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

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Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department

Thursday, July 27

Malicious Mischief: At 7:20 p.m., a caller at Laurel Place SE, Snoqualmie, reported that a dark blue Chrysler had just driven on his yard, wrecking his landscaping. The caller said the driver refused to give him any infurance information and drove off. Police contacted the subject, who said he’d been unaware of any damage and agreed to give the victim his insurance information.

Friday, July 28

Liquor theft: At 10:09 p.m., a store in the 400 block of SW Mount Si Boulevard, North Bend, reported that a juvenile had just stolen some liquor from the store and left on a bicycle. Police apprehended the juvenile and confiscated the stolen raspberry vodka.

Saturday, July 29

Stolen gas: At 12:09 p.m., a business in the 35500 block of SE Douglas Street, Snoqualmie, reported that someone had siphoned gas from one of the rental trucks on site.

Missile launcher: At 1:59 p.m., police were called to assist a woman in Snoqualmie who was getting ready to move. In packing up her garage, she discovered a piece of a missile launcher, owned by an ex-boyfriend. Police investigated and found that the man may have been arrested years ago for the theft of part of the launcher. The item appeared to be inert.

Sunday, July 30

Reverse alarm: At 2 a.m., a caller in the 34800 block of SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, reported a very loud alarm sounding. Another caller from the area also complained about the noise. Police investigated and found that the lawn tractor at Cascade View Elementary was sounding a reverse alarm. Officers suspect that someone had attempted to use the tractor, but the alarm got stuck on because the tractor was out of gear. They put the tractor in gear and silenced the alarm.

DUI: At 9:13 a.m. an officer on patrol at Railroad Avenue and SE King Street got a report from Washington State Patrol of a possibly intoxicated driver in the area. The officer located the vehicle, driving erratically on Mill Pond Road and stopped the vehicle. The driver was given a breath test and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. His vehicle was towed.

Go-carts: At 4:50 p.m., police received a complaint about two subjects racing go-carts in front of North Bend Elementary School. Officers contacted the two subjects and suggested they move along.

Walking the tracks: At 4:03 p.m., police were asked to contact two trespassers on the railroad lines while a train was actively running. The caller tried to follow the young man and woman on the tracks past the Falls. They eventually walked back to the museum.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Egging: At 12:50 a.m., a caller on Laurel Avenue SE, Snoqualmie reported that someone had just driven by his house and thrown eggs at it. The caller didn’t see who it was, but the sound of the eggs hitting his house and car woke him up.

Dog bites: At 12:27 p.m., a caller on Weiting Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, reported that his 15-year-old daughter was just attacked by two loose dogs in the front yard. The girl’s arm was swollen and bleeding. Police captured the two dogs.

Friday, Aug. 4

Trespassing: At 3:40 p.m., police were called to the lower falls, where a group of 10 juveniles and adults were reported climbing on the rocks along the Puget Sound Energy property and Snoqualmie Tribe sacred land. Everyone in the group claimed not to know they were trespassing. Several gave police fake names, but the officers eventually identified them all and lectured them on trespassing on PSE and tribe land.

Fall City Fire Department

Thursday, July 27

Fall: At 11:11 a.m., firefighters assisted an 80-year-old man who had fallen. The man was treated and transported to a local hospital via private ambulance.

Explosion: At 5:36 p.m., the department received a report of an explosion that caused trees to topple. The crew arrived at the scene and found no damage and no injuries.

Friday, July 28

Fall: At 4:15 p.m., the department was called to assist a 76-year-old woman who had fallen. She was helped up and was left at home with her roommate.

Car fire: At 5:37 p.m., the department responded to a report of a car fire. On arrival, the crew found that the car had just broken down and there was no fire.

Breathing trouble: At 9:43 p.m., firefighters responded to a 39-year-old woman who was experiencing with shortness of breath. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Saturday, July 29

Baby exam: At 1:19 p.m., firefighters were asked by the sheriff’s office to complete a medical exam on a 5-month-old boy. They found no abnormalities.

Sunday, July 30

Weakness: At 9:55 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of an 80-year-old man experiencing weakness. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Car accident: At 2:31 p.m., the department responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. One patient was treated and transported to a local hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Burning fence: At 5:29 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fence on fire. They extinguished the fire and notified a fire investigator.

Monday, July 31

Overdose: At 11:10 p.m., firefighters responded to assist a 40-year-old woman who had reportedly overdosed. She was treated and transported to a local hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Unconscious: At 11:47 a.m., firefighters were called to assist a 94-year-old woman with a decreased level of consciousness. The patient was also seen by a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire, and was then transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Falling off a log: At 5:10 p.m., firefighters assisted a 30-year-old woman who’d fallen off a log into the Snoqualmie River. Brush fire: At 10:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a small brush fire beside the roadway, and extinguished the flames.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Thursday, July 27

Rollover accident: At 5:10 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to a multiple-rollover motor vehicle accident. They spoke with the driver who said he was towing a trailer, which started to fishtail, causing him to lose control. The vehicle hit a guardrail, then flipped several times. A 16-year-old girl in the passenger seat had multiple scrapes and bruises, and reported pain in her lower back, and dizziness. She was treated as if she had a spinal injury with a collar and backboard, then transferred to an ambulance.

Saturday, July 29

Grass fire: At 7:12 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire reported at a home. They contacted the homeowner, who had been trying to use a torch to kill weeds between two driveways. The fire quickly extended to a 10-foot tall cedar shrub and the homeowner and neighbor both used garden hoses to try fighting the flames. The fire was out when firefighters arrived, but they cut the cedar while the neighbors continued spraying the area with water, then directed the neighbors to pour buckets of soap water over the burned area and continue to monitor them, in case the fire reignited.

Monday, July 31

Accident: At 12:30 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted Eastside units with a motor-vehicle accident on Hwy 18. Two cars were involved in the accident but no one reported any injuries.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Car fire: At 9:32 p.m., the department was dispatched to report of a car fire, at the eastbound gravel turn-out near Tiger Mountain on Hwy 18. The fire was reported to be near the tree line and possibly spreading to the trees. Washington State Patrol was on the scene when firefighters arrived and put out the fire.

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 653.

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