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Obedient Ridge bears go home when told | Snoqualmie Valley police calls
Valley police agencies responded to the following calls:
Snoqualmie Police Department (covering North Bend)
Sunday, May 11
Tapped out: At 6:32 a.m., a gas station employee in the 8000 block of Douglas Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, contacted police about a suspicious couple in a black Corvette. The employee said they’d been passed out, off and on, for the past three hours. When police arrived, the man was awake and the car was parked at a gas pump. The couple said they’d spent all their money on the Corvette, and had been at the casino all night, and now didn’t have enough money to buy gas. They were trying to get money transferred into their account so they could get back home to Renton.
Obedient Bears: At 11 p.m., a caller in the 33000 block of Southeast Sorenson Street, Snoqualmie, told police there had been two bears in front of his house, but he’d told them to go home, and they did. Police were expecting lots of bear calls, since the next day was trash collection day.
Monday, May 12
Lobby loiterer: At 3:40 p.m., Snoqualmie City Hall staff contacted police about a suspicious man who’d been in the lobby for three hours. He was wearing a green hoodie with the hood up, and two pairs of pants. Police contacted the man, who said he was using the city’s wi-fi service. He also had a warrant for his arrest in Grant County, so police arrested him and booked him into the King County Jail.
Tuesday, May 13
No potty area: At 12:50 p.m., a caller in the 500 block of Meadow Drive Southeast, North Bend, complained to police about a transient camp in the park behind his home. He said there were two people and a pit bull in the camp, and they were using his fence as a bathroom area. Police contacted the two subjects and told them to leave the area, with the dog.
Friday, May 16
Thirsty thief: At 5:05 p.m., police were called to the 400 block of East North Bend Way, North Bend, for a report of a theft in-progress. They contacted a store employee, who said a man in a black sweatshirt had just walked out of the store with a Vitamin Water and a Red Bull, and went behind the smoke shop.
Saturday, May 17
Asleep at the wheel: At 7:09 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle at Cedar Avenue and Main Avenue South, North Bend. The caller said a grey pickup truck had been idling there for more than an hour. The man inside appeared to be asleep and didn’t respond when the caller knocked on the window, either. Police contacted the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. A friend of the man volunteered to take him home and take care of him.
Strange behavior, stolen car: At 8:59 p.m., police were called to the 700 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard, where a restaurant employee had reported a possible drunk driver. The staffer said a man in the restaurant parking lot was acting strangely, stumbling around and hopping while he washed the windows of the yellow Jeep he was driving. Police contacted the man, who was found to have drugs in his possession, and a stolen vehicle.