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Sammamish Police Blotter: Boat Trailers Targeted

The following reports are compiled from Sammamish Police reports for Oct. 16-19. Where an arrest is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Extortion:  A Sammamish man reported to police that he received a late night call from someone claiming to be a State investigator with “State Investigations of PA”. The man would not identify himself, but threatened the resident that he was being investigated for fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, and that unless he sent a check for $450 he would be arrested. The man took down the address of the caller, knowing it was a fraud, and reported it to the police.

Good Samaritan turns in checkbooks. A Sammamish resident found 6 checkbooks he found at the entrance of Pine Lake Park. Owned by two different people, in Chatlamet Washington and Lakebay Washington. But the owners could be located and were for several different accounts.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Theft at Vision Center: Vision Center reported to police that after receiving a large cash payment and securing it in a lock box, the box came up $120 short at the end of the day. None of the employees admitted stealing the money, and the owner does not want to prosecute, but asked police for help in determining the thief so if it was an employee they can fire that individual.

Friday, Oct. 19

Stolen boat trailer wheels: A Sammamish man reported that the wheels on his boat trailer, which had been parked on an empty lot he rents from the owner, were stolen. The wheels were worth about $800.

Stolen boat trailer: A Sammamish family living on the 31100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway reported that their boat trailer was missing, and after two weeks of looking for it, thinking some friends may have borrowed it, they reported it stolen.

Fraud: A Sammamish family reported that after their home had been burglarized in July, they recently noticed withdrawals from their Chase accounts in the amounts of $4,500, $2,500, and $2,350, two of them in Portland, and one in Moline Illinois.

Bomb Scare: a woman residing on the 22700 block of SE 27th ST reported to police that she had found a home made device in her front yard and moved it to her garage. After some reflection, she became concerned, as it was larger than most fireworks. The bomb detection unit was notified, and determined the large thick cardboard tube with a string coming out was an empty mortar without powder.

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