The following information was compiled from city of Issaquah police reports:
Police were dispatched to the Issaquah Transit Center on Aug. 31, responding to an argument on a bus between two males where a knife was potentially displayed.
Upon arrival the officer was told by the alleged knife wielder that he did get into an argument with a “fat guy” on the bus, but he didn’t display a knife. The officer found a folding pocket knife in his front left pocket. Both men denied any weapons were displayed during the confrontation. They were asked to take different busses and move on.
Smash ‘n grab– A Macbook laptop, estimated at $2,300 in value, was stolen from a Lexus SUV in the Fred Meyer parking lot Sept. 2. The owner said he was away from his vehicle for 50 minutes to eat. The driver’s side rear window also was shattered, bumping the total loss to $2,800.
Dazed and confused – An intoxicated male from out of state was lost in the 400 block of Sunset Way the morning of Sept. 4. An officer found the man and assisted him with a ride to a motel.
Mysterious bottle – On the morning of Sept. 6, someone reported a suspicious plastic water bottle filled with a liquid in a parking stall off of Newport Way. The caller reported they heard an explosion the previous night and thought from watching the news the bottle might be hazardous. Officers counseled the caller on various bottled explosions, which put them at ease.
No sword for you – When driving by the intersection of Newport Way and Mountain Park Boulevard on Sept. 9, an officer noticed a juvenile pull a 25-inch sword from a sheath and begin waving it toward the group he was with.
Upon contact, the officer secured the weapon, which he determined to be dangerous.
The juvenile said his mother had purchased the sword at a garage sale and allowed him to take it to a friend’s home to show them. The juvenile acknowledged it was a stupid thing to take out on the sidewalk in the view of the public.
He was taken to the Issaquah Police Department and later picked up by his parents. It was decided the incident would be handled at the family level. The sword was retained by IPD as evidence and will be destroyed.
Deflated – A Liberty High School student reported someone let the air out of two of his tires during the Sept. 9 Issaquah-Liberty football game – a contest won 23-13 by Issaquah. The tires were re-inflated and the driver and his passengers departed without incident.
Bobcat on the loose? – A citizen walking on the trail behind Issaquah High School on Sept. 11 reported seeing a bobcat in a tree. They did not know the exact location of the cat, but were advised to leave it alone and leave the area slowly. Wildlife agents were notified about the possible sighting.