Ice cream man stirs up concerns in Sammamish | Police Blotter
By KEVIN ENDEJAN
Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor
June 7, 2012 · Updated 3:36 PM
The following information was compiled from City of Sammamish police reports:
A Sammamish woman called police May 29 after an ice cream man allegedly grabbed her arm and requested she give him a smiling Buddah statue on her front porch in the 1600 block of 233 Place Northeast.
The woman told the man it was not for sale.
He responded by asking her if she knew who Allah was and said he was the creator of all things.
The woman became uncomfortable with the way the man was acting around her and her children and she called police.
The suspect, a 43-year-old from Pacific, was pulled by Sammamish police the next day for a broken taillight. He was cited for defective taillights and no insurance and his green van was impounded for being parked in an unsafe position.
He was arrested for alleged assault in the fourth degree, but the woman decided not to press charges against the man.
According to Jessica Sullivan, administrative sergeant with the Sammamish Police Department, there have been at least a half dozen calls made to 911 and another half dozen to the police station involving the man who drives a green Chevrolet Venture minivan.
Residents are encouraged to call the police if they see the man acting suspiciously in their neighborhood. Those who feel threatened should call 911, or if they witness any strange behavior, call the non-emergency line, 206-296-3311.
A woman called police May 26 to report a man intentionally drove through her yard and tore up her grass in the 1200 block of 216 Avenue Northeast in Sammamish.
Earlier in the day, the woman who was having a garage sale, asked her husband to block their driveway with their SUV.
When a man arrived driving a gold Mercedes, he decided to drive around the SUV and into the home owner’s yard and then park in the driveway.
When the woman asked what he was doing, the driver reportedly gave the woman attitude and accelerated out of the yard leaving more tire tracks. The home owner didn’t want to press charges, but just wanted someone to “talk” to the driver about his attitude.
A Sammamish resident called police May 29 to report someone had placed a “Dead End” sign, still attached to a post, in her backyard.
The resident in the 2600 block of Southeast 15th Street wasn’t sure where the sign came from or why someone would put it there.
A group of Sammamish residents in the Trossachs neighborhood called police May 26 to report numerous acts of vandalism.
The responding officer found detergent in the waterfall at the entrance to the neighborhood.
Several lights on homes in the neighborhood had also been damaged or removed, someone broke her small tree in half and in another case someone moved all the front deck chairs and a flag of one resident and placed them in the park across the street.
Police responded to a call of a loud explosion June 1 in the 2500 block of Southeast 28th Street in Sammamish.
Upon arrival officers found a mailbox with several pieces of “burnt crispy pieces of mail” inside it. Officers believe someone lit off an M-80 or a small cherry bomb inside the mailbox.
The caller said they observed a new silver car driving quickly away from the scene with what appeared to be teenagers inside.
A Sammamish man called police May 31 to report someone broke into his unlocked car in the 2100 block of Southeast 22n Place and stole a digital camera, a check book, a debit card and GPS navigation mount.
A woman called police June 2 to report that someone stole a bag from her car while she was in a Sammamish grocery store in early April.
The woman wasn't aware until talking to her insurance that she could report the incident to police so long after it occurred.There were more than $3,000 in items in the woman's bag, including a pair of magnifying dental glasses valued at $2,500.
An unmarked officer spotted extremely intoxicated woman May 27 sitting in the driver's seat of her car with her engine off in the Sammamish Safeway parking lot.
The officer asked the woman if she needed assistance, but she declined. She said she had someone coming to pick her up.
The officer then warned the 41-year-old woman that she should not drive or she would she might be arrested for DUI.
As the officer was leaving, he witnessed the woman driving away from the parking lot immediately pulled her over. The woman, who was later found to have a suspended license, was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
A Tacoma man called police May 28 to report someone stole a mountain bike from the top of his vehicle parked in the Cascade Ridge Elementary parking lot.
The man rode off on one of his bikes around 4 p.m. When he returned more than four hours later, he found someone had cut the locks on his $3,000 bike and stole it.
DAUGHTER STEALS CAR
A Sammamish couple called police May 29 after their daughter, who doesn't have a driver's license or permission to drive their vehicle, stole their car.
The 18-year-old girl is battling a heroin addiction took the car to buy more drugs. Redmond police recovered the car.
Contact Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor Kevin Endejan at email@example.com or 425-391-0363, ext. 5054.