A 20-year-old Monroe man was pulled over in the early morning of Aug. 17 after he nearly sideswiped an off-duty Sammamish police officer who was on his way home from work.
The man sped out of the intersection at Northeast 37th Street and Sahalee Way, forcing the officer to take evasive action and swerve off the shoulder.
The man was arrested and cited for a DUI and minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol. He blew a .60.
An 18-year-old Sammamish man was arrested Aug. 17 after driving recklessly through Issaquah and Sammamish while being under the influence of heroin and marijuana.
He was originally spotted going the wrong way on Gilman Boulevard before being pulled over on Issaquah Pine Lake Road and 228th Avenue Southeast shortly after midnight.
The man, who admitted to being a heroin addict since age 13, attended Hempfest earlier in the day. He said he normally doesn’t smoke marijuana because it “messes with his mind and makes it hard for him to focus.”
CAUGHT IN ACT
A Sammamish woman called police Aug. 12 after watching a group of three teenagers suspiciously ran away from play equipment at Margaret Mead Elementary School.
The woman saw drawings on the equipment with black markers and a purse left behind. Officers eventually caught up with the suspects who returned for the purse.
One of the teens admitted to drawing a Superman logo, profane words and other drawings. The other two teens expressed a desire to clean up the vandalism, but officers advised them not to do anything without the permission of the school as they could cause further damage.
A student at Eastside Catholic called police Aug. 15 to report the theft of his wallet. The boy didn’t initially call police when his wallet was taken from his shoe at football practice as he believed friends might be playing a trick on him.
The contents of his wallet were later mailed to him with a rubber band around them, but his debit card was still missing.
Thieves made two fast-food purchases of $16 and $26 at a Renton KFC and Jack in the Box.
A Sammamish woman called police Aug. 14 after someone broke into her car overnight and stole a box full of items set to be donated to GoodWill.
Thieves broke the front window of the car parked in the 21100 block of Southeast 28th Street in order to steal the donations.
SMASH & GRAB
Thieves broke out two windows in a car Aug. 14, stealing a pair of sunglasses and $10 in quarters.
Damage to the vehicle, parked in the 3500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway, was estimated at $750.
A Sammamish woman called police Aug. 14 after discovering the decorative glass in her garage door was broken sometime overnight.
Officers located two golf-ball sized rocks inside the garage, noting it was likely they were used to break the window in the 1100 block of 235th Place Southeast.