Bear spray gone wrong; lots of brush fires; Can't run from the cops | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

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

Snoqualmie Police Dept.

Tuesday, July 30

Late ride: At 1:47 a.m., an officer on patrol contacted two bicyclists at Silva Avenue and Southeast King Street. One of the cyclists had a local warrant and was booked into jail.

Friday, July 26

Runner: At 10:30 p.m., officers patrolling Snoqualmie contacted part of a group of people leaving Sandy Cove Park and reminded them that it’s a misdemeanor to be in a city park after daylight hours. One of the men in the group ran before police could make contact, but they spotted him running toward the Northwest Railway Museum, and then along the trail from the museum. When officers caught up to him, the man was belligerent and appeared intoxicated. He said he was jogging home, but had a warrant for a domestic violence assault, so police took him to jail instead.

Thursday, July 25

Not my car!: At 7:07 a.m., a caller in the 8700 block of Swenson Drive Southeast reported some vandalism to her work vehicle. The 2013 car had been parked across the street from the caller’s home, and she’d just been assigned it last week. She noticed a broken pink paintball on the ground by the car that morning, and paint on the door. She found a nickel-sized dent in the door after she washed off the paint. The following morning, two callers in the 7100 block of Autumn Avenue Southeast reported their vehicles had been hit by paintballs overnight.

Carnation Police Dept.

Saturday, July 20

Car vs. motorcycle: At 6:16 p.m., police were called to a car-motorcycle collision in the 4600 block of Tolt Avenue. The passenger on the motorcycle was injured and taken to a local hospital.

Drunk driving: At 1:16 p.m., an officer patrolling S.R. 203 near Northeast Stillwater Hill Road saw a vehicle speeding and swerving in and out of its lane, and stopped the driver, who was intoxicated. The man was arrested for driving under the influence and went to jail.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Tuesday, July 30

Bear spray gone wrong: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to the Salish Lodge for an unusual smell. It was determined that someone had set off “bear spray” repellent in the hallway. Crews helped to clear the hallway.

Saturday, July 27

Brush fire: Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched with Fall City Fire and Eastside Fire & Rescue to the 3000 block of 309th Avenue Southeast for a 100-by-100-foot brush fire moving uphill through a wooded area. Crews worked for about two hours to extinguish the fire and prevent it from reaching nearby homes.

Another brush fire: Snoqualmie firefighters with Eastside Fire & Rescue responded to the 47000 block of Southeast 144th Street in North Bend for a reported brush fire. It was a large illegal burn pile, about 400 square feet, on private property. Fire crews extinguished the fire and the pile was dismantled by a back hoe. The homeowner was notified of the high fire danger.

Friday, July 26

Brush fire: Snoqualmie firefighters responded with Eastside Fire & Rescue to the 44400 block of Mount Si Road for a brush fire. Callers from I-90 reported heavy smoke in the area. Upon arrival, crews found a fast-moving wildfire in steep terrain and began acquiring additional resources. They spent much of the day at the fire before turning it over to the Department of Natural Resources.

False alarm: Snoqualmie Fire was assisted by Fall City firefighters for a fire alarm at the Salish Lodge. The alarm was set off by construction work. No fire.

Thursday, July 25

Alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm at the Salish Lodge. The alarm was set off by a technician working on the system.

Medical calls: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to 11 medical aid calls, bringing the annual call number to 665.

Fall City Fire District

Wednesday, July 31

Lightning fire: At 4:51 p.m., firefighters from Fall City assisted Redmond and Eastside Fire units at a structure fire in the 23300 block of 29th Place.  The fire was caused by a lightning strike that blew out the home’s electrical meter and split open a gas main in several spots.

Sunday, July 28

Dizziness: At 11:52 p.m., EMTs responded to the 30500 block of Southeast 31st Street for a 21-year-old man experiencing dizziness. He was treated and transported to a hospital.

Chest pressure: At 9:59 a.m., EMTs and Bellevue paramedics responded to the 4300 block of 337th Place Southeast for a 87-year-old woman who was experiencing chest pressure. She was evaluated, treated in the field, and rushed to an area hospital.

Alarm: At 3:24 a.m., firefighters responded to the 33100 block of Southeast 110th Street for a malfunctioning fire alarm.

Saturday, July 27

Fall: At 5:33 p.m., EMTs from Fall City and Snoqualmie responded to the intersection of State Route 202 and Southeast Fish Hatchery Road for a 24-year-old woman who had fallen and injured her back in the river.  After she was rescued, she was taken to the street to be transported by an ambulance to a hospital.

Brush fire: At 11:12 a.m., firefighters from Fall City and Eastside Fire and Rescue responded to the 3000 block of 309th Avenue Southeast for a brush fire that spread up a hill. Multiple units fought the fire to keep it from spreading uphill to a residence.  It appears the fire was caused by a tree branch striking the power lines. The fire was overhauled and units went available after the fire was confirmed out.

Friday, July 26

Leg, hip pain: At 6:07 a.m., EMTs responded to the 1500 block of West Snoqualmie River Road for a 72-year-old man with leg and hip pain. After an examination, the man was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

Thursday, July 25

Seizure: At 9:41 a.m., EMTs from Fall City and Snoqualmie and Bellevue Paramedics responded to the 35100 block of Southeast Fish Hatchery Road for a 66-year-old woman with a seizure. She was treated on scene by EMTs, assisted further by paramedics and rushed to an area hospital by paramedics.




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