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Sammamish Police Blotter: Homes Broken Into, Drivers Arrested, and Drugs Confiscated

The following information was supplied by the Sammamish Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Feb. 20

Reckless Driving:  arrested a 16-year-old Sammamish boy for reckless driving after another motorist complained that he was following her in a suspicious manner and flashing his high beams at her, frightening her. When confronted by police the driver said that he and his friends were just bored. The driver was later released to his parents.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

DUI: Police arrested a 46-year-old Sammamish man for suspicion of drunk driving after he crashed into bushes on Trossachs Boulevard. When police arrived they found the driver slurring his speech. He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .187 on the Breathalyzer. The man was taken into custody and later transported home.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Criminal Warrant: Police arrested a 26-year-old Issaquah man on a warrant out of Tukwila after they were dispatched to the parking lot in response to a man running around as if he were on drugs.

Trespass: Police were dispatched to the Pine Lake Athletic Club after a man admitted to stealing a laptop. When confronted, the man admitted to the theft and returned the laptop. Police trespassed him from the property.

Burglary: Police were dispatched to a residence on Southeast 1st Street after the woman looking after the property for her elderly mother reported a burglary. She had come to check on the property, which had been vacant since her mother had recently moved, and found that is had been ransacked. Nothing of value appeared to be taken.

Trespass: Police trespassed seven juvenile males from the restaurant on 228 Avenue Northeast after store employees reported that they were drinking alcohol.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Burglary: A woman living on West Beaver Lake Drive Southeast contacted police after she returned home and discovered that she had been burglarized. The burglars appeared to have kicked in a door leading into the garage and rummaged through the house. Several bottle of alcohol, a collection of $2 bills and coins valued at $350, Mariners memorabilia and a checkbook were stolen. Prints were taken at the scene.

DUI: Police arrested a43-year-old Woodinville man for suspicion of drunk driving after he was pulled over for speeding (60-80 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone) on icy roads. When police contacted the man they smelled intoxicants. The man failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Monday, Feb. 27

Assault: Police arrested a 58-year-old Sammamish man for assault after she shoved his wife to the ground during an argument. The couple had been arguing and when the wife said she was going to call the police the husband said he’d go outside and wait for them with his gun and threatened to get police to shoot him. When police arrived the man was sitting outside but he was not armed. He admitted to the assault and was taken into custody. Police recovered to 9mm handguns, a .22 caliber rifle, and three 9mm magazines with ammunition.

Larceny: A man staying at his parent’s residence on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast contact police after his vehicle’s passenger side window was smashed and several items were stolen from his car, including a backpack, clothing, an iPod, a 7-inch video screen, $40 cash, and various credit, bank cards and IDs. The man also reported that $302 was later withdrawn from his bank account.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Trespass: Police were dispatched to the Pine Lake Athletic Club after a man entered the club, crawled under a table and pretended to be asleep when employees attempted to get him to leave. Police trespassed the man from the property.

Thursday, March 1

Controlled Substance Violation: Police confiscated 3.5 grams of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe from two males who were smoking in a parked car on 187th Avenue Northeast.

Assault: Police arrested a 45-year-old Sammamish woman for assault after she grabbed and pushed another woman during an argument.

Friday, March 2

Larceny: Police were dispatched to a reported shoplift at QFC after a man filled a cart up with groceries and walked out without paying. After the store manager confronted the man in the parking lot he abandoned the cart and drove away. The store was able to provide police with video of the incident.

Saturday, March 3

DUI: Police arrested a 39-year-old Sammamish woman for suspicion of drunk driving after she was pulled over for speeding (46 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone) and erratic driving near Southeast 22nd and East Lake Sammamish parkway Southeast. The woman admitted to having been drinking earlier and acknowledged her poor driving but said that she was tired and following another car. She volunteered for a Breathalyzer test and blew a .108. The woman was taken into custody and her car was impounded.

Driving While License Revoked: Police arrested a 41-year-old Tacoma woman for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over for expired tabs near Southeast Klahanie Boulevard and the Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.

The Home Port March 10, 2012 at 04:23 AM
What about the good news? Protect and SERVE! We need the good news to help repair the partnership between community and those hired by it to help keep the peace. Relationship is strained and frayed by too many reports of abuse of power and bad police behavior. Two wrongs don't make one right, and I'm confident there are good news events regarding police. We're on the same side, so time to demonstrate it.
Jeanne Gustafson March 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
We appreciate your comment, and we do share good news about our local police departments. The weekly Police Blotter, however, is intended to provide the community with public information about crime in the area so people can be prepared. It's not commentary on the police department, but rather factual information provided in cooperation with law enforcement, which is part of that important relationship you mention.
Concerned Citizen March 18, 2012 at 05:25 PM
@tresspas laptop. I am the gentlemen this report refers to. Whoever wrote this is not telling the truth or is not reporting correctly. I never stole, nor admitted, to steeling a laptop. I picked up an identical looking laptop which I thought was mine. They never confronted me, I brought the laptop back after realizing it was not mine. I am a law abiding business man who contracts to government and law enforcement. My Job requires routine FBI background checks and I have never been arrested, yet alone accused of anything. Come on Sammamish police and the patch. Be honest here. The officer who was at the club when I returned was insulting, rude and condescending. He accused me of being the dumbest criminal he had ever witnessed... Uhhh, that's because i am not a criminal and I accidentally walked out of the club with a laptop that looked just like mine in front of an entire cadre of cameras dressed in busIness attire. Shirt with a tie, dress slacks and shiny shoes.
Jeanne Gustafson March 18, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Thanks for your comment, Concerned Citizen. As mentioned above, these Police Blotters reflect police reports as filed by Sammamish law enforcement officers. I sincerely hope you were able to satisfactorily resolve the situation with the police and the club if you received a trespass notice in error.

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