Police respond to reported arson at Pine Lake Middle School | Sammamish Police Blotter March 6 – March 12

The blotter consists of Sammamish police officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in the city. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Feb. 28

DUI: At approximately 2:16 a.m., a woman was arrested for a DUI during a traffic stop near the intersection of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road and Klahanie Drive Southeast. The woman registered BAC levels of .163 and .168. Her vehicle was impounded by Clark’s Towing.

March 2

MUSICAL CHAIRS: At 6:57 a.m., a man was arrested for driving with a suspended license during a traffic stop in the 23000 block of SE 8th St. Shortly after pulling over the vehicle for swerving over the road’s center line and making abrupt lane changes, police reported observing the male driver switch seats with a female passenger.

SOCCER GEAR STOLEN: At 8:03 a.m., police received a report that a soccer duffle bag was stolen while the victim was at soccer tryouts at Skyline High School, located at 1122 228th Ave. SE.

DUI: At 1:53 p.m., a man was arrested for a DUI outside of the Chevron gas station located at 4598 Klahanie Drive SE. Chevron employees reported detecting the man was under the influence of alcohol. The man prepaid for gas and later drove across the parking lot to QFC, where he was arrested by police. The man recorded BAC levels of .272 and .259. His vehicle was impounded by Clark’s Towing.

March 4

FIRE HAZARD: At 2:04 p.m., police responded to a reported arson at Pine Lake Middle School, located at 3200 228th Ave. SE. Police reported that the unknown suspect put a large quantity of paper towels in a microwave. The paper towels were nearly consumed in fire.

March 6

PASSPORT FOUND: At 1 p.m., a resident reported finding a U.S. passport and social security card in front of their house, located in the 23700 block of NE 6th Court. Both items were turned in to the Sammamish Police Department.

March 8

IDENTITY THEFT: At 2:23 p.m., a resident of the 3500 block of 221st Ave. SE reported an unknown person attempted to open a line of credit with Bank of America under their name.

March 9

IDENTITY THEFT: At 1 p.m., a resident of the 22600 block of NE 26th Court reported numerous accounts were opened in their name, though they had not yet experienced any monetary loss.

March 12

IDENTITY THEFT: At 1:30 p.m., a resident of the 2700 block of 258th Place reported their identity had been stolen and used for fraudulent charges. Two credit cards had been opened under the victim’s name.

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