Blotter: Woman coloring in parking lot blocks Falls traffic; Poo-throwing neighbor told to share driveway

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

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Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department

Saturday, Oct. 28

Gunshots: At 8:55 p.m., a caller reported hearing seven or eight gunshots come from the area of the Snoqualmie Parkway. A second caller reported seven to nine shots, coming from south of SE Fury Street. Officers investigated and saw someone shooting in the Coal Mine Road area, in unincorporated King County.

Suspicious: At 11:07 am., a caller on Maple Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, called police to report that a man, who’d been at the house an hour earlier, was back. The caller described the man as unshaved, 5’10” in his 40s, and wearing a blue baseball cap, grey hoodie, blue jacket and jeans. He reportedly approached the caller earlier while they were having a bonfire outside and said he’d locked his keys in his vehicle and wanted to warn them that he’d have to break a window to get inside. He did so and left, but the caller said he returned an hour later and was parked outside the house. Police contacted the subject, who was cited for having no insurance.

Sunday, Oct. 29

Break-in: At 8:34 a.m., a caller on Taylor Place NE, Snoqualmie, reported seeing a suspicious man tear open the plastic covering a window in a house under construction and dive inside. Police investigated and found the man was part of the painting crew working on the house.

Dog dispute: At 12:27 p.m., a caller complained to police that a neighbor was throwing dog feces over a fence and onto a private driveway. Police contacted the subject who argued that the driveway was his property. Police informed him it was a shared easement and he said he would stop.

Monday, Oct. 30

Burglary: At 8:29 a.m., police were called to a home on Sydney Avenue, North Bend, for a reported, but old, burglary. The caller reported finding a garage window broken and the garage door left open, but nothing was missing.

Theft: At 5:34 p.m., a shop in the 400 block of South Fork Avenue SW, North Bend, reported that a man had just tucked a pair of white high-top tennis shoes into his pants and left the store. Mall security was notified and watched for the suspect but lost track of him between stores.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Traffic jam: At 2:15 p.m., police were called to the upper parking lot across from Snoqualmie Falls, where a woman was blocking vehicles in the parking lot. She was in a black SUV with all the doors open, sitting in the back seat and coloring. Staff from the lodge had asked her to leave and she refused. Police told her to close her doors or move, to allow vehicles to pass, and she said her boyfriend had taken her keys. They located the man in the gift shop and told him to return the keys so she could be on her way.

Fall City Fire District

Thursday, Oct. 26

Fall: At 11:31 a.m., firefighters assisted a 68-year-old man who had fallen. He was uninjured and just needed help up.

Friday, Oct. 27

Fall: At 10:55 a.m., the department responded to a report of a 76-year-old woman who had fallen. They treated the patient and transported her to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Fall: At 6:04 p.m., Fall City Fire was called to a report of a 2-week-old infant who had fallen. They examined the child, then left him at home with a care-giver.

Sunday, Oct. 29

Hospitalization: At 8:43 p.m., firefighters were called to assist law enforcement with transporting a 15-year-old girl to the hospital for an involuntary commitment.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, Oct. 26

House fire: At 12:59 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a house fire report in the Edgewick area of North Bend. The crew arrived and found no sign of fire outside the home, which was already evacuated. The fire had been contained to the ceiling fan unit in a bathroom, and appeared to be extinguished. Firefighters assisted with checking for extension of the fire and cleanup of the area.

Friday, Oct. 27

Smoke: At 9:56 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a smoke and electrical odor inside a North Bend home. The homeowner reported that a power surge had caused multiple electrical items in the house to fail and overheat, causing the smoke and electrical odors. She also reported seeing smoke outside the house near the meter, but couldn’t tell where it was coming from. The crew investigated and found no problems from the outside of the home, except for the strong odor of burnt wires. They checked the home’s outlets and used a thermal imaging camera to look for hot spots, but found none. They did find a problem with power in some parts of the house — some lights wouldn’t turn on, while others burned extra bright. They contacted PSE.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Disabled vehicle: At 9:04 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a possible vehicle fire on Snoqualmie Parkway. The caller said there were no flames visible, but heavy smoke was coming from the brakes. The crew found a disabled vehicle, which had a mechanical problem, but no fire.

Monday, Oct. 30

Agency assist: At 11:32 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted another agency in packaging a confused, emotional girl for transport to an area hospital.

Alarm: At 2:11 p.m., the crew responded to the Gateway Plaza for an automatic fire alarm. They arrived to find a tech working on the system; there was no problem.

Transport: At 6:19 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted medics in an advance life support call and transporting patient to an area hospital.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Water problem: At 3:25 a.m. firefighters responded to a water-flow fire alarm at the Salish Lodge, where the hotel’s dry system had gone wet. No water leak was found. The building was placed on a fire watch and the sprinkler company was notified.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Alarm: At 9:06 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Woodlands Apartments. The alarm company reported the alarm was indicating second floor smoke, in a single unit. The crew arrived and saw no sign of fire from outside the building. They spoke to the resident of the unit, who’d been changing the batteries in a smoke detector, which likely triggered the alarm.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 12 medical aid incidents, bringing the total calls to date to 909.

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