Stealing smokes, scared prowler: Weekly Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following:

North Bend Police Responses

Tuesday, March 15

Marlboro Man: At 10 a.m., a store employee in the 14500 block of 468th Avenue Southeast called police to report that all of the store's Marlboro cigarettes had been stolen the previous day. The employee said he'd come to work in the morning, and went to the counter. After about 15 minutes, he said he noticed the cigarettes were missing.

Bike Stolen: At 6:38 p.m., a parent reported the theft of an almost-new blue Trek mountain bike from the 100 block of East Fourth Street. The bike had been stolen while its owner was inside the library.

Wednesday, March 9

Stealing Gas: At 7 a.m. a truck driver called police to report that someone had siphoned gasoline from his parked truck the previous night. The driver said he'd parked the truck along the shoulder of the 45800 block of Southeast North Bend Way around 6 p.m. the night before. The next morning, he found the truck low on fuel.

Monday, March 7

Burglary: At 11:47 a.m., a woman reported that her home had been burglarized some time between March 2 and 3. She said her apartment had been empty from March 2 until about 10 p.m. March 3 when she returned from a trip and noticed her laptop computer was missing.

Snoqualmie Police Responses

Monday, March 7

Car Prowl: At 1:24 p.m., police reported to a reported vehicle prowl in the 9500 block of Ethan Wade Way. The vehicle owner said he'd seen a man he didn't know drive up in an older maroon vehicle around 12:25 p.m., and break the front passenger-side window out of his car. The man was scared off by the job foreman and did not steal anything. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $250.

Sunday, March 6

Punctured Tires: At 11:28 a.m., police were called to the 8300 block of Euclid Avenue Southeast, where a man reported that one of the tires on his truck had been punctured. The officer investigated and found two puncture marks on the front driver's side tire. The man said he hadn't heard anything the previous night. However, there were several more reports of similar vandalism in the area.

Keyed Cars: At 7:38 a.m., a caller in the 7800 block of Cortland Avenue reported that two vehicles had been scratched, apparently with keys. One vehicle was scratched from the front to the rear bumper on the passenger side, down to the metal. The other had about a footlong scratch. The scratches on both vehicles were facing the sidewalk. Five other vehicles on the block showed similar damage.

Friday, March 4

School-zone Speeding: At 12:40 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding westbound in the 9000 block of Railroad Avenue. A check of the driver's license revealed that he had a suspended license, and was required to have an ignition interlock device on his vehicle, which he did not. The man was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Wednesday, March 16

Dehydration: At 1:30 a.m., Snoqualmie emergency medical technicians (EMTs) responded to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 69-year-old man who was dehydrated. He was evaluated and transported to the hospital by private ambulance.

Breathing problem: At 3 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded with Bellevue Paramedics to Southeast Northern Street for an 80-year-old woman with respiratory distress. She was transported to the hospital by medics.

Monday, March 14

Medical call: At 8:11 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to Mount Si High School for a medical call. One patient was treated and then transported to the hospital by Snoqualmie EMTs.

Medical call: At 5:07 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for a medical call. One patient was evaluated and then left in care of a neighbor on scene.

Sunday, March 13

Dehydration: At 5:12 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Casino for an 80-year-old man who was dehydrated. He was transported to the hospital by private ambulance.

Saturday, March 12

Fainting: At 2 p.m., Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to Carmichael Loop for a woman who fainted.

Fall City Fire District

Wednesday, March 16

Flu: At 2:34 a.m., EMTs responded to assist a woman with flu-like symptoms. She was evaluated and transported to an area hospital by private ambulance

Bike crash: At 11:39 a.m., EMTs responded to assist a man with a head injury after a mountain bike crash. He was evaluated but refused transport to the hospital, and was released.

Tuesday, March 15

Chest pain: At 4:50 p.m., EMTs responded to assist a man who was experiencing chest discomfort. He was evaluated and released to stay at home.

Monday, March 14

Breathing problem: At 10:41 a.m., EMTs responded to assist a female patient who was having difficulty breathing and felt weak. She felt better on arrival and was left at home.

Sunday, March 13

Faulty stove: At 6:12 p.m., firefighters responded to investigate a reported appliance fire. On arrival, a faulty stove was found but no fire.

Friday, March 11

Smoke: At 3:23 p.m., firefighters  responded with Eastside Fire and Rescue to a report of smoke in a residence.  The smoke was the result of a faulty HVAC system. Firefighters ventilated the residence and secured the heating/air conditioning unit.

Illegal burn: At 4:13 p.m., firefighters responded to investigate a smoke burn complaint. Three fires were found at the location, but the person who started them did not have a valid permit. The property owner extinguished the fires and firefighters advised him to get a valid fire permit.

Hurt knee: At 8:23 p.m., EMTs responded to assist a teenage girl who had dislocated her knee. She was transported to an area hospital by the Fall City aid car.

Heart issue: At 10:34 p.m., EMTs responded with EFR for a reported cardiac arrest. The EFR team arrived on scene first and determined that the patient was not in cardiac arrest; the Fall City unit was cancelled before reaching the scene.

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