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.
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