North Bend transient gets robbed by a hitchhiker | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

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

Snoqualmie Police Department (covering North Bend)

Saturday, May 3

Transient robbed: At 6:31 p.m., a caller reported being robbed by a hitchhiker, in the 300 block of West North Bend Way, North Bend. The caller, a transient, said he had befriended the hitchhiker, and agreed to walk with him to a secluded area. Under the bridge, the hitchhiker pushed the victim down and stole his wallet.

Under the influence: At 11:15 p.m., a caller in the 700 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard, North Bend, reported suspicious that a subject was driving intoxicated. The caller said the man hit the curb as he was leaving a business drive-through, and told police the direction he went after leaving. Police arrested the subject for driving under the influence.

Tuesday, May 6

Suspicious person: At 4:42 a.m., police were alerted to a suspicious man in the 700 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. A caller described a man staring in business windows. Police contacted the man, who was a transient and said he would pack up and hitchhike back to eastern Washington.

Threats: At 9:27 p.m., a woman in the 14600 block of 468th Avenue South, North Bend, reported being threatened by a man in a white Honda. She said he followed her into a parking lot, calling her names and threatening her.

Wednesday, May 7

Disturbance: At 11:12 a.m., police received a 911 hangup from the 100 block of Bendigo Boulevard North, North Bend. They called back and spoke to a store employee who said that a man in a red shirt was stumbling around the store’s front parking area, leaning on cars and peeing on things. Police contacted the man, a known subject, and suggested he walk to his mother’s house nearby. Instead, he pulled down his pants and lay on the sidewalk. Police arrested him.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, May 1

Bark fire: Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to a bark fire in North Bend, but cancelled en route. The fire went out.

Gas smell: At 6:07 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to Stellar Way Southeast for a gas smell. They searched the area and found a slight smell of propane but couldn’t determine the source. The smell was not enough to cause a problem, so the caller was advised to call back if it got worse.

Saturday, May 3

Gas smell: At 7:38 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to Baker Avenue for a report of a gas smell in a home. A malfunctioning gas stove was to blame.

Tuesday, May 6

Alarm: At 5 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to Snoqualmie Self Storage for a fire alarm. The alarm was set off by a malfunctioning smoke detector. They couldn’t reset the alarm and called a technician.

Medical calls: In addition, firefighters responded to 15 medical aid calls, bringing the 2014 call number to 370.

Eastside Fire & Rescue

Thursday, May 8

Gas spill: At 3:32 p.m., Carnation Station 85 responded to the 100 block of Northeast Stillwater Hill Road for a report of a flammable liquid spilled.

Wednesday, May 7

Mobile home fire: At 4:20 a.m. firefighters from North Bend station 87 were called to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Southeast Homestead Road. The fire was in a mobile home.

Monday, May 5

Aid call: At 7:56 a.m., four engines from North Bend Station 87 responded to a medical aid call in the 45100 block of Southeast 140th Street.











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