Police blotter March 12

March 12, 2014

By Administrator

Identity theft

A Sammamish woman reported that someone had been using her work credit card, and attempted to open credit card accounts in her name between Feb. 22 and 28.

Someone also tried to have her mail delivered to a post office in Stockton, Calif. The woman does not know how her information was compromised.




A Sammamish woman reported Feb. 27 that she was getting phone calls from a number associated with a man she had dated for about a week. After they broke it off, she kept getting messages from him, so she had a no contact order put in place.

She kept getting calls from that number, but did not answer the phone. The caller did not leave a voice mail, ether. As a result, police cannot be sure it was the man who was actually calling.


Vehicle prowl

A construction worker reported that someone broke into a van parked near the intersection of Northeast Ninth Place and 212th Place Northeast overnight from Feb. 26 to 27.

The door locks were punched out on the vehicle. The man said there was about $5,000 in tools missing from the van. The interior overhead dome light had also been removed and tossed into the back of the van. Police theorized it was done to keep the area dark while the suspect looted the interior of the vehicle.


Driving while revoked

While doing a license plate check of a vehicle driving on the 21600 block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road at 7:28 p.m. Feb. 25, a police officer found the owner of a vehicle had her license revoked.

The driver was the owner, so the officer arrested her. She was allowed to contact a licensed driver to move the vehicle.



A police officer responded to a call of a woman selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door at about 5 p.m. Feb. 25.

The officer explained to the woman that she would need a license to peddle her wares in Sammamish, and then dropped her off at the Safeway to await pickup by her supervisor.



A Sammamish woman reported that a former friend made a vague threat to punch her in the face at about 10 p.m. Feb. 24. The woman had been reported to have punched her ex-boyfriend and then sent the Sammamish woman a text saying she was next.

The officer said that while the text is not likely enough to warrant filing charges, it might be helpful in getting an anti-harassment order.



A man on the 1300 block of 210th Avenue Northeast reported someone had used a ball of aluminum foil to scrape some paint from the railing in front of his house between 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Nothing else was damaged.



A man on the 2400 block of 200th Avenue Southeast reported that someone had slashed all four of his tires on his vehicle between 2:50 and 3:50 a.m. Feb. 28.


Vehicle prowl

A man reported that someone punched out the locks of his company-owned vehicle in the Saxony apartment complex overnight between Feb. 26 and 27.

He said that the person had then reached in and taken his personally-owned tools worth about $1,260. The man said this is the second time in the past couple months this has happened.


They weren’t


A Sammamish man reported that someone had called him at 6:45 a.m. Feb. 25. The caller knew the man’s name and address. The caller than said he was going to be arrested in the next 30 minutes.

The man hung up. When the man arrived at work, he called the number back. The person who answered said no one had called him from that number. The man said a couple weeks ago, someone had tried to scam him saying they were from the IRS.

He was also concerned because the caller had his name and address. Police later found that the number has a long history of involvement with this sort of scam.


You again

A police officer ran the license plate of a vehicle driving on the 3600 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast at about 12:11 a.m. Feb. 25.

The owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. The officer turned on his overhead lights, and the car pulled into a parking spot at the Madison Apartments.

The officer recognized this car and behavior from about two months prior. The man was the same one who the officer had cited for driving with a suspended license then. The man also remembered the officer.

Since the man had obviously continued driving in spite of his earlier contact with the police, the officer had his vehicle impounded. He was considering bringing the man to jail, but a more serious call came in, and he responded to that instead.


Battery drained

A woman in the Saxony Condo complex reported someone had tampered with her car’s battery overnight between Feb. 23 and 24. When police arrived, the officer found the car’s trunk had been left open. The battery is in the trunk of the car, which is standard for the type of vehicle. It was still connected properly.

It appeared the trunk had been left open and the light was on, wearing down the battery. The woman suspects it is her estranged husband trying to make her fearful.



A Sammamish man reported someone broke into his home on the 21200 block of Northeast Sixth Street between Feb. 21 and 24. The home is unoccupied during some renovations. A French door appears to have been forced open. The man said nothing seemed to be missing.


Love letter

Someone vandalized the front doors to Pine Lake Middle School between Feb. 21 and 24. They wrote of their love for someone using a black, permanent marker.

The markings were cleaned off prior to the police arrival, but someone had taken a photo of them.


The black gate

A woman on the 200 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Northeast reported that on Feb. 23 a contractor she had been working with took a $10,000 iron gate he had installed on her property.

She said she had decided to dock the contractor’s fee because of construction delays. Police contacted the contractor who explained the delays were caused by changes the homeowners wanted.

He said he had to remove the gate to redesign it to new specifications upon which the homeowners insisted. The police decided this was a civil matter for the two parties to work out.


Shouldn’t have that

A Skyline High School student was emergency expelled after drug paraphernalia was found in his vehicle at the school at 11:28 a.m. Feb. 25. A parent had called and said there were rumors the student had a gun in his car or on his person.

Police were familiar with him because he was a suspect in using air rifles to shoot out streetlights in Klahanie.

School officials searched his car and found no weapons – though there were some CO2 cartridges – but they did find drug paraphernalia, including a glass pipe, cigarettes and containers with residue of marijuana oil.

The student admitted that most of the goods were his, although he said they were pretty old. His mother came to pick him up. Since he is 18, his nicotine products were returned to him when he left.


Mail theft

A Sammamish woman called to report there was mail scattered near the intersection of 232nd Avenue Southeast and Southeast 24th Street at 7:11 a.m. Feb. 28.

The officer gathered up the mail and returned it to the people via the post office.



A man who had moved to California reported that items were taken from his old home in Sammamish on the 600 block of 234th Avenue Southeast around Feb. 27.

The home is empty as it is between owners. Someone seems to have broken in through a window and taken a generator and power washer worth a combined $6,200. Police were able to recover some fingerprints from the scene.




A Sammamish man believes some of his mail was missing from a damaged community mailbox on the 100 block of 242nd Court Southeast Feb. 26. The mailbox was knocked over – police theorize it was hit by a vehicle. The man said he only checks his mail every few days and he always has mail. This time he did not.

The officer advised him to check with the post office to see if that had delivered him any mail, and to contact him again if there is, indeed, missing mail.


Items in the Police blotter come from Sammamish police reports.

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