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Constant vandalism, squatter, river rescue: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

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

Snoqualmie Police Department

Monday, Feb. 25

Loose dog: At 5 p.m., an officer received a report of an animal problem at a park on Crestview Loop. The officer contacted a woman who said an off-leash dog had jumped on her 4-year-old child while playing at the park. The dog ran off, but she told the officer where it lived. The resident there said the dog belonged to his son, who arrived at the home and said the dog was not aggressive. The officer warned the owner to keep the animal on a leash, get it licensed and keep its vaccination records handy, and forwarded the case to animal control.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Car prowl: At 10:57 a.m., a caller at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the 3900 block of Southeast Alpha Street called to report her car had been broken into. The victim said she'd parked in the church lot at about 9:25 a.m., and when she returned at 10:30 a.m., the passenger side window had been smashed and her purse had been taken from the front seat. Among the items stolen were several identification cards, tickets to a show at the Paramount Theatre, and a bottle of holy water and a rosary.

Double-take: At 1:20 p.m., a caller in the 3400 block of Southeast Osprey Court contacted police about a series of vandalism events. He said on Friday, someone had spray painted on his house, and he called the police but got no response. He cleaned up the paint, but found more vandalism Saturday, this time yellow spray paint on his door. The victim took photos of the paint on his door, and found the same symbols painted on a traffic sign, a mailbox, and another house in the neighborhood. He sent the photos to the police and cleaned up the paint again.

Friday, Feb. 15

No license, ever: At 11:20 p.m., an officer patrolling Snoqualmie Parkway stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at the Jacobia Street traffic signal. The driver said he was lost, and apologized for running the light. He presented a state identification card, and said he'd never gotten a driver's license in any state. The officer checked his records and found that his license was suspended for child support enforcement. He was cited and warned not to drive until he had a valid license.

North Bend Sheriff's Substation

Thursday, Feb. 28

No camping: At 8:36 p.m., a caller in the 100 block of Sydney Avenue North asked police to remove a homeless person, who had been camping on land between the caller's home and a neighboring abandoned property.

Monday, Feb. 25

Temporary home: At 1:30 p.m., a caller contacted police about a break-in on their property, in the 42900 block of East North Bend Way. The property houses several rental cottages and mobile homes, and someone seemed to have pulled the roof vent off one mobile home, the one in which the owner lived, and climbed down into the bathroom of the home. The squatter seemed to just borrow the structure for a while, because nothing was reported missing.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Slashed tire: At 5:09 p.m., a caller in the 400 block of Healy Avenue South reported that someone vandalized his bicycle, using a sharp instrument to cut the tire. He suspected it was his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, who'd been there for a visit.

Friday, Feb. 22

Security cameras stolen: At 6:28 p.m., a business in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported the theft of the store's security cameras. Someone reportedly entered the store and used hand-held wire cutters to disconnect the cameras, then walked out with them.

Fall City Fire District

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Chimney fire: At 10:25 a.m., firefighters responded to a reported chimney fire.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated the smoke from the house.  Homeowners with wood burning stoves are reminded to clean their chimneys at least annually.

Monday, Feb. 25

Structure fire: At 7:25 a.m., firefighters responded to North Bend for a reported residential structure fire.  North Bend firefighters investigated the scene and found the fire to be extinguished by a neighbor.  All other units were cancelled.

Fall: At 11:54 a.m., firefighters responded to Sammamish to help a 62-year-old man get up after a fall.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Overdose: Firefighters responded to a teen who was suspected of overdosing on prescription medicine and alcohol.  He was stabilized after sheriff's deputies secured the scene, the transported to an area hospital by private ambulance.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Chest pain: At 8:52 a.m., firefighters responded with Bellevue paramedics to a 76-year-old man with chest pain.  He was evaluated and transported via the paramedic unit to an area hospital.

Faintness: At 1:14 p.m., firefighters responded with Bellevue paramedics to see a 92 -year-old woman with a decreased level on consciousness.  She was evaluated and transported to an area hospital.

Breathing problem: At 10:11 p.m., firefighters responded with Bellevue paraedics to a 62-year-old woman who was short of breath. Paramedics were cancelled by firefighters and the patient was transported to an area hospital by private ambulance.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Drug issue: Firefighters responded with Bellevue paramedics to treat a 22-year-old man suffering from an apparent heroin overdose.  He was stabilized at the scene and transported to an area hospital.

Confusion: At 6:24 p.m., firefighters responded to a 78-year-old woman acting confused.  She was evaluated and left at the scene with family members.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Monday, Feb. 25

Car fire: Snoqualmie firefighters responded with Eastside Fire & Rescue units to a car fire on the on‐ramp to I‐90 freeway.  Car was fully involved with fire and Snoqualmie units provided additional water to complete the extinguishment and overhaul. The cause was undetermined.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Water rescue: Snoqualmie firefighters along with Eastside Fire & Rescue units responded to a swift water rescue call. A person had walked out to a sandbar and was stuck. A firefighter assisted the patient by floating him back across the river on a board. He was examined and released.

Smoke smell: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to Echo Glen Children’s Center for a smell of smoke. The electrical odor was determined to be coming from burnt‐out light ballast.

Medical calls: In addition to the above calls, firefighters responded to 10 medical aid calls bringing the annual call number to 162.

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