Police blotter May 14
May 14, 2014
Hit and run fixed
A woman reported that someone had hit her car while it was in a parking lot on the 600 block of 228th Avenue Northeast around 3:30 p.m. April 25. A group of boys was able to describe the vehicle. About 10 minutes later, the 19-year-old driver returned to the scene with his mother. He explained how he had accidentally hit the car, was scared and didn’t know what to do. The officer recommends not charging him with hit-and-run since he returned to the scene to take responsibility for his actions.
A Sammamish man reported that someone threw something at his vehicle as he was driving on the 2100 block of West Beaver Lake Drive at about 4:30 p.m. April 25. There was broken glass that led the man to believe it might be a bottle. He stopped to look around and saw a group of four to six juveniles running from the scene.
I’ll recommend you to my friends who might get arrested
An officer saw a car traveling on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road at about 1:57 a.m. April 28 with smoke billowing out of the car. The officer thought the car might be overheating or on fire, so he pulled it over. He quickly saw transmission fluid leaking from the vehicle. The driver had over-dilated pupils, leading the officer to suspect the driver had smoked marijuana. The officer also caught a whiff of alcohol, and the driver blew a .104 on a Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of .08. Back at the station, the man commended the officer on his professionalism, and said if he had to get a DUI from anyone, he would choose to get it from that officer.
A Sammamish woman reported that someone shattered the window of her van on the 2700 block of Southeast Eighth Place between 6 p.m. April 27 and 3 p.m. April 28. There was no other damage to the van, or to a car it was parked next to.
Someone is a little less pretty
A Sammamish woman turned in a bag of makeup she found on the road near the intersection of Southeast Fourth Street and 218th Avenue Southeast. The woman said the makeup was expensive, and estimated it would be worth about $500.
A Sammamish woman reported someone had opened the gate to her backyard on the 1700 block of 250th Court Southeast overnight between April 29 and 30. The gate was propped open with a rock. There are no obvious signs of someone climbing over the fence.
Police responded when a car ran over a mailbox and hit a tree on the 19600 block of Southeast 24th Street at 3:54 a.m. May 1. When the officer arrived he found a juvenile male and female at the scene. The male had been driving. He said he’d taken his uncle’s car without permission. He also noted that the girl, his girlfriend, was out with her mother’s permission. He said he’s been driving like an “idiot” when he collided with the tree. The officer agreed that was likely what happened. After talking, the officer believed the teen might have been under the influence. At first, the boy said no, but them relented to having had some of his father’s whiskey prior to leaving the house. He blew a .068 on a portable breath test. While the legal limit for adults is .08, for minors it is zero. The girl had a bloody nose, which was later determined to possibly be broken, along with a sprained wrist. However, she is keeping mum to protect her boyfriend.
A Sammamish home was egged the night of May 3. The homeowner said he believes the target was his daughter, who had been involved in an incident at school. She was not disciplined in the incident, and other students believe she might have snitched. The officer is hoping the situation can be resolved between the other parents and the school with minimal police involvement.
A Sammamish man reported his front license plate was missing at about 6:20 a.m. April 30. He does not believe it could have simply fallen off.
A Sammamish woman reported that someone broke into her garage at her home on the 22000 block of Northeast 30th Street between April 29 and 30 and disabled her automatic garage door opener. At the same items, the person made it possible to easily open the garage by hand from outside. However, nothing was missing from the garage. The woman also said her son had some items in his room moved around and put back into place. She said they noticed unusual dirt marks at the same time as the moved items. The woman suspects members of her former church.
A Sammamish woman on the 2900 block of 224th Place Southeast called to report her garage door mysteriously open at about 10:50 a.m. May 1. She had taken her children, by foot, to a nearby park and returned minutes later to find the door open. Officers checked the house and found nothing amiss. Nothing was missing from the house. An officer asked if she often had problems with an open garage door, and she said yes. All garage door openers were accounted for.
A Sammamish woman on the 500 block of 207th Avenue Northeast called to report her neighbor’s dogs were barking to the point of being a nuisance. When she contacted the neighbor, the neighbor replied the woman should “come back where she came from.” The officer gave the woman information for contacting King County Animal Control who could then explain the rights and obligations of a dog owner to the dogs’ owner.
Now’s your chance
Police noticed a speeding vehicle on the 3500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast at 3:31 a.m. May 3. The officer clocked the drive at 54 mph in a 35 mph zone and pulled the car over. The driver smelled of alcohol, and a passenger was in the back, drunk, passed out and in the fetal position. The officer asked the driver if she would submit to field sobriety tests. She stated that she had always wanted to do those, and readily agreed. She failed them. Back at the station, after talking to her lawyer, she blew a .087 on a breath test, above the legal limit of .08.
A Sammamish man reported someone entered his open garage on the 3500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast April 21 and took his backpack with a check, computer keyboard and book. He waited to report it until May 3 because he didn’t think to until his parents suggested he should.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.