January 2, 2013
Copper wire theft
Police received a report Dec. 10 from an employee of Richmond American Homes that over the weekend someone entered a home under construction and stole 10 feet of copper wiring. Repairs and replacement of the wire is expected to cost $1,200.
Threats and theft ends in banning
Police were asked Dec. 14 to come to the Mount Si Senior Center to take a report about a man who had been “conning” people into giving him money for lunch, had slept in a chair all day, and then made statements to a senior center employee that “they fed me, now it’s time to kill someone.”
Police spotted the 55-year-old homeless man walking with a bicycle and a wheelchair. The man told police he found the wheelchair, but police observed the security fence around the senior center’s donation area had been torn down.
Police informed the man he was banned from going to the senior center, and the case is being forwarded to the North Bend prosecutor for possible theft and malicious mischief charges.
Washington State Patrol arrested a person with a Snoqualmie warrant at 3:53 p.m. Dec. 14 on Highway 18.
A man called at 7:32 p.m. Dec. 16 to report someone was following and tailgating him on Snoqualmie Parkway.
A man lost control of his vehicle on snowy streets at 4:22 a.m. Dec. 18 at Snoqualmie Parkway and Fairway Avenue. A bioswale was damaged.
More slippery roads
A Metro Ride Share bus slid into a vehicle due to snowy road conditions at Douglas Avenue Southeast and Southeast Ridge Street at 6:10 a.m. Dec. 18. No one was injured.
Drunken hit and run
Police arrested a man about 7 p.m. Dec. 20 after the man hit another vehicle head-on on Railroad Avenue Southeast and then drove off. The man and his white pickup were found at the Snoqualmie Casino, and police say he was highly intoxicated.
North Bend fire calls
Six fire engines responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries call at 10:59 a.m. Dec. 19 on eastbound Interstate 90.
Two fire engines responded to a chimney fire at 3:55 p.m. Dec. 19 at the 43000 block of Southeast 77th Street.
One fire engine responded to a person burning without a permit at 12:27 p.m. Dec. 20 at the 43000 block of Southeast 142nd Street.
Snoqualmie fire calls
Firefighters responded Dec. 13 with EFR units to a motor vehicle accident. No injuries found.
Firefighters responded Dec. 16 to a fire alarm at the Snoqualmie Train museum. A malfunctioning smoke detector caused the alarm.
Firefighters responded Dec. 17 to a fire alarm at Echo Glen Children’s Center. The alarm was being tested and officials forgot to call the alarm reporting company.
Snoqualmie, along with Fall City units, responded Dec. 19 to a motor vehicle accident at Stearns Road and Tokul Road. All patients were treated and transported to a hospital.
EMTs responded Dec. 20 with EFR units to a car accident just past the Snoqualmie Casino roundabout. A patient refused treatment and was left at the scene.
EMTs responded Dec. 20 with Fall City firefighters to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Highway 202. A patient was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
EMTs responded Dec. 20 to Interstate 90 at exit 44 for a non-injury vehicle accident. Patients were evaluated and released to their parents.
EMTs responded Dec. 26 to a vehicle accident on I-90 near exit 25. The vehicle had reportedly been involved in multiple collisions all the way down the pass. The driver was transported to the hospital by private ambulance.
The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.