December 16, 2014
A resident reported their locked mailbox had been broken into while they were on vacation around the Thanksgiving holiday. The theft took place in the 4200 block of Peregrine Point Way and was reported Nov. 29. Read more
December 9, 2014
Drunken driving arrest
A patrol officer driving on 228th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 20th Street at about 4:40 a.m. Nov. 15 observed a vehicle traveling at 20 mph in a 40 mph zone. The driver then went through a red light. The male driver had bloodshot eyes and smelled of intoxicants. An officer attempted to conduct field sobriety tests, but was unable to because of the man’s limited English skills. The man took a Breathalyzer test, and registered at .163 percent, above the legal limit of .08 percent. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Read more
November 25, 2014
Man with knife
Police were called Nov. 8 to the 25000 block of Southeast 32nd Street, in the vicinity of Beaver Lake Middle School, after a pickup reportedly crashed into a ditch. Witnesses said the driver was sitting inside the truck with a knife. When officers arrived, the man was in the middle of the road waving the knife around. He complied with officers’ demands to surrender. Police believe he was hallucinating, and he didn’t appear to have any physical injuries consistent with a vehicle collision. He was transported to Swedish Issaquah for a mental health evaluation. Read more
November 18, 2014
Taking a nap
Police were dispatched to a condominium complex in the 400 block of 241st Lane Southeast to deal with a trespassing case Nov. 3. A man was found sleeping in the hot tub area. The man, who is homeless, has been warned several times about trespassing. Police found him sleeping on chairs, covered by a blanket and surrounded by several bottles of alcohol. All had been opened and partially consumed. Police told the man he is not welcome at the facility, whether or not a resident invited him. He signed a trespass warning letter and left the property.
November 11, 2014
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast Oct. 26 after a reported verbal dispute. Officers contacted a woman in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The woman said her husband had locked her and their infant child outside the home. She claimed the argument started because her husband tried to take their vehicle even though his driver’s license is suspended. She said she didn’t want to be financially responsible if he got into an accident. Police spoke to the man, and he let his wife and child back into the home. Read more
November 4, 2014
Tongs used to shatter window
Police were dispatched to a home in the 19600 block of Southeast 24th Way Oct. 12 in response to a domestic violence call. A man told dispatchers his girlfriend was breaking windows. Police made contact with the girlfriend and multiple witnesses. Officers reported an “overwhelming” scent of intoxicants coming from the woman, who admitted to breaking a window with a set of wood-and-metal barbecue tongs. The woman was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic violence/malicious mischief.
October 21, 2014
Moving to the Beats
Police were dispatched to Eastside Catholic School at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 after a reported theft. Three juvenile males were seen entering the campus from the woods to the north of the athletic fields. They took a backpack containing a set of Beats headphones valued at $299. The backpack was found shortly thereafter, and an officer made contact with the boys, one of whom was wearing the headphones. Two of the boys were taken into custody, and the third was released because there was no evidence he handled the stolen party. The owner of the items declined to press charges.
October 14, 2014
Driver chased, arrested
An officer was stationed at the corner of 222nd Place Southeast and Southeast Fourth Street at about 11 p.m. Sept. 19 when a vehicle sped by. The officer estimated the car was traveling at about 50 mph, well above the 25 mph limit. A chase ensued, with the officer finally catching the vehicle near 228th Avenue, where the driver turned into the oncoming lanes. After eventually conducting a traffic stop another mile north, the officer smelled intoxicants coming from the vehicle. The male driver admitted he consumed three glasses of white wine. He failed field sobriety tests, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. After being transported to the Sammamish police station, he submitted breath-test results of .207 percent and .212 percent, above the .08 percent limit.
September 30, 2014
Fighting while driving Police responded to a report of a physical assault between a man and a woman in a moving vehicle in the 2300 block of 228th Avenue Southeast at about 3 p.m. Sept. 5. Deputies caught up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The woman admitted she had been yelling loudly and throwing food from the back seat, which likely caught bystanders’ attention. Both parties were checked for visible injuries; none were found. The man and woman were released. Read more
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.