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
|51 9-1-1 Problems (Emergencies)||8 Hazardous Roadways||16 Thefts|
|8 Accidents||73 Mental/Behavioral Health-Related||12 Unwanted Subjects|
|9 Agency Assists||4 Noise Complaints||1 Vehicle Prowls|
|24 Citizen Assists||7 Reckless Driving||21 Welfare Checks|
|6 Disturbances||20 Suspicious|
TOTAL OVERALL CALLS: 430
Call Type: Warrant
Time/Date: 2135, 06/19/23
Location: 6300 BLK EAST LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY SE
Description: On 06/19/23, an officer contacted a suspicious vehicle. After investigating, the owner of the vehicle was found to have multiple warrants out for their arrest for Theft in the 3rd Degree. The officer then stopped the subject and arrested them on their warrants before transporting them to the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Accident, Non-Injury
Time/Date: 0027, 06/20/23
Location: 1000 BLK 17TH AVE NW
Description: On 6/20/23, an anonymous caller reported there was a single car traffic collision along 17th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found an abandoned vehicle without plates with significant front-end damage to the driver’s side. It appeared the unknown driver collided with a metal sign on the center island of the street before colliding with the metal traffic signal post. The driver was not located, and no witnesses were able to provide a description. WSDOT was notified of the damage to the traffic signal.
NOTE: IPD would like to remind residents and visitors that they can always call to report an incident, even if they prefer to do so anonymously. In a situation like this with urgent response, calling 911 is appropriate and you can still opt to remain anonymous, but you can also submit reports via our non-emergency number (425-837-3200) or online! We additionally have an anonymous tip line for information that is non-emergent (425-837-3210).
Call Type: Malicious Mischief In-Progress
Time/Date: 1953, 06/20/23
Location: 22000 BLK SE 56TH ST
Description: Around 1953 hrs, a concerned resident called to report witnessing their neighbor damage their car and proceed to yell at them over a disputed parking spot. After the exchange of words, the subject followed the resident to their home where they reportedly began banging on their door urging them to come and fight. Officers arrived and after speaking with both parties, arrested the subject for Malicious Mischief in the 3rd Degree before transporting them to the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Welfare Check (Mental/Behavioral Health-Related)
Time/Date: 0646, 06/22/23
Location: RENTON-ISSAQUAH RD SE & NW TALUS DR
Description: On 06/22/23, a concerned resident reported witnessing an older male with a beard and brown backpack reportedly acting strangely, stumbling in the roadway and possibly attempting to get into vehicles as they drive by. Officers arrived and located the male. Upon contact, resources were offered to the subject, who declined them, but they did agree to keep out of the roadway.
Call Type: Burglary Report / Attempted Burglary Report (Commercial)
Time/Date: Occurred between 0335-0355 hrs, reported in late morning.
Description: On 06/22/23, two masked subjects wearing gloves, shot a pellet gun into the glass of a local business and broke in, stealing a significant amount of merchandise in a matter of 4 minutes. The suspects were seen getting away in a dark colored truck. Unfortunately, the alarm company did not notify the IPD Dispatch Center when this occurred. The same vehicle was seen outside of a local bank just minutes later and was caught on camera shooting a pellet gun into a window of the bank. Additional damage was done to the front glass door, but the suspects were not able to get inside, thanks to reinforced glass. These crimes are being taken very seriously and are actively under investigation. If you or anyone you know has additional information regarding these crimes, please call the Issaquah Police Department’s non-emergency line or tip line.
NOTE: Whether you have security alarms for your business or for your home, make sure to either contact the department yourself immediately or be sure the security alarm company has instructions to call the police dispatch center when something occurs! It may save only a few minutes, but that is all that is needed to break in and take something. Additionally, one of the businesses had reinforced glass, which successfully prevented the burglary from occurring. There are glass panes designed for this purpose, but you can also buy film designed to reinforce the windows as well. Both cannot stop damage from occurring but clearly can prevent someone from entering your home or business.
Call Type: Negligent Driving/ DUI
Time/Date: 0333, 06/23/23
Location: Along Front Street
Description: Around 0333 hrs, a black pickup truck was witnessed stopped at a green light on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. An officer was able to locate the vehicle, who continued to stop at green lights and switch lanes without signaling. The officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, only to have the driver continue driving down front street. The car stopped once for the officer before driving off again. Eventually the driver stopped and after investigation, they were found to be unable to operate their vehicle safely. The subject was arrested on investigation of Negligent Driving in the 1st Degree among other charges and booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Time/Date: 0203, 06/25/23
Location: NEWPORT WAY NW & 17TH AVE NW
Description: Around 0203 hrs, a vehicle was witnessed speeding. When officers caught up to the vehicle, the car began swerving while driving. The driver was pulled over and agreed to voluntary field sobriety tests. After completion of the tests, it was determined the driver was not able to safely operate their vehicle and was arrested on investigation of Driving Under the Influence and booked at the Issaquah City Jail.
Source: Calls for Service records for 06/19/23 - 06/25/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).
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