May 4, 2011
You should argue at home
At 6:53 p.m. April 23, police officers patrolling the 9900 block of Snoqualmie Parkway saw a vehicle traveling at least 20 mph above the posted 30 mph speed limit. A radar reading showed the vehicle hitting 54 mph while weaving in and out of traffic, changing lanes, cutting off cars and finally turning onto Southeast Douglas Street. After stopping at a red light, the car turned left without yielding to oncoming traffic when the light turned green. The vehicle also passed cars. Seeing that two people stood at a crosswalk ahead, police turned on lights and siren. The vehicle immediately stopped. The car had a female driver and a male passenger. The driver said she had no driver’s license and that she was very sorry. She explained her rush by saying she was in the middle of a fight with her boyfriend, the passenger. The driver became very emotional and as means of I.D. she gave police a very altered, disfigured card with her picture. The card had a split in the middle, different colors of White-Out on it and a hole from a hole-puncher. The woman said she was a convicted felon with an upcoming court date and that the card had expired in 2009. She was arrested for not having a valid operator’s license and cited for speeding. She was booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
At 11:48 a.m. April 25, a woman came to the Snoqualmie Police Department to report she had parked her 2000 Toyota Echo in the 8000 block of Maple Avenue Southeast on April 23. She was working in the yard until 8 p.m. At about 11 p.m., she noticed the lights were on inside the car. She went outside and saw the car door was unlocked. The next day, she noticed her GPS device and a stuffed Ariel mermaid doll were missing. There are no suspects.
At 9 p.m. April 28, a police officer was typing reports inside a police car, 200 yards away from the intersection of Meadowbrook Way and Railroad Avenue, when the officer heard a screeching of tires followed by the gunning of an engine. The vehicle, a 2010 Mercedes Benz, was traveling so fast police could not catch up to it at 95 mph. The vehicle entered North Bend through Railroad Avenue, and was still traveling at 64 mph when it entered a 30 mph zone. Police finally caught up to it at the intersection of Bendigo Boulevard and Second Street. The driver, a 20-year-old male, said he was speeding to flee another driver who had yelled at him and had punched one of the car’s windows. Police contacted the woman who had reported the speeding Mercedes, and she said that the car had begun tailgating her on Meadowbrook Way. The Mercedes got so close that she could not see its headlights. After almost sideswiping her vehicle, the Mercedes went into the woman’s neighborhood. The woman called 911, and approached the Mercedes to ask the driver why he was driving like that. The driver, the woman said, cursed at her and sped away. The driver of the Mercedes was arrested for reckless driving and booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
North Bend police
At about 4 a.m. April 29, a King County sheriff’s deputy responded to a trespassing report near Interstate 90’s Exit 34. The police officer found transients sleeping under the Interstate 90 overpass.
At 1:03 p.m. April 29, a King County sheriff’s deputy took a report of a person driving off without paying for gas at North Bend Gasoline, 520 E. North Bend Way.
At 10:40 p.m. April 30, a King County sheriff’s deputy stopped a person suspected of having a criminal warrant at the Shell Station at the intersection of North Bend Way and Ballarat Avenue.
- At 7:15 p.m. April 22, firefighters responded to Southeast Railroad Avenue for a person with a hip injury.
- At 9:50 p.m. April 22, firefighters responded to Swenson Drive for an infant experiencing a seizure.
- At 2:28 p.m. April 23, EMTs responded to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for a medical aid call. A patient was evaluated and transported to a hospital by EMTs.
- At 9:34 a.m. April 25, Snoqualmie and Fall City firefighters were dispatched to Southeast Fir Street for a reported chimney fire. By the time they arrived, the homeowner had extinguished the fire. He was then advised to have the chimney inspected before using it again.
- At 11:00 a.m. April 25, EMTs were dispatched to Snoqualmie Middle School for an ill teacher. He was evaluated and transported to a hospital by his wife.
- At 1:24 p.m. April 25, Snoqualmie and Fall City firefighters were dispatched to St. Andrews Lane after a natural gas odor had been detected inside a home. Upon investigation, it was determined that the furnace had malfunctioned. The homeowner was advised to get it serviced right away.
- At 8:28 p.m. April 25, EMTs were dispatched to Snoqualmie Casino for a 62-year-old male experiencing a seizure. He was evaluated and transported to a hospital by private ambulance.
- At 9:58 p.m. April 25, EMTs were dispatched to Maple Avenue Southeast for an ill female. She was evaluated and transported to a hospital by aid car.
- At 11:01 a.m. April 27, EMTs responded to a construction site on Snoqualmie Ridge for a 34-year-old man who had fallen and broken his leg. He was evaluated and transported to a hospital by private ambulance.
- At 1:27 p.m. April 27, EMTs responded to Snoqualmie Casino for a 76-year-old female complaining of dizziness. She was evaluated and transported to a hospital by private ambulance.
The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.