Tuesday, Feb. 22
Physical Control: While on patrol, police spotted a suspicious car parked along Southeast 8th Place and 210th Avenue Southeast. The car was parked near a construction site where new homes are under construction. This led police to suspect that someone may have been attempting to steal construction materials from the site.
When police approached the car, they found a woman in the driver’s seat. She appeared intoxicated and said that she’d had a glass of wine several hours earlier. Based on a visual examination, police arrested the 20-year-old woman for intoxication and impounded her vehicle. Two breath tests administered later revealed her blood alcohol level to be .129 and .128. The woman said she had received a bad grade in a college course and argued with her father about it, then began drinking and left in her car. She was later released to her mother.
Controlled Substance: A representative of the Sammamish Heritage Society contacted police after a suspicious package was sent to a post office box used by the group. The package contained a Marlboro cigarette box with 16 peach-colored, oval-shaped pills inside. All were sealed in a plastic bag. The pills were marked “Watson 3202,” which police confirmed to be a Schedule 3 narcotic.
The package had been addressed to a party in New Jersey, with the group’s post office box given as the return address. The group's representative had no idea who ordered the package or who the recipient was. The items have been taken into evidence.
Credit Card Forgery: Sammamish police detectives arrested a man suspected of forging credits cards after several charges were made to a credit card belonging to a Sammamish woman. She had reported the card as having been stolen from her car while at Marymoor Park on Feb. 20. The 39-year-old man was tracked to and arrested at a hotel in Seattle. He has been charged with forgery and identity theft. A police spokeswoman said investigators believe the man tried using the card in question to buy goods or services. Additional charges are pending as the man is an unregistered sex offender.
Driving While License Revoked: While investigating a collision on Southeast 44th Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, police noticed a car drive by with no light over its rear license plate. Police pursued the car and pulled it over. After running the 24-year-old's driver’s license through a database, police discovered that he had a suspended license. Police arrested the driver and impounded his vehicle.
Friday, Feb. 25
Suspicious Circumstances: While on patrol, police noticed a suspicious car parked along Southeast 18th Street and 267th Place Southeast late at night. The car’s headlights were off but its amber marker lights were illuminated. Several recent burglaries in the area had police concerned that someone might be prowling the neighborhood.
Police approached the driver, who appeared jumpy and nervous. The 21-year-old woman in the car told a confusing story about working in Maple Valley and not wanting to park at a nearby apartment complex. Police checked her identification and confirmed that she was living in Black Diamond. The woman claimed that no one else was with her and consented to a search of a backpack in her car. Nothing illegal was found in the backpack. When asked directly if she was prowling the neighborhood, the woman claimed that she was not doing anything illegal.
Drunkenness: Police were dispatched to the 23800 block of Southeast 32nd Street after a man was reported to be lying on the side of the roadway. When police arrived, they found a man face down in the snow near some blackberry bushes with his coat over his head. The man was unresponsive and police smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from him.
Police woke the man and noticed several cuts on his hands and face from blackberry thorns. Police asked the man for his name. He responded with “No.” Police asked the man if he knew where he was or how he had gotten there. Again, he replied with “No.” Police located the man’s wallet and asked if he knew his address. Again, he replied with “No.” A fire department crew eventually came and examined the 45-year-old man, who was then transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center for observation and detox.
Sunday, Feb. 27
Larceny: A Sammamish man living on Southeast 28th Street contacted police after two of his cars were searched overnight. The only items reported missing were several dollars worth of loose change.
Fraud: A Sammamish woman contacted police after her bank informed her that several suspicious charges had been made with her bank card in the previous 24 hours. The charges were for $3.33, $1,293.74, $204.13, and $893.75. The woman was unsure how her bank card information was obtained. But she did say that she had given sensitive information to Quest the day before when signing up for DIRECTV.
Larceny: A Sammamish man living on Southeast 30 Street reported that his unlocked vehicle had been searched overnight. Sunglasses and an employee identification badge were taken.
Larceny: A Sammamish man living on Southeast 30 Street reported that his unlocked vehicle had been searched overnight. A child’s plastic piggy bank containing about $50 was taken.