Blotter | Drive-off takes gas pump nozzle out; Barbecues prompt smoke complaints

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

Snoqualmie Police Dept.

(covering North Bend)

Saturday, July 18

Noise: At 10:52 p.m., police received a noise complaint about a house on S.E. Jacobia Street, Snoqualmie. An officer advised the homeowner to quiet down and move the party inside.

Sunday, July 19

Fire hazard: At 6:54 p.m., a caller reported that a driver threw a lit cigarette out the window on the Ballarat Avenue and S.E. 108th Street, North Bend. Police contacted the driver, who denied the allegation. He was warned about the drought and fire risks.

Monday, July 20

Mischief: At 9:45 a.m., police responded to a gas station in the 500 block of E. North Bend Way, North Bend, where an employee reported that a vehicle had driven away with the gas nozzle still in the car’s tank, damaging the station’s hose. Police determined the registered owner’s address and left a message at his home.

Theft: At 3:06 p.m., police received a report that a car was broken into on the 300 block of S.W. Mount Si Boulevard. A truck driver witnessed a man and woman in their 20s stealing a purse from the car. They drove off in a blue Volkswagen beetle.

Wednesday, July 22

Panhandling: At 7:45 a.m., reports of two males with black dog were trying to get gas money on Douglas Avenue S.E. and Snoqualmie Parkway, Snoqualmie.

Thursday, July 23

Theft: At 11:38 a.m., a Seahawks flag and an aluminum pole were reported stolen from Fairway Avenue. The total loss is $45.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, July 23

Brush fire: At 11:21 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters along with Fall City and North Bend fire crews responded to a brush fire on the Dirtfish property. Crews extinguished lines around both flanks of the fire and put out the flames with the help of a water tender on site. Approximately 50,000 square feet burned. The cause is under investigation.

Failed fire: At 3:14 p.m., the department was called to a possible brush fire in Stillwater bog. They arrived and determined that a juvenile had tried to start a fire but coudn’t. Snoqualmie Police were notified.

Truck fire: At 3:37 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a reported truck fire on Railroad Avenue S.E. Crews arrived to find a freight truck with the hood up. The driver had used a chemical extinguisher to put out a small electrical fire in the engine.

Barbecue: At 6:53 p.m., firefighters received a burn complaint from the Peggy’s Place area. Crews ffound no fire or smoke. They contacted the caller and determined that a neighbor was barbecuing and smoke got into her house.

Friday, July 24

False alarm: At 10:37 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to Space Labs for a fire alarm. While enroute, crews were notified that it was a false alarm but the security company couldn’t reset it. They left the alarm in test mode until it could be repaired, and established a fire watch for the building.

Burnt food: At 9:35 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to KeyBank for an automatic fire alarm. Crews investigated and found that the alarm had been set off by someone cooking in the business next door.

Saturday, July 25

Truck fire: At 3:10 p.m., the department responded to a report of a truck fire on westbound I-90 east of Hwy 18. The crew arrived and found a truck on the side of the road with visible mechanical damage, but no sign of fire.

Sunday, July 26

Vanishing smoke: At 11:46 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to the area of Railroad Avenue S.E. for a report of smoke in the area. A caller said he’d seen gray smoke coming from behind Snoqualmie Falls. Crews did not see any smoke or locate a source. At 4:47 p.m., they received another report of smoke, at S.E. Mill Pond Road and S.E. Stearns Road, but again, they saw no smoke.

Monday, July 27

Campfire: At 5:50 a.m., firefighters responded to the area of Mount Si High School for a report of smoke in the area. They investigated and determined that the smoke was from Schusman Place, where a resident was burning a small campfire in a fire pit to cook his breakfast. Firefighters advised him to use only seasoned fire wood, and to use the fire only for cooking.

Wednesday, July 29

Car fire: At 4:30 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to S.E. Reinig Road for a vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a Volkswagen Jetta on the side of the road in a fully involved fire. The fire was extinguished and the driver was treated for minor burns on both hands.

No accident: At 4:50 p.m., Snoqualmie fighters along with Fall City Fire, responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident with injuries. They arrived and discovered the incident was a medical emergency, not an accident.

Medical aid: In addition, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 15 medical aid calls bringing the total number of calls to date to 753.

Fall City Fire

Thursday, July 23

Chest pain: At 4:14 p.m., Fall City Firefighters responded to the 9500 block of 314th Avenue S.E. to assist a 70-year-old woman who was experiencing chest pain. Bellevue Paramedics evaluated her and the Fall City aid car transported her to a local hospital.

Friday, July 24

Roll-over accident: At 10:20 p.m., the department was called to 308th Avenue and S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road for a two-vehicle accident involving one vehicle rolling over. They evaluated and treated one patient, who was then taken to a nearby hospital by Eastside Fire and Rescue.

Sunday, July 26

Odor: At 11:30 p.m., firefighters received a report of an electrical odor in a home in the 5400 block of 324th Place S.E. They checked the house and scanned with a thermal imaging camera, but found no indications of a problem. They advised the resident to call an electrician.

Tuesday, July 28

False alarm: At 7:23 p.m., the department responded to reports of brush fire near I-90, but they did not find any fire.

Pain: At 9:55 p.m., Fall City Firefighters responded to the 4200 block of 341st Avenue S.E. to assist a 65-year-old woman complaining of pain in her legs and shoulder. They treated her and she was taken to a nearby hospital by private ambulance.

Wednesday, July 29

Chest pain: At 9:15 a.m., firefighters responded to the 33200 block of S.E. Redmond Fall City Road, where a man, 51, complained of chest pain. He was treated, evaluated and transported to a local hospital by Bellevue Paramedics.