Police Blotter

March 7, 2012

By Staff

North Bend


Robo dialing

An employee with the Mount Si Transitional Center reported to police that on Feb. 22 , while she was at work, she received about 45 calls in an hour and a half from a man on the East Coast with a foreign accent demanding money.


Sharp-dressed man

The manager for Banana Republic in North Bend reported that on Feb. 18 a man had stolen $1,000 worth of clothing from the store, including suit blazers, sweater vests and dress pants.

The manager and police officer watched a security tape showing the man trying on clothing and then placing it inside of a white bag. The man left the store and then returned a little later with an empty white bag. Police were unable to locate a suspect.

Tag, you’re it

A police officer on Feb. 7 noticed gang graffiti on a North Bend Way building and a Main Avenue South building.

He attributed it to the Southside Locos gang, which he said is the oldest Sureno criminal street gang found in King County.


Bandit steals school supplies

A woman who had parked her vehicle behind the North Bend outlet mall on Feb. 22 returned to find the window smashed and her laptop and school books missing.

Police did find a tool, possibly used during the break-in, and were able to lift some fingerprints for evidence.


Swervy driving

Brandon Thomas Martin, 36, of North Bend, was arrested for drunken driving Feb. 23 when police noticed his vehicle crossing the yellow lines on several North Bend streets.

Martin’s two blood alcohol tests recorded a .114 percent and .104 percent. The legal limit in Washington is .08 percent.


Eastside Fire & Rescue

  •  At 2:03 p.m. Feb. 21, EFR units responded to a 71-year-old male with difficulty breathing. He was sent to Snoqualmie Hospital for further evaluation.
  • At 2:42 a.m. Feb. 22, EFR units responded to assist police on South Fork Avenue Southwest to help an officer gain access to a roof for a suspected burglar. The Ladder 87 crew assisted the officer to gain roof access through the riser room.
  • At 4:58 a.m. Feb. 22, EFR units responded to a swift water rescue. The Ladder 87 crew supplied lighting for the incident.
  • At 6:12 a.m. Feb. 24, EFR units responded to a confined chimney or flue fire on 402nd Avenue. The entire stove pipe was visually inspected and a thermal imaging camera was used to look for hot spots. There was no extension or other problems.
  • At 11:33 a.m. Feb. 24, EFR units responded to a report of a 60-year-old male experiencing stroke?like symptoms. The man was evaluated at the scene and transported to a hospital.
  • At 9:37 a.m. Feb. 25, EFR units responded to a motor vehicle accident. Crews provided patient care, one patient was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and three other patients were transported to an unidentified hospital.
  • At 12:24 p.m. Feb. 26, EFR units responded to a 36-year-old male with a fainting episode. He was transported to a hospital emergency department.


  • At 1:06 p.m. Feb. 26, EFR units responded to an EMS call on Interstate 90 at mile marker 40 for a motor vehicle accident, and was directed to block one of the lanes for safety.
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