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'Stupid' shoplift, theft from above: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

Snoqualmie Police Department

Monday, Jan. 21

Old theft: At 12:16 p.m., a citizen came to the police station about a theft that occurred a year ago. He said a chainsaw had been stolen from the back of his pickup truck, but he hadn’t reported it since he didn’t have the serial number. He later found the number and wanted to file a report.

Friday, Jan. 18

Road-unready: At 11:10 p.m., an officer patrolling the Snoqualmie Parkway near Better Way Southeast saw a vehicle with a cracked windshield, broken side mirror, and broken right tail light. He stopped the car and the driver explained that his parents had just brought it from Wyoming, and he was saving up money to replace the parts. The driver’s Wyoming license was suspended, too. Police told him not to drive until his license was reinstated.

‘Stupid’ shoplift: At 6:36 p.m., store security called police to the 7700 block of Center Boulevard Southeast, where they had detained a shoplifter. The security officer told police he saw the subject conceal a bottle of Jim Beam in his jacket and a bottle of orange juice in his jeans pocket. Police arrested the man, who later confessed, saying he had been sick and had no money, so he “did something stupid.”

North Bend Sheriff’s Substation

Thursday, Jan. 24

Theft from above: At 2 p.m., police received a burglary complaint from a business in the 1400 block of Boalch Avenue Northwest. One or more people had used the open spaces above storage units to gain access to other units.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Rollover: At 10:05 p.m., deputies investigated a single-vehicle accident on Southeast 140th Street. The vehicle had rolled over and crashed. The intoxicated driver was cited for driving under the influence.

Friday, Jan. 18

Assault: At 8:23 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of Bendigo Boulevard North for an assault report. The subject and victim were inside a business when the subject hit the victim with his hands. He was charged with fourth-degree assault.

Carnation Police Department

Friday, Jan. 25

Narcotics, fleeing: At 1:34 a.m., an officer in the 4300 block of McKinley Avenue stopped to speak with a driver suspected in a hit-and-run accident. The officer noticed drug paraphernalia in the car, and the driver was hesitant. The driver fled to avoid being arrested, but was quickly caught, with a large amount of synthetic narcotics in his vehicle.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Just in case: At 9:02 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 31700 block of West Eugene Street. The business wanted to report a possible theft, but was unsure if anything had been stolen. The store also requested that the thief be banned from the store, if he was later identified.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Storage theft: At 10:16 a.m., a business in the 3400 block of Tolt Avenue reported a burglary. During the night, someone broke into two storage containers and stole several items.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Reckless: At 7:40 p.m., an officer patrolling Tolt Avenue and East Entwistle Street saw a vehicle being driven recklessly, and stopped it. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Monday, Jan. 21

Gas smell: Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for a report of the smell of natural gas in a home.  After investigation, they determined the smell was coming from the furnace, and turned it off. A service technician was called to check the unit.

Medical calls: This week, fire fighters responded to 14 medical aid calls bringing their annual call number to 67.

Fall City Fire District

Thursday, Jan. 24

Aid call: At 5:17 p.m., firefighters responded to an aid call. One patient was transported to a local hospital.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Burn ban: At 4:46 p.m., firefighters responded to a burn complaint. The home owner extinguished the fire, but received a notice of violation.

Monday, Jan. 21

Aid call: At 12:56 p.m., firefighters responded to an aid call. One patient was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

Chimney fire: At 1:39 p.m., firefighters responded to a chimney fire. The fire was extinguished.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Aid call: At 9:57 a.m., firefighters and paramedics responded to an aid call. One patient was transported to Overlake hospital by the paramedics.

Aid call: At 7:06 p.m., firefighters and paramedics responded to an aid call. One patient was transported by the paramedics to a local hospital.

Friday, Jan. 18

Car crash: At 7:54 p.m., firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash. The aid car was canceled in route.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Gas leak: At 8:43 a.m., firefighters responded to a natural gas leak. The leak was secured.

Aid call: At 1:12 p.m., firefighters responded to aid call. On patient was transported to a local hospital.

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