Police blotter July 30
July 31, 2014
A female resident reported a suspected case of vandalism on July 4. The woman’s vehicle, a dark blue Honda Civic, had a small amount of some dried substance on the hood. An officer believed the substance to be dried coffee. The woman told police she was sure it could be washed off, but wanted to report the incident, suspecting her neighbors to have poured liquid onto the vehicle. Police said the woman became angry upon learning how the investigation would proceed, reportedly stating she would take the matter into her own hands.
Hiding behind electrical box
Police witnessed a white male hiding behind an electrical box along the sidewalk on the 3000 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast on July 7. An officer made contact with the man, and determined he had an outstanding warrant in Bellevue for malicious mischief. The man was taken into custody without incident, and transported to the Issaquah jail at the request of Bellevue police.
A female resident on the 3200 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Southeast reported July 7 that her neighbor had assaulted her on July 4. The woman had gone to her community beach to watch a fireworks display, and noticed a female neighbor had brought her dog.
The local homeowners association prohibits dogs on the beach, and when the woman mentioned the policy, the dog’s owner allegedly yelled obscenities, attempted to strike her, and began pulling her hair. The complainant said she visited her chiropractor the next day because of neck pain, and was diagnosed with whiplash. She said she wasn’t interested in pressing charges, and police haven’t arrested the assault suspect.
for money owed
A male resident reported an assault at his home on the 24300 block of Southeast 30th Street at about 7:45 p.m. July 9. He told police another man came to his house unannounced to pick up some auto parts. The man had been working on the resident’s vehicle in the past, and told him he was owed money for some unfinished work.
The resident said he didn’t owe the man anything, and when he attempted to go back inside his home, the man punched him in the left shoulder and side of the face. There were no visible marks on the alleged victim, but he told police his face hurt and he wished to press charges. He provided an address, phone number and photo for the suspect. The suspect, a Kirkland resident, was later arrested on a charge of fourth-degree assault.
An officer was dispatched to the 4600 block of 234th Avenue Southeast on July 8 after multiple residents reported their shared mailboxes were damaged and mail had been stolen the night before. One resident reportedly witnessed a suspicious vehicle in the area on July 7. The vehicle was a white, four-door sedan, possibly either a Subaru or Volkswagen Jetta. The resident was unable to see the driver or passengers. Police were unable to obtain fingerprints from the mailboxes, but they spoke with residents and their homeowners association about additional security measures, including cameras and street lights. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.