North Bend business owner tries to catch employee thief on camera | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

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

North Bend Substation

Thursday, Oct. 10

Employee theft: At 9:55 a.m., a business owner in the 200 block of Main Avenue South contacted police about employee theft at the business. The owner said the till had been short at night, so they installed a video system to identify the employee who was taking the money.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Debit card fraud: At 10:15 a.m. a bank manager in the 100 block of West Second Street contacted police to report a fraudulent report of fraud. A woman who’d reported unauthorized use of her debit card at another business was seen on security camera footage at that business, using her debit card during the times she reported.

Monday, Oct. 7

Wrong kind of car: At 12:44 a.m., a bartender in the 100 block of East McClellan Street called police to report that an intoxicated woman just left the bar and drove her vehicle to the railroad tracks, then turned onto the tracks and began driving on them.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Asleep in car: At 12:47 p.m., a caller in the 100 block of Sydney Avenue North called police to report someone passed out in a car parked at a business. An officer responded and found the vehicle door open. The driver had been sleeping. He also had warrants.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for a residential automatic fire alarm. After investigation, it was determined that it was a false alarm.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Car accident: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an auto accident on Railroad Avenue and Newton Street. There were no injuries.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Smell: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to 371st Court Southeast for the smell of propane in the house. Upon arrival, firefighters found a slight smell of propane that quickly dissipated but were unable to locate the source. The homeowner was advised to be aware of any more smells of propane in the house and, if it returns, to call 911 again.

Motorbike accident: Snoqualmie firefighters responded with units from Eastside Fire and Maple Valley Fire for a reported motorcycle accident on westbound SR18, just west of Tiger Mountain summit. Upon arrival, crews found the rider sitting on the guardrail with moderate injuries. Initial reports are that speed may have been a factor.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Power out: Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Boulevard for a smoking transformer. Fire crew arrived to find the stop light out at the intersection and the power out in the area but no fire. Snoqualmie Police Department provided traffic control and Puget Sound Energy was notified.

Alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Northwest Railway Museum on Stone Quarry Road. Units arrived and found no fire and a malfunctioning detector.

Friday, Oct. 4

Alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an automatic residential fire alarm on Silent Creek Avenue. The alarm had been set off by the homeowner changing the batteries in the smoke detector. He was unable to cancel the fire department response before units arrived.

Rollover: Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched with Eastside Fire for a reported rollover motor vehicle accident on Edgewick Road. Sheriff's deputies reported that the occupants of the vehicle had taken off running from the vehicle, and the response was cancelled.

Chimney fire: Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched with Eastside Fire for a reported duplex on fire near North Bend Way. Upon arrival of the first engine, it was determined to be a fire contained to the chimney of the residence with no threat to the other unit.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Alarm: Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Zetec. It was a planned fire drill for the employees.

Medical calls: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie firefighters responded to 19 medical aid calls, bringing the annual call number to 921.


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