Blotter: Late night runner singing to himself, another ‘howlin’ at the wind’ keep police busy

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

Snoqualmie North Bend Police Department

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Theft: At 5:33 p.m., police were called to the 400 block of SW Mount Si Boulevard, North Bend, to respond to a theft of alcohol from a business. The subject reportedly left the store in his car, but police were able to locate and stop him.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Dispute: At 4:40 p.m., police received a call reporting a customer refusing to pay his bill at a business on 468th Avenue SE, North Bend. The subject was getting a minor repair done on his car and refused to pay the minimum charge. The manager pulled the key out of the vehicle to prevent theft of services and the two men got into a verbal argument. When police arrived the subject had just paid his bill.

Suspicious: At 7:16 p.m., the sound of a gunshot was reported at SE North Bend Way, North Bend. When police arrived they didn’t hear anything but they were contacted by one of the neighbors who said they saw a firework going off next door.

Theft: At 9:46 p.m., a woman was reported shoplifting from a business on the 400 block of SW Mount Si Boulevard, North Bend. The woman had a yogurt container in her purse, but claimed that she had forgotten she put it there because her hands her full with the other items that she had paid for. She was banned from the store for one year.

Monday, Jan. 29

Car attack: At 12:43 a.m., police responded to Hancock Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, where a caller reported that a shirtless drunk man was trying to rip off parts of the caller’s vehicle. The caller and roommate were hiding inside the car while the man was on top of it. The man also was banging on the neighbor’s vehicle. Police detained the man and booked him into King County Jail for malicious misconduct, disorderly misconduct, and resisting arrest.

Singing, not shouting: At 2:53 a.m., a resident on SE Swenson Street, Snoqualmie reported a man who was walking down the street yelling at someone over the phone. When police arrived they found the subject was on a late night run and was singing along to his music.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Howlin’: At 12:38 a.m., a man was reported to be yelling and screaming on SE Park Street, Snoqualmie. The caller thought the man was intoxicated and was yelling obscenities and about killing people. Police arrived at the scene and the man told them he was just “howlin’ at the wind.” Officers found the man was extremely intoxicated. He was warned to go inside and stop yelling or he would be arrested.

Reckless driving: At 2:32 a.m., a reckless driver was called reported on W North Bend Way and NW 8th Street, North Bend. The caller had been following the vehicle and believed the driver had been drinking. The vehicle pulled away at Downing Street and the caller lost sight of it. Police did not find the vehicle.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Saturday, Jan 27

False alarm: At 2:24 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm at Mount Si High School. Nothing was found.

Broken alarm: At 10:54 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at the Summit Inn on Snoqualmie Pass. The alarm was found to be caused be a dry HVAC system that had gotten wet. Firefighters could not reset the alarm. They notified Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue to put a fire watch put in place until alarm technicians could repair the system.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Fan burnout: At 10:26 p.m., firefighters responded with other Eastside units to an electrical bathroom ceiling fan that had burned out. No fire was found.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

False alarm: At 7:25 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a local home for a smoke alarm. Steam from the shower set the alarm off.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

False alarm: At 12:03 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to a medical alert activation. They arrived and found no patient. The alarm had been accidentally activated.

Medical aid: In addition, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to seven medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 80.

Fall City Fire Department

Thursday, Jan. 25

Pregnancy: At 3:08 a.m., Fall City firefighters and EMTs responded to the Preston area to assist a woman who was experiencing a medical issue related to pregnancy. The patient was treated on scene and taken to a local hospital.

Headache: At 11:30 a.m., firefighters and EMTs saw an 82-year-old man who was dizzy and had a headache. The patient was taken to his hospital of choice by a private ambulance company.

Fall: At 7:20 p.m., EMTs from the department saw a 92-year old-woman who had suffered a cut when she fell. The patient was taken to a local hospital.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Flooding: At 3:52 p.m., firefighters responded to the 4300 block of 324th Ave SE for a report of flooding. It was determined that a culvert was broken and that was causing water to back up. The scene was protected and the Fall City Water District was alerted to the issue.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Trouble breathing: At 4:41 a.m., Fall City Fire assisted a 53-year-old woman who was experiencing shortness of breath. The patient was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Monday, Jan. 29

Four-car collision: At 2:24 p.m., the department responded to a four-vehicle accident on State Route 202 near Fish Hatchery Road. A dump truck, utility truck and two automobiles were involved, causing the shutdown of the highway temporarily. The accident was determined to be non-injury and the scene was turned over to the Washington State Patrol.

Flu: At 5:19 p.m., Fall City EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie area for a 10-year-old patient with flu-like symptoms. The patient was taken to a local hospital.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Nose bleed: At 11:21 a.m., the department saw a 5-year-old patient who was experiencing a nose bleed and flu-like symptoms. The patient was treated on scene and left in mother’s care.