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
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