June 7, 2012
Look what I found
A customer at Les Schwab Tire Center in North Bend on May 18 found a white box containing a glass pipe and .07 grams of marijuana. The store manager turned it over to police.
At about 9 p.m. May 27, an 18-year-old and 19-year-old reported to police that while they were driving near the QFC, a large SUV pulled behind them and using some type of loud speaker, told the males to “pull over,” then “step out of the car” and “OK, get back in your car.” The males said they complied because they thought it was law enforcement. As the SUV drove off, the males took down the license plate. Police know the registered driver of the SUV and indicated he and his brother have an “extensive law enforcement history.”
Nope. Not gonna do it.
At about midnight May 18, an officer observed a vehicle speeding on East North Bend Way. The officer stopped the vehicle and smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. Kenneth E. Hutchison, 41, Yakima, refused field sobriety and breath tests. He was arrested and then driven to a local hotel, where he is currently staying.
A Federal Way man reported to police on May 25 that during the night, someone stole 70 pounds of copper plumbing pipe from a North Bend property he was working on.
At about 9 a.m. May 26, an officer assisted with a visiting delegation from the Peruvian government.
A person called police at 12:20 p.m. May 26 to report a vehicle that fits the description of a vehicle suspected in recent burglaries. No other information was available.
Scoot over just a wee bit
A police officer reported that at about 2 a.m. May 27, he had stopped a vehicle on North Bend Way for a routine traffic stop. While the officer was processing the stop, a Chevrolet Tahoe drove by, just missing the police vehicle by inches. The officer stopped the Tahoe and smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. The driver, Hector F. Mendoza, 44, of Spokane Valley, said he’d drank six to seven beers at the Snoqualmie Casino. Mendoza was arrested for DUI and was released at a North Bend hotel.
Chasing baby geese
A person called police at about 9 p.m. May 31 to report a group of people behind a vacant house on the corner of Southeast Park Street and Euclid Avenue Southeast. Police did not see any damage, but did ask the group to leave. The subjects told police that they were chasing baby geese.
That’s not my hose
A woman who lives in the 34000 block of Southeast Osprey Court called police at midnight May 30 to report that she found her back door open and a strange hose in her backyard. Police did not find any indications of force and nothing else suspicious was found.
Fire calls from Eastside Fire & Rescue in North Bend
- Three fire engines responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 8 p.m. May 25.
- The fire department responded to a rubbish fire at 6:43 p.m. May 26 in the 18000 block of Cedar Falls Road Southeast, and another at 8:42 p.m. May 26 in the 14000 block of 438th Avenue Southeast.