The weekly crime blotter provides a local snapshot of crimes, arrests and other law enforcement activity in the City of Issaquah for the prior week. The blotter compiles incidents deemed noteworthy by IPD and does not include all calls, incidents or self-initiated activities handled by officers. To be respectful of privacy, exact addresses and victim/arrestee names are not included in this listing.
|Call Highlights By Nature of Call|
|8 Accidents||6 Disturbances||16 Thefts|
|10 Agency Assists||4 Domestic Violence||7 Unwanted Subjects|
|6 Assaults||9 Hazardous Roadways||4 Vehicle Prowl|
|2 Attempted Suicides||4 Hit & Run||1 Vehicle Theft|
|19 Citizen Assists||35 Suspicious||11 Welfare Checks|
TOTAL OVERALL CALLS: 390
Call Type: Juvenile-Related
Date/Time: 01/30/23, 1521
Location: 900 BLK NE Park DR
Description: A local resident called in around 1521 hrs to report 2 juveniles setting off fireworks by vehicles in the bottom level of a local business parking garage. The caller was able to pass on footage of the incident from their vehicle’s recording system.
Call Type: Citizen Assist
Date/Time: 01/30/23, 1838
Location: 900 BLK NE Park DR
Description: On 01/30/23, a local resident called to request assistance in getting shelter for the night after being involved in a situation they did not wish to speak to police about. Respecting the caller’s wishes, the responding officer came to their location to provide resources, but the caller was gone upon arrival.
Call Type: Traffic Hazard
Date/Time: 01/31/23, 0746
Location: 17th AVE NW & NW Gilman BLVD
Description: Around 0746hrs, a resident’s vehicle battery died while at a red light. Officers attempted to jump the citizen’s battery using the department’s jump pack with no success. The responding officers ended up physically pushing the vehicle out of the roadway and over to a local gas station for the resident.
Call Type: COP (Community-Oriented Policing)
Date/Time: 01/31/23, 1335
Location: 900 BLK NE Park DR
Description: A local business called to request an increase in patrols during business hours due to an increase in vehicle prowls in a parking garage area. IPD has also noticed this trend and has deployed more resources to watch out for prowlers.
NOTE: While unfortunately common, vehicle prowls are also partially preventable crimes! Remember to lock your doors, set your car alarms, and make sure to not leave any items in plain sight. If you must keep things in your car, lock them in the trunk. Lock it to stop it!
Call Type: Suspicious
Date/Time: 01/31/23, 1436
Location: 100 BLK MT Olympus DR SW
Description: A call was received from a concerned citizen regarding the discovery of a possible live grenade in their newly inherited home. An officer arrived on scene and determined the device was in fact a real grenade and called the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team. The EOD arrived on scene and after an x-ray of the grenade, it was determined the device was a “dud” and taken for appropriate disposal.
Call Type: Vehicle Prowl
Date/Time: 01/31/23, 1907
Location: 1800 BLK 25th AVE NE
Description: Around 1907 hrs, a local resident called to report their vehicle had been broken into. $50 cash, along with their vehicle registration and insurance had been stolen. Their vehicle was left unlocked.
Call Type: DUI
Date/Time: 02/01/23, 0225
Location: 300 BLK Front ST N
Description: On 02/01/23, an officer observed a vehicle illegally parked in front of an ADA sloped sidewalk in traffic. The driver appeared to be sleeping. After waking the individual and performing a voluntary field sobriety test, it was clear the individual was unable to operate their vehicle safely and were arrested for DUI.
Call Type: DV Physical
Date/Time: 02/01/23, 1628
Location: 1000 BLK 7th AVE NE
Description: An individual presented to the hospital reporting that another subject injured them, threatened to harm their children, and held them against their will. Officers were able to apprehend the subject. After questioning the subject about what had occurred, they admitted to injuring the individual and were arrested for DV Assault, among other charges. No children were harmed.
Call Type: Theft In-Progress
Date/Time: 02/01/23, 1631
Location: 6200 BLK East Lake Sammamish PKWY SE
Description: A local business called to report two individuals stealing from the business and getting into a black two-door vehicle with a sunroof. Officers in the area were able to locate the vehicle and arrest the primary suspect. The second suspect returned the merchandise and was given written citations.
Call Type: Area Check
Date/Time: 02/02/23, 0755
Location: 300 BLK Mine Hill RD SW
Description: Roughly 8-10 callers all reported hearing possible gunshots in a certain neighborhood. Officers went to check for anything suspicious but did not see or hear any suspicious or unusual activity. That said, IPD would like to thank all the worried neighbors for reporting the potentially suspicious activity.
Call Type: Assault In-Progress/ Juvenile-Related
Date/Time: 02/02/23, 1509
Location: 300 BLK Rainier BLVD South
Description: A call was received reporting an assault in-progress involving a large group of juveniles. Officers arrived to find roughly 50 youths of varying ages dispersing. One individual was found to have small abrasions and a chest wall contusion following the fight. A large group on these individuals were seen getting on the metro bus heading into the Highlands. Roughly 30 mins later, another call came in reporting a large group of juveniles and adults fighting. Both instances are under investigation and are being taken very seriously.
Call Type: Welfare Check/ Hit & Run
Date/Time: 02/05/23, 0304
Location: 17th AVE NW & Newport Way NW
Description: On 02/05/23, around 0304 hrs, a good Samaritan called to report seeing a possible male subject laying in the middle of the road, face down. Upon arrival, officers found the subject still conscious and breathing but seriously injured. Thanks to that citizen calling in, the victim was successfully transported to the hospital to receive care. The case is currently under investigation.
NOTE: This is an excellent reminder for everyone. If you see something, say something. Your report might just save someone’s life.
Source: Calls for Service records for 01/30/23 - 02/05/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).
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