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
|6 Abandoned Vehicles||7 Disturbances||38 Suspicious|
|10 Accidents||2 Hazardous Roadways||7 Thefts|
|8 Agency Assists||5 Juvenile-Related||5 Unwanted Subjects|
|4 Attempted Suicides||7 Malicious Mischief||3 Vehicle Prowls|
|10 Citizen Assists||3 Noise Complaints||13 Welfare Checks|
TOTAL OVERALL CALLS: 340
Call Type: Weapons Offense
Time/Date: 1625, 04/03/23
Location: 600 BLK Jasmine PL NW
Description: On 04/03/23, a call was received reporting a resident had accidentally shot themselves in the hand while attempting to take apart their own firearm. The resident was taken to the hospital to be treated for their injury.
Call Type: Theft In-Progress
Time/Date: 1652, 04/03/23
Location: 1000 BLK NW Gilman BLVD
Description: Around 1652 hrs, a local business called to report a white male in their 20’s concealing liquor in reusable bags before fleeing the location on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect and after confirming they had in fact stolen items, the suspect was arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree and all merchandise was recovered and returned to the business.
Call Type: Traffic Stop / DUI
Time/Date: 2143, 04/04/23
Location: 100 BLK Front ST North
Description: On 04/04/23, a vehicle was observed driving into oncoming traffic while headed through the Old Town neighborhood of Issaquah. An officer stopped the vehicle and observed the driver was beginning to nod off mid conversation and was unable to answer questions in a timely manner. After conducting a field sobriety test, it was apparent that the driver was unable to safely operate their vehicle. The individual was arrested on investigation of Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Malicious Mischief
Time/Date: 1750, 04/05/23
Location: Highlands DR NE & NE High ST
Description: A report came in at 1750 hrs reporting around 0030 hrs that morning, a local resident was driving home from the hospital when two large rocks were possibly thrown at their windshield. The driver was passing by the sky bridge in the Highlands and believed someone had thrown rocks from atop the bridge, causing significant damage to the vehicle. It is presently unconfirmed if the rocks were thrown or not. If you have any information regarding this incident or have had something similar occur, please feel free to contact the police.
Call Type: Juvenile-Related (Mischievous Juveniles)
Time/Date: 1825, 04/05/23
Location: E Sunset Way & Rainier BLVD
Description: On 04/05/23, multiple calls were received reporting a group of 4-5 juveniles playing with the crossing light and stopping traffic repeatedly. The juveniles left as they saw officers walking over and traffic was able to resume.
Call Type: Accident, No Injury
Time/Date: 1508, 04/06/23
Location: 400 BLK NW Gilman BLVD
Description: Around 1508 hrs on 04/06/23, multiple callers reported witnessing an individual accidentally run their white vehicle into the south side of a building and tree. Dispatch called for a towing service to assist. The driver was fortunately not injured and was given a courtesy ride home. The business had minimal damage.
Call Type: Suspicious (The Curious Case of Christmas Spirit)
Time/Date: 1200, 04/07/23
Location: 22000 BLK SE 43RD PL
Description: On 04/07/23, a woman called reporting she went outside to find a large, unmarked box on her doorstep and was afraid to open it since she hadn’t ordered anything. Officers arrived to find inside the box was an artificial Christmas tree! The homeowner contacted neighbors to see if anyone ordered a tree and after not hearing anything, disposed of it.
Call Type: Burglary In-Progress (Commercial Burglary)
Time/Date: 2321, 04/07/23
Location: 700 BLK NW Gilman BLVD
Description: On 04/08/23, around 2321 hrs, an alarm company called dispatch advising a white male wearing gray sweatpants was seen walking around inside a closed business. Upon arrival, officers found a man matching the description, hiding behind a wall inside. The man was arrested on investigation of Trespass in the 1st Degree and booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Animal Problem (Trapped Deer)
Time/Date: 1007, 04/09/23
Location: 400 BLK SW MT Baker DR
Description: Around 1007 hrs on 04/09/23, a local resident called to report a potentially injured deer was stuck in their fence and was afraid to help it themselves. Responding officers called for assistance from WSP but they were unavailable. Given the situation, our officers decided to attempt to save the deer themselves. After some work, officers were finally able to free the deer!
Source: Calls for Service records for 04/03/23 - 04/09/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).
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