Police blotter July 9

July 8, 2014

By Staff

Mystery gun
Sammamish police responded to the upstairs portion of City Hall at 4 p.m. June 27 when deputies in the King County Sheriff’s Office based in Sammamish found a rifle.
The weapon was not tagged and had no clear owner information. It appeared to broken. The Sammamish officer took it to the Woodinville substation upon orders from his captain.

Car prowl
A Sammamish woman reported someone entered her unlocked car on the 4200 block of 230th Way Southeast overnight between June 25 and 26, and took a leather bag and makeup worth $40 total.

Party house
broken up
A Sammamish woman called police after she noticed teenagers having a party in an empty house on the 23700 block of Northeast 22nd Street at about 10:11 p.m. June 26. The owner of the home is in the process of sel
ling it, so it is unoccupied. When officers arrived, most of the teens fled into the woods, but officers were able to corral about six of them.
The teens said they’d understood the house was empty and open for parties, and there had been back-to-back parties in the house since school ended. Officers noted the large number of beer and liquor bottles, and the general condition of the house, and believed the teens weren’t exaggerating.

Parking problems
Police responded to the Saxony condominiums on the 500 block of 225th Lane Northeast at about 8 p.m. June 25 after someone reported he heard a woman yelling angrily. When officers arrived, they could clearly hear the woman yelling, even though they were outside.
After determining the correct condo unit, they contacted the woman. She said she was upset about the way other residents in the complex park their cars.
She said she was glad people could hear her, and she hoped the inconsiderate parkers were among those who could hear her. The officer said the parking lot is on private property, so he couldn’t do anything about the issue.
However, he could cite the woman for a noise disturbance if she continued to yell. After asking for her name, and explaining the citation process and associated costs, the woman stopped yelling.

Pipes found
On June 22, a young girl staying with her mother at the domestic violence shelter in Sammamish found that another resident of the shelter had five glass pipes of the sort commonly used for smoking methamphetamine.
A shelter employee turned the pipes over for disposal and told police she would begin the process of evicting the woman who was in possession of the pipes.

Goo found
A Sammamish woman called police to report that her car, parked on the 3000 block of 230th Lane Southeast, was covered in a sticky substance overnight between June 19 and 20.
The car was a company car bought for her that day. The officer found the entire car covered in globs of sticky, clear goo. The substance did not appear to be a liquid.
The officer noted the car was parked under a tree, so the substance could have been sap, but since the car was so thoroughly covered, he could not be sure.

No ornamentation
A Sammamish woman reported that someone had taken the hood ornament from her BMW on the 2000 block of 277th Avenue Southeast sometime between 12:30-5 p.m. June 22.
Mostly locked
A Sammamish man reported someone had broken into his locked vehicle parked on the 3000 block of 230th Lane Southeast overnight between June 17 and 18.
The culprit took books, CDs, clothing, a GPS unit and an electronic reader worth an estimated total of $310. He said that while the doors were locked, he’d left the windows cracked open.
The resident suspects someone was able to use a hanger to unlock the door.
More than
$4 per gallon
A business owner along East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast reported June 21 that over the past three weeks, someone had siphoned gas from his company van. He estimated he’d lost $150 in fuel.

A citizen reported June 23 that there were a series of spray-painted words and symbols on the Puget Sound Energy substation on the 23000 block of Northeast Eighth Street. Police documented the graffiti.

Door-to-door sales
Police responded at about 4:51 p.m. June 26 to reports of a door-to-door salesman on the 1000 block of 205th Avenue Northeast. The man, along with four others around the city, was selling pest control services. After he and his manager were informed they need a license to conduct such sales, they stopped.

Found kayak
A member of the Inglewood Beach Club called to report a different club member had found a kayak on club property about six months ago. The found kayak was first posted on the club’s website, but no one came forward to claim it. The serial number also turned up no results. The man said the club would like to keep the kayak for club use. Police allowed the club to store it, and filled out a found property report.

Maybe he didn’t take it
The manager of the Sammamish Safeway contacted police at about 6:35 p.m. June 25 after he believed a man had shoplifted from the store. Police contacted the suspect, and found there was not enough proof that he had actually taken anything. However, he was banned from the store for a year.

Just left it there
At about 7 a.m. June 28, police noticed a vehicle parked at a business on the 22800 block of Northeast Eighth Street. The vehicle had a broken window and the ignition was punched out. Police could not contact the registered owner, who lives in Bellevue. A Sammamish resident is also associated with the vehicle. There was no record of the vehicle being stolen, so the officer left it. Later, he was able to reach one of the people associated with the vehicle. She said she was aware of the damage and had simply left it there.

Police responded to a house on the 1800 block of 251st Place Southeast after a resident called at 11:47 a.m. June 27. The resident had been away from the home between June 23-26. During that time, someone egged one window and damaged another. The man chalked it up to children throwing things.

Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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