Police Blotter April 9
April 9, 2014
At about 10:25 p.m. March 20, police noticed a woman driving erratically on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. The officers followed the vehicle until the 23500 block of Northeast Eighth Street and then pulled her over. She admitted to drinking earlier in the evening, and failed field sobriety tests. Police took her back to the station where she blew a .157 on a Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of .08.
u On the 20000 block of Northeast 15th Street, a man reported someone had entered his car overnight between March 21 and 22. He did not believe anything was taken. The vehicle was unlocked.
u On the 2900 block of 228th Avenue Southeast between 8:30 and 10:15 p.m. March 29. Reported missing was a cell phone and case valued at about $200. The front window was left open about two inches.
The manager of a local store called police when a customer got angry at 10:55 a.m. March 24. The manager said the woman first became upset when she was not helped before two other people who had gone into the store before her. She began to leave with some merchandise in her hand. The manager stopped her and she threw the item to the floor. A moment later, the man found she had left her debit card on the counter, and he was not sure what to do with it. A police officer suggested he drop the card at a nearby branch of the bank. The manager suggested he might consider banning the woman from the store if she comes back.
Police noticed a vehicle driving erratically with a missing headlight at 2:20 a.m. March 23 along 228th Avenue. The 18-year-old driver seemed to be under the influence and blew a .054 on a portable Breathalyzer. The legal limit for people under 21 is zero.
A Sammamish woman parked her boat in a storage lot on the 19600 block of Northeast 50th Street in November. On March 23 when she and her husband went to prep the boat for the summer, they noticed a tarp covering it had been moved. She reported she was missing a boat cover, marine batteries, a subwoofer and that the boat’s dashboard was damaged. The total cost of damages and missing items is at least $1,500.
u A vehicle was reported abandoned near the intersection of Southeast 29th Street and 261st Avenue Southeast at 2:30 p.m. March 24. The caller reported the vehicle had been there for four days. The vehicle’s registered owner lives in Renton.
u A vehicle was reported abandoned on the 700 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast March 21. It had been there for a week. The vehicle’s registered owner lives in Lynnwood.
A Sammamish man took photos of a group of four young boys smashing a PVC pipe between noon and 1 p.m. March 22 on the 900 block of 228th Avenue Northeast.
The man is the sole resident on a cul-de-sac. He saw the boys demolishing the pipe – it is unclear where they got it – and throwing bits of it all over the area. The man contacted his homeowner’s association and they advised him to call the police.
A woman on the 600 block of 213th Place Northeast reported her car was stolen sometime between 9:30 p.m. March 28 and 10:25 a.m. March 29. Before taking the car, the suspect removed a stroller, child’s car seat, the woman purse and wallet and placed them on the ground. Nothing was missing from her wallet or purse. The car was unlocked and the key FOB was left inside.
A police officer noticed a car in front of a business on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. One of the registered owners had warrants from Spokane County for driving with a suspended license. The officer took the man into custody and transported him to King County Jail.
Hit and run
A Sammamish man reported that some time between 10 p.m. March 29 and 12:30 a.m. March 30, someone hit his car parked on the 3000 block of 198th Avenue Southeast.
Police responded to a condo complex on the 3500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast when called by a resident at 12:20 p.m. March 30. A woman who lives in the complex noticed a car parked in a handicapped spot illegally. The group has its own internal ticketing procedure, so she contacted first one, then a second board member, asking them to ticket the vehicle. Both refused. She then went back to the second board member and asked him again. The pair yelled at each other for five minutes about the issue. She claims the board member pushed her, but he denies it. She took out her phone to photograph the incident, and he took it from her, threatening to throw it. He did not, however and handed it to her. The man asked that she not come to his house again.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.