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Bear busts into birdfeeder: Weekly Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

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

North Bend Police

Saturday, April 30

Gas and Go: At 1:01 p.m., a gas theft from the 500 block of East North Bend Way was reported. The caller said the driver of the vehicle filled up his vehicle with gas and drove off without paying. The suspect is a white male, around 20 years old, wearing a blue T-shirt.

Wednesday, April 27

Shoplifting: At 12:15 p.m., a store employee contacted police about a shoplifter in a store in the 400 block of S.W. Mount Si Boulevard. The caller said another employee had observed a woman putting items into reusable grocery bags, and then putting the bags in a cart, which she then pushed out the door without paying for the groceries.

Tuesday, April 26

Heroin: At 1:50 a.m., an officer observed a man and woman in the 400 block of Bendigo Boulevard, having a verbal altercation. The officer contacted them about leaving the park, since it was closed, and arrested them on an outstanding warrant. During the investigation, the officer found heroin in the couple's possession.

Not locked: At 7:36 p.m., a caller reported that his bicycle had been taken from the bike stand outside a building in the 100 block of E 4th Street. The bicycle had been leaning against the stand, but was not secured to it.

Snoqualmie Police

Monday, April 18

Lost Count: At 12:51 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle speeding on Snoqualmie Parkway, and stopped the vehicle. The driver appeared intoxicated and admitted to having four beers in the last four hours. After several tests and a conversation with a public attorney, the man admitted to having had seven beers in the last four hours. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail, and thanked his arresting officer.

Tree Down: At 2:19 a.m., police, fire, and public works staff were called to a fallen tree in the 6500 block of Railroad Avenue S.E. The fire department and public works removed the tree, while police notified Washington State Patrol of the temporary road closure.

Sunday, April 17

Bear Sighting: At 9:40 p.m., a woman called police to report that a bear was in the back yard of her home in the 36500 block of S.E. Woody Creek Lane. She said the bear knocked her bird-feeder off its post, then left.

Saturday, April 16

Collision: At 8:46 p.m., a caller reported being in a collision with a deer at the intersection of Railroad Avenue S.E. and S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. The deer left the accident, and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

Fall City Fire District

Wednesday, April 26

Breathing problem: At 4:37 a.m., Fall City EMTs responded to see a male in his 60s who was having difficulty breathing.  While on scene, a second patient was found and treated.  Both patients were transported to a hospital via Bellevue Medics.

Death: At 8:43 a.m., Fall City EMTs responded with Snoqualmie Fire and Bellevue Medics to a reported cardiac arrest.  Fall City units arrived on scene first and confirmed an elderly woman in cardiac arrest. CPR was performed by units on scene.  After attempts to resuscitate, the patient passed away at the scene.

Reported accident: At 6:08 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded with Snoqualmie Fire for a report of a car versus pedestrian accident.  Fall City units were cancelled before arriving on scene.

Monday, April 25

Chimney fire: At 9:33 a.m., Fall City firefighters responded with Snoqualmie Fire for a reported chimney fire. The fire was out, and Fall City units were cancelled before arrival.

Gas smell: At 1:24 p.m., Fall City firefighters responded with Snoqualmie Fire to investigate a smell of natural gas in a residence. They were cancelled before arriving.

Sunday, April 24

Swelled leg: At 4:21 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded to see a woman in her 60s who was experiencing swelling in her leg. She was evaluated and transported to an area hospital via private ambulance.

Friday, April 22

Smoke smell: At 2:55 a.m., Fall City firefighters responded to a residence to investigate a smell of smoke. They found a faulty wall heater, but no fire. Power to the heater was secured and the homeowner had made arrangements for  an electrician to come out and evaluate the problem.

Napping driver: At 6:42 a.m., Fall City EMTs responded to investigate a person slumped over the steering wheel of their vehicle. They found a man who had pulled over to take a nap. He was fine.

Alert alarm: At 11:37 a.m., Fall City EMTs responded to investigate an activation of a medical alert alarm. The resident met the crew outside and advised it was accidentally activated.

Lethargy: At 7:56 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded with EFR to see a woman in her 50s who was acting lethargic. She was found, unresponsive, and was transported to a hospital.

Unconscious woman: At 10:03 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded to see a woman in her 50s who had passed out twice. They found her conscious and alert. After an evaluation, she was transported to a hospital.

Unconscious man: At 11:10 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded to see a man in his 70s who had passed out. He was found to be having a medical emergency and was transported to an area hospital via private ambulance.

Thursday, April 21

Pain: At 1:02 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded to help a man in his 60s who was experiencing abdominal pain. The man was evaluated and transported to an area hospital via private ambulance.

Gas smell: At 4:34 p.m., Fall City firefighters responded with Snoqualmie Fire to investigate a smell of natural gas in a structure. A gas monitor was used to check in and around the structure, but no harmful levels of natural gas were found.

Weakness: At 7:42 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded to see a woman in her 60s experiencing general weakness and coughing. She was evaluated and released to stay at home with advice to see her personal physician in the morning.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Wednesday, April 27

Broken leg: At 11:01 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to a construction site on Snoqualmie Ridge for a 34-year-old man who fell and broke his leg. He was evaluated and transported to a hospital by private ambulance.

Dizziness: At 1:27 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 76-year-old woman complaining of dizziness. She was evaluated and transported to the hospital by private ambulance.

Monday, April 25

Chimney fire: At 9:34 a.m., Snoqualmie and Fall City firefighters were dispatched to Southeast Fir Street for a reported chimney fire. The fire was extinguished by the homeowner.  He was then advised to have it inspected before using it again.

Sickness: At 11 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to the Snoqualmie Middle School for an ill teacher. He was evaluated and transported to the hospital by his wife.

Gas smell: At 1:24 p.m., Snoqualmie and Fall City firefighters were dispatched to St. Andrews Lane for the odor of natural gas inside a home.  Upon investigation, it was determined that the furnace had malfunctioned.  The homeowner was advised to get it serviced right away.

Seizure: At 8:28 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to the casino for a 62-year-old man experiencing a first-time seizure. He was evaluated and transported to the hospital by private ambulance.

Sickness: At 9:58 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to Maple Avenue to help an ill female. She was evaluated and transported to the hospital by Snoqualmie’s aid car.

Saturday, April 23

Medical call: At 2:28 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for a medical aid call.  One patient was evaluated and then transported to the hospital by Snoqualmie EMTs.

Friday, April 22

Hurt hip: At 7:15 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a hip injury on Railroad Avenue.

Seizure: At 9:50 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an infant with a seizure on Swenson Drive.

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