'Rolling Stop' or Hit-and-Run? Sammamish Police Blotter

The following reports are compiled from Sammamish Police reports fro Nov. 23-29. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

A retired Sammamish woman reported to police that she was hit by a car at Trossachs Blvd and SE 9th Way on Nov. 27. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign and hit her at a low speed after she began crossing the road. She was hit hard enough that the impact caused her to land on the hood of the car, she said.

She said the driver, an Asian man in his 40s, stopped and asked her if she was ok. She said she was but she wanted to call police and have a report taken, and she asked him a number of times why he didn’t stop, as there are a lot of school children in the area at that time of day. At that, tehe driver got back into his car and drove away. She got the cars license plate number. She told police she is ok, but was disturbed by his behavior.

The man called police the next morning and asked police if this was about the “rolling stop” issue. He said he didn’t come to a full stop, but described it as a rolling stop. He said his windows were a little foggy and he guessed he didn’t see her. He said he wasn't sure if she placed her hands to balance herself on the hood of the car or fell onto it, but that there was no damage to his car to indicate she fell on the hood. He said the women was becoming very vocal and using expletives, then walked off telling him she had his license number. He agreed with the officer that it would have been better for him to wait for the police to arrive to investigate. Police planned to issue him a citation.

Friday, Nov. 23

Driving while license revoked: A repeat DWLR offender, a 20-year-old woman of Maple Valley, was arrested and her car impounded after an officer recognized her car from previous offenses and stopped her on the NE 3100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. The woman said she knew she shouldn’t be driving but still couldn’t pay the original fine. She said it wasn’t fair that her car be impounded, as she needs to drive.

Expensive vandalism: Sometime over the Thanksgiving weekend, someone through rocks through the glass doors of two model homes in the Tremont development, on 231st Pl SE, causing $3,000 in damage. It doesn’t appear that the vandals entered the homes.

Monday, Nov. 26

Theft from car: A Sammamish woman reported to police that someone had taken items from her car at the 600 block of 237th Place SE overnight, including her purse, debit and gift cards, and a grey cardigan swewater. It appeard the car had been left unlocked inadvertently. The unknown suspect apparently did use an American Express card at a Chevron station.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Stolen bike: A resident of the 10000 block of E. Lake Sammamish Shore Lane NE reported to police that her blue and gray Hardtail bike with black hand grips, worth about $1,000, was stolen from her front portch.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Brazen package thief: A resident of the 3000 block of 198th Ave SE reported to police that someone stole a package off her porch while she was giving a tutoring lesson at her home. She heard what she thought was UPS delivering two expected packages to her, but was teaching so didn’t go to the door to pick them up. Thirty minutes Later, when she walked her students to the door, she didn’t see any packages, but she saw a young white man wearing a white baseball cap and a black jacket, riding a skateboard down the street. He approached a black pickup truck that was parked on the side of the road, then as he continued on, both continued down the hill. She went inside and checked hte tracking on her packages, which were marked delivered by UPS. The package contents were worth about $200.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Bicycle Found in Samantha Smith dumpster: A custodian at Samantha Smith found a blue and white Mongoose mountain bike left in the dumpster at the school. The pedals and derailleur is missing, but it appears to have a good frame.

Phone "Spoofing": A Sammamish man reported to police that he believes he and his female friend’s phones may have been “spoofed,” hacked into for the purpose of sending vulgar voice messages to him that appeared to come from her phone.





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