Some Drink Too Much, Others End Up in the Drink: Sammamish Police Blotter

Police had their hands full with substance abuse calls and traffic stops, several of them involving teenagers and young adults. Meanwhile, a pair of fishermen capsized their boat in Beaver Lake.

The following information is compiled from Sammamish Police reports for Jan. 19-Feb. 2. Where an arrest is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Indecent cell phone call: A Sammamish teen reported to police that she received a call on her cell phone from someone claiming to be with the American Cancer Society, but who then asked her inappropriate questions, like “What is your bra size.” Police could not trace the phone number, and advised the teen to be mindful of publishing her phone number on any of her social media sites.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Police gate damaged: Someone pried back the lock cover “man-gate” between the parking lot and lower garage door of the Sammamish Police station building, damaging the protective plating. It’s expected to cost about $100 to repair.

Monday, Jan. 21

Drunken teens: A 15-year-old Sammamish girl was transported to the hospital after her parents called police to report she had been brought home “extremely intoxicated.” The girl admitted having drunk a third of a bottle of vodka and shot gunning three or four beers. The girl had gone to a party with some friends while on a sleepover, and all refused to tell police where the party had been held.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Vandalism at Skyline: The Skyline resource officer reported to police that someone had vandalized the staff parking lot with an obscenity, in an area where there is no natural surveillance.

Computer missing from Eastlake gym: An Eastlake student reported to police that someone had taken his school-issued Lenovo laptop, which he had left on a bench in the gym.

Thursday, Jan. 24

DUI, Reckless Driving: A 22-year-old Renton man was arrested for reckless driving and DUI after police clocked him driving 68 mph in a 35 mph zone on Issaquah Pine Lake Road. The man told police he had been at the Joker Pub with a friend. He blew BACs of .177 and .183 about 90 minutes later, after declining to go through field alcohol tests before speaking to a lawyer.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Marijuana, paraphernalia seized from juveniles: Police conducting an area check at the Knolls at Inglewood Hills saw a group of four teens ranging in age from 16-18 years old who admitted they had been smoking marijuana. Police seized pipes and 3.6 grams of marijuana and had them call their parents to pick them up.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Fishermen fall in Beaver Lake: Two Everett fishermen capsized their boat and fell into Beaver Lake. A witness tried to paddle over to help them in his float tube wader, but they made it back to the shore before he reached them. Meanwhile, a neighbor heard moaning and came out to find the men moaning but motionless on the boat ramp. Eastside Fire responded and the men were cold but didn’t require hospitalization. Fire staff planned to take them back to the station for a hot shower.

Drug and/or Alcohol overdose: Police were called to assist Eastside Fire & Rescue after a woman called police from the Madison Apartments to report that her boyfriend was bleeding from the nose and foaming at the mouth. The girlfriend told police he and some friends had finished off at least three fifths of hard liquor, and police said he also has a history with meth and heroin.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Teen DUI: A 17-year-old Eastlake student was arrested for suspicion of DUI after police found his car late at night at Margaret Mead Elementary. The teen was there with several other boys, who admitted having marijuana in the car. The driver insisted he hadn’t been smoking, but his eyes were dro0py and bloodshot. He finally admitted he had been and the officer arrested him on suspicion of DUI. He was taken to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital for a toxicology screen; the results are pending.

Vandalism: Sammamish Police conducted a welfare check on a man living at the 2000 block of 227th Ave. NE. The resident, a 63-year-old man, had been arrested three days earlier for Physical Control and his car impounded. At that time, he had been transported to Swedish Hospital because he was unconscious and unresponsive in the car, a Jeep Wrangler, which was found in a ditch on 224th Place NE. On Feb. 2, Police were called to check on the man, whose front yard was covered with items from inside the house, including a coffee table, food, and broken glass and dishes. The female resident of the home had left following his DUI arrest. Police asked her to come to the scene, where they had found the man passed out on the living room floor, and she requested that they take his guns, a .22 shotgun and a .38 after the man was transported to the hospital.

DUI: A 26-year-old Sammamish man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after Sammamish Police stopped him for driving nearly 60 mph in a 35mph zone on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. He denied drinking, but his blood alcohol level samples measured by Breathalyzer about 90 minutes after his arrest was .159 and .163.


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