BLOTTER: Getting directions while stopped in traffic

Jan. 6-12 police calls.

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:51am
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Jan. 6

Welfare check: At 6:43 a.m. officers were dispatched to a disturbance at the Bank of America in North Bend. The caller reported a male yelling, screaming and banging his head against the business’ wall. Officers arrived and saw that the subject was soaking wet from being out in the rain for several hours and was experiencing a medical emergency. Aid was summoned and the male was transported to the hospital.

Jan. 7

Occupied stolen vehicle: At 3:37 a.m., on a routine patrol, an officer spotted a male walking away from a vehicle and attempting to walk into Safeway after hours. The officer ran the plate and the vehicle came back stolen. The vehicle also had a screwdriver in the ignition, a ski mask covering the steering wheel and a methamphetamine pipe inside. The driver was booked for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, drug paraphernalia and suspended license.

Drugs and weapons: At 1:39 a.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop at Bendigo Blvd. and SW Mt. Si Blvd. for a vehicle that had no plates. The female driver stopped the vehicle in the middle of the roadway. While talking with the driver, the officer saw a methamphetamine pipe on the dashboard. When the officer had the female step out of the vehicle, he then spotted a large fixed blade knife under the driver seat. The female driver was booked into King County Jail on possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Jan. 8

DUI: At 9:28 p.m. officers observed a vehicle weaving through traffic, speeding and crossing the fog line on Snoqualmie Parkway. The officer caught up with the vehicle and stopped it at Orchard Avenue Southeast. When the driver rolled down the window, the officer could immediately smell alcohol. After failed field sobriety tests, the male driver was placed under arrest for investigation of DUI.

Court order violation and warrants: At 11:32 p.m. officers contacted an occupied vehicle at the Snoqualmie Falls Park after “closed after dusk” hours. A check of the female driver came with a suspended license and both felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was also listed as a protected person on a protection order. The male passenger gave a false name. After the male came back “no record,” the officer was able to obtain his identity from him and it matched the other half on the protection order. The male also had misdemeanor and felony warrants. The female was booked on her existing warrants and the male half was taken into custody and booked on his fifth protection order violation.

Jan. 9

Under age DUI: At 12:09 a.m., over the radio, officers were advised by fire that a vehicle was driving recklessly and passed an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens activated on the way to an emergency call. After conducting an area check for the vehicle, an officer located the vehicle at the Snoqualmie Safeway parking lot. When officers arrived, two males were getting into the vehicle and drove away. After stopping the vehicle, officers saw open and unopened alcohol on the floorboards. All occupants were under the age of 21. After reviewing surveillance video, the alcohol inside the vehicle had just been stolen by the occupants. Both occupants were charged with theft and the driver was booked for investigation of DUI.

Jan. 12

Traffic Hazard: At 10:04 a.m. officers spotted a vehicle parked in the lane of travel at Bendigo Blvd. South and West Park Street in North Bend. The officer contacted driver and passenger and when asked why they were stopped in the middle of the roadway, they stated they were trying to “look up where to go to breakfast.” The officer advised them that wasn’t an appropriate place to do that and the roadway was cleared.

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