Sammamish man shoots hole in own hand | Police blotter
By KEVIN ENDEJAN
Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor
October 18, 2012 · 9:44 AM
The following information was compiled from the Sammamish police reports:
A 22-year-old Sammamish man shot himself Oct. 11 while trying to clean his Glock 22 handgun.
The man removed the magazine from the gun, but failed to clear the round from the chamber.
While attempting to remove the slide, the man placed one hand in front of the gun and pulled the trigger. The bullet went through the palm of his hand and out the other side.
He placed the gun back in the case and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
Police pulled over a 46-year-old Sammamish woman reported to be acting strangely in the early hours of Oct. 10 at the intersection of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road and Eastlake Sammamish Parkway.
A witness working at a Redmond Town Center hotel called police concerned when they saw the woman get in her car and drive away after attempting to purchase alcohol.
When police pulled the woman over, they found clothes scattered everywhere throughout the vehicle, white powder all over the floor and dirt on the seats. The woman reportedly spoke about random topics and said strange things like, “I’d prefer you tow my car because Jimmy Hoffa is dead” and “My mother is English and my father was arrested in a Mexican Jail.”
The woman was taken to Evergreen Hospital for her own safety and a mental evaluation.
A Sammamish woman called police in the early evening of Oct. 12 to report someone attempted to steal her trailer from the driveway of her home in the 1000 block of Eastlake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.
The woman said a man came to her door and knocked. When nobody answered he walked away, got in his Jeep and backed it up to the woman’s trailer. She quickly exited her house and yelled “what are you doing?” The man got back in his vehicle and drove south on Eastlake Sammamish Parkway.
When police arrived they found a cut lock on the ground, but no fingerprints.
Sammamish police identified a man selling fruit near the intersection of Northeast 16th Street and 216th Avenue Northeast on Oct. 7 without a permit.
The man who had no drivers license on him called friends to come pick him up and to drive his van away.
Sammamish police responded to a report of a man sitting in a children’s bus stop and smoking Oct. 4 on Eastlake Sammamish Parkway.
When officers arrived they spotted a man matching the description walking on the wrong side of the road.
When asked what he was doing, the man said he was trying to find his brother’s house in Lynnwood. He didn’t seem to comprehend he was nowhere near Lynnwood.
The man admitted to being homeless and having a criminal history of burglary.
Police advised the man to walk on the other side of the road and sent him on his way.
Two people fell victim to a car thief Oct. 8 at the Bergman Trailhead off of Eastlake Sammamish Parkway.
A Sammamish woman and a Kirkland woman both had their cars broken into. Thieves smashed the back window of one car and stole a woman’s purse loaded with credit cards, makeup and $20 in cash.
They punched out the lock of the other vehicle, stealing a coat, financial paperwork and pens.
An employee at a hair salon in the 2800 block of 228th Avenue Southeast called police Oct. 13 to report someone spray-painted the word “Rake” on the fence surrounding the businesses’ dumpster.
Police didn’t find any spray paint cans in the area and have no suspect.
Contact Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor Kevin Endejan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-391-0363, ext. 5054.