September 16, 2014
Pop a can of Pringles
Police stopped a vehicle near Southeast 32nd Street and 228th Avenue Southeast at 1:20 a.m. Sept. 1. The 18-year-old male driver was speeding, and the officer screened him for impairment after smelling marijuana. The driver passed the test, and the officer asked him and the passengers to surrender the marijuana rather than face arrest. They gave up four buds in a small Pringles potato chip can. The drug was taken to the police station and destroyed.
September 9, 2014
Suspicious driver proves elusive
An officer observed a white BMW 300 with black markings driving slowly in a suspicious manner along Northeast 18th Street near 211th Way Northeast at about 8:45 a.m. Aug. 20. Two white males were in the vehicle; the officer ran a computer check of the vehicle and its registered owner. The owner reportedly has a criminal history of theft and other violations. When the officer attempted to catch the vehicle, he lost sight of it, and noted that he felt the driver purposely drove in an evasive manner, although he didn’t commit any traffic violations.
September 3, 2014
Vehicle stolen and prowled
Police responded to the 3000 block of 231st Lane Southeast when a Sammamish woman reported her husband’s work van had been moved and rifled through overnight between Aug. 20 and 21. Her husband had planned to take the van to work that morning and found it missing; he then walked around and found it in front of his apartment complex. He found the ignition had been punched and reported that several tools were missing. He left for work in another vehicle, and his wife did not know what tools were missing.
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. Read more
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. Read more
July 8, 2014
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. Read more
July 2, 2014
Police responded to the 22900 block of Southeast 42nd Court at about 5:22 p.m. June 22 to the report of a mail theft. The officer found the door had been pried off of an outgoing mailbox. Read more
June 26, 2014
Police responded when a Sammamish boy reported he was shot in the eye by another boy with a slingshot June 7. It appears the incident was an accident, and the boy who was hit does not wish to pursue prosecution.
June 18, 2014
It’s a fish wrapper, not a fire starter
Police responded when a man on the 1400 block of 233rd Avenue Southeast called to report someone had started a fire in his garbage can at about 10:05 p.m. June 6. When police arrived, the officer found a rolled up newspaper lying on the bottom of the can. The man said he’d noticed six juvenile males attempting to start a fire in the can. The newspaper was partially blackened, but had not caught fire. Police searched the area but did not turn up anything. Read more
June 11, 2014
Ring and run
At about 11 p.m. May 23, three boys rang the doorbell of a man on the 1300 block of 270th Way Southeast and ran off.
The man chased the boys in his car and caught up to them a few blocks later. Accounts differ at that point. Read more