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Stolen purses, stoned drivers: Snoqualmie Valley police and fire reports
Police and fire agencies in Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City responded to the following:
King County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, March 28
Stolen purses: At 1:06 p.m., a man stole three coach handbags without attempting to pay at the Factory Stores at North Bend. The thief, described as 30 years old with brown hair and a mole on his left cheek, wearing sun glasses, a black leather jacket and denim jeans, got into the passenger seat of a silver Acura two-door sedan that had paper over the license plates. The driver was a white blond woman who headed for I-90.
Drunk trespasser: At 3:13 a.m., an officer arrived at Snoqualmie Casino to handle a man who was drunk and disorderly all night on the casino grounds. Security guards asked the man to leave the casino property several times, but he kept coming back. Guards detained the man and called 911 to have him officially trespassed. The officer told the him to stay away from the casino and said he would arrest him if he returned within 30 days.
Saturday, March 24
Threats: At 10:30 a.m., a woman reported a disturbance that happened the day before, when she and her boyfriend were hiking the Cedar Butte trail with their dog off-leash. As they were hiking, a man approached them, and their dog ran to him. She called the dog and he came back immediately. However the suspect began yelling that if the dog came back at him he would shoot it. He proceeded to pull out a handgun, at which point the woman's boyfriend got mad and began yelling at the suspect that he could not have a gun in the area. The suspect and her boyfriend continued to exchange words, with the suspect repeating that if the dog came back at him, he would shoot it. The suspect then pointed the gun at them; they did not say anything and broke contact with the suspect, who continued to walk down the hill.
Snoqualmie Police Department
Monday, March 26
Cell-phone distraction: At 11 p.m., an officer on patrol at King Street and Silva Avenue saw a silver 2005 Volkswagen Touareg drifting over the lane line, roll through a stop and nearly collide with a parked car. Pulling over the car, the officer smelled the potent odor of marijuana from inside. The occupants replied that it was on the floor of the car. The man at the wheel said he was distracted because he was sharing a music video from his cell phone and not paying attention to the road. Two of the passengers denied knowledge of marijuana in the vehicle. The red-eyed driver was arrested after admitting he had smoked "several bowls" of marijuana. All three passengers of the vehicle had been drinking and were advised to contact a sober driver.
Monday, March 19
At 9 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Railroad Avenue on a report that a dark-colored Ford pickup was being driven erratically. A motorist had dialed 911 after witnessing the truck nearly collide with a bridge abutment in Highway 202. She watched as the truck weaved and nearly drove into the ditch before entering the 76 station lot.
The officer went to the station and saw two people exit the store, get into the truck and head west on Railroad. The officer pulled in behind the vehicle, which failed to stop at the King Street intersection for two pedestrians who were crossing the street, nearly striking them. Contacting the driver, the officer could smell a slight odor of burned marijuana on his breath. The driver admitted he had smoked "several bowls" of marijuana three hours before, and admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle and a glass smoking device. The driver had also taken several hydrocodone pills that he was prescribed after having thumb surgery. The driver was then put under arrest for possession of marijuana and given an infraction for failing to yield to pedestrians.
Snoqualmie Fire Department
Tuesday, March 30
Allergic reaction: At 7:27 a.m., Snoqualmie emergency medical technicians (EMTs) responded to Raven Avenue Southeast for a 9-year-old boy with an allergic reaction. He was evaluated and transported to the Issaquah Swedish Emergency Clinic by Snoqualmie’s aid car.
Monday, March 29
Seizure: At 4:23 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 48-year-old man who had a seizure. He was evaluated and left in the care of his friends.
Sunday, March 28
Dizzy: At 3:49 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to Fairway Avenue Southeast for a 14-year-old boy with dizziness. He was evaluated, and transported to Issaquah Swedish Emergency Clinic by Snoqualmie’s aid car.
Saturday, March 27
Fall: At 10:54 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 62-year-old fall patient. The patient was treated and transported to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital by the Snoqualmie aid car.
Headache: At 11:40 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to the Snoqualmie Casino for a 41-year-old man experiencing a headache. He was evaluated and left at the scene with aftercare instructions.
Car accident: At 12:06 p.m., while at the Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie EMTs received a report from security about a two-vehicle traffic accident at the front entry to the casino. They evaluated the scene and determined it to be non-injury accident, and handed the scene over to the King County Sherriff’s Office for further investigation.
Friday, March 26
Withdrawal: At 11:34 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs were dispatched to help a patient with withdrawal symptoms from drug use. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Overlake Hospital by private ambulance.
Fracture: At 1:01 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Elementary School for a wrist fracture. A patient was treated on scene and transported to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital for further treatment by the aid car.
Chest pain: At 7:18 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs and Bellevue paramedics were dispatched to a patient with chest pain. The patient was evaluated on scene and transported to Overlake Medical Center by medics.
Fall City Fire District
Wednesday, March 31
Breathing problem: At 12:03 p.m., firefighters responded to a 12-year-old girl who was experiencing shortness of breath. She was treated and transported to the Issaquah Swedish Emergency Clinic via the Fall City aid car.
Back pain: At 3:41 p.m., firefighters responded to a 76-year-old man who was having back pain. He was treated and transported to Veterans Affairs Medical Center via private ambulance.
Illegal burn: At 8:35 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of an illegal burn. There was no occupant on site. The fire was extinguished.
Monday, March 29
Vomiting blood: At 7:18 a.m., firefighters responded to a 52-year-old woman who was vomiting blood. She was treated and transported to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital via the Fall City aid car.
Friday, March 26
Asthma attack: At 11:40 a.m., firefighters responded to an 11-year-old boy who was having an asthma attack. He was given an exam and left at home in the care of his parents.
Thursday, March 25
Fire alarm: At 11:05 a.m., firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm in a commercial building. On arrival, it was discovered that dust from construction activity set off the detector. The alarm was reset.
Fall: At 8:46 p.m., firefighters responded to a 62-year-old man who had fallen. He was treated and transported to Veterans Affairs Medical Center via private ambulance.