Knife attack, scooter stealer, practical joke: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following:

North Bend Police (Sheriff's Office)

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Embezzlement: At 10 a.m., a loss prevention investigator for a business in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard contacted police about workplace theft. A store manager contacted the investigator in July about cash shortages and she saw a pattern with one employee, who likely voided cash sales to take the money.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Threats: At 12:05 p.m., a man reported being threatened. He had been walking eastbound in the 600 block of West North Bend Way around 11:40 a.m., when he saw a man riding a bicycle slowly behind him. The man then approached him and threatened him with a bicycle chain.

Monday, Feb. 11

Green thumb: At 11:29 p.m., a store in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported an attempted theft. A woman had reportedly tried to distract the store cashier, and then steal garden supplies.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Knife attack: At 7:40 a.m., a deputy was called to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital to take a report. A stabbing victim was being treated there and wanted to report the attack.

Carnation Police

Monday, Feb. 11

Suspended, but speedy: At 7:36 p.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle, owned by a man known to have a suspended driver’s license. The driver did not pull over, but accelerated away. The officer pursued as the driver reached speeds of 90 mph, then quit the chase for safety. The driver will be charged through investigation.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Burglary: At 1:16 p.m. a business owner in the 4700 block of Tolt Avenue reported a burglary at her store. Someone broke into the shop and stole many antiques. The following day, the victim contacted police because it appeared someone had attempted to pry open the door of her shop again. Officers did find pry marks, but could not determine if they were new or old.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Return visit: At 4:56 p.m., an employee of a business in the 4300 block of Tolt Avenue called police to report a man previously removed and banned from the store had just been there. Officers checked the area for the man and found him nearby. They arrested him and transported him to the Issaquah Jail.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Stolen generator: At 3:36 p.m., a caller in the 32000 block of East Entwistle Street called police to report that her generator was missing from her shed. She estimated the theft had occurred in the last six weeks.

Snoqualmie Police Department

Monday, Feb. 11

Repeat offenders: At 9:36 p.m., a caller in the 6900 block of Silent Creek Avenue Southeast reported a reckless driver. A silver Isuzu Trooper had been seen speeding, with a driver honking the horn and passengers yelling out the window multiple times in the past week. Officers did not locate the vehicle.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Suspicious vehicle: At 6:31 p.m., police received a report from the 6700 block of Cascade Avenue Southeast, about a dark-colored truck driving into driveways and then backing out. No one was seen getting out of the truck, and police did not locate the truck.

Stolen scooter: At 12:45 p.m., a caller contacted police about recovering his stolen scooter. He said a friend told him the scooter was at a home in the 3800 block of Southeast Northern Street. Police contacted the resident of the home, who said a friend had brought a scooter to the house, and it was in the garage. The theft victim didn't have the VIN, but had offered specific details about damage to the vehicle, enough to indicate it was his. Police brought the scooter to the caller, who said he didn't want to pursue the incident legally, he just wanted his scooter back.

Just a joke: At 12:48 a.m., a caller in the 38600 block of Southeast King Street reported that his $600 bicycle had been stolen. He later found out that a friend had just been playing a joke on him.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Fire alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm at the Taco Del Mar on Snoqualmie Ridge. A microwave had malfunctioned causing smoke to set off the alarm.

Alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm at Snoqualmie Middle School. Technicians were working on the system, but had not put the alarm into service mode.

Friday, Feb. 8

Gas smell: Snoqualmie and Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the Echo Glen Children’s Center for a smell of natural gas in a structure. After investigation, a gas leak was located between the gas meter and the building. The gas was shut off and secured to the building. There were no injuries or property damage.

Medical calls: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to 12 medical aid calls, bringing the annual call number to 126.


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