June 30, 2010
Finish, then we’ll talk
At 12:36 a.m. June 11, an officer noticed a Ford pickup outside Snoqualmie Market at 8030 Railroad Ave. The driver — the only person in the truck — got out and begin urinating. The officer approached the man, letting him finish. He noticed the man was swaying back and forth, smelled alcohol on his breath and found he was driving with a suspended license. The man tested positive for alcohol in his blood over the legal limit. He thanked the police for taking him off the street. He was booked into Issaquah Jail for driving with a suspended license and driving while intoxicated.
I probably shouldn’t be driving, but I am
At 2:15 a.m. June 12, an officer pulled over a Cadillac CTS at Swing Avenue Southeast and Southeast Jacobia Street for erratic driving. The Snoqualmie man agreed to perform field sobriety tests and failed. He said he’d had four drinks and probably shouldn’t be driving. The man, who was arrested, later tested positive for alcohol in his blood over the legal limit. He was booked into Issaquah Jail for driving while intoxicated.
At 2 p.m. June 14, police received a report of city property being stolen in the 6400 block of Silent Creek Avenue Southeast. The neighborhood had recently had a block party, for which the city dropped off barricades, signs and cones to block the street. The city told one of the party’s organizers that a barricade, sign and cone were missing. The items had last been seen at the corner of Southeast Knowles Street and Silent Creek Avenue Southeast on June 12. A city employee told an officer that the organizer would be charged $135 for the missing property.
At 2:53 a.m. June 15, an officer saw three young men on a sidewalk at the intersection of Southeast Scott Street and Curtis Avenue Southeast. One ran off but returned while the officer was talking with the other two. One of the suspects, an 18-year-old male, was behaving nervously. The officer searched him, confiscated two knives and arrested him for drinking alcohol as a minor, to which he had admitted. While searching him, the officer found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. The suspect was booked into Issaquah Jail for alcohol consumption, and possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. The other two suspects, 18 and 19, were released.
Rock thrown at moving car
A man told police he had been driving westbound in the 600 block of East North Bend Way at 11:39 June 15, when a rock crashed through the windshield of his Mazda Protégé. The rock hit him in the face. He did not see where it had come from.
About 11 p.m. June 11, police received a report of vandalism in the 24-hour access lobby of the city’s United States Post Office, 451 E. North Bend Way. An officer responded and found the lobby in disarray. Ceiling tiles had been knocked down, and trash and recycling containers had been knocked over and their contents spilled out.
At 12:30 p.m. June 8, an officer responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 300 block of East North Bend Way. The resident told the officer he had gone out to run errands an hour earlier and returned to find the front door open and several hundred dollars missing. The cash was going to be a wedding present for his fiancée. The officer found marks on the door indicating forced entry, and the door’s chain lock was lying on the floor. The officer checked for fingerprints.
Smash and grab
Police responded to a report of larceny June 7 at Big Si Trailhead, 45400 S.E. Mount Si Road. A woman and man told an officer their Ford Ranger had been broken into between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. The truck’s rear windows were broken. The woman said her purse and a graphing calculator were stolen.
At 10:55 p.m. June 7, an officer responded to a report of shoplifters at Safeway, 460 S.W. Mount Si Blvd. The store manager said the man and woman were former employees. The officer talked with them and ran their names. He found the man had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant issued by the Renton Police Department. He arrested and searched him, finding brass knuckles with the word “Love” engraved on them. He cited him for carrying a dangerous weapon and took him to the Renton Police Department.
Revolver stolen from camper
A North Bend man reported that someone entered his camper between 9:30 p.m. June 20 and 3 p.m. June 21 and stolen a DVD player, a Smith and Wesson revolver, a tool box and a 19-inch high-definition Vizio TV, totaling an estimated $1,160. The man had parked the camper and left it unlocked in his driveway in the 1000 block of Ballarat Avenue North.
Car prowler steals iPod
Someone stole an ashtray, assorted coins, a silver iPod and a pocket knife, a loss totaling $270, from an unlocked 1990 Chevrolet Silverado between 9 and 9:30 p.m. June 21. The Silverado was parked at QFC, 460 E. North Bend Way.
You can’t have my ID
A co-owner of Yi’s Mini Market reported that a white male asked for cigarettes at 6:01 a.m. June 23 at the store, 301 W. North Bend Way. When the co-owner asked for identification, the man became upset, grabbed his money from the counter and left the store, knocking over a display of cigarette lighters. A surveillance video recorded the incident, but did not provide information on the suspect. There was no permanent damage.
Credit card forgery
A woman in the 400 block of Southeast Alder Drive reported that her credit card company, Credit Union, had notified her that her Visa credit card was being used in Cary, N.C., between 12:01 a.m. and 12:59 p.m. June 9. A Credit Union representative said someone might have stolen her number and created a new card. There are no suspects.
An employee from Mt Si Chiropractic reported that a white 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada has been parked at the intersection of West Second Street and Bendigo Boulevard North for many months. The report was made at 5 p.m. May 17.
Woman filches cigarettes
A woman went into the 76 Gas Station, 520 E. North Bend Way, at 1:35 a.m. June 21 and asked for two packs of cigarettes, worth $16.75. The woman asked for more, and when the cashier turned his back, she grabbed the two packs off the counter and ran away. The woman was described as white, about 22 years old, 5 feet 6 inches and thin. She got into a dark colored, two-door car and left eastbound from the store.
Car prowler at trailhead
A woman locked her 2002 Toyota Highlander at the Granite Trailhead, off of Interstate 90’s exit 47, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. June 19. When she returned from a hike, she found someone had smashed the front passenger-side window. The woman had stored her valuables, including an iPhone, silver iPod, brown canvas purse, sunglasses and two wallets, under some clothing on the passenger seat. The loss is estimated at $670.
Items in the Police Blotter are taken from reports by police departments in North Bend and Snoqualmie.