Police & Fire
November 3, 2010
At 6 p.m. Oct. 21, police responded to a report in the 8100 block of Falls Avenue Southeast, regarding someone throwing a rock at a hardware store window. Estimated value of the glass is $350.
At 12:55 a.m. Oct. 23, a police officer was traveling north on Southeast Ridge Street when a pickup traveling on Center Boulevard near the intersection of Southeast Ridge slowed for a stop sign and turned left without signaling. After stopping the vehicle, the officer noticed the strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside, and the driver’s slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He declined to perform sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence. He later declined to take a breath test and was booked into the Issaquah jail.
At 1:33 a.m. Oct. 25, an officer contacted a man slumped over the steering wheel of his car, parked near the intersection of 378th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 82nd Street. The man was asleep, waiting for a friend.
At 2:25 a.m. Oct. 26, police saw a truck with California license plates speeding on Snoqualmie Parkway Southeast near the intersection of Fisher Avenue Southeast. The officer followed the truck as it turned on Fisher Avenue without signaling and missed a stop sign on Coble Avenue Southeast. The chase continued until the truck went off the roadway on Fisher Avenue and could not continue because of a high dirt embankment. The driver’s door flew open and the driver began to step away from the vehicle. The officer ordered him to stay inside and show his hands. The man, identified as 21-year-old Robert Hinojosa, followed the officer’s command to exit the vehicle with his hands up, but then dropped one hand and reached into his front right pocket. He then turned to face the officer and pulled out his wallet. The officer holstered his pistol and pressed Hinojosa against the vehicle, and handcuffed him. Hinojosa began to call the officer names and accuse him of profiling. A search of Hinojosa yielded a pipe and some marijuana. With bloodshot eyes and smelling of intoxicants, Hinojosa kept berating the officer as he read him his rights and put him in the back of the patrol car. He was later booked into the King County Jail.
North Bend Police
Pilfered personal items
At 9:52 a.m. Oct. 5, police received a report of a laptop and credit card being stolen from a pickup in the 13700 block of 457th Avenue Southeast. The owner told police the theft had happened the previous night. Someone had unlocked the truck’s doors by reaching through an open window and taking the items from inside.
At 12:24 p.m. Oct. 5, police received a report of a residential burglary in the 300 block of Merritt Avenue Northeast. The incident occurred between May 2009 and mid-September 2010. The victim told police a diamond-and-sapphire ring with a 14-karat gold setting had been stolen from her dresser in her office.
At 9:12 a.m. Oct. 5, police received a report of a smash-and-grab theft from a car in the 1300 block of La Forest Drive Southeast the previous night. Someone had smashed the front, passenger-side window of the car and taken a basket full of papers and shoes. Nothing of value was taken; the car’s doors were still locked.
Unlocked truck, stolen items
At 10:47 a.m. Oct. 3, police received a report of personal items being stolen from an unlocked truck parked outside a home in the 13900 block of 455th Avenue Southeast. The owner told police the theft had occurred the previous night.
- At 9:33 a.m. Oct. 22, paramedics were dispatched to Snoqualmie Casino for an employee who slipped and fell off the shuttle bus, causing a back injury. The patient was evaluated and transported to a hospital by private ambulance.
- At 5:33 p.m. Oct. 23, paramedics responded to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for a medical call. The patient was evaluated and then transported to a hospital.
- At 8:42 p.m. Oct. 23, paramedics were dispatched to Snoqualmie Casino for a medical call. The patient was evaluated and left in care of family there.
- At 10 p.m. Oct. 24, firefighters responded to Snoqualmie Casino for a man with flu-like symptoms.
- At 5:55 p.m. Oct. 25, paramedics were dispatched to Snoqualmie Casino for a medical call. The patient was evaluated and then transported to a hospital.
- At 8:55 p.m. Oct. 25, paramedics were dispatched to Snoqualmie Casino for a medical call. The patient was evaluated and then transported to a hospital.
- At 5:24 a.m. Oct. 26, paramedics responded to the Snoqualmie downtown area for a medical call. The patient was treated and left in care with family there.
North Bend fire
- At 10:17 p.m. Oct. 25, firefighters responded to a fire alarm near the intersection of East McClellan and East Park streets.
- At 3:46 a.m. Oct. 25, firefighters responded to a nonemergency aid call near the intersection of Southeast Orchard Drive and Thrasher Avenue Northeast.
- At 9:02 a.m. Oct. 26, firefighters responded to a fire alarm near the intersection of East McClellan Street and East Park Street.
- At 6:26 p.m. Oct. 26, firefighters responded to an emergency aid call for a multiple vehicle accident.
- At 9:20 p.m. Oct. 27, firefighters responded to a medical call near the intersection of 424th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 12th Street.
- At 12:47 p.m. Oct. 28, firefighters responded to an emergency aid call on Southeast 71st Street. The victim was dead on arrival.
- At 8:06 p.m. Oct. 30, firefighters responded to a medic call on Southeast 131st Street.
The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police and fire reports.