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Posted on: May 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Bush Fires and Thefts 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

47 9-1-1 Problems (Emergencies)4 Disturbances24 Thefts
9 Accidents
12 Hazardous Roadways
7 Unwanted Subjects
9 Agency Assists
9 Noise Complaints
5 Vehicle Prowls
3 Assaults
6 Reckless Driving4 Vehicle Thefts
16 Citizen Assists
46 Suspicious
18 Welfare Checks


IPD Weekly Crime Blotter

Call Type: Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 2008, 05/29/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: On 05/29/23, a local employee called to report three juvenile subjects were caught concealing merchandise. Upon arrival, information was gathered on one of the individuals who was confirmed to be a juvenile. The business declined pursuing charges against the juvenile. The other two subjects were found to be legal adults and were arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree and all subjects were trespassed from the location. 

Call Type: Weapons Offense

Time/Date: 2132, 05/29/23

Location: 200 BLK FRONT ST NORTH

Description: Around 2132 hrs, a local resident called to report interrupting two subjects breaking into their vehicle. When the subjects turned, both reportedly brandished pistols and ran off to get into a green pickup truck with Christmas trees in the bed of the truck. Officers responded and set up a perimeter while requesting the K9 unit from Bellevue to assist in tracking down the vehicle and suspects. Unfortunately, officers were unable to locate either the vehicle or subjects within. The first suspect is described as around 5’10, white or Hispanic with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie with pinstripes on the hood and dark pants. The second was noted as young and white or Hispanic, wearing dark clothing. If you or anyone you know has information regarding this event, please call the police department non-emergency line.

Call Type: Suspicious (Juvenile-Related Pre-Holiday Antics)

Time/Date: 2209, 05/30/23 

Location: 1900 BLK NE PARK DR

Description: On 05/30/23, a couple callers reported hearing 4-5 gunshots nearby. Officers arrived to find a group of juveniles lighting fireworks in the area. The kids ran off before officers could request they stop and head home. 

Call Type: Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 2331, 05/30/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: Around 2331 hrs, a couple of subjects were witnessed separately attempting to steal alcohol and other items from a local store. Officers arrived and were able to detain the individuals. After further inquiry, one subject confirmed involvement and was arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree and transported to the Issaquah City Jail.  

Call Type: Assault In-Progress

Time/Date: 0032, 05/31/23

Location: 1800 BLK 15TH PL NW

Description: On 05/31/23, a call was received reporting an assault occurring on site. Officers arrived and determined two individuals had gotten into a verbal argument, resulting in one of them hitting the other. A subject was arrested on investigation of Assault in the 4th Degree and transported to the Issaquah City Jail. 

Call Type: Agency Assist (Public Indecency)

Time/Date: 2320, 05/31/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: Around 2320 hrs, an officer from another agency called to report being at the location for a different call when two subjects reported a male had exposed themselves and was engaged in a display of public indecency. Officers arrived and after further inquiry, the suspect was arrested on a felony investigation of Indecent Exposure and transported to the King County Jail. IPD would like to thank the witnesses for having the courage to speak up and get assistance. Thanks to their bravery, the suspect was apprehended. 

Call Type: Disturbance / Harassment

Time/Date: 2057, 06/02/23

Location: 600 BLK NW JUNIPER ST

Description: On 06/02/23, a caller reported their neighbor was intoxicated, picking fights with other residents, and blocking the building entrance/ exit, refusing to let other residents come or go. Officers responded and the individual agreed to stay in their home. However, another call was received reporting that the man was out and threatening to stab another neighbor. Officers returned and after speaking with all involved parties, the subject was arrested on investigation of Harassment. 

Call Type: Traffic Stop

Time/Date: 1104, 06/03/23

Location: 23rd LN NE & NE PARK DR

Description: Around 1104 hrs on 06/03/23, an officer was following up with the family of a prior attempted burglary when they recognized individuals driving by as suspects from the attempted burglary victim’s video footage. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and were able to develop probable cause to arrest them on investigation of Criminal Trespassing in the 2nd Degree. While arrests were made, the investigation is still ongoing.  

Call Type: Bush Fire/ Vehicle Trespass

Time/Date: 2018, 06/03/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: At about 2018 hrs, a call was received reporting a bush fire near a local business. By the fire was a purple van and two subjects. When responding officers checked the vehicle, it was found to be reported stolen. The individuals went into the local business and officers pursued them. One subject was arrested on investigation of Vehicle Trespass and transported to the Issaquah City Jail.  

Call Type: Weapons Offense (Mental/Behavioral Health-Related)

Time/Date: 1912, 06/04/23


Description: On 06/04/23, around 1912 hrs, a call came in from an individual experiencing a mental health crisis reporting they were on an overpass and had a gun that they would be aiming at officers. Officers arrived to block off and redirect traffic surrounding the incident location to filter away from the subject. Officers engaged with the subject and subsequently, they were transported to a local hospital for treatment. IPD would like to thank all responding agencies who assisted with securing the safety of residents in the area.  


Source: Calls for Service records for 05/29/23 - 06/04/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).

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