Blotter: Gunshots on 911 call were accidental pocket dial; intoxicated driver falls asleep parked on lawn

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:12pm
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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Dept.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Theft: At 6:31 p.m., police received a call reporting the theft of two bottles of alcohol from a business on the 400 block of SW Mount Si Boulevard, North Bend. The thief was gone when police arrived.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Suspicious: At 5:02 a.m., a homeowner on Curtis Drive SE, Snoqualmie, reported a vehicle stopped on their yard. When police arrived they found the driver passed out in the vehicle and detained him for driving under the influence.

911 problem: At 2:02 p.m., a 911 dispatcher heard sounds of gunfire on an otherwise silent call received. When they called back the subject picked up the phone and said it was an accidental pocket dial while they were shooting air guns.

Vehicle theft: At 7:36 p.m., police were called to a reported theft of an orange and black Kubota 400 RTV from the 400 block of South Fork Avenue SW, North Bend.

Monday, Oct. 9

Dispute: At 2:08 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of W North Bend Way, North Bend, because a man walked into a business and was harassing customers. When police arrived they found the man had been drinking. The manager of the store requested the man be given a trespassing notice.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Suspicious: At 8:25 a.m., police received a call reporting suspicious activity on the corner of SE Newton Street and Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie. The caller said a man and a woman were possibly doing drugs. When police arrived, they found the two trying to shield puppies from the rain.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Fall: At 9:27 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to the Shell gas station parking lot for 19-year-old woman complaining of back pain and tingling in her hands. The woman said she slipped and fell on a tile floor about two days ago and has had pain around her tailbone area since. She was on her way in to the hospital when she started to feel some tingling in her hands and was feeling very scared and anxious. She was transported to a local hospital and turned over to staff.

Assist: At 11:32 p.m., firefighters responded to a home to assist in lifting an 83-year-old man who could not get into his wheeled chair.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Tree down: At 9:57 a.m., firefighters responded to a tree reported across the roadway. They arrived to find a tree partially blocking the roadway, and used a power saw to cut it up and move it out of the road.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Smoke alarm: At 9:15 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a call from the IGA grocery store reporting smoke coming from the electrical panel. The crew found no hazard and advised the manager to not use the panel until an electrician repaired the broken breaker switch.

False alarm: At 12:43 p.m., firefighters responded to a residential fire and burglar alarm. They arrived to find the Comcast technician was installing a new alarm system and accidental tripped the alarm. Firefighters spoke with home owner who said there were no issues at the house.

Assist: At 1:55 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a gas cooker that would not turn off. The crew assisted the homeowner in shutting off her cooker.

Fall: At 11:08 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted an adult man unable to get up off the floor, lifting him up and into his son’s car. The man did not report any injuries.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Collision: At 11:42 a.m., firefighters responded to a two-vehicle accident, with one occupant reporting back pain. The crew arrived and identified the accident as a minor T-bone incident. All occupants were out of their vehicles and police were on scene. Both parties said they were not injured. The crew helped move vehicles out of the roadway.

Fall: At 3:06 p.m., firefighters assisted a woman who fell on the floor and was unable to get up on her own. She was helped into her chair and no injuries were noticed.

Collision: At 5:59 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted other units with a two-car motor vehicle accident. Firefighters transported one patient to a local hospital.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 11 medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 868.

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