Flag thieves, bike snatchers: Weekly Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

Police agencies in Snoqualmie and North Bend responded to the following

North Bend Police

Sunday, Oct. 9

Flag Theft: At 4:30 p.m., police were called to the 400 block of Southeast 10th Street to investigate a series of thefts in the neighborhood. It appears that one or more suspects have been stealing the flags on display in front of people's homes.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Break-in: At 6:45 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Southeast 12th Place reported that someone had broken into his home through the garage. The suspect apparently used a screwdriver or other tool to pry open the side door into the garage.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Stolen Bike: At 1:05 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Healy Avenue South called police to report that her bicycle had been stolen from the bike rack outside her condo. Someone had used a bolt cutter to remove the lock and steal the bike.

Thursday, Sept. 29

Getaway Bike: At 6:20 p.m., police responded to a theft report in the 100 block of West North Bend Way. A store employee reported that three men had been in the shop looking at bicycles and one of them rode a bike out of the store.

Snoqualmie Police

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Suspcious Activity: At 8:07 p.m., callers in the 9200 block of Merritt Avenue Southeast reported a dark-colored pickup truck in the alley behind a home, with two men carrying flashlights. Police were unable to locate the men.

Monday, Oct. 10

Car Camping: At 2:19 p.m., police returned to the 38800 block of Southeast River Street to remove two abandoned vehicles that had been tagged the previous day. Both vehicles had been sold recently to a Fall City man, who was found sleeping in one of the vehicles on Oct. 9. He was told to remove the vehicles by noon Monday. Since the vehicles were still there 24 hours later, they were both impounded.

Friday, Oct. 7

Evasive Action: At At 10:10 p.m., an officer on patrol on Meadowbrook Way near 384th Avenue Southeast observed a vehicle exceeding the 35 mph limit. The officer signaled the vehicle to stop, but the driver refused to pull over. The pursuing officer reported speeds of more than 70 mph, as he followed the vehicle onto 384th, and then River Street, then Park, and across the Meadowbrook Bridge, and onto Reinig. By this point the officer could see a passenger attempting to put his hands out the window, and to open his door. After about 12 miles, the driver stopped, and was restrained. She said she'd fled the officer because she didn't want to get caught driving with a suspended license. She admitted that she had marijuana and two meth pipes in her possession, too.

Abandoned Vehicle: At 10:43 a.m., a caller in the 35200 block of Southeast Sequoia Place called to report a vehicle that had been parked in the same place for three months without moving. Police put a 24-hour impound notice on the vehicle.


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