Dust-up at gas pumps; man arms himself against campers

Snoqualmie Valley police responded to the following calls last week:

Snoqualmie Police Department (covering North Bend)

Saturday, Aug. 2

Threats: At 6:45 p.m., police were called to the 8000 block of Douglas Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, for a dispute. A gas station employee was being threatened by two men at the gas pumps, who were upset that they were refused service. They’d already left the station, headed toward I-90, when police arrived.

Sunday, Aug. 3

Beer cans: At 8:10 p.m., police were called to a store in the 7700 block of Center Boulevard Southeast, where store employees were detaining three uncooperative juveniles. One boy stole four cans of beer, and another attempted to take beer, but returned it before leaving the store. Both were removed from the store, and the first was charged with theft.

Monday, Aug. 4

Armed and angry: At 1:40 a.m., a resident in the 1200 block of East North Bend Way, North Bend reported that people were camping in his back yard, and had a campfire. He told police that no one had permission to be there, and that he had his rifle out. Police convinced the man to put the gun away, and searched the area but found no one. The man said transient camps there were an ongoing problem.

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Disturbance: At 9:30 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard where a woman as reported to be causing a disturbance. The caller said she’d knocked over a sign in the parking lot, then went into the restaurant, where she knocked over glasses.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Burglary: At 9:28 a.m., a caller in the 1100 block of Maloney Grove Avenue Southeast, North Bend, reported a theft. Someone had stolen an $1,800 mountain bike and tent from the unlocked garage.

Anti-social media: At 1:12 p.m., police were called to the 400 block of Healy Avenue South, North Bend, for a dispute between neighbors. The argument began with yelling, and one party threatening another about a post on Facebook. Police found the group outside, still arguing. They broke up the group and the people  agreed to not talk to each other for the rest of the day.

Snoqualmie Fire

Friday, July 25

Alarm: At 1:20 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Police Station. A child pulled the alarm.

Monday, July 28

Gas smell: At 8:56 a.m., firefighters responded to the YMCA for a reported gas smell. They determined there was a malfunction in the gas line and equipment, but no leak. They suggested that the manager call Puget Sound Energy.

Tuesday, July 29

Stuck: At 8:54 p.m., Snoqualmie, Fall City and Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the Snoqualmie River, below the Falls, to help two men who crossed the river and were unable to get back. Swiftwater technicians helped the uninjured men back across.

Medical: Snoqualmie also responded to 15 aid calls, for a 2014 call number of 662.


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