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Sammamish Police Blotter: Plateau Jewelers Burglarized

The following reports are compiled from Sammamish Police Reports for Oct. 10-27. Where an arrest is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.

On the night of Oct. 26, someone broke into Plateau Jewelers at 2830 228th Ave SE by smashing the window in the glass door with a hammer, and stole about $23,000 worth of items, including mostly gold and silver charms and jewelry, and a $500 spinning charm cabinet.

Police searched the area with a K9 unit after an alarm at the business sounded, but did not locate a suspect. The business owner caught video of a dark mini van. The man was wearing a baseball hat, sunglasses, possible a bandana, and a black hoodie sweatshirt and jeans, and was about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. There was another person driving the van, who could not be seen.

Other recent reports:

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Creative Crasher: The new owner of a home called police to report that someone had drilled out and replaced the deadbolt on the back door of the home he had recently bought in a short sale. He came to the home and found metal shavings where the old lock had been drilled out and removed. There were cigarette ashes and empty beer cans in the house.

Monday, Oct. 15

Mail Theft: A resident of the 27000 block of SE 9th Way called police to report that her block of f mail boxes were found to be open earlier that morning, and that she usually receives a lot of mail everyday and hadn’t checked her mail for several days, but that morning it was empty.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Graffiti at Sunny Hills Elementary: The Issaquah school district reported that graffiti in large black, yellow, and red spray paint was discovered on the gym and portable at Sunny Hills Elementary, similar to graffiti found previously at Pine Lake Park. The Tag is SG, and a second tag, which may say Jase or Jace, was also found.

Friday, Oct. 19

Fraudulent withdrawals: A Sammamish couple reported that someone had fraudulently withdrawn more than $9,000 from their Chase accounts. Back in July, their home had been burglarized and a passport and possibly a credit card were stolen.

Teen Drug Dealer Arrested: A 16-year-old Sammamish boy was arrested after police smelled unburned marijuana in his parked car. Officers got the boy’s permission to search the truck, and found a scale and about 13.5 grams of marijuana, separated into Baggies. The boy was booked at the Sammamish police station and released to his parents.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Jet Ski, Trailer stolen: A Sammamish resident reported to police that his boat trailer was stolen from the 1100 block of E. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE with a Ski-Doo jet ski loaded onto it around the end of September. Max Towing had towed the trailer and Jet Ski from Redmond to its Woodinville lot after they were found there.

Car prowl: A resident of the 4200 block of 230th Way SE reported to police that someone had entered her unlocked Volvo and taken her wallet, iPhone and sunglasses. At first she thought her husband had removed her wallet from the car, which was parked on their long driveway, but he said he didn’t’ and they couldn’t find it. Whoever took the wallet used her debit card at a 7-1 1 in Bothell.

Monday, Oct. 22

Burglary: A Model home and job shack owned by Polygon NW was burglarized, on the 24300 block of NE 8th Pl. The thief or thieves stole a hunting knife, and a moisture sensor, and rifled through the drawers of the shack. The alarm of the model home went off at 4 a.m., and a screen had been removed, with a $700 flat screen TV taken.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Storage facility burglarized: Someone cut the chain from a gate and forced open a door at the storage business on the 23000 Block of NE 8th Street, also prying open eight storage units there. The damage tot the facility was more than $2,500 and police have asked the renters of the individual units to inventory their storage units.

Friday, Oct. 26

Fraud: A Sammamish couple was bilked out of about $2,500 after someone offered to buy their truck trailer for $1,110 from a Craigslist ad. The buyer sent a check for $3,800, saying he was in Texas and was going to have someone pick up the trailer and ship it, and asking the couple to deposit the check, keep the $1,100, and wire the rest, about $2,700, to another party. The woman did so, but then didn’t feel right about the check, she contacted Bank of America, where she learned the check was a scam and did not clear the bank.

Residential burglary:  A Sammamish resident of the 22800 block of SE 1st street reported that someone entered his unlocked shed and stole a DeWalt Miter saw and a Stihl Chainsaw, worth a total of about $500.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Marijuana on the job: Police were called to a Good Will drop off trailer behind Safeway in Sammamish by an anonymous tipster, saying the worker was smoking marijuana in the trailer. The man, a 30-year-ol Sammamish resident, was located in his own car, and turned over a bag of marijuana and a pipe. Police reported the incident to his boss.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Vandalism: A person was driving southbound on 205th Place NE in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, while a Toyota 4Runner was headed northbound. When the two cars passed each other, someone in the Toyota threw a raw egg at the Jeep, which hit the windshield and cracked it. The driver of the Jeep followed the Toyota long enough to get a license plate number, and reported it to police.

Jeanne Gustafson November 06, 2012 at 01:41 AM
If anyone was in the area of Plateau Jewelers around 3:30 am on 10/26 and saw any suspicious people or vehicles, we would like to hear from them. Specifically, Sammamish Police believe the suspects in the Plateau Jewelers burglary were driving a dark colored station wagon, van or SUV. Anyone with information can call the Sammamish Police office at 425-295-0770.

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