Police & Fire
May 23, 2012
A man who lives in the 700 block of Pickett Avenue Northeast reported that someone entered his carport and stole his motorcycle helmet and a generator.
He believes it happened between April 29 and May 6.
Someone used a vehicle to knock down nine North Bend signs — including stop signs, speed limit signs, parking restriction signs and directional warning signs — along Southeast 140th Street and Southeast Middle Fork Road.
Police believe the incidents happened between May 4 and 6. Police did find a tire tread mark and the incident is still under investigation.
A simple ‘I’m sorry’ would have sufficed
A 23-year-old pedestrian told police a vehicle struck him while it was backing up on Bendigo Boulevard on May 7.
He said the driver got out of the pickup and he thought the man was going to apologize to him for backing into him. Instead, the driver punched him in the face and then drove away. The accident is still under investigation.
At about midnight May 9, a police officer noticed a driver heading eastbound on East North Bend Way, revving his engine, speeding, swerving in his lane and then driving up on a sidewalk.
The officer stopped Justin R. Beck, 25, of Covington. Beck was arrested for drunk driving and was released to a friend.
A Famous Footwear employee reported that at about 10:30 a.m. May 10, a white male, wearing a black hoodie, baggy blue jean shorts and old white tennis shoes, hid a pair of Nike Air Max Torch shoes under his hoodie and left the store. The clerk tried to stop the suspect, who ran from the store.
Trust no one
A 62-year-old woman reported to police May 15 that a man saying he was with the U.S. Treasury told her she won a grant.
He asked for her checking account routing number so he could deposit the money. She gave it to him, but then later regretted it and closed her account. The case is still under investigation.
At 4:35 a.m. May 11, a person living in the 34000 block of Southeast McCullough Street reported that a bear was in a trap, but had managed to get out and then went through a garage.
Officers responded at about 2:30 p.m. May 11 to the 8600 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast to a report of a landscaper burning bushes. Officers contacted the subject and advised him to put out the fire.
A homeowner in the 7000 block of Huckleberry Way Southeast phoned police at 10:41 p.m. May 14. She said she heard noises and thought someone might be in her house. Police did not find anyone suspicious in the home, but did locate a group of raccoons.
Police helped with traffic control at 7:15 a.m. May 16 at Southeast Snoqualmie Parkway and Railroad Avenue Southeast. A school bus had broken down. The students were removed and moved to a new bus.
Fire calls from Eastside Fire & Rescue in North Bend
At 1:23 p.m. May 11, one engine responded to a mistaken report of smoke or gas in the 900 block of Quartz Drive Southwest.
The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.