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Posted on: March 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Shoplifting and Teenage Shenanigans in Issaquah

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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

5 Abandoned Vehicles4 Fraud35 Suspicious
6 Accidents
7 Hazardous Roadways
17 Thefts
14 Agency Assists
4 Juvenile-Related9 Unwanted Subjects
1 Attempted Suicide
6 Noise Complaints6 Vehicle Prowls
9 Citizen Assists
6 Reckless Driving11 Welfare Checks


IPD Weekly Crime Blotter

Call Type: Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 0601, 03/20/23

Location: 700 BLK NW Gilman BLVD

Description: On 03/20/23, a local business reported a white male in their 30’s was fleeing with baskets full of meat and alcohol. The caller was able to give a detailed description which led officers to find the suspect on the street. All merchandise was recovered, and the subject was arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree. 

Call Type: Suspicious (Man on Off-ramp)

Time/Date: 1338, 03/21/23

Location: I-90 WB Off-ramp & East Sunset Way

Description: Around 1338 hrs on 03/21/23, several calls came in reporting a white male with no shirt flagging down vehicles on Sunset and trying to get into the cars when they stop. Officers arrived but were unable to locate the individual.  

Call Type: Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 1945, 03/21/23

Location: 700 BLK NW Gilman BLVD

Description: On 03/21/23, a local employee called to report 5 subjects had come into the location and filled their baskets full of merchandise before fleeing the store after being chased by a customer. Responding officers searched for the subjects but were informed that the store was not interested in prosecuting, thus terminating the call. 

NOTE: Legally, there must be a “victim” for a crime to occur. If a person or company does not wish to press charges or prosecute a crime, which requires they be listed as the “victim”, then technically no crime occurred in the eyes of the law.  

Call Type: Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 1903, 03/22/23

Location: 5500 BLK East Lake Sammamish PKWY SE 

Description: Around 1903 hrs on 03/22/23, a local business called to report two individuals had stolen multiple tote bags full of merchandise and gotten into their vehicle. Fortunately, they had security footage of the incident and suspects, which aided officers in positively identifying the individuals elsewhere in the city. Both suspects were arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree as well as an additional felony warrant for Robbery in the 1st Degree out of another jurisdiction on one of the subjects. 

Call Type: Agency Assist (Abandoned Child)

Time/Date: 0201, 03/23/23

Location: 1000 BLK 7th AVE NW

Description: On 03/23/23, a neighboring jurisdiction’s police department notified IPD that an individual located in Issaquah had potentially abandoned a juvenile at a hospital. Officers followed up with the individual, who identified themselves as a distant family member, and stated there was a misunderstanding but did request assistance since the juvenile was left on their doorstep by their parents and they were not prepared to take care of a juvenile. IPD reached out to the city’s Human Services team who have provided resources for the new family and are working with them to get the assistance they need. 

Call Type: Accident, Injury

Time/Date: 0859, 03/23/23

Location: NE Federal Dr & Highlands DR NE

Description: Around 0859 hrs, officers were called to respond to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at Highlands DR NE and NE Federal DR. A pedestrian and their dog were crossing the street with a full right-of-way when a vehicle decided to make a turn at their red light, striking both the pedestrian and their dog. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for further treatment of their injuries while the dog unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. After speaking to both parties, the driver was cited for Failure to Yield to Pedestrian Crosswalk. 

NOTE: IPD sends our condolences for the loss of family’s pet. This is an excellent reminder for us all to always look both ways when on the road. While the incident was an accident, looking both ways takes only a moment and can save a life. 

Call Type: Unwanted Subject

Time/Date: 1704, 03/23/23

Location: 1000 BLK NW Maple St

Description: At 1704 hrs, a report came in stating a possible transient individual was being disruptive and had urinated in a soap dispenser and would not leave the premises when asked. Upon arrival, the subject complied and grabbed their things to leave. Police trespassed the individual for 3 years from the business location. 

Call Type: Juvenile-Related (Vandalism with Fire Extinguisher)

Time/Date: 2357, 03/24/23

Location: 900 BLK NE High ST

Description: On 03/24/23, a report came in describing 4 juveniles breaking into fire extinguisher boxes at a local transit center and spraying a vehicle with them. An officer responded and stopped the juveniles. After getting their names, their parents were contacted, and the juveniles were taken home. A note was left for the owner of the vehicle regarding any damage that had occurred while leaving their car overnight.

Call Type: Domestic Violence, Physical

Time/Date: 1044, 03/25/23

Location: 1000 BLK 26th Walk NE

Description: On 03/25/23, a good Samaritan called in to report overhearing screams for help. They reportedly walked outside and saw a woman trying to leave a home who was quickly pulled back in while screaming for help. Officers responded and after investigation, a subject was arrested on investigation of Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence as well as Interfering with Reporting of Domestic Violence. The subject was then transported to the Issaquah Jail. 

Call Type: Robbery In-Progress

Time/Date: 1548, 03/26/23

Location: 1000 BLK NW Gilman BLVD

Description: On 03/26/23 and armed robbery occurred at a local restaurant. The subject walked in and flashed a firearm at the employee while requesting money before fleeing the scene. The subject was later found and arrested on investigation of Robbery in the 1st Degree.  


Source: Calls for Service records for 03/20/23 - 03/26/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).

Previous Blotters are available on the Blotter feed. To view older archived blotters, view the Archives.

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