Police Blotter Aug. 20
August 20, 2014
It’s closed now
At 10:50 a.m. Aug. 3, a police officer on a traffic stop noticed a man jogging on a closed section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The officer informed the man of the closure and said if he did it again, he could be charged with trespassing.
Wallet leads to something
At 6:51 a.m. Aug. 4, a couple visiting the area was out for a morning walk when the found a wallet near the intersection of East Main Drive and East Plateau Drive. An officer retrieved the wallet. She determined the owner and took it to their house. Upon arrival, she noticed that a car door had been left open. She tried to contact the homeowner but to no avail. Later, she was able to reach the homeowner. It seems the wallet was taken during a car prowl the night before on the 100 block of 248th Place Northeast. The vehicle was unlocked.
A married couple had an argument on the way home from a restaurant at about 7 p.m. Aug. 5. They pulled over their car in the parking lot of Sunny Hills Elementary School during the fight. The woman got out of the vehicle. She said the man had threatened her with a gun. The man acknowledged he had threatened her, and that he owns guns, but he said no gun was involved. Police later searched the car and found no gun. The man was arrested on felony harassment charges.
The old broken trash can trick
A woman on the 900 block of Lancaster Way Southeast called police at to report someone had taken her trash can and replaced it with a different trash can with a broken lid sometime between 4:45 and 6:50 p.m. Aug. 3.
At about 8:27 p.m. Aug. 6, a police officer was checking an area on the 2000 block of 210th Place Southeast where he knows it common for there to be underage drinking and drug use. He found a 19-year-old coming out of the woods. The officer asked him what he was doing and the young man said he’d been searching for a memory card for his camera that he’d lost earlier. The officer asked if he found it, and the man said yes, but he was unable to produce the card. The man started getting nervous, which made the officer a little nervous. The officer patted him down and found a folding knife (the man had denied having weapons on him) and a glass pipe with marijuana in it. The officer is recommending the man be charged with possession of marijuana by someone under the age of 21.
The following reports all concern car prowls:
u On the 24300 block of Southeast Second Court overnight between Aug. 3 and 4. Vehicle was unlocked. Nothing taken.
u On the 400 block of Windsor Drive Southeast overnight between Aug. 3 and 4. Vehicle was unlocked. Nothing was taken.
u on the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast between 8 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Aug. 5. Vehicle was unlocked. Reported missing were clothes cash and gift cards worth a combined $230.
u On the 22600 block of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road overnight between Aug. 6 and 7. Owner says vehicle was locked, but there are no visible signs of entry. Missing were a rosary and some CDs. The owner said she heard a pair of white males in their early 20s in front the night before. One had an orange beanie and blonde hair.
u On the 3000 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast between 2 and 5:08 p.m. Aug. 8. Front passenger window was smashed. Reported missing were a purse, wallet, camera, medications and a debit card. The missing items and damage to the window total $720.
Burglar, if you’re reading this, don’t play with them
A Sammamish man reported hundreds of mint-in-box Star Wars action figures had been stolen from his storage unit, along with other goods. The man called police Aug. 6 at about noon. He’d last been at the unit on the 2300 block of Northeast Eighth Street a month prior and left everything in good order. This time when he opened the door to the unit, a box fell over, alerting him that something was not as he’d left it. It appears someone was able to pry open the door to the unit and then roll up the door. It looks like all of the boxes in the unit had been rifled through. The most prominent missing items were the action figures. Still in the box, collectors will pay hundreds for some of the figures which dated from the original Star Wars trilogy. Also missing was a chair, newspaper articles about the Kennedy assassination, rolls of pennies, a stool and a minifridge. While on the scene, officers noticed five other units may have been compromised. The property owner is going to review security footage.
Sometime overnight between July 29 and 30, someone pried open a string of locking mailboxes on the 24200 block of Southeast 18th Place. Some of the mail was dumped near one of the homes on the street. Police gathered up the mail. Unopened pieces were sent along to their destination. Open pieces were returned to senders with a note explaining what had happened and the case number.
Cat litter bandit
A Sammamish man called after someone smeared ketchup, mustard and cat litter all over his daughter’s car on the 27100 block of Southeast 25th Place between 3:30 and 7 a.m. Aug. 3. Chrome flower rings on the rear tail lights were also reported missing. The officer tried to find fingerprints on the container of cat litter left behind, but was unable to do so.
Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.
A woman called police at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and reported a vehicle driving erratically and a possible domestic violence incident and it appeared the male driver was elbowing the female passenger. Officers tracked down the car on the 3000 block of 230th Lane Southeast. Both parties were drunk. The female said no one had been hitting each other but they had been goofing around. The male driver admitted to drinking two or three beers. Police took him back to the station for a Breathalyzer, where he blew a .146, above the legal limit of .08. After being processed for driving under the influence, the man was allowed to walk home.
At about 10:04 p.m. Aug. 7, Sammamish police got a call about someone driving erratically on 228th Avenue near Southeast 16th Street. An officer was able to pull the vehicle over and found the driver was unable to open his door. When he did open it, he smelled heavily of intoxicants. The man was barely able to comply with officer’s requests and was taken back to the station. After speaking with an attorney, he blew a .18 on a Breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit.