Blotter : Hidden camper removed from parking area; Broken gas lines trouble fence builders

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

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Dept.

Friday, Jan. 5

Theft: At 9:17 p.m., police received a report of a theft from a store in the 400 block of South Fork Avenue SW, North Bend. A store employee reported that a woman had taken several items into a dressing room, and did not come out with them. She then left in a red car with another woman and police were not able to locate them. The value of the missing items was calculated at $230.

Saturday, Jan. 6

Noise: At 10:22 p.m., a caller complained of loud holiday music coming from a home near Swenson Drive SE and McIntosh Court SE, Snoqualmie. Police contacted the homeowner, who’d fallen asleep and didn’t realize that the music, which coordinated with his light display, was still on.

Suspicious: At 6:52 p.m., police received a report of suspicious activity around a house under construction at NE 12th Street and Haystack Avenue SE, North Bend. The caller said a vehicle was in the driveway and a man was walking around the house with a flashlight. An officer responded and contacted the man, who was picking up nails and rocks in the street, and said he hadn’t slept in two days but was thinking of buying the house. His vehicle was full of construction supplies but police found no crime had occurred.

Eggs: At 9:59 p.m., a caller on Forster Boulevard, North Bend, reported that someone had thrown an egg at her window. She said she hadn’t seen the suspect, just heard the loud crash, and wanted police to be aware of the incident.

Disturbance: At 6:43 a.m., police were asked to remove an unwanted guest from a church on SE River Street, Snoqualmie. The man had been verbally combative and refused to leave the building. Police sent him on his way and advised the staff to call again if the problem persisted.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Pornography: At 7:10 p.m., a caller at the North Bend Library reported that a man was sitting in his vehicle outside the library and watching pornography. The caller was concerned that a child might have walked by and seen it. The vehicle was gone before police arrived.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Trespassing: At 1:10 p.m. police were called to the lower falls on SE Fish Hatchery Road, Snoqualmie, for a report of trespassing. Three people had jumped over the fence to get to the water. Police contacted the individuals and removed them from the area.

Parkway speeder: At 1:41 p.m., police received a report of a manriding a black sport bike at more than 90 mph on the Snoqualmie Parkway, Snoqualmie, and then heading toward the falls. Police apprehended the cyclist halfway down the hill and cited him for speeding.

Sunday, Jan. 14

Break-in: At midnight, police received a report of trespassing in progress at a business in the 1200 block of NW Eighth Street, North Bend. They investigated and found that suspects ad staged several boxes of merchandise under two trailers, but hadn’t taken anything before they fled.

Just talking: At 10:34 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle, parked near Carmichael Park, Snoqualmie, with the lights on. Police contacted the couple, two 18-year-olds, inside who said they’d been talking. Police advised them to find a better place to talk.

Fraud: At 10:50 a.m., a caller on Rhododendron Drive SE, Snoqualmie, told police they’d just heard from someone who wanted to buy something the caller had on offer, but wanted to send more money than the asking price, then have the seller return the change. The seller recognized this as a common scam.

Disturbance: At 7:31 p.m., a business in the 400 block of East North Bend Way, North Bend, called police to have an intoxicated woman removed from the store. The woman was being verbally abusive, refusing to leave, and throwing soda around the store. She was wearing a winter jacket and pajama bottoms and was apparently upset over a Western Union transaction, the store reported to police. The woman then left the store. Police found her on North Bend Way, beating her head against a partition, and detained her. She was not found to be intoxicated; police suspect she was under the influence of a different drug.

Camper: At 10:22 a.m., police were called to the upper parking lot of the Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie, where a transient person’s well-hidden campsite had been discovered. The transient was not present, but had left behind a 100-foot extension cord, used to steal power from the resort. Police left a note for the person to remove all items and leave the area, and planned to follow up the next day.

Disturbance: At 9:12 p.m. police responded to a business in the 8200 block of Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie, where a patron had been causing a disturbance over a pool game. Employees told the man to leave and after several repetitions of the request, he did so. Police were unable to locate him.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, Jan. 18

Smoke: At 12:53 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters investigated a report of smoke in a home. They discovered a burned electrical outlet, but the breaker had not tripped. As a precaution, firefighters cut the wires to the electrical plug, taped them up and put them back inside the box, then advised the homeowner to have an electrician replace the outlet.

Faint: At 2:06 a.m., the Snoqualmie crew was dispatched to a report of a man with flu-like symptoms who was having a fainting episode. Firefighters transported the patient to an area hospital.

Friday, Jan. 19

Missing person: At 4:38 p.m., Snoqualmie Police called on the firefighters to use their thermal imaging camera in the search for a woman thought to be lost around Snoqualmie Falls. Police were in contact with the woman’s husband, who had electronically located his wife’s phone at the Snoqualmie Falls Park. Firefighters used the camera to scan the cliff face and lower areas of the falls but did not find the woman.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Gas leak: At 4:59 p.m., the crew was dispatched to a report of a gas leak caused by a resident digging a fence post. PSE was called and secured the gas line.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Transport: At 9:34 a.m., Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted an east-side unit by transporting a patient from a local hospital to a regional hospital.

Burning odor: At 4:17 p.m., the department was dispatched to a home for a report of the odor of burning plastic. Firefighters contacted the homeowner but found no smell or heat source. The homeowner was advised to call back if the smell returned.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Accident: At 3:11 p.m., Snoqualmie was dispatched with other emergency units for a motor-vehicle accident on eastbound I-90. Firefighters assisted with cleaning up the scene and shuttling emergency vehicles back to their respective stations.

Broken gas line: At 3:52 p.m., the crew responded to a report of a natural gas line puncture. They arrived at the home and met with the homeowner’s son, who said he’d been digging a fence post hole in the front yard and hit a gas line. Firefighters could hear the hissing of the gas line at the puncture. They closed the street, called PSE and monitored the air quality and gas accumulation with a monitor. They also confirmed that all ignition sources were shut off in the house. PSE arrived and took over the scene.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 14 medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 68.