Police Blotter

April 4, 2012

By Staff

North Bend

Speed up, mister

Police noticed at about 2 a.m. March 18 a man driving 7-10 mph in a 25 mph zone on Southeast North Bend Way.

When police pulled over Justin Jenkins, 30, of North Bend, they reported he had bloodshot eyes and slightly slurred speech. Jenkins declined field sobriety tests, and was arrested for DUI. Police released him to a neighbor who came to pick him up.



Speed never pays

Michael C. Ballsmith, 50, was arrested for drunken driving after a Snoqualmie police officer clocked the man driving 92 mph on Interstate 90; he failed to stop right away when the officer turned on his emergency lights.

The officer reported that at about 10 a.m. March 23, Ballsmith pulled off of the interstate at Exit 25 and eventually stopped. The officer said there was a strong odor of alcohol from Ballsmith’s vehicle and he was “shaky and agitated” during field sobriety tests.

Ballsmith was transported to the King County Jail.

Not happy with the service

At 1:30 p.m. March 23, police received a call from a hospital regarding a woman “being loud and disruptive.” The report said, “She is harassing patients and ranting about malpractice. Officers asked subject to leave and she complied.”


I want to report people and dogs having fun

At about 4:30 p.m. March 23, police received a call about four people and three big dogs playing soccer and Frisbee. “Caller wanted officer to explain about the leash law. Officer found one dog off leash and spoke with owner who was unaware about the law, but complied.”


Park it, sister

At 3:17 a.m. March 26, police observed a woman sitting in a Honda Civic behind Snoqualmie Falls Brewery. Her door was open and her purse was lying in the gravel parking lot. Police said there was a very strong alcohol smell coming from Courtney J. Ford’s vehicle, and when they asked her if that was her purse, she slurred, “Yeah, so what?”

Police reported that Ford, 30, promised that she was going to sleep in her vehicle and would not drive. She was warned that if she drove, she would be arrested for DUI, and the police proceeded to drive away.

The report says Ford was spotted driving in the parking lot seconds after they drove off. She was arrested for DUI and transported to the King County Jail.


Concerned caller

At 3:15 p.m. March 27, a caller told police he/she was concerned about an elderly man on the corner of 384th Avenue Southeast and Southeast Newton Street, who appeared to be disoriented.

Police were unable to locate the man.

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