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Police: Crime Blotter

Posted on: April 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] DUIs and Good Samaritans 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

2 Abandoned Vehicles9 Disturbances33 Suspicious
10 Accidents
9 Hazardous Roadways
10 Thefts
6 Agency Assists
8 Juvenile-Related2 Unwanted Subjects
1 Attempted Suicide
3 Noise Complaints5 Vehicle Prowls
16 Citizen Assists
7 Reckless Driving15 Welfare Checks


IPD Weekly Crime Blotter

Call Type: Vehicle Theft (No Actual Crime!)

Time/Date: 1214, 03/27/23

Location: 1800 BLK 10TH AVE NW

Description: On 03/27/23, a call was received from a local resident who believed their vehicle to be stolen from a parking lot. The resident had left the vehicle unlocked while they went shopping in addition to also leaving their keys in the car. VERY fortunately for them, the car was discovered shortly thereafter by staff from a local business. 

NOTE: Please do not leave your vehicle unlocked. Additionally, do not leave keys in your car for any reason. You can always leave spares in your home or with a family member. Criminals may have many ways to get in a car but do not create the opportunity for them to take the entire vehicle. 

Call Type: DUI

Time/Date: 2326, 03/27/23

Location: I-90 FWY

Description: Around 2326 hrs, a vehicle was found to weave between lanes on the freeway without traffic present, in addition to speeding 15 miles over the speed limit. The vehicle was pulled aside and after investigation, the driver was found to be driving unsafely for themselves and the public and were arrested on investigation of Driving Under the Influence.  

Call Type: Juvenile-Related

Time/Date: 1704, 03/28/23

Location: 900 BLK Discovery Circle NE

Description: On 03/28/23, a worried resident reported witnessing a group of juveniles with what was perceived as a small black gun, get into a gray truck roughly an hour prior to calling. It is unknown if the "gun" was real or a toy. Responding officers checked the area but did not observe any suspicious activity, nor were able to locate the juveniles or associated vehicle.     

Call Type: Disturbance 

Time/Date: 1924, 03/28/23

Location: 5600 BLK East Lake Sammamish PKWY SE

Description: Around 1924 hrs, a call came in reporting an individual refusing to leave a local business and fighting with other customers. Upon arrival, officers were advised the same individual had damaged another vehicle. After investigating the incident, it was discovered that the individual had been driving in violation of license stipulations and was arrested on investigation of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked in the 1st Degree and Criminal Trespass in the 1st Degree among other related charges. 

Call Type: Welfare Check

Time/Date: 1917, 03/29/23

Location: 300 BLK Shangri-la Way NW

Description: On 03/29/23, a nurse called to request a check on a patient who was discharged from the hospital but did not show up for their ride home. Officers went to the location and confirmed that the patient was able to get home safely. 

Call Type: Theft In-Progress/ Juvenile Related

Time/Date: 2114, 03/29/23

Location: 700 BLK NW Gilman BLVD

Description: Around 2114 hrs, a call came in reporting 3 white males using a crowbar to smash open a case in a local business. After arriving on scene, officers were able to determine there was no crowbar or smashed cases, but the 3 males had in fact concealed merchandise in their property and attempted to leave. All subjects were detained and two were arrested on investigation of theft in the 3rd Degree. The third male was found to be a juvenile, who was then released after surrendering the stolen items. 

Call Type: Follow Up (Returned Stolen Items!)

Time/Date: 1535, 03/31/23

Location: 23000 BLK SE Black Nugget RD

Description: On 03/31/23, a local resident who had previously reported their wallet stolen while riding the school bus home last week, called to report that a good Samaritan had returned their wallet, license and insurance cards to them! 

Call Type: Disturbance

Time/Date: 0106, 04/01/23

Location: 25TH Walk NE & NE Jared CT

Description: On 04/01/23, a call was received reporting an assault over spilled coffee beans. Officers arrived and after investigation, it was determined that the subject, who was reported to have a high volume of alcohol, was unable to care for themselves and was involuntarily committed to the hospital for treatment. They were then cited upon investigation for Assault in the 4th Degree. 

Call Type: Agency Assist (Apartment Fire)

Time/Date: 2009, 04/01/23

Location: 700 BLK Rainier BLVD N

Description: Around 2009 hrs, IPD was contacted by Eastside Fire and Rescue who requested assistance in controlling traffic while they responded to a fire at a local apartment complex. The fire appeared to be started due to faulty electrical. Fortunately, no residents were home at the time of the incident.

Call Type: Suspicious (Theft In-Progress from Over 3 Stores)

Time/Date: 1532, 04/02/23

Location: 1100 BLK NW Gilman BLVD

Description: On 04/02/23, officers were contacted by a local business reporting two subjects who were suspected of attempting to steal clothing from their store. Upon arrival, the subjects had fled with the items and separately made their way to multiple different local businesses. A foot chase pursued and eventually both subjects were apprehended and arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree in addition to outstanding warrants for one of the suspects. Additional stolen merchandise was found on their persons from yet another local business. All merchandise was returned.  

NOTE: IPD would like to thank the many residents who helped officers by pointing the direction of the suspects that led to the successful arrests and return of goods to local businesses.  


Source: Calls for Service records for 03/27/23 - 04/02/23, 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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