Police blotter Feb. 12
February 13, 2014
Mad kung fu skills
At about 2:15 a.m. Feb. 1, a police officer noticed a vehicle going 53 mph in a 45 mpg zone. He pulled the car over and noticed the smell of intoxicants. The driver, who is 20 submitted to a portable breath test and blew a .06, which would be OK if he were 21, but isn’t since he’s a minor. Once back at the station, he refused to take more breath tests.
He did however say he has a colostomy bag. As a result, the officer decided he should be taken to King County Jail so he could get medical assistance if needed. The young man then asked that he not be placed in a cell with any “Bubbas.” He noted that if he were, he’d be OK since he had “mad kung fu skills.”
He then proceeded to meow for about 20 minutes and asked for a phone so he could play games. He then got a nice trip to Seattle to see the inside of a jail cell.
u A woman reported that someone entered her and her son’s unlocked vehicles on the 4100 block of 204th Avenue Northeast between 4:20 and 4:40 a.m. Jan. 31. Nothing was taken. The woman has video footage of a pair of people each of whom was wearing a dark jacket and pants and a gray hoodie.
u A man called to report someone had entered his unlocked vehicle on the 3800 block of 206th Place Northeast overnight between Jan. 27 and 28. He said he was missing a laptop computer, owned by his daughter’s school, and a debit card. The car was unlocked.
u The same night, a man on the 3800 block of 204th Avenue Northeast reported someone broke into his unlocked car and took a couple of small flashlights worth about $20.
At about 9:25 p.m. Jan. 31, a police officer saw a man stagger into a restaurant who appeared to be drunk. Shortly after, the man got into his vehicle and drove off. After drifting over the lane line a few times, an officer pulled him over.
He failed field sobriety tests and so the police took him back to the station, where he blew a .08 on a Breathalyzer – the exact level of the legal limit. The officer notes, however, that it had been almost an hour since he had driven, and the body metabolizes alcohol at such a rate that he was likely over the limit when he was driving.
A Sammamish woman was home when her older son kicked the front door in. He does not live with her, but she has a younger son who does. The older boy seemed surprised that door went in.
He dropped off a video game console and stated that a different person had wanted it, then left on foot. Police recommend that the young man who kicked the door open be charged with malicious mischief.
A Sammamish woman reported someone had used her information to open charge accounts at best Buy and Kohl’s. She was a victim of mail theft in 2005, but otherwise does not know how someone would have accessed her information.
At about 1 a.m. Jan. 31, a woman drove up to 7-11 on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast, went into the store, then drove about 50 feet away and walked back toward the store.
A Police officer noticed this and though the behavior odd. He asked the woman why she’d done that – after explaining to her that she did not have to answer his questions. She said she was waiting for a friend to bring her gas money, but would not identify the friend.
Just then a pickup truck drove past. The officer noticed the truck, because he’d received an email stating the owner of it had warrants out for his arrest. The woman said that was the friend who was bringing her the cash. The officer went to his vehicle to start going after the truck. However, a little way down the road, there had been another officer (unknown to the first). The driver of the pickup turned back around and drove to the 7-11, where the first officer arrested him. The man had a warrant from Issaquah for possession of drug paraphernalia and from Redmond for driving with a suspended license. As the officer was taking him into custody, he found a pen that had been fashioned into a pipe. The young man indicated he had smoked heroin within the past three or four hours. Now, in addition to the warrants from other cities, Sammamish police are recommending adding on another count of each charge.
At 9:34 a.m. Jan. 24, a Sammamish man came to the police station with a bunch of mail he’d found in his yard waste can. Officers are endeavoring to return it to the proper addresses.
Here come the locks
A man on the 2100 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast reported that someone had taken the mail from a mail box tree of four mailboxes between Jan. 28 and 29. Two of the four people had retrieved their mail, but two were missing items, including one Amazon.com package from each of the two and other mail. The man said the neighbors would now be getting locking mailboxes.
A woman was following her ex boyfriend and his new girlfriend in the area of the 1700 block of 254th place Southeast. The man has been with the new girlfriend for about six months and had dated the old girlfriend for 12 years. Police told the ex that she can’t keep following the couple, and advised the man to get an anti-harassment order.
Steak for sale
Police found a man was driving around in the area of the 23600 block of Northeast Seventh Court soliciting business. When the officer caught up to the man, he found the man had customers in the area for his steaks and while he drove around, he would stop at neighbors’ houses and try to add to his customer base. Police informed him he can not go door-to-door without a specific license.
A man reported that someone smashed the window of his car parked behind the Pine Lake QFC between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. Jan. 29 and took his lunch.
Items in the Police blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.