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

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:15pm
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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police

Sunday, Oct. 22

Accident: At 2:52 p.m., police were called to Cottonwood Drive SE and SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, after a tree fell on a vehicle. Officers found the vehicle was legally parked but unoccupied and were unable to determine the owner.

Monday, Oct. 23

Disturbance: At 7:37 p.m., police received a report of a woman yelling at other parents on the 400 block of E North Bend Way, North Bend. The woman was upset that some parents at the location were talking poorly of another woman who was not present. The woman yelled and cursed at the other parents and some children. None of the parents wanted to give a statement to police or have the woman charged with disorderly conduct. Everyone calmed down and agreed to work the issue out.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Noise complaint: At 6:13 a.m., loud equipment in the parking lot of the 7000 block of Center Boulevard SE, Snoqualmie, was called into police. The caller reported workers using leaf blowers and construction equipment early in the morning and had called several times but nothing had been done about it. When officers arrived they were unable to locate the workers making noise.

Animal problem: At 6:40 p.m., a sheep got out of its pen and was running through W North Bend Way, North Bend, near Tollgate Park. Police were unable to locate the sheep.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Suspicious circumstances: At 8:41 p.m., police were called to SE 6th Street, North Bend, after a homeowner called reporting a man had been banging on the door and looking into the caller’s outdoor cameras. When police arrived the man had left the scene.

Suspicious circumstances: At 10:57 p.m., police were called to a business on the 400 block of SW Mount Si Boulevard, North Bend, after a report of a potential shoplifter. The caller believed the subject was trying to conceal items and was walking out of view of the security cameras intentionally, but when police arrived they determined there was no crime and the shopper left the store.

Friday, Oct. 27

Vehicle Prowl: At 6:35 a.m., a theft from an unlocked vehicle on SE Tibbits Street, Snoqualmie, was reported to police. A wallet, credit cards, headset and workout gear was stolen.

Suspicious circumstances: At 11:08 a.m., a homeowner on Fern Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, called police to report two men dressed in black who came to the caller’s door to discuss disaster preparedness in Russian. When police arrived they were unable to locate the two men.

Fall City Fire Department

Friday, Oct. 20

Collision: Fall City Fire units responded with Snoqualmie and Eastside fire units for a motor vehicle accident near the Snoqualmie Casino. The patient, a man in his 50s, experienced a medical emergency while driving and crashed his truck while in a roundabout. The patient was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and to be evaluated for his medical condition.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Flood warning: Firefighters were alerted by King County that the Snoqualmie River had reached Phase 2 and then Phase 3 flood stage. Crews made calls to fire protection district residents who live near the river, notifying them that the river was rising and to be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Health problems: Firefighters saw a woman in her 50s who had fallen and broken her ankle. The patient was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Firefighters also saw a man in his 80s whose internal pacemaker had activated, indicating a problem with his heart. The patient was also seen by medics from the Bellevue Fire Department. He was also taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

Monday, Oct. 23

Rodents: Firefighters responded to a private home for a report of an electrical odor. It was determined that rodents had chewed through some wiring in the house, causing a short. The homeowners were advised to call an electrician.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, Oct. 19

Water rescue: At 9:38 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters and other units were dispatched to a swift-water rescue near the Three Forks Dog Park. Crews arrived, searched the river bank and found a transient who was trapped by high rising water. The man was uninjured and just needed assistance getting over a ditch that had filled with water. Crews helped him and he was taken to a day shelter.

Stuck in elevator: At 11:55 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a report of an elevator stuck with a person inside. They arrived and found the elevator about one foot down from the second floor. They attempted to open the elevator door with a key but couldn’t. They called for a service technician who eventually opened the elevator and released the worker inside.

Smoke: At 3:45 p.m., firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm at the Woodman Lodge. While enroute, they learned the alarm had been triggered because a smoke machine was in use. They arrived on scene, contacted the manager, confirmed it was a false alarm and reset the system.

False alarm: At 4:18 p.m., Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm at the Zetec company. Upon arrival, they found the occupants had evacuated, and the bells and strobes were active. The occupant stated it was similar to a false alarm that had occurred two days prior. Alarm techs were notified and have ordered replacement detectors but they were not installed yet. Further investigation revealed a false alarm due to same malfunctioning detectors with the alarm panel showing four issues in different locations. The panel was left in “trouble” mode, awaiting alarm tech services.

Friday, Oct. 20

Accident: At 2:47 p.m., Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other units to a single-vehicle accident in front of the casino. The vehicle reportedly went airborne, and landed on all four wheels. Units arrived to find the passenger out of the vehicle and the driver semi-responsive. Firefighters facilitated backboarding of the driver and transfer to the medic unit.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 22 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 916.

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