Police blotter Feb. 19
February 19, 2014
A Sammamish couple who lives together got into a fight the evening of Feb. 8 and police came to sort things out. The pregnant female held a knife to her stomach, but the male thought it was just an attempt to get attention and ignored it.
She then chased him around with said knife. He did not feel she was actually threatening him. She went to her mother’s house to cool off.
turn it down
An officer responded when a nearby resident complained that music being played at the Sammamish EX3 Teen Center was too loud at about 6:15 p.m. Feb. 8.
When the officer arrived, he found he could hear the music of a band practicing about 100 feet away from the building. City laws say noise should not be audible more than 75 feet from a building, with some exceptions for large scheduled community events.
The officer asked the teens, who had not before practiced at the teen center, to turn the volume down.
Police responded to the scene of a one-car crash on the 3300 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 3:15 a.m. Feb. 8. When the officer arrived, he found a car had hit the guardrail and was perpendicular to the road.
The female driver was sitting in her boyfriend’s car, which had not been involved in the accident. She was crying. The woman failed field sobriety tests, and then blew a .098, above the legal limit of .08.
A Chinese man and his wife were in town visiting their daughter and son-in-law.
The man was attempting to make changes to his return flight back to China Feb. 4 at about 3:30 a.m. He was getting frustrated and started yelling at the computer and then started claiming that either he would kill himself or no one would live. The daughter believes he might have an undiagnosed mental disorder. When police arrived on the scene, they found the man does not speak English, so his daughter was translating. As the officer was questioning the man through his daughter, the man became agitated.
Another officer brought him into a hallway to calm down. He began resisting the deputies who then attempted to handcuff him. During the struggle, the man tried to take the pistol of one of the deputies from its holster. He was taken back to the station.
The officer made the first attempts to contact the Chinese embassy and then took the man to King County Jail.
The ol’ switcheroo
A man at the Knolls at Inglewood apartment complex had damaged a door in his apartment in late January. He then scaled an outer wall to reach the apartment above, which was being renovated.
He took an undamaged door from that unit and installed it in his unit. Police discovered the damaged door a week later when responding to a different call in the man’s unit. The apartment complex manager said the man was not authorized to change the door.
Police responded to a report of a possible drowning on the 200 block of 218th Place Southeast at 10 a.m. Feb. 9. A teenage boy was walking on the ice on a retention pond near his house when he fell through.
The boy’s father jumped in after him and pulled him out. When the officer arrived, the pair were both out of the water, shivering. The officer helped them back to the house where they were able to shower in warm water to warm up slowly.
An aid car came and checked out the two. They found that both seemed to be OK and had warmed properly, so there was no need for further assistance.
At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, a police officer locking up Beaver lake Park found that someone had left a couch, love seat and end table near the boat launch. The officer notified Sammamish parks staff to clean up the living room set.
An officer noticed a truck with a headlight out traveling near the 3600 block of 212th Avenue Southeast at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 8. The vehicle was also missing a license plate. When the officer turned around, the truck pulled into a driveway. The officer approached and asked the man if he lived at the house. The man said no. When pressed for why he was there, the man said “to go to the bathroom?” The officer could smell alcohol and noticed beer cans and bottles littered around the inside of the truck. The man blew a .306 on a portable Breathalyzer – more than three times the legal limit. He seemed like he would be unable to take a formal breath test at the station, so he was taken to Harborview for a blood draw and then booked into King County Jail.
Someone noticed a man in a white Subaru Legacy looking into mailboxes at about 9:45 p.m. Feb. 7 near the intersection of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and 212th Way Southeast. Police were unable to locate the man or the vehicle, or to determine if a crime occurred.
A young man who was fired from his job at a local business on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast returned to the business seeking his last paycheck at 3 p.m. Feb. 5. His employer told him the check was likely in the mail. He tried to force his way in and caused a disturbance. Police responded and told him that he was not permitted to return to the business for a year. If he did so, he would be subject to arrest.
A Sammamish woman received a call from a man claiming to be from the “Federal Tax Audit Department” at about noon Jan. 28. They said the woman’s husband owed $8,720 in back taxes. The caller advised the woman to go to a series of local stores and purchase MoneyPak cards. She bought 17 in all. When she went to one of the stores for a second time, one of the employees there realized she was being scammed, so she hung up and called police. Of the 17 cards, 10 had been used while seven had been blocked. The company which operates MoneyPak is initiating its own investigation.
A pair of Skyline students were emergency expelled after they planted prescription pills in the backpack of a third girl Jan. 30 in order to get her in trouble. The pair of girls placed the pills in the third girl’s unattended backpack during lunch, then went to school administrators and told them they suspected the third girl had pills on her. Administrators searched the third girl’s backpack and found the pills. The girl was surprised and when discussing the matter with a police officer, swore they weren’t hers. The officer believed the girl and then checked security cameras. The cameras show the first two girls approaching the third girl’s backpack and stashing something in it, although it is unclear what. When confronted with the new information, one of the girls admitted involvement, though the other denied she had anything to do with it. Discipline will be handled at the school and family level from this point on.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.