May 17, 2012
Someone broke into a vacant building in the east 500 block of North Bend Way and spray- painted graffiti on walls, including a Nazi symbol inside a circle. A neighbor reported seeing an open window on the building April 28, and that’s when the graffiti was discovered.
A witness called police April 29 to report that she watched two juvenile males crawl into an open window of a vacant building in the east 500 block of North Bend Way, while a third juvenile male watched the area.
The three left the building together, and police report they were unable to locate the youths.
A man reported that he parked his vehicle behind a building in the 400 block of Mount Si Boulevard at 10 a.m. April 29.
When he returned to his vehicle at 3 p.m., he found his front, passenger window smashed and his coat on the ground.
My name is John
On May 1, a 16-year-old girl reported to police that a drunken man approached her at 3:25 p.m. in front of Jay Berry’s Gourmet Pizza & Pasta, 456 S.W. Mount Si Blvd. He told her she smelled good and looked nice, and he tried to “high five” her. When she refused, she said he grabbed her arm and forced her to “high five” him, and then he tried to hug her.
The girl and another witness saw the man drive off in a Ford Taurus. Police spoke with the owner of the vehicle, a friend of the suspect, who said the two of them had been at the Snoqualmie Casino and came to town to eat pizza and drink a beer.
The man called the suspect’s cellphone and handed his phone to the police officer. The officer asked the suspect to come back so he could talk to him. The suspect refused.
The officer asked the suspect what his name was.
The suspect said his name was John, and that his last name was John. Later, he said his name was JohnJohn, and later, he changed it to John Littlejohn. Police located the 41-year-old man and arrested him for fourth-degree assault and took him to the Issaquah jail.
A police officer heard a revving engine and squealing tires at about 4:40 p.m. May 1 while parked at the 76 gas station.
He then saw “a middle-aged couple run away from the side of the road to get away from the vehicle” and watched several vehicles swerve to avoid the speeding 2005 Honda, which was heading eastbound onto Mount Si Boulevard from Bendigo Boulevard.
The officer pulled over the car and arrested a 20-year-old Prosser man for reckless driving and transported him to Issaquah Jail.
Hey brother, can you spare a dime?
A 6-foot, 4-inch tall man, weighing 200 pounds, has been banned from the 76 gas station for repeatedly showing up intoxicated and aggressively panhandling. He was warned again April 29.
Police found a bird in a Torguson Park bathroom that looked like it had been beaten to death with an AriZona iced tea can April 27.
At about 11 a.m. May 9, a caller told police there were two males inside a vehicle with the seats lying back. Police determined the males were there to work with a landscaping company.
Fire calls from Eastside Fire & Rescue in North Bend
q At about 6 p.m. May 4, EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 15000 block of Highway 18.
q At 11:20 p.m. May 8, one fire engine responded to a vehicle fire in the 34000 block of westbound Interstate 90.
q At about 1:30 p.m. May 9, two fire engines responded to a gas leak in the 42000 block of Southeast 172nd Place.
The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from police reports.