Blotter: Throwing knives; hair days; “dyno” tests

Snoqualmie police blotter.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:45pm
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Jan. 26

Welfare check: At 10:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 76 gas station in Snoqualmie for a male that was bleeding from the head and pumping gas. Officers stopped the vehicle as it was leaving the 76 station. Not only was the male bleeding from the head, but there was also a pool of blood on his floorboard and possible frost bite on his feet. The male apparently had fallen and had no idea where he was. He was taken to the hospital by aid.

Jan. 27

Nerf gun war: At 9:07 p.m. an anonymous caller reported a possible domestic violence dispute in the 38500 block of Southeast Newton Street. Officers arrived and contacted the occupants who advised that they were having a Nerf gun fight and everything was okay.

Unwanted guest: At 2:56 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Snoqualmie Valley Shelter in Snoqualmie for help removing a subject who had a history of being violent. Officers arrived and witnessed the male attempting to go back into the women’s area. When asked to stop, he immediately became hostile and started fighting with several officers. Eventually the Taser was deployed, and the male was detained. After getting medically cleared, the male was booked and charged with criminal trespass, assault, resisting arrest and obstruct public servant.

Jan. 29

Welfare check: At 7:22 a.m. officers responded to the QFC in North Bend to two subjects slumped over the wheel in a vehicle. When officers woke up the individuals inside, the driver appeared to be trying to hide something in his hands. Officers saw a glass pipe and tinfoil on the floorboard. The driver was detained for further investigation and during a routine search of the male, he had four large throwing knives on him. The male was arrested and booked.

Jan. 30

Male lighting his hair on fire: At 1:28 a.m. a call came in from the 200 block of Southeast Orchard Drive about an unknown male outside that was repeatedly falling, and trying to light his hair on fire. Officers contacted the male who appeared heavily intoxicated. His face was swollen, and he had a difficult time communicating to officers what had happened.

Jan. 31

Screaming child: At 2:46 p.m. officers responded to the Bartell Drugs in Snoqualmie for a welfare check on a child that was screaming behind a closed door. The caller reported that a staff member came out and asked another staff member to assist them. Officers checked on the child and it turns out the child was not thrilled about getting a shot.

Feb. 1

Water over roadway: At 12:08 p.m. officers and Snoqualmie public works put up “road closed” signs in the 9000 block of Boalch Avenue Southeast for water over the roadway. After putting up the signs, an officer observed a vehicle drive past the barricades and through the entire portion of the closed roadway. The officer greeted the driver at the other end of the roadway and placed him under arrest for disregarding road closure signs.

Vehicle filling up with water: At 6:02 p.m. a 911 call came in from the 7800 block of Pickering Court Southeast in Snoqualmie from a male who stated he was stuck in a vehicle which was filling up with water. While on the phone, the water came up to the male’s abdomen and he was unable to exit the vehicle. Dispatch notified fire crews. Officers and aid arrived and removed the male from the vehicle and provided him with a ride to a nearby location.

Feb. 2

Reckless driving: At 1:19 p.m. an officer was patrolling the 9000 block of Boalch Avenue Southeast when he spotted a vehicle that abruptly accelerated, causing the vehicle to lose traction. The officer recorded the speed at 79 mph in the posted 35 mph zone. After stopping the vehicle, the male driver said he was conducting a “dyno” test to measure the vehicle’s engine power and torque. The driver was placed under arrest for reckless driving.


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