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Stealing from the food bank; suspicious sleepers; hungry bears | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter
Police agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:
North Bend Substation
Wednesday, June 26
Food bank theft: At 1:50 p.m., someone at the Mount Si Food Bank, in the 100 block of East Third Street, reported a burglary. Unknown subjects seem to have climbed the fence, then climbed up to an open window to gain access to the building. They removed the screen and stole items from inside.
Monday, June 24
Drug arrests: At 7:02 p.m., an officer made contact with three subjects at a park in the 200 block of East McClellan Street, suspecting that they had drugs. All three of the subjects had warrants for their arrest, and were booked.
Suspicious circumstances: At 12:29 p.m., a resident in the 46000 block of Southeast 137th Street reported a suspicious incident that occurred near his home hours earlier. Between 2 and 2:25 a.m., the resident said he’d heard two adult male voices outside, talking. One said “No, not that one, the lights are on and they have an alarm.” He believed the men he overheard had approached the homes by a nearby trail.
Friday, June 21
Cut hose, siphoned gas: At 5:53 p.m., residents in the 200 block of Ballarat Avenue North reported via the Sheriff’s Department website that two days earlier, they found their garden house, cut and with three-foot section missing, in their back yard. On the day they filed the report, they learned that one of their neighbors had had gas siphoned from his truck.
Snoqualmie Police Dept.
Monday, June 24
Bears: At 2:31 p.m., Snoqualmie police received the first of many calls for the day about bears eating garbage, in the 3500 block of Southeast Venn Street, the 3400 block of Southeast Jacobia Street, and in the 8900 block of McIntosh Court Southeast. Officers chased bears away from some of the locations, and saw that one bear had a tracking collar.
Too soon: At 10:53 a.m., an officer patrolling in the 36200 block of Southeast Isley Street checked the plate of an approaching vehicle and saw the driver had a suspended license. The officer turned around to follow the vehicle, catching up with the driver in the 8000 block of Douglas Avenue Southeast. She said she’d been arrested for DUI and had a court date Wednesday. The officer told her not to drive.
Sunday, June 23
My other car is legal: At 6:32 p.m., an officer patrolling in the 9000 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast stopped a vehicle with darker-than legal winow tinting. The driver said he needed the dark tinting to keep his dog cool in warm weather. The officer found that he also was required to have an ignition interlock device, which he did not. The driver said he’d had one installed in another vehicle he drove.
Saturday, June 22
Quick work: At 11:57 a.m., a caller in the 6400 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast reported a car prowl. She said she’d parked in the business’s north parking lot around 11:30 a.m., and when she returned to the car at 11:45 a.m., one of the windows was broken. She lost her black and white purse, an iPad and $400 in cash in a brown leather wallet were stolen, worth approximately $1,600. Another car, parked two spaces away, was also prowled, and inside, police found a set of fingerprints and items the thief left behind, including an iPhone and a center punch.
Carnation Police Department
Sunday, June 30
Suspicious sleepers: At 3:15 p.m., police located a vehicle at Tolt Avenue and East Entwistle Street that was the subject of concern for a caller. The caller had reported June 25 that someone was sleeping in the vehicle. Police responded but did not locate the vehicle then. This time, the officer made contact with a man and woman in the vehicle. They said they were from out of state, and were leaving town in the morning.
Thursday, June 27
Arson report: At 5:31 a.m., police received a report of arson at Tolt Middle School, in the 3700 block of Tolt Avenue. Officers responded and detained three subjects for questioning. They were later released.
Monday, June 24
Car recovered: At 8:48 p.m., police were asked to assist the Federal Way Police Department in locating a stolen vehicle. Police were familiar with the suspect, and were able to locate the car. They couldn't locate the suspect, even with a search dog. The car was impounded by the Federal Way department.