Police blotter Feb. 26
February 26, 2014
A police officer spotted a car driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 2:45 a.m. Feb. 16. The officer contacted the driver, a 17-year-old girl, and found the car smelled of alcohol. She agreed to a portable Breathalyzer test and blew a .065. While the legal limit for adults is .08, she is under 21. As a result, the officer is recommending she be charged with being a minor operating a vehicle under the influence.
A Sammamish woman came to the police station and said her son was going to be having a party at her home on the 1400 block of 224th Avenue Northeast the evening of Feb. 12. She said the boy does not listen and was having the party against her wishes. A group of officers went to the house that night and found 23 juveniles there. Many of them seemed to have been drinking and or smoking marijuana. The police arrested the son for a minor having drunk alcohol. The rest of them were allowed to go if they could find a driver who was sober.
Not falling for it
A Sammamish man got a call from a man with an Eastern European accent at about 7:50 a.m. Feb. 12. The caller said he was a Snohomish County officer and that there was a warrant out for his arrest. The caller said the man should call a different number to avoid having someone come to arrest him. The man hung up and called the real Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to find there was no arrest and it was a scam.
A Sammamish woman tried to break up with her boyfriend in early February. She continued to get text messages from him and on Feb. 11, she got one in which he wished her a particularly violent death. The woman was scared and contacted police. The officers did not see the actual text message and were unable to make contact with the ex-boyfriend to get his side of the story. The woman said she is likely going to pursue a no-contact order.
u A man on the 3000 block of 224th Avenue Northeast said his car was broken into overnight between Feb. 10 and 11. Nothing was taken.
u A Sammamish woman caught a pair of males trying to gain access to her vehicle on the 2400 block of 233rd Place Northeast at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 11. One was peering into the vehicle and then tried the handle. Neither seemed to have any tools on them. She went outside and yelled at them to leave. They took off running and the woman later heard car doors shut and then a car drive away. The only description she could give is that they were male wearing poofy jackets. One had a bright orange skull cap.
A couple on the 800 block of Lancaster Way Southeast called because they said someone had damaged a lamp post and window to their house between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Feb. 16. They said they suspect their teenage daughter’s ex-boyfriend may have something to do with it.
Not quite illegal
A Sammamish police officer responded to the report of a man slumped over in a vehicle on the 21000 block of Southeast Eighth Street at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 16. When the officer arrived, the man was sleeping. The vehicle was in gear, but the man’s foot was on the break. The officer awakened the man and had him put the car into park. The officer smelled the odor of alcohol, but when the man provided a breath sample, he blew a .046, below the legal limit. The officer is not pursuing charges.
Hit and run
A Sammamish man was driving south on 228th Avenue Southeast when another car ran a red light at Issaquah-Pine Lake Road at 9:12 p.m. Feb. 15. As a result, the man struck the car which ran the light. The car sped off. The man followed long enough to get the license plate number.
A couple on the 20000 block of Southeast 27th Place reported someone came into their home through an unlocked door between 9 and 11:50 a.m. Feb. 15. The couple said they were missing a phone, laptop, loose change and jewelry worth at least $1,850.
A Sammamish woman reported she had left items for a charity to pick up at 7 a.m. Feb. 13 at her home on the 2000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. When representatives from the charity came, some of the items, worth about $27, were missing.
Sammamish police responded to a home at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 12. A married couple had gotten into a fight, and the female said the male had grabbed her, hurting her. Police found marks on the woman’s body. The man was arrested.
A woman whose home on the 20200 block of Southeast 25th Street is for sale reported items missing from her garage. She said she was missing a video camera and musical instruments. There had also been damage to a storage area, but it was not opened. The incident took place sometime between Feb. 4 and 5.
A man in the Jacob’s Creek Condo complex reported someone had left a pile of animal’s poop on his back patio sometime during the day of Feb. 10. There was also poo smeared on the door handle. He said he’d been having problems with his upstairs neighbors and their dog. He said the dog barks and sheds from their balcony onto his patio. He said the issue has been going on for about six months and he complains to the complex regularly. The officer contacted the upstairs neighbor who was surprised about the poo. She said the man’s complaints have grown so problematic that she has hired an attorney.
A couple who had just moved into their home on the 1100 block of 270th Place Southeast said the home was broken into during the day Feb. 12. Some outside items were moved around, and there was damage to an exterior door trim. The couple could not tell if anything was missing from the home because most of their belongings were still in boxes. The owners suspect a previous homeowner who had wanted to remove items from the house.
A teacher at Skyline High School reported a laptop had gone missing Oct. 2, 2013. The school’s tech specialist sent out an email to see if anyone had misplaced it, but no one responded that they had. Several teachers would have had access to the laptop.
The school waited so long to report the incident because they wanted to be certain it had not simply been misplaced.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.