Police Blotter April 2
April 2, 2014
A Sammamish man reported his car was stolen from near the intersection of 208th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 15th Street overnight between March 21 and 22. The unlocked vehicle had the keys left inside it. Police believe the theft is related to a pair of car prowls nearby at roughly the same time.
There were reports of the following vehicles being broken into:
u Near the intersection of 208th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 15th Street between March 21 and 22. An iPad and purse worth a combined $925 were reported missing. Someone broke a window to gain access.
u On the 23900 block of Northeast 31st Way between March 20 and 21. A GPS unit and sunglasses worth a combined $300 were reported missing. The vehicle was unlocked.
u On the 22800 block of Northeast Eighth Street between March 19 and 20. Reported missing was a $119 pair of sunglasses. Someone broke a window to gain access.
u On the 20900 block of Northeast 19th Place between March 16 and 17. Reported missing were binoculars, reading glasses, sunglasses and gas and maintenance cards worth a total of $350. The vehicle was unlocked. On March 17, a police officer stopped a different vehicle and found the cards and several pairs of binoculars, but they were not the same binoculars.
u On the 1500 block of 225th Place Southeast between March 21 and 22. Reported missing were clothes, tools, jewelry, jackets, a laptop and other items worth an estimated $2,300. The vehicle was left unlocked.
u On the 500 block of 225th Lane Northeast between March 19 and 20. A silver wallet case worth $100 was reported missing. Someone smashed a window to gain access.
u On the 2900 block of 228th Avenue Southeast at 7:49 a.m. March 18. Someone smashed a window, but did not take anything. There is surveillance video that shows a suspect of a thin build about 5-feet-8 inches tall wearing a black hoodie.
u On the 1800 block of 211 Way Northeast between March 16 and 17. Reported missing were a GPS and cash worth about $104. The vehicle was unlocked.
u On the 1100 block of 271st Avenue Southeast between March 22 and 23. Reported missing were CDs cash and sunglasses worth a combined $260. The vehicle was unlocked.
u On the 1200 block of 268th Avenue Southeast between midnight and 9:30 a.m. March 23. Reported missing was a purse with debit and credit cards, jewelry and sunglasses. The vehicle was locked and did not appear to have been ransacked. It is unclear how someone gained entry.
At 12:50 a.m. March 22, police officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the 1600 block of 204th Avenue Northeast. When the officers contacted the 19-year-old driver, they smelled alcohol. The driver blew a .057 on a portable Breathalyzer test. While the legal limit for people over 21 is .08, for minors it is zero.
Sixteen Sammamish residents reported that they had been victims of the hacking attack on the Seattle Archdiocese. Someone used their information to file a tax return.
u Police responded to a report of a door-to-door salesman at about 6 p.m. March 18 near the 23200 block of Northeast 10th Place. The person had a state license, but not a city license. Police informed him he needed a city license, and told the manager the same.
u Another salesman was stopped at 4:17 p.m. March 17 on the 1500 block of 215th Avenue Northeast. He also had a state card, but not a city license. The officer advised him he needed a city license and would have to stop attempting to sell magazines until he got one.
u Police stopped another salesman at about 5 p.m. March 18 on the 21300 block of 213th Place Southeast. He also had a state card, but not a city license. The officer advised him he needed a city license and would have to stop attempting to sell magazines until he got one.
A life lesson
A cab driver called police after a woman ditched him and did not pay the fair at 10:30 p.m. March 17. The driver had picked the woman up in Redmond, driven her to Auburn and then to the Sammamish Safeway. She said she was going to go into the Safeway to the ATM to get money for the fare but never came back out. Police responded and found surveillance video of her going into the store, but not leaving. They could not find her during a search of the store. The cab driver said that he usually trusts people and has never had anyone fail to pay a fare before, but no more. He called the experience a learning lesson and stated he will never trust people again.
A man on the 3300 block of 212th Court Southeast reported someone egged his house between 2 and 3 a.m. March 22. He suspects it’s someone who goes to school with his teenage daughter. He estimated he would need to get his house repainted.
A Sammamish man reported his curb ramp was stolen from outside of his house on the 3600 block of 204th Place Northeast between March 13 and 14. He said the ramp is three sections bolted together and is about three feet long and weighs about 120 pounds.
An employee of the Starbucks on Issaquah-Pine Lake road reported on March 19 someone had been sleeping behind the store at night. There was a sleeping bag, bottle of water and some oranges. The employee asked police to check the area at night and tell the person they were not welcome to sleep there. The items, which were soaking wet, were placed in a dumpster.
Police contacted a male and female sleeping on the ground outside a business on the 2800 block of 228th Avenue Southeast at about 11:05 p.m. March 18. The female stated she had been banned from Tent City IV for seven days. She had two felony warrants for her arrest, so police took her into custody. The male returned to Tent City.
A man on the 3200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast reported someone broke into his house between 7:50 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 18. He reported a laptop, guitar and pair of heirloom rings were stolen worth a combined $2,500. Someone seems to have attempted to enter through the garage door and a bedroom window, before entering through a bathroom window.
Someone on the 3000 block of 255th Avenue Southeast reported someone had egged his home at 3:15 a.m. March 22. The homeowner says this is between the 12th and 15th time this has happened in the past few months. He suspects his teenage daughter’s ex-boyfriend.
Police responded to a horse riding stable on the 23800 block of Southeast 24th Street at 11 a.m. March 22. A man had been riding by on his bicycle with his dog off leash. The dog spooked a horse, which threw its 15-year-old rider, causing the girl to fracture a vertebra. When the girl’s father confronted the bike rider, he responded yelling that he doesn’t have to have his dog on a leash and using profanity. The woman who runs the stable was more interested in an apology for the man’s behavior than anything else.
Someone spray-painted anti-Jesus graffiti on the back of Sammamish Presbyterian Church overnight between March 20 and 21. The messages, including words and pictures, covered the entire back length of the church up to about eight feet high.
A staff member at Skyline High School reported someone keyed their car between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 19.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police Reports.