had gotten into an argument. Both sides said the other tends to get aggressive or argumentative when they drink. They agreed the argument was over and the female agreed to leave for the night.

 

Missing coins

A woman on the 2000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast reported she believes her neighbors have been coming to her house and taking things. She said since 2011, there have been several instances of this happening, such as one time when a pair of pruning shears was missing and replaced with an older pair, or a missing thumb drive. This time, she said she was missing some coins and a pawn slip. She said the neighbors have a key to her house. She recently changed the locks, so police advised her to wait and see if that clears up the situation.

 

Deer euthanized

Police euthanized an injured deer on the 21600 block of Southeast 20th Street at 6:03 p.m. Jan. 20.

 

Mail theft

A man on the 27200 block of Southeast 26th Place found mail belonging to five other people in his newspaper box. He notified police who began to contact the people whose mail was found.

 

Possible drug arrest

At about 4 p.m. Jan. 21, police got a call that there was a man sitting in a car foaming at the mouth with a syringe behind his ear in a parking lot on the 700 block of 228th Avenue Northeast. The officer arrived and found the car. The driver seemed agitated, like he was in a heightened energy state. The man said he had “shot some suboxone” and said he has a prescription for it. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, and all other voluntary tests. Police arrested him and called in a K9 unit to check the car. The dog seemed to indicate there were drugs in the car. Police impounded it. The man was taken back to the station to talk to his lawyer. Meanwhile, police obtained a search warrant to have blood drawn from the man. He was taken to Swedish Issaquah where the blood was drawn. It was then submitted for analysis.

 

Stolen vehicle recovered

Sammamish police checked out an abandoned vehicle found on the 300 block of 239th Court Southeast, found the vehicle had been reported stolen in Mill Creek Dec. 21 and had license plates which had also been reported stolen. Inside the vehicle were piles of goods that the owner of the vehicle said did not belong to her. Police believe the items, which included tools, clothes, four garage door openers, receipts, mail, rock climbing gear, a plastic mask with a fake nose and moustache, wheels and a Mercedes hood ornament were stolen. The woman was able to claim the vehicle, a 2000 Mercedes, which she had purchased a week before she reported it stolen.

 

Items in the police blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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One Response to “Police blotter Feb. 5”

  1. Erik on February 11th, 2014 5:04 pm

    If a car is left unlocked, how can it be claimed it was broken into? Seems like owner carelessness to me.

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