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Sammamish Police Blotter: Staged Home Stripped of Furnishings, Appliances

The following items are compiled from Sammamish Police reports for Oct. 1-Oct. 14. Where an arrest is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.

A home listed for resale at the 4300 block of E Lake Sammamish Parkway was cleaned out of its staged furnishings and appliances sometime around October 14. About a month ago, a lock box was stolen from the home, and the owner never changed the locks, police said. On Oct. 14, the victim called police to report someone had entered the house and taken all of its appliances and staged furniture, including chairs, sofa, oven and microwave, a refrigerator worth $1,000, even a rug and the table top décor. A side window next to the main entrance was broken as well.

Monday, Oct. 1

Gas siphoned from Audi: A Sammamish woman reported to police that someone had siphoned about 10 gallons of Diesel fuel out of her Audi after prying the gas tank cover open, while parked at her home on the 20000 block of 218 Pl NE.

Monday, Oct. 8

Larceny: Two women who parked their cars at the trailhead of Bergman Trail on E. Lake Sammamish Parkway had their cars broken into. One car had the window smashed, and the other had the front door of her vehicle punched. A male suspect was seen on surveillance video at Plateau Shell using one of the victims’ credit cards to buy gas, and possibly with a female driver in the car. Police were not able to get a license plate number from the video.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Backpacks stolen: Two middle schoolers left their back packs by a tree while they played in a friends yard near the 3200 block of 228th Ave SE, and they were stolen. On e of the backpacks contained an iPod touch and a Samsung Smiley cell phone.

Negligent Driving: A 29-year-old Sammamish woman was stopped on suspicion of First Degree Negligent Driving after being caught on radar going 50 miles per hour in a 35, and smelling like alcohol. The officer said that not enough of the standardized tests were failed to warrant a DUI, but the officer felt her driving had been affected by her alcohol consumption.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Man Accidentally shoots himself: A 22-year-old resident of 11000 block of 211 Place NE accidentally shot himself in the hand with a .40 caliber Glock 22 while attempting to clean it. The man was treated for the through and through wound at Swedish Issaquah. The man had no criminal record, and the gun was legally owned.

Friday, Oct. 12

Attempted trailer theft: A resident at the 1000 block of E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE reported to police that she was home alone and heard a knock on the front door, which she did not answer since she wasn’t expecting anyone. She saw the suspect hop into a Jeep and drive down the driveway, backing up against the trailer. He then got out of the car and tried to connect the trailer to it. She ran out and yelled, "what are you doing," and he got into the car quickly and drove away.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Larceny: A car was broken into at the 21200 block of SE 40th place and an iPod and knapsack were stolen.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Burglary:  A Sammamish resident left her purse in a car as her hands were full of purchases and possibly inadvertently left the garage open. The family called police when the purse was discovered missing, and several successful withdrawals of cash and purchases were made using a Bank of America Debit card.

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