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Police have to shoot garbage bear with bean bags to get it to go | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
Police and fire agencies in the Valley responded to the following calls:
Snoqualmie Police Dept. (covering North Bend)
Saturday, June 14
Theft: At 10:33 a.m., a caller in the 8000 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported that his cell phone had been stolen. The victim suspected local teens who hung out in the area. He said he’d called the number a few times, and someone answered one of the calls.
Tuesday, June 17
Graffiti: At 6:51 a.m., police began receiving reports of graffiti in downtown Snoqualmie, between Railroad Avenue Southeast and Southeast Delta Street. They also found that Fall City had been extensively tagged during the night.
Wednesday, June 18
Garbage bear: At 6:32 a.m., police attempted to scare off a bear eating garbage in the area of Southeast Carmichael Street and Silent Creek Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie. The bear was not frightened by shouting or other scare tactics, so police shot it twice with non-lethal ammunition to scare it away.
Car prowl: At 8:06 a.m., police received a report of a car prowl in the 300 block of Northeast 12th Street, North Bend. The victim reported that an iPad was taken from the vehicle, and two bicycles outside it were also stolen.
Take two: At 11:12 a.m., police received another report of a vehicle prowl, in the 300 block of East Second Street, North Bend. The victim reported that his truck had been left unlocked, and someone had entered it overnight and take several items, but left an ammo box behind.
Transient camps: At 3:37 p.m., police conducted a foot patrol for transient camps, starting from the 400 block of Bendigo Boulevard North, North Bend. They found two abandoned camps and one current camp. They contacted Friends of the Trail to clean up the abandoned camps.
Thursday, June 19
Shooting: At 11:46 a.m., a caller in the 45000 block of Southeast 140th Street, North Bend, told police that 20 minutes earlier, someone had shot a BB gun at an occupied front-loader, and two teens were seen running toward a nearby neighborhood. The shot left a hole in the tempered glass window.
Not empty: At 1:06 p.m., a Snoqualmie parks worker told police about an open window on an empty house owned by the city, in the 39000 block of Southeast Park Street. Police checked the house finding sleeping gear, clothing, and a bottle of needles inside. They secured the building and planned to contact the city about improving security.
Snoqualmie Fire Dept.
Thursday, June 12
Gas smell: At 7:58 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a private residence on Huckleberry Way for a smell of natural gas outside the home. Nothing was found upon investigation, and Puget Sound Energy was notified to come and recheck with the homeowner.
Saturday, June 14
Car accident: At 10:29 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded with Eastside Fire & Rescue to a motor-vehicle accident involving a car and a semi tractor-trailer.
Gas smell: At 7:57 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were on another call when a home owner on Dogwood Lane reported the smell of natural gas in the residence. Fall City Fire Department responded and intervened.
Sunday, June 15
Motorcycle accident: At 10:30 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded with the Fall City Fire Department to a motorcycle accident by the gun range on State Route 202. The rider was uninjured.
Wednesday, June 18
Alarm: At 8:24 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm on Southeast Center St., Snoqualmie. Upon arrival, it was found that the alarm had been tripped by a vacuum cleaner malfunction. The occupants were assisted with resetting the alarm.
Medical calls: Over the week, firefighters responded to nine medical aid calls, bringing their total 2014 call number to 500.