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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 - C5 BY WARREN KAGARISE January 2005, handles misde- pay $240. Upper-tier offenders drug overdose during probation. meanor cases, as well as traffic include criminals with serious "We did everything we could do and parking infractions. In some domestic violence issues and mul- with the resources we had," Officials want more financial cases, lawbreakers are ordered to tiple convictions for driving under Jacobs said. information beforethey consider a complete programs as part of the influence. But stronger oversight could proposal to hire a probation officer their sentences. These steps may Jacobs proposed fee increases to help prevent similar tragedies, for the Issaquah Municipal Court. include domestic-violence or men- cover the costs related to a proba- because offenders would be able Members of the City Council tal-heath counseling, or treatment tion officer. The proposal would set to discuss their cases in person on Services & Operations Committee, for alcohol and drugs, fees based on three tiers: Minor a regular basis, she added. who considered the proposal Criminals are charged fees criminals would pay $150 per year Services & Operations Committee March 19, raised questions about based on the severity of their while offenders in the middle tier members questioned whether the the bid. Officials asked how the city crimes, would pay $240. Jacobs said the officer could start as a part-time would pay for the position. "The idea being that people who court has not yet proposed the fee employee and then become a full- Councilwoman Eileen Barber ques- are convicted of a crime would for the highest tier. A state statute time employee if the need arose. tioned whether it would be prudent pay for theii: own probation," allows the court to charge up to Jacobs said she would like to have to hire an officer amid a recession. Jacobs said. $100 per month, the officer hired by August. The Officials budgeted $85,000 for Councilman Joshua Schaer, an Jacobs and a Municipal Court midyear hire would draw less the full-time position in the 2009 attorney, said he worried the city judge monitor about 350 cases, money from the 2009 budget. city budget as they trimmed costs could be saddled with the cost They handle stacks of paperwork Committee members are sched- elsewhere to save money. Court related to the probation officer if each month related to treatment used to consider an updated proba- Administrator Lynne Jacobs said the court could not generate for mental health issues and drug tion proposal at their April 16 the fees paid by people sentenced enough money through fees. and alcohol problems. A proba- meeting. Jacobs plans a presenta- to probation would pay for the Under the existing two-tier sys- tion officer would help court gift- tion showing 2008 probation costs. salary, benefits and expenses of tem, less-serious offenders pay cials better manage cases, Jacobs "I would really like to see a little the position, the court $100 per year to handle said. She mentioned a 2008 inci- bit better presentation of rinan- The court, which opened in their probation. Serious offenders dent in which a man died from a cials," Barber said. Women's handgun class set The class consists of one day of department building), class for those who are seriously The Issaquah Police Depart- instruction and one day of shoot- Cost of the class is $60 (check interested in building on their ment will host a two-day ing a handgun. The class will be or money order made out to "City abilities and confidence in han- Women's Handgun Safety Class at the Issaquah Gun Range, 130 of Issaquah') and limited to 10 dling their own weapon. from 6-9 p.m. May 19-20. E. Sunset Way (inside the police participants per class. This is a Call 837-3250 to register. must be reviewed under asion fee; c) IMC 3.64.010 Af- Level 0 process; e) IMC tar the fact Tree Form fee; 2) 18.04.360 Thresholds - Lev- IMC 18.02 Definitions, a) el 1, clarifies when a develop- IMC 18.02 Public parks of Re- ment proposal must be proc- gional/Statewide Importance; essed under a Level 1 Review b) IMC 18.02 Fagade; 3) and whether that review pmc- IMC 18.04.180 Public Notifi- ess is for a Minor, Major, or cation removing 2nd notifica- New proposal; and f) IMC lion requi,rement; 4) IMC 18.04.400 Thresholds - Lev- 18.07 Required Development el 2, clarifies when a develop- and Design Standards, a) ment proposal must be proc- IMC 18.07.040 (D) Architectur- essed under a Level 2 Review al Features in Required Set- and whether that review proc- back; b) IMC 18.07.430 Man- ess is for a Minor, Major, or ufactured homes and manu- New proposal; factured home subdivisions; 4) Housekeeping Amend- c) IMC 18.07.470 Home Oc- merits: 1) IMC 3.6 Fees, a) cupations; e) IMC 18.07.540 IMC 3.63.100 Assessment and Private outdoor retail display collection of impact fees for /sidewalk sales; plats; b) IMC 3.64.010 Con- 5) IMC 18.11 Signs, a) IMC currency Certification exten- 18.11.410 Temporary Political :iiil;i iii -!iiiiiiiiiiil;i!iiiiii iiiiii! !;i;;i:iiiii!i!iiiil;ii,!iiii:i21; .= 210-Legal Notices Signs; b) IMC 18.11.450 and 460 Signs on Public Rights-of- way; c) IMC 18.11.480 Listing of specifically prohibited signs and devices; The proposed amendments may change as a result of the public review process. Written comments on the pro- posed Issaquah Municipal Code Amendments may be sent to the Issaquah Planning Department, PO Box 1307, Is- saquah Washington 98027, or WebMaiI-Plannin9 @ ci. issaouah.wa.u prior to the public hearing. Written com- ments and public testimony on the proposed amendments may also be provided at the Additional information and copies of the proposed amendments are available for review during business hours at the Issaquah Planning De- partment, 1775 12th Avenue NW, Issaquah WA, 425 837- 3080. For more information on this proposal, please contact Trish Heinonen at (425) 837- 3095 or please see the City website at www.ciJ ah~ . . Published in The Issaquah Press on 3-25-09 Sudoku The ctmgcnBc is to fill eve13, row acumen, eve~-T co~ down, and cve~y 3x3 box wifll file digits 1 fl~ough 9. 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When an officer tracked down the owner of the ve- hicle, the owner said his 71-year- old mother was driving. When the officer and owner consulted the woman, they determined she may have hit the car and not realized it. The officer inspected both cars and noted small scratches on the front quarter-panels -- one on the driver's side, the other on the pas- senger side. The officer then facili- tated an exchange of insurance in- formation. ATV trailer goes MIA A trailer used for hauling an all- terrain vehicle was stolen from Joe's Sporting Goods, 1185 N.W. Gilman Blvd., prior to 8:30 p.m. March 13. The item was valued at $399.99. Life handed him lemons A 31-year-old Renton man was arrested after stealing three bot- tles of alcohol -- two Mike's Hard Lemonades and a Mike's Hard Limeade -- from Front Street Market, 80 Front St. S., at 4:50 p.m. March 10. The loss is esti- mated at $9.98. P/ay/ng ch/cken A chicken owner reported that a woman let her dog loose near his chickens in the 100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard prior to 10:56 a.m. March 17. The dog bit two chickens, though the chicken owner did not know the extent of the injuries. He told the woman he would call police, so she left with her dog. He said he did not want her to return to his property, because he had several animals killed by dogs in the past. Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for March 25 At 8:38 p.m. March 16, a battalion truck, ladder truck and three engines from Sta- tion 81 responded to a resi- dential structural fire at Southeast 33rd Place. At 1:08 a.m. March 17, three engines from Station 74 responded to a structure fire at Southeast 82nd Street. At 8:16 a.m, March 18, an engine from Station 71 re- sponded to a report of flood- ing at Fourth Place Southeast and Fifth Avenue Southeast. At 4:45 p.m. March 19, three engines, a ladder truck, battalion truck and two medics from Station 74 re- sponded to a motor vehicle accident on eastbound Inter- state 90. At 12:16 p.m. March 20, an engine, aid car and battal- ion truck from Station 72 re- sponded to a motor vehicle accident at Southeast 56th Street and Southeast Black Nugget Road. At 9:23 p.m. March 21, two engines and a battalion truck from Station 71 re- sponded to a brush fire at Third Avenue Northwest and Fourth Avenue Northwest. At 5 p.m. March 22, an en- gine and aid car from Station 72 responded to a motor ve- hicle accident at Southeast 56th Street and Southeast Black Nugget Road. At 2:56 a.m. March 23, an engine and two aid cars from Station 74 responded to a motor vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 90 at Southeast High Point Way. Can you give me a ride? A man outside the Gaslamp Bar Neighborhood watch & Grill, 1315 N.W. Mall St., ap- peared slightly intoxicated at 9:01 A woman in the 1700 block of p.m. March 19. The officer could 12th Avenue Northeast reported a not determine whether the man vehicle driving up and down the was intoxicated as a result of alco- street several times at 11:41 a.m. hol or drugs. The man told the of. March 17. An officer located the ricer he was all right, and asked if vehicle, which was registered at the officer could call his mother an address along the same street, and ask her to pick him up. The The owner said she was driving officer agreed. around with her sick child until the child fell asleep. Purse snatched Checkau e A checkbook, CDs and shoes were stolen from a Ford Ranger overnight March 17. The owner reported the incident at the Is- saquah Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way. 0ffthe grid A window was damaged and a GPS unit stolen from a vehicle at the Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17th Ave. N.W., prior to 6 p.m. March 17. The loss is estimated at $300. SonT, wrong number A man in the 1800 block of 30th Avenue Northeast misdialed 911 while trying to dial a number with the 917 area code at 11:38 a.m. March 18. The caller said he ross- dialed 911 other times while using the same phone. He told the offi- cer he might replace the phone. A purse and a wallet were stolen during a burglary at a house in the 4700 block of 193rd Place South- east prior to 3:20 p.m. March 20. The loss is estimated at $1,605. Locked and loaded Several men handled a gun in a sport-utility vehicle in the Front Street Market parking lot, 80 Front St. S., at 11:06 p.m. March 20. The caller said the men were not displaying the gun in a threat- ening manner. Hous/ng cr/s/s A sign advertising "new homes" was placed in the roadway near the intersection of Northeast High Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast prior to 6 a.m. March 21. An offi- cer moved the sign to the side- walk. All work and no play. Possible side effects A woman from the 600 block of Northwest Juniper Street com- plained about noise between 1 and 8 a.m. March 19. The caller reported the noise at 10:55 a.m. She told an officer the noise was an ongoing problem. The officer told her to call when the noise oc- curs. The woman said she could not call at night because she took sleeping medications. Pepsi pours it on An elderly man with mental health issues occasionally goes door to door in the 300 block of North- west Dogwood Street and asks neighbors to help cash his check so he can buy a Pepsi. A caller re- ported the latest incident at 6:45 p.m. March 19. The caller promised to contact management at the eld- erly man's apartment complex to see if the man needed assistance. Volvo, victim Two tires were damaged on a Volvo 850 parked near the inter- section of Northwest Talus Drive and Northwest Shy Bear Way prior to 8:20 p.m. March 19. The damage is estimated at $300. A woman said she believes chil- dren from her neighborhood stole her daughter's PlayStation Portable unit March 21. The woman, of the 300 block of Shangri-la Way Northwest, did not know when the theft may have occurred. An officer told her she would need to get the device's serial number in order for police to investigate. The woman said all she wanted to do was get back the player. Mnug nmug makeup A 27-year-old Seattle woman was arrested after stealing makeup and soup from Front Street Market, 80 Front St. S., at 3:39 p.m. March 21. The items, valued at $34.81, were recovered by the store. Ch/ll out An intoxicated man was screaming and yelling outside an apartment complex in the 300 block of Shangri-la Way Northwest at 2:23 a.m. March 22. When offi- cers asked the man why he was yelling, he could not give a reason. He was notified of the city noise ordinance. Police blotter information comes directly from local police reports.