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Posted on: June 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Missing Children and Shoplifting 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

45 9-1-1 Problems (Emergencies)11 Hazardous Roadways
15 Thefts
9 Accidents
50 Mental/Behavioral Health-Related10 Unwanted Subjects
14 Agency Assists
5 Noise Complaints
6 Vehicle Prowls
16 Citizen Assists
6 Reckless Driving2 Weapons Offense
6 Disturbances
34 Suspicious
26 Welfare Checks


IPD Weekly Crime Blotter

Call Type: Missing Children (and Found!)

Time/Date: 0932, 06/12/23

Location: 22000 BLK SE 56TH ST

Description: On 06/12/23, an individual called reporting two children, here visiting family, had walked their daughter to the bus and never returned. Officers arrived but before anything could be done, the children were found safe, playing in the woods next door! 

Call Type: Drug-Related

Time/Date: 1857, 06/12/23


Description: Around 1857hrs, a concerned citizen called to report witnessing a man in a vehicle with drugs and having drug-related paraphernalia out. Officers responded and spoke to the subject. After checking the car, it was found that the subject had given false information and had a warrant out for their arrest. The subject was arrested on investigation of Providing a False Statement to a Public Servant in addition to their warrant and were subsequently booked into the Issaquah Jail. 

Call Type: Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 0856, 06/13/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: On 06/13/23, a local business called to report a man was seen cutting security tags off electronic items and loading up a cart. Officers arrived and detained the subject when they walked through the main entrance with the stolen merchandise. The subject was trespassed from the location for three years and arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree before being transported to the Issaquah Jail. 

Call Type: Suspicious (Mental/Behavioral Health-Related)

Time/Date: 1319, 06/13/23

Location: 1000 BLK 17TH AVE NW

Description: Around 1319 hrs, a male was witnessed in a parking garage of a local business taking their pants off in public and talking to themselves. An officer responded and the subject admitted to momentarily dropping their pants. The subject was offered resources and assistance by the City’s Human Services and Behavioral Health team, to which they refused assistance and decided to gather their things and move along.  

Call Type: DUI

Time/Date: 0010, 06/15/23


Description: On 06/15/23, a vehicle was witnessed crossing into the wrong lane of direction multiple times. Officers attempted to pull the driver over, to which they put on their hazard lights and continued forward at a slow rate of speed. Officers eventually got the driver to come to a full stop and after investigation, it was determined that the driver was not able to safely operate their vehicle. The driver was arrested on investigation of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and for Driving With a Suspended License.  

Call Type: Accident, Injury

Time/Date: 0650, 06/15/23


Description: Around 0650 hrs on 06/15/23, two vehicles were involved in a head on collision causing both drivers minor injuries. Both parties were treated by Eastside Fire and Rescue for their injuries, before giving their stories to officers. After investigation, it was determined that one of the drivers had begun to drive through a green light when another vehicle proceeded through the intersection, perpendicular to them; thus, striking the driver. The driver of the second vehicle was not aware what color their light was, but witnesses to the collision admitted the light was red. After further investigation, the second driver was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.  

Call Type: Burglary Report (Commercial)

Time/Date: 0557, 06/16/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: On 06/16/23, a local business owner called to report a burglary at their location. They arrived to find their back door half open with the lock broken on the ground. The only things missing were a safe, checks, and several cash register drawers. Later that morning, a neighboring jurisdiction recovered several of the items from the burglary in the middle of a road. While the business did not have any surveillance footage of the incident or suspects, residents near the dumping spot did have some video footage. The case is actively under investigation. If you have any information regarding this, please contact the Issaquah Police Department.  

NOTE: Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words! Without any suspect information, solving crimes of this type is complicated if there is no other evidence. An excellent way to protect you and your home or business from burglaries is to install cameras for surveillance. They do not have to be expensive to implement but can make all the difference! Also consider lighting in the evenings. Criminals tend to avoid areas with good lighting where they may be sighted at night.  

Call Type: Theft In-Progress / Warrant

Time/Date: 1548, 06/16/23


Description: Around 1548 hrs, a local business called to report two individuals were caught stealing from their location. As the two subjects were complaint, they did not want to press charges, but they did want to trespass both individuals. While processing the forms, one of the subjects was found to have a warrant for their arrest out of a neighboring jurisdiction. They were arrested on their warrant and transported to the Issaquah Jail. Both subjects were additionally trespassed from the location for three years.  

Call Type: Assault / Theft In-Progress

Time/Date: 1800, 06/16/23


Description: At approximately 1800 hrs, a call came in reporting a black male wearing all black was seen walking on the sidewalk with their pants down to their ankles. Officers arrived but did not see the subject. As they continued their search in the area, a call came in describing the same subject having inappropriately touched two women before stealing a tip jar from a neighboring local business. Officers were able to apprehend the individual and arrested them on investigation of two counts of Assault in the 4th Degree with a Sexual Motivation and Theft in the 3rd Degree.  

NOTE: IPD would like to thank all the individuals who reported this subject’s behavior and were willing to press charges. Because of you, the subject was successfully apprehended. 

Call Type: Agency Assist / Fire / Juvenile-Related

Time/Date: 2237, 06/18/23


Description: On 06/18/23, a caller reported seeing three juveniles with a dark four door foreign model vehicle light a large fire while passing by. Officers and local Eastside Fire and Rescue responded, finding no juveniles but seeing a gas canister was the source of the fire. Thanks to the fire department, the fire was put out promptly.

NOTE: Please report fires as soon as possible. As summer proceeds and we head into a dry season, the odds of fires accidentally spreading, increases. While this was teenage shenanigans, accidents can happen while grilling, camping, or doing other summer activities. Not only could a fire spread, but injuries from mishandling could occur. Be sure to always utilize safe fire handling practices when using fire for anything this summer. Safety first, Issaquah!


Source: Calls for Service records for 06/12/23 - 06/18/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).

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