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Posted on: November 7, 2023

ATM Thefts and Accidents 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

37 9-1-1 Problems (Emergencies)7 Disturbances

11 Thefts
10 Accidents / 1 Hit and Run11 Hazardous Roadways
5 Unwanted Subjects
4 Assaults7 Reckless Driving5 Vehicle Thefts

14 Citizen Assists

31 Suspicious
13 Welfare Checks

TOTAL OVERALL CALLS: 443



IPD Weekly Crime Blotter


Call Type: Alarm (Attempted ATM Theft)

Time/Date: 0350, 10/30/23

Location: 400 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: Around 0350 hrs on 10/30/23, two light-complected males were observed using a crowbar to attempt to make entry into an ATM. They eventually hooked a rope around the machine and using a stolen truck, ripped it free from the building. They drove over the ATM multiple times while attempting to break open the ATM. The vehicle, a maroon Ford F250 was stolen out of Stanwood, WA was recovered by the King County Sheriff’s Department in Black Diamond, WA. Officers were able to arrest the passenger in the vehicle who identified the driver involved in the crime. Detectives are pursuing charges against both individuals. 

Call Type: Accident

Time/Date: 1221, 10/30/23

Location: NE HIGH ST AND HIGHLANDS DR NE

Description: On 10/30/2023 at approximately 1221 hours, officers were dispatched for a report of a motor vehicle collision, in which one of the vehicles was on its side. Upon arrival, one of the drivers was stuck in their vehicle, requiring Eastside Fire and Rescue to respond and get her out. During the interview, and review of footage of the incident from a neighboring business, it was found that one of the vehicles ran a red light while travelling northbound on Highlands Drive and ran into the other vehicle, causing it to flip on it’s side, thus trapping the woman in her vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle was issued a traffic infraction for Failure to Stop at a Red Light (Signal Marking). 

Call Type: Theft Report (Shoplifting)

Time/Date: 2137, 10/30/23

Location: 700 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: Around 2137 hrs, a Hispanic male subject in their 30’s was witnessed concealing a variety of items and left the store, making their way towards a local grocery. Officers were able to locate the subject based on the suspect descriptions given and the suspect immediately admitted to committing the crime. The suspect was arrested on investigation of Theft in the 3rd Degree and booked into the Issaquah City Jail.

Call Type: Assault - Domestic Violence 

Time/Date: 0731,10/31/23

Location: 1800 BLK 15TH PL NW

Description: On 10/31/23, officers responded to a call reporting an assault occurring on the East Lake Sammamish Trail. When officers arrived, they responded to a homeless encampment where an individual was physically assaulted and had a container of human waste poured on them during an argument with their partner. After further examination, the other party was taken into custody and arrested on investigation of Assault in the 4th Degree, Domestic Violence. Resources were additionally offered to both subjects. 

Call Type: Stolen Vehicle/ Vehicle Pursuit

Time/Date: 2003, 10/31/23

Location: 6100 BLK EAST LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY SE

Description: While driving through the parking lot of a local shopping center, an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle, which came back stolen. The officer attempted to put a block down behind a tire of the vehicle to prevent it from leaving, when a man started to get out of the vehicle. Officers attempted to detain the subject, but they got back in the car and sped off out of the parking lot. Officers pursued the vehicle once on the street, chasing the vehicle to a roundabout where it was abandoned. The driver ran through the forest and broke down a fence surrounding local condominium complex. A K-9 unit from Bellevue Police Department came and tracked the subject to some brush he was hiding in on the north end of the property. IPD officers arrested the subject on investigation of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Resisting Arrest, among other charges. 

Call Type: Assault In-Progress

Time/Date: 1516, 11/01/23

Location: 1300 BLK NW GILMAN BLVD

Description: On 11/01/23, a local employee called to report a subject who had been there all day was refusing to leave. When officers arrived, it was discovered the subject had dumped garbage on the floor when asked to leave and then hit an employee with the door, nearly knocking them over. Officers were able to locate the subject and arrested them on investigation of Assault in the 4th Degree. 

Call Type: Burglary In-Progress (Attempted Burglary)

Time/Date: 2101, 11/02/23

Location: 5900 BLK OBERLAND PL NW

Description: Around 2101 hrs, a local resident called to report someone had just attempted to break into their home, shattering the back glass door. Officers arrived and cleared the home. The subject(s) had broken the back door, shattering the glass. While nothing was reported missing, unfortunately, there were no cameras to possibly identify the subjects. Officers found neighboring homes with cameras who may have caught the cars. Unfortunately, nobody answered their doors. Officers are still waiting to hear back from any of the neighbors regarding surveillance footage. If anyone has any information, please contact the police department on our non-emergency line or anonymous tip line. 

Call Type: Burglary In-Progress (ATM Theft)

Time/Date: 0345, 11/04/23

Location: 1400 BLK NW SAMMAMISH RD

Description: Around 0345 hrs on 11/04/23, caller reported witnessing a blue truck ram the doors of a local gas station. Four suspects were seen leaving their vehicle to take the door off the structure and enter the building before leaving with an ATM and loading it into the truck. When officers arrived, the subjects were already gone. Using the surveillance footage, the description was given to other officers across the region, who were able to recover the stolen truck and ATM from a location in Kent, WA. A team was called out to run fingerprints on the vehicle, ATM, and throughout the business, including the doors. This case is actively under investigation. 

NOTE: Officers would love to fingerprint everything if we were able to. However, we, like all other jurisdictions locally, do not have the facilities to process prints off of evidence. This is usually left out of local investigative tv shows. These services are contracted out to the King County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Program which serves all 39 cities and unincorporated areas in King County. So if you do not see officers taking finger prints, don’t worry! The items may be collected to be printed by AFIS if they don’t wait for AFIS to arrive themselves to collect the prints directly. That said, if evidence or a scene has been contaminated by others passing through, then prints are not always collected. In this case, prints were taken as officers were able to secure the scene and stolen property. 

 

Source: Calls for Service records for 10/30/23 - 11/05/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).

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