Sammamish Police are investigating a residential burglary on the 1800 block of East Lake Sammamish Place SE involving a small safe full of valuables, including $234,000 in Boeing stock certificates, ripped off a wall and stolen from the home.
The unknown suspect pried open the front door around 4:45 p.m. and targeted a personal safe mounted to the inside of a small foyer closet, which also held a Colt .45 pistol. The burglar also raided the home's master bedroom and removed all of the jewelry and watches in view, including a black-faced Paneria Luminor watch, valued at $5,500. The burglar left less than half-an-hour later, at 5:23 p.m.
Police investigators believe the burglary is related to several others in the area based on the method of entry, by prying the door off the deadbolt lock.
The total value of losses is estimated at $243,120.
Bushmaster Assault Rifle, Ruger Handgun Stolen in Saxony Apts Burglary
A 29-year-old resident of the Saxony Apartments/Condo complex on the 500 block of 225 Lane NE reported his condo had been ransacked by burglars sometime during the day. The man suspected an aquaintance who had breifly moved in with him had broken into the condo and stolen several valuables, including two firearms: a Bushmaster .223 Assault rifle with a laser scope and a stainless steel Ruger 9mm handgun.
Man Suffers Heroin Drug Overdose
A 20-year-old Renton man suffering from a heroin overdose was taken to Swedish Issaquah Hospital. He and his 23-year-old girlfriend were visiting a 17-year-old Sammamish resident at his home on the 25300 block of SE 19th Place when the overdose occurred.
Car Prowler Swipes Bag During Sunday Services
A green Mercury Sable in the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church was broken into while services were held between 10 a.m. and noon. An unknown suspect broke a rear passenger window and took a black bag with the words "Microsoft PDC 2003" containing various gaming books. The bag was valued at $200.
Parishoner Car Prowled During Church Services
A silver Toyota Highlander rear door window was smashed out while parked at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church during church services and a purse containing valuables was stolen from the SUV sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Police suspect the smash-and-grab tactics are related to another car prowl at a local church on the same day.
Retired US Attorney Victim of Credit Card Fraud
A retired US attorney reported a Chase credit account under his name had been used in several fraudulent purchases in the amount of over $1,000 in Tennessee and Seattle. Nordstrom Rack in Seattle told investigators that they had video footage of a female suspect. The card has since been deactivated.
Timberline Home Hit in Residential Burglary
A short garden shovel was used to pry open the rear door of a home sometime between 9 am - 1:10pm on the 3000 block of 206th Way NE, bending the deadbolt lug. Nothing was reported missing from the home.
Estranged Husband Burglarizes Wife's Home
A 28-year-old woman with a restraining order against her husband told police he burglarized her home on April 22 or 23 on the 1500 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE while she was visiting family in Atlanta. Approximately $5,000 in electronic goods, jewelry and a personal shaver were missing from the residence. The 38-year-old husband, who was arrested in February for assaulting his wife, also apparently had the electricity to the home shut off.
Homeless Skyline Student Found Squatting in City-Owned Garage
A homeless Skyline High School student was found squatting in a detached garage on the 2000 block of 228th Ave. SE owned by the city. Two other local teens who are friends of the homeless youth were also found inside the building. The teen was evicted from the property and all three were cited for trespassing.
Plates from Car Parked in Driveway
Both the front and rear license plates on a white Volkswagen Passat were stolen overnight while the car was parked in the home's driveway on the 1800 block of East Lake Sammamish Place SE.
Pine Lake Home Targeted in Residential Burglary
A local man alerted remotely by a home alarm system contacted police after his the residence, on the 2500 block of 212 Ave. SE, which is being remodelled, was burglarized by an unknown suspect at 9:30 p.m. No goods of value were missing from the home.
(Ed. Note: The Sammamish Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all crime in Sammamish, but is instead a representation of police activity from the persepctive of the SPD.)