Police blotter May 7
May 7, 2014
New: May 7, 11:01 a.m.
Up to no good
A Sammamish police officer spotted a group of seven boys near a gas station on 228th Avenue Northeast at about 6:30 p.m. April 19. One of the boys reached up and grabbed a tree branch, and two others grabbed his legs and pulled down on him. The officer drove over and the boys stopped. He allowed the four boys who weren’t doing anything to the tree to go. The parents of the others came and picked up their sons, assuring the officer they would deal with it at home. There did not appear to be any damage to the tree.
A Sammamish police officer stopped a driver who was driving erratically at about 10:30 p.m. April 19 on the 3200 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. The driver smelled of alcohol, but said he’d had only one drink. He failed a series of field sobriety tests. The officer then asked him to take a Breathalyzer, which he refused. After a few minutes, he reconsidered and took a breath test. However, he did not blow long or hard enough for the test to work. After a few attempts, the officer considered the failure a refusal, and took the man to jail.
A man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle on the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast overnight between April 19 and 20 and took his GPS unit worth about $150.
A resident of an apartment complex on the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast reported April 20 that someone had forced open an outgoing mailbox. The officer noted the mailbox was damaged and the locking mechanism was still in the locked position. It is unclear if any mail was in the box at the time it was opened.
Someone cut open a door locking mechanism on a connex box at a construction site on the 500 block of 225th Place Northeast. Tools were reported missing.
A Sammamish man reported at 4:30 a.m. April 26 that someone stole his 1983 black Honda Accord from his complex on the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast. In its place was a silver Mercedes SUV. The missing vehicle was paid for at was taken sometime after 9 p.m. the previous night. It is unclear how someone might have gained entry to the car.
Welcome to the neighborhood
A man moving from Issaquah to Sammamish had parked his car in front of the condo office at his new home on the 1300 block of 227th Avenue Southeast at 1:45 p.m. April 26. In the five minutes that he went into the building, someone threw a rock the size of a 50-cent piece at his rear window, shattering it.
A young lady reported someone had taken two cell phones and an iPod from two separate backpacks left on the floor of the girl’s locker room at Skyline High School at 6:30 p.m. April 24.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.