Police Blotter: Music fans suspected in Sasquatch sign theft


A street sign for Sasquatch Lane off Sunrise Drive was reported missing from its post May 26. Perhaps not coincidentally, the four-day  Sasquatch! music festival opened at the Gorge Amphitheatre on May 24. The investigating officer speculated overzealous concert-goers may have swiped the sign to take on their road trip.

The blotter is below:

May 26

Theft: A sign for NE Sasquatch Lane went missing from its post. The officer noted this was the same weekend the Sasquatch Music Festival was taking place and suspected the events were related. Replacement was valued at $100.

May 25

Malicious mischief: A Fort Ward Hill Road resident reported their mailbox was knocked over the previous night. A neighbor’s mailbox was also damaged.

May 23

Theft: A bicycle was stolen from a Madison Avenue carport. The bike was a black Canondale H-400 valued at $200. No suspects.

Theft: A Salmon Run Lane resident reported $700 in jewelry stolen from her home. She suspected a family member who stayed with her briefly had taken the items.

Malicious mischief: A mailbox was knocked off a post on Seabold Church Road.

Malicious mischief: Vandals damaged an outdoor water fountain, garden ornaments, portable sprinklers, planter boxes and signs at a Mandus Olson Road property. Garbage and a small knife were left at the site. The vandalism was reported at about 9:30 p.m.

May 22

Theft: Two hanging flower baskets were reported stolen from a Winslow Way business over the weekend. The baskets were valued at $80.

May 20

Collision: A medical-related blackout was the apparent cause of a collision on Winslow Way at about 1:30 p.m. Witnesses told police a Toyota Camry was traveling west when it veered suddenly to the right, struck a parked car, continued over a sidewalk and rammed the deck of a business. The vehicle then reversed back into the street. The driver, a 93-year-old Seattle woman, said she couldn’t recall what happened. No injuries were reported.