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
|47 9-1-1 Problems (Emergencies)||10 Disturbances||14 Thefts|
|3 Accidents||12 Hazardous Roadways||6 Unwanted Subjects|
|3 Agency Assists||5 Noise Complaints||3 Vehicle Prowls|
|4 Assaults||3 Reckless Driving||0 Vehicle Thefts|
|12 Citizen Assists||24 Suspicious||20 Welfare Checks|
TOTAL OVERALL CALLS: 450
Call Type: Theft Report
Time/Date: 1501, 05/22/23
Location: 1400 BLK HIGHLANDS DR NE
Description: On 05/22/23 a local employee called to report that a white male wearing gray trackpants and a black hoodie was seen earlier in the day concealing merchandise and had returned. Upon arrival, officers found that the subject had stolen alcohol from the store and took off across the parking lot. Officers were able to track the suspect down and recovered all merchandise. The man was arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree and trespassed from the location for three years.
Call Type: Trespass In-Progress
Time/Date: 0147, 05/23/23
Location: 900 BLK NE PARK DR
Description: Around 0147 hrs on 05/23/23, a man was witnessed to be sleeping outside of the main entrance doors to a local business. Officers responded and offered resources to subject who refused. After several attempts asking the subject to leave, they continued to refuse. They were then taken into custody and arrested on investigation of Criminal Trespassing in the 2nd Degree before being transported to the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Welfare Check
Time/Date: 1445, 05/23/23
Location: NEWPORT WAY NW & NW MAPLE ST
Description: On 05/23/23, a concerned citizen reported seeing a man continuously stumbling while trying to push their children in a stroller. Officers arrived and spoke to the subject. After investigation, it was determined the subject was unable to care for themselves or the children they were watching. The children were checked out by Eastside Fire and Rescue for a minor injury and returned to their mother while the man was arrested on investigation of two counts of Reckless Endangerment of a Child after being checked out by a local hospital.
Call Type: Vehicle Prowl In-Progress
Time/Date: 1917, 05/23/23
Location: 1400 BLK HIGHLANDS DR NE
Description: Around 1917 hrs, a caller reported witnessing a group of 5 subjects, including four males in their 30’s and one female in their 60’s, taking items from vehicles in a parking lot. They were reportedly opening doors of unlocked vehicles and taking items. Officers arrived but were unable to locate the subjects. IPD received no other calls reporting thefts from vehicles following this.
Call Type: Property Found
Time/Date: 1526, 05/24/23
Location: NE GILMAN BLVD & FRONT ST
Description: On 05/24/23, a City of Issaquah Public Works employee found paperwork, a laptop and a personal ID in a grassy area and reported the items to the police department. Officers have attempted to reach out to identify the owner of the items. If you or someone you know has recently lost their laptop and paperwork, please feel free to reach out to the police department.
Call Type: Unwanted Subject (Multiple)
Time/Date: 0853, 05/25/23
Location: Community Center/ Pool vicinity
Description: Multiple calls came in reporting a possibly unhoused individual was “wandering in circles” and talking to himself rather loudly. All the callers were concerned or uncomfortable with having the individual around children in the area. An officer responded and offered the subject resources, who refused. The subject stated they would be visiting the food bank before taking a bus back to Seattle. Officers directed the subject to the food bank before leaving.
Call Type: Warrant
Time/Date: 2013, 05/25/23
Location: FRONT ST N & NE GILMAN BLVD
Description: On 05/25/23, a previously identified subject was witnessed walking along Front Street with a bicycle and hand cart. The subject was stopped and found to have an active warrant out for their arrest. The subject was then arrested on their warrant and transported to the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Disturbance
Time/Date: 0324, 05/26/23
Location: 1800 BLK 15TH PL NW
Description: On 05/26/23, a call was received reporting two males in a physical altercation in the lobby of a local business. Officers arrived to find the males arguing, one with injuries to the head and face. After further inquiry into the incident, it was determined one of the subjects was the primary aggressor and was arrested on investigation of Assault in the 4th Degree.
Call Type: Attempted Burglary Report (Commercial)
Time/Date: 1626, 05/26/23
Location: 1300 BLK NW MALL ST
Description: Around 1626 hrs, the manager of a local business called to report that there was an attempted burglary around 0600 hrs that went unreported. Someone had pried the lock to the business and made entry before running off after seeing kitchen staff enter the building. Fortunately, nothing was taken or damaged aside from the lock.
Call Type: Disturbance/ Shoplifting
Time/Date: 2113, 05/27/23
Location: 900 NW GILMAN BLVD
Description: On 05/27/23, witnesses reported seeing an employee and shoplifter arguing and pushing each other outside of a local store. The shoplifter walked off with the merchandise while the employee went back inside. An officer spoke to the employee who advised everything was fine and would not be reporting the incident. As there was no victim, the officers could not apprehend the shoplifter.
Source: Calls for Service records for 05/22/23 - 05/28/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).
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