Police Blotter

April 15, 2014

By Staff

Scammer gets graphic

A Sammamish woman reported on March 31 that she had been getting phone calls over the past two months, which she recognized to be a scam. On the last call, when she told the caller to stop calling back, he began making graphic sexual comments until she hung up.

 

Public laundry

A Sammamish woman reported finding a laundry basket and some torn and tattered blankets at a retention pond near the 1400 block of 225th Place Northeast March 31. Police examined the blankets, which were soaked through and moldy on a warm, sunny day. The officer threw the blankets out.

Lurking

A man reported he had seen a pair of males lurking around the parking lot at his apartment complex on the 22600 block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road at 4 a.m. March 31. No crime had been reported that night. The man described the pair as males wearing hoodies.

 

Abandoned vehicle

A man reported an abandoned vehicle found on the 21407 block of Northeast 16th Street at 10:18 a.m. April 2. It had been there for more than 24 hours. The registered owner lives in Lynwood.

 

Found bong

Three juveniles were playing hide and seek in a wooded area near the Saffron Shopping Center at 3:45 p.m. April 2. They found a backpack with a bong and other drug paraphernalia and reported it to police. The officer noted the area is a spot known for teens to do drugs and drink. The backpack’s owner is unknown.

 

Vandalism

Some time during the month of March, someone broke light bulbs and forced small pieces of wood into a lock at property owned by City Church at the intersection of 228th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street.

Vandalism

A man reported that the rear driver’s side window in his truck parked on the 25300 block of Southeast 31st Place had been broken between March 25 and April 1. Nothing of value was in the truck, so nothing was missing.

 

Mail theft

A couple on the 23200 block of Southeast 47th Street reported April 1 that about a week’s worth of mail had been stolen from their house. They have a locking mailbox, but the lock seemed to have been punched out. Their mailbox was the only one in a row of eight that was damaged. They typically only check their mail once or twice a week. They had mail that would have been a typical delivery for one day.

 

Weird dude

An employee at a business in the Pine Lake Shopping Center reported at 9:20 p.m. April 3 that a strange man had been standing in front of the business and staring inside. She is a new employee and said she has seen him doing this repeatedly for the past month. She said that other, longer-time employees have also reported noticing him. The man paces in front of the store and then stares inside. He will sometimes sit in front of a nearby business and chain smoke. The man is described as a white male, roughly 6-feet-1 inch tall with a thin build in his mid-50s with long light colored hair and a scruffy face. He drives an older model Buick.

 

Suicide attempt

A Sammamish woman attempted suicide via a drug overdose April 5.

 

Thief makes off with paperwork

A woman reported someone entered her vehicle on the 400 block of 226th Lane Northeast overnight between April 4 and 5. There was nothing of value, but she reported documents and paperwork related to the vehicle were missing. The officer advised her of whom to notify to watch her accounts for possible identity theft.

 

Burglary

A resident on the 21800 block of Northeast 30th Place reported on April 2 that someone broke into their house by cutting the screen and breaking the locking mechanism of their master bedroom window. They reported mostly costume jewelry was missing.

 

Big boom

Police responded after a pair, described as white males about 13 years old, set off a large explosive firework in the parking lot at Blackwell Elementary School at about 5 p.m. April 4. They left heading south on scooters.

 

Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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