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Fire hydrant fountain, tree thief: Snoqualmie Valley weekly police and fire calls

Fire and police agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following last week:

King County Sheriff's Office

Sunday, Jan. 31

Fire-hydrant fountain: At 2 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Maloney Grove Avenue for a report of a fire hydrant shooting water into the street. A second report said the water was shut off, but the fire department still asked for assistance. Tthe officer noticed the yellow fire hydrant had all three caps missing on each side. No water was coming out, but there were puddles of water and dirt in the middle of the intersection. No caps were found in the immediate area. There was no suspect information to be found.

Friday, Jan. 29

Suspicious behavior: At 4:43 p.m., an officer arrived at a residence after a call reporting moved property. The man of the house said he had discovered his absent son's bicycle moved about 100 yards up the road from their home. He didn't know why the bike had been taken. The home is in a rural area with very little traffic and there is only one other house on the road. The father does not suspect that neighbors had moved the bike.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Tree thief: At 2 p.m., an officer spoke with a man who complained that someone had cut three large trees on his Fall City property over the weekend. The culprit's vehicle also dug large ruts in the ground. The land was vacant and for sale at the time, but the owner was alerted by his real estate agent of the damaged property.

Snoqualmie Police Department

Monday, Jan. 25

Trespassing: At 12:11 p.m., an officer visiting Mount Si High School was approached by an employee with concerns about a 19-year-old man who had come onto school grounds and was causing a disturbance. The man was not a student. When approached by the employee, he started swearing at her. She told him to leave and he refused. She threatened to call the police and he said he was not afraid of them. When the officer contacted the man, he said he had not previously been trespassed from the school, and said he was trying to get car keys from a student. He swore at the officer and the employee. The officer told him he was trespassed from all school properties until further notice and that he would be arrested if he is found again on school grounds. The man said he understood and walked away swearing and saying how much he hated the police.

Car theft: At 6 a.m., a man reported that his vehicle had been broken into the night before while parked in front of his residence. The man was a Postal Inspector and had work equipment stored in the vehicle. An officer went to the residence and saw that robber had used a screwdriver-like device in the window to make entry. The passenger side window suffered $300 in damage. Various items were stolen from the vehicle. A number of car prowls occurred at the same time in the area and are under investigation.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Missing phone: At 12:30 p.m., a citizen found a cell phone on the trails behind the police department. The owner lived in Alaska, was contacted and advised of the found phone. The phone was mailed back to the owner.

Friday, Jan. 15

Impounded car: At 2:07 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle, tagged for impound, removed and then parked at the same spot. An officer had observed the vehicle being driven earlier in the day.

Fall City Fire District

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Nosebleed: At 3:47 p.m., firefighters responded to a 5-year-old girl who had a nose bleed. She was treated and transported to the Issaquah Swedish Emergency Clinic.

Monday, Feb. 1

Hurt eye: At 9:54 a.m., firefighters responded to a 40-year-old man with an eye injury. The man was treated and was allowed to be taken to the hospital by a friend.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Faintness: At 4:48 a.m., firefighters responded to a 66-year-old man who was feeling faint. He was treated and transported to the Issaquah Swedish Emergency Clinic via the Fall City aid car.

Friday, Jan. 29

Fall: At 1:35 p.m., firefighters responded to an 84-year-old man who had fallen. The man refused treatment and transport.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Heart condition: At 2:01 a.m., firefighters responded to a 75-year-old man who was possibly having a cerebral vascular accident. He was treated and transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center via private ambulance.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Fall: At 5:42 p.m., Snoqualmie emergency medical technicians (EMTs) responded to Southeast Fir Street for a 90-year-old man who had tripped and fallen. The man was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center by Snoqualmie’s aid car to be evaluated for a broken arm.

Seizures: At 9:25 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded with Bellevue paramedics to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 66-year-old woman who was experiencing multiple seizures. She was evaluated and transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center by paramedics.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Alarm: At 10:20 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to the Brunello restaurant for an automatic fire alarm. After investigation, it was determined that the alarm was set off by an unattended candle and the system was reset.

Monday, Feb. 1

Blood pressure: At 3:07 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to the Snoqualmie Casino for a woman who was experiencing high blood pressure. The woman was evaluated and left at the scene in care of fellow staff with instructions to see her doctor.

Fight: At 4:25p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to Maple Avenue and Newton Street with Snoqualmie Police for a 12-year-old boy who had been injured in a fight with an older boy. The boy was evaluated and transported to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital by Snoqualmie’s aid car.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Dizziness: At 2:50 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 48-year-old employee with dizziness. The patient was evaluated and transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center by private ambulance.

Friday, Jan. 29

Bike fall: At 3:15 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to the woods by Swenson Street for a bike rider who had fallen. The patient was evaluated then sent to the hospital by private ambulance.

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