The weekly crime blotter provides a local snapshot of crimes, arrests and other law enforcement activity in the City of Issaquah for the prior week. The blotter compiles incidents deemed noteworthy by IPD and does not include all calls, incidents or self-initiated activities handled by officers. To be respectful of privacy, exact addresses and victim/arrestee names are not included in this listing.
Call Highlights by Nature of Call
|30 9-1-1 Problems (Emergencies)||5 Disturbances||15 Thefts|
|11 Accidents / 3 Hit and Runs||40 Mental/Behavioral Health-Related||5 Unwanted Subjects|
|13 Agency Assists||12 Hazardous Roadways||3 Vehicle Thefts|
|11 Citizen Assists||36 Suspicious||14 Welfare Checks|
TOTAL OVERALL CALLS: 373
Call Type: Accident
Time/Date: 1131, 09/18/23
Location: 900 BLK NE PARK DR
Description: On 09/18/23, an individual reported an accident with a vehicle having driven into a local business. When officers arrived, it was discovered an older male had accidentally pressed the wrong pedal while attempting to reverse out of a parking spot, and drove over the curb and into the building, taking down a handicap pole in the process. Both the business and the vehicle incurred significant damage but very fortunately, nobody was hurt during the incident.
NOTE: This week experienced an increase of calls regarding accidents. While this case is unrelated, IPD would like to ask residents to be increasingly more mindful and cautious when driving. The change in seasons means wet, slick roads and potentially decreased visibility. Please be safe out there!
Call Type: Drug Problem
Time/Date: 1342, 09/19/23
Location: 1100 BLK 10th AVE NE
Description: Around 1342 hrs, a call came in reporting three individuals smoking what the caller believed to be drugs under the cover of an umbrella, which was also suspicious to the caller as it was not raining. When officers arrived, the subjects were still in the same place and witnessed putting items in a bag as officers approached. All three subjects claimed to be waiting for an eye doctor’s appointment. After getting their names, two of the subjects came back with warrants out for their arrest from neighboring jurisdictions. A pill of an illegal substance was additionally found on one of the two subjects, leading to them admitting to smoking the container of substance prior to officer contact. Both subjects were arrested on their warrants, and one additionally received charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both subjects were booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
Call Type: Suspicious (Suspiciously Smelly)
Time/Date: 0923, 09/22/23
Location: 100 BLK W SUNSET WAY
Description: On 09/22/23, a resident called to report they believed someone broke into their home because it smelled strongly of “horse urine”. Responding officers checked the home and surrounding vicinity but were unable to locate any signs of a break-in or an attempt. The resident did not report anything missing or out of place.
NOTE: While the scent of urine is certainly awful, it is not necessarily a sign of a break-in. More likely, an acute ammoniated scent could have many other causes, including pets, pests/wild animals, mold, plumbing problems, or even overheating electrical malfunctions.
Call Type: Burglary In-Progress
Time/Date: 2022, 09/22/23
Location: 4500 BLK WEST LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY SE
Description: Around 2022 hrs, a local resident called to report a burglary. The subject and their family had stepped out of the home for a soccer game and returned to find the back door glass smashed in and their home in disarray. Responding officers cleared the home and documented the incident. This case is actively under investigation and fortunately there are leads that IPD Investigations are following up on in hopes of identifying a suspect. If you or anyone else have surveillance footage or information regarding this case, please feel free to reach out to our non-emergency line.
Call Type: Accident, Injury / Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Time/Date: 2032, 09/22/23
Location: EAST LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY SE
Description: At approximately 2232 hrs, a call came in from a local resident reporting a possible DUI after witnessing a woman drive along the sidewalk before eventually hitting a hydraulic boat lift. Very fortunately for the subject, the witness was a medical first responder who secured the scene until the police could arrive. When officers responded, the woman was found laying in the grass, talking to herself, and shouting obscenities. The woman was taken to the hospital for review and after further examination, was issued a citation for arrest on investigation of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
NOTE: Please do not drink and drive, no matter the time of day. Avoid alcohol completely if you are driving as even ‘just one drink’ could put you over the limit. If you’re going to consume alcohol, have a designated driver or call for a ride. Not only is this safe for you, but for the community as well.
Call Type: Disturbance / Harassment
Time/Date: 1213, 09/23/23
Location: 100 BLK FRONT ST S
Description: On 09/23/23, a local business called to report a disturbance around 1213 hrs where a disgruntled former employee had reportedly threatened staff and refused to leave the premises. Officers arrived to find customers engaging with the former employee and trying to block the subject from re-entering the store. After speaking with all parties and reviewing footage of the incident, the subject was issued a citation for arrest on investigation of Harassment and trespassed from the location for 3 years.
Call Type: Theft Reports (Multiple Shoplifts)
Time/Date: 1100-1800, 09/24/23
Location: Across Issaquah Business Centers
Description: Several calls came in around the same time frame reporting individuals concealing items from local businesses and leaving the premises, bypassing all points of sale, and exiting the store. When officers arrived, in the majority of these cases, the suspect was identified, and all were arrested on investigation for Theft in the 3rd Degree.
Call Type: Weapons Offense / Domestic Violence
Time/Date: 2222, 09/24/23
Location: 900 BLK NE DISCOVERY DR
Description: On 09/24/23, a concerned resident called to report a neighbor coming to their door, bleeding from the head, in need of assistance. When officers arrived, it was discovered that a couple had a fight that evening. When one of the subjects attempted to leave in their vehicle, the other grabbed a hammer and struck them in the head. The injured party was able to get out and run for help. The injured individual was treated by Eastside Fire and Rescue and eventually went to the hospital. The other subject was arrested on investigation of Assault in the 2nd Degree, Domestic Violence and booked into the King County Jail.
Source: Calls for Service records for 09/18/23 - 09/24/23, Spillman Dispatch System, Issaquah Police Department (IPD).
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