Purse snatcher, assault arrest: Snoqualmie Valley police responses

Police agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following:

North Bend Police Responses

Saturday, Dec. 4

Car Prowl: At 8 a.m., a caller reported that his wallet had been stolen from his vehicle in the 700 block of Maloney Grove Avenue some time after 3 a.m. The vehicle had been parked in a driveway, but the victim was not sure whether he had locked it.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Purse Snatch: At 6:15 p.m., a young man was seen walking into a shop in the outlet mall, where he grabbed four purses displayed on a shelf, stuffed them into a duffel bag, and ran out of the store.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Don't Walk: At 12:21 a.m., an officer observed a person committing a pedestrian violation in the 700 block of E North Bend Way. The officer stopped the pedestrian, who was then found to have heroin, a needle and syringe in his possession. The pedestrian was arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

Assault Arrest: At 1:04 a.m., an officer observed a defective tail light on a vehicle driving on SE North Bend Way and stopped it. The driver was found to have a suspended license and an outstanding warrant for his arrest on assault charges.

Snoqualmie Police Responses

Sunday, Dec. 5

Waiting for a Ride: At 1 a.m., an officer observed a 1989 Acura parked in the 37400 block of SE Winery Road, near the closed gates of Snoqualmie Point Park. The officer recognized the vehicle, and saw two people inside. He observed the vehicle start, then back up about 30 feet before stopping again. The vehicle owner exited the car and denied driving it. Both he and the female passenger inside had suspended drivers licenses. The owner was arrested for driving with a suspended license, and his vehicle was impounded.

Look-alikes: At 6:23 a.m., an officer stopped a white 1993 Volvo, southbound on Railroad Avenue, for a defective passenger-side taillight. The driver said he had borrowed the car, he had no identification, and his driver's license was suspended. He verbally identified himself, and the officer determined that his license was in fact suspended. He arrested the man, took him to the Police Department, fingerprinted and photographed him. The fingerprint scan indicated that the man was not who he claimed to be, and a further records check revealed that the man's true identity also had a suspended driver's license. The officer contacted the man, who admitted that he had used his cousin's name initially, since the two looked very similar and often used each other's names when being charged with crimes.

Monday, Dec. 6

No Tabs, No License: At 10:22 a.m., an officer observed a 2001 Audi on Snoqualmie Parkway with expired license tabs. He stopped the vehicle, and contacted the driver, who said she thought she'd renewed the tabs, which expired in June. She was also unaware that her driver's license had been suspended, saying she'd just paid over $1,000 to have it reinstated. She assumed the issue was resolved when she stopped receiving correspondence from the Department of Licensing. Also, she said she had a new address, but had not reported it to the DOL.

Stolen Package: Some time between 2:30 and 7 p.m., a package was taken from the front doorstep of a home in the 33800 block of SE Strouf St. The home-owner told police she'd noticed the package around 2:30 when she came home, but it was too heavy, so she left it for her husband to bring in when he got home. He arrived around 7, but the package was missing. Some neighbors found the box, opened, in the street near Carmichael and Sorenson. The caller said when she searched the box, she discovered that two blankets she had ordered, valued at $16 each, were missing.

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