Blotter: Man with assault rifle detained; ‘roaring’ sounds in sewer reported

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:17am
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Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department

Tuesday, Dec. 26

Theft: At 8:27 p.m., two stolen propane tanks from SE River Street, Snoqualmie, were reported to police. The caller did not want to file a report but requested additional patrols in the area.

Thursday, Dec. 28

Vandalism: At 7:35 a.m., police were called to the 7000 block of Center Boulevard SE, Snoqualmie, for a burglary and vandalism report. Officers found that a fire extinguisher had been let off in the building, paintings were taken down, there were visible foot prints, and vomit in the upper lobby of the shared retail building.

Friday, Dec. 29

Drug problem: At 3:13 p.m., police received a complaint about the smell of marijuana coming from the caller’s downstairs neighbor’s home on Main Avenue S, North Bend. The caller told police that he reported it to the landlord. Recreational marijuana has been legal in the state since the end of 2012, but officers also found that the neighbor had a medical marijuana card. They advised her to look into other ways of getting THC that wouldn’t annoy the neighbors.

Sunday, Dec. 31

Malicious mischief: At 12:20 a.m., a caller told police that a group of two men and a woman had tried to start a fight with him in the parking lot of a North Bend bar. He said he didn’t know the people, but they had banged on his car window with a flashlight to provoke him.

Monday, Jan. 1

Break-in: At 2:43 a.m., a homeowner on SE Woody Creek Lane, Snoqualmie, reported a break-in. When police arrived they found a man, asleep on the homeowner’s couch, smelling of alcohol and with broken glass on his shirt. The homeowner had no idea who the man was. Police detained the man and checked the rest of the house for intruders.

Assault rifle: At 7:34 a.m., a man carrying an AR-15 on the 40000 block of SE North Bend Way, North Bend, was reported to police. The man was seen speaking with a tire center employee and the two entered the business. The two men were still at the business when police arrived and officers detained the armed man.

Suspicious: At 11:24 p.m., a car parked behind a business on the 400 block of South Fork Avenue SW, North Bend, was reported to police. Officers found two people in the vehicle who said they were Nike employees. The officer advised them to hang out somewhere else when the nearby businesses are closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Unwanted subject: At 4:34 p.m., an aggressive panhandler on the 400 block of E North Bend Way, North Bend, was reported to police. The subject was asking for money in a parking lot and the responding officer told her to stop.

Barefoot and upset: At 9:25 p.m., police were called to report a woman walking around W North Bend Way, North Bend, without shoes. The woman said she walked away from her car and boyfriend but could not find it when she returned. She didn’t report an argument or assault, but said she was upset and walked away. Police found her vehicle, and her shoes, at Safeway.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Alarm: At 2:01 p.m., an employee at a coffee stand on Railroad Avenue, SE, Snoqualmie, contacted police after two men harassed her at the business. When officers arrived one of the men ran away but officers apprehended him and detained and arrested both men on felony warrants.

Theft: At 8:01 p.m., police were called to the 600 block of South Fork Avenue SW, North Bend, when two people were seen shoplifting. A Seahawks vest and two bags containing $200 worth of items were stolen. Police were unable to find the suspects when searching the area.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Warrant : At 6:38 a.m., police saw and detained the driver of a vehicle parked at Three Forks Dog Park in Snoqualmie, who had a misdemeanor warrant. The subject was booked into Issaquah County Jail.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Friday, Dec. 29

Sewer sounds: At 1:20 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters investigated a loud roar sound coming from sewer pipes, ongoing for approximately 10 minutes. The crew checked in with the homeowner and confirmed they no longer heard the sound coming from the sewer. Firefighters checked around the house and in the crawl-space, but found no problems. They advised the homeowner to check with a certified plumber as a precaution.

Fallen tree: At 11:22 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a downed tree across the roadway, due to high winds. The unit arrived with the Snoqualmie Police Department to find branches and debris partially covering one lane of the road. They cleared the debris and branches by hand.

Sunday, Dec. 31

Alarm: At 10:44 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm. They arrived and contacted the homeowner opening windows, to air his house out. The homeowner had burnt food on the stove. Firefighters assisted in resetting the alarm.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 11 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls for 2017 to 1,074.

Monday, Jan. 1

Transfer 1: At 12:10 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters assisted medics in transporting a patient from a local hospital to an area hospital.

Transfer 2: At 4:59 a.m., firefighters assisted medics in transporting a patient from a local hospital to an area hospital.

Rollover: 4:59 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a one-car, rollover accident on S.R. 18. They arrived and found the patient had already removed himself from the vehicle. He was transported to an area hospital for observation.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Alarm: At 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm, but the homeowner was unaware of any alarm at his house. The crew checked the area but found no problems.

Alarm: 6:49 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a commercial property for a fire alarm. The unit is currently under remodel for new business coming in. An on-site contractor accidentally bumped the detector in the ceiling, setting off the alarm. Firefighters reset the alarm.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 7 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 12.


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