Police blotter

January 30, 2013

By Staff

North Bend

Taking too long in the bathroom ends in arrest

A customer at a local gas station phoned police at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 to report that a man was in the bathroom, possibly doing narcotics. Police arrested the man, who had an Issaquah warrant for third-degree theft. It’s unknown if the man was doing narcotics in the bathroom.



Police were called to Pac Sun at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 11. An employee reported to police that a heavy woman and a thin woman came into the store for a bit, and then both ran out of the store and got into a Honda. The employee thinks the two may have shoplifted a multi-colored sweater.


Police responded to a fight in progress call about midnight Jan. 13 at Mount Si Tavern. Police found one of the men involved with blood running down his face. The other man had left in a Jeep Cherokee. Police found the vehicle and learned that the man had a suspended license and had failed to appear in court for an unpaid ticket. Police punched the man’s driver’s license and towed his vehicle.


Minors steal a half rack

A QFC employee reported at 3:50 a.m. Jan. 13 that two juvenile males just stole a half rack of Keystone light beer, and jumped into a 2003 Toyota Rav4.


Wonder if they float

A manager with the Rock Creek Ridge Apartments reported Jan. 13 that sometime during the night, someone entered the fenced and locked pool area and tossed patio furniture and two potted plants into the pool.



It was reported on Jan. 15 that suspects had broken into Triple J Tow’s office and stole a laptop.




Jake-brakin’ logging trucks

Officers were on traffic patrol Jan. 4 on the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Orchard Drive Southeast looking for logging trucks using compression brakes. One driver was warned and told to notify other drivers about Snoqualmie’s ordinance.


911 hang up

Officers responded to a hang up call at 5:54 a.m. Jan. 4 on 384th Avenue Southeast. Two subjects had gotten into an argument and one subject called police. No assaults or threats occurred.


Two for the price of one

Police pulled over a black Nissan Altima at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 5 at Railroad Avenue and Southeast River Street. The passenger had three warrants for his arrest and was transported to King County Jail. His driver’s license had been revoked and the vehicle didn’t have an ignition interlock device, which was required. Police also smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to Issaquah Jail.


And don’t come back

Police arrested a man at 1:58 p.m. Jan. 6. The man had been banned earlier that day from the 76 gas station on Railroad Avenue Southeast for buying alcohol for minors and suspicious drug behavior. The man was booked into the Issaquah Jail for being in violation of second-degree trespass when he returned to the gas station later that day.


Plate thief

A man reported at 4:12 p.m. Jan. 7 on Southeast Park Street that a white female, approximately 18 to 19 years old had a screwdriver and was attempting to steal the license plate from his vehicle. Police were unable to locate her.


Engagement party fireworks

Police issued an infraction at 8:49 p.m. Jan. 7 on Swenson Avenue Southeast. A man was lighting fireworks in a driveway at an engagement party.


Hit and run

A Snoqualmie man involved in a non-injury motor vehicle accident at 10:31 p.m. Jan 8 on Railroad Avenue Southeast drove off after the accident. Police found his green Honda Accord in the Snoqualmie Casino’s parking garage a bit later, and then found the man at a slot machine. The man admitted to drinking and leaving the scene of the accident. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and hit and run and was transported to Issaquah Jail.


Marijuana impaired driver

Police at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 11 found a man parked behind a bank on Meadowbrook Way Southeast. The man, who could provide no identification other than a Costco membership card, admitted to police that he had just smoked marijuana and that he probably did have a suspended driver’s license.

The man, who said he was a medical marijuana patient, failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital for a blood test, was arrested for driving while under the influence and was transported to Issaquah Jail.


North Bend fire calls

EFR assisted Snoqualmie Fire Department at a structure fire at 7:18 p.m. Jan. 14 on Southeast Park Street in Snoqualmie.

One fire engine responded to an unauthorized burn at 4:46 p.m. Jan. 18 at the 43000 block of Southeast 76th Street.

Five fire engines responded to a “road freight or transport vehicle fire” at 7:57 p.m. Jan. 18 on westbound Interstate 90.

One fire engine responded to an unauthorized burning call at 3:47 p.m. Jan. 21 at the 42000 block of Southeast 133rd Street.


Snoqualmie fire calls

Firefighters responded Jan. 11 to a fire alarm at Echo Glen Children’s Center. The alarm was tripped due to the overheating of a florescent light ballast.

Firefighters, with Fall City Fire and Eastside Fire & Rescue, responded Jan. 14 to the Colonial Square apartments for a reported structure fire. Crews found a small fire in one of the apartments that had been extinguished by residents with a fire extinguisher. Crews checked for extension and ventilated smoke from the building. The occupant was taken to the local hospital with minor smoke inhalation. All residents were able to return back to their apartments.

EMTs responded with EFR Jan. 16 to a vehicle accident on Interstate 90. Three cars were involved in the accident, but no occupants were injured.

Firefighters were dispatched Jan. 21 to the Snoqualmie Ridge area for possible smell of natural gas in a residence. After investigation, it was determined that the smell was coming from the furnace. The furnace was turned off and a service technician was called to service the unit.


The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

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