Sammamish officers were forced to taser an aggressive dog July 8 after it escaped its owner’s parked vehicle and bit an 8-year-old girl.
When officers arrived at the location in the 2800 block of 275th Avenue Southeast, near Duthie Hill Park, they immediately recognized the animal.
Upon exiting his vehicle, one of the officers approached the dog, which started to charge. The officer drew his gun and took an aggressive pose causing the dog to stop. The other officer released his taser into the black lab/pitbull, which took off into the nearby woods.
The 8-year-old girl suffered bite wounds to her arm, but was otherwise OK.
Officers later tracked down the owner, a Colorado man, who was riding his bike nearby. He said the window was cracked in the back and the dog must have pushed it all the way down and escaped.
While waiting for animal control to arrive, the dog appeared and its owner was able to wrangle it back in the vehicle.
60 IN A 25
A 23-year-old Redmond man was arrested for reckless driving July 7 after police witnessed him race another car side by side, headed east on Southeast 24th Street.
The cars were clocked at 60 mph in a 25 mph zone at around 3:55 p.m. Officers were unable to catch the cars at the time, but later saw one attempting the leave the neighborhood he turned into.
The man was cited for an expired vehicle registration and faces charges of racing.
Sammamish officers stumbled on a pair of Redmond teenagers July 5, lighting bottle rockets from the end of one of the docks at Sammamish Landing park.
Officers found three more boxes of “lady finger” style firecrackers, which the teens admitted to purchasing at the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The boys, both 17, were cited for possessing illegal fireworks.
SMASH & GRAB
A Sammamish man called police July 12 to report the theft of nearly $600 items from a car parked in his garage.
The man said thieves entered the open garage door in the 1900 block of Northeast 205th Place and smashed out his drivers side window, taking an iPod, garage door opener and toolbox.
A Sammamish woman called police July 13 to report someone broke into her SUV using a crowbar.
Thieves pried out the drivers’ side window, causing $2,200 in damage to the car parked in the driveway of a home in the 22900 block of Northeast 15th Place. Suspects also damaged two mobile music devices valued at $400.
The suspect left behind a significant amount of blood that was taken in for evidence.
A Sammamish man called police July 13 after someone broke into his work truck parked alongside Northeast 19th Drive and stole $3,500 in items.
Thieves made off with miscellaneous tools, credit cards and bags. Officers found no signs of forced entry.
CAUGHT IN THE OPEN
Three men were arrested July 13 for possessing alcohol at Sammamish Landing Park and being minors in possession and consumption of alcohol.
Two of the men were 19 and the other was 18. Police discovered the subjects around 6 p.m. when they noticed a large case of beer and hard alcohol bottles in the open.
A Sammamish woman flagged down police July 13 to report a burglary at her in-law’s home in the 21800 block of Northeast 22nd Street.
More than $9,000 in items were reported taken from the home, including several valuable jewels. Thieves appeared to enter the home through an open side window.
Sammamish police were called July 3 after someone lit a sparkler bomb in a park near the 4500 block of 230th Way Southeast. Officers discovered a large hole in the ground and several pieces of tape used to tie sparklers together.
The home owners association president believed he knew who was responsible and was going to contact the family and handle it civilly.
A parks worker contacted Sammamish police July 5 to report vandalism to a Honeybucket outhouse at Big Rock Park.
The portable toilet had scorch marks in it, damage to the seat and the hand sanitizer was knocked off. The urinal was also broken at the base of the pipe leading to the septic area.