May 22, 2013
Snoozing at the gas station
At 10 p.m. May 5 while on routine patrol police found a man passed out at the 76 gas station on East North Bend Way. Police were able to wake up the man briefly, and due to the lack of responsiveness he was transported to detox.
Police responded to a call at 4:46 p.m. May 6 regarding a small dog panting in a locked car with slightly cracked windows parked at Ace Hardware. Police asked the business to page the owner.
May 15, 2013
Don’t wash my windows
Police were flagged down at 10:31 a.m. April 26 on Southeast North Bend Way. A woman reported that while she was cleaning a house, a “window washer” climbed in the window.
Oops, wrong car
Police took a report at 4:16 p.m. April 26 from a witness who saw someone stealing a car on Stow Avenue. The witness saw an unidentified white male open the driver’s side door of a vehicle and drive away. The owner of the vehicle was the only one in possession of the keys.
Speeding in the rain
Police responded at 2:53 p.m. April 27 to a report of an accident on 452nd Avenue Southeast. A vehicle, which police said was driving too fast for the weather conditions, crossed the centerline and collided head-on with another vehicle. One passenger was transported to Swedish/Issaquah for injuries.
At least there’s no snow
Police responded at 4 p.m. April 27 to a call regarding a vehicle stolen from East Park Street. A resident reported that when he arrived home, his snowmobile trailer and two snowmobiles had been stolen from his driveway. They had been chained to the trailer.
A police officer was approached at 7:15 p.m. April 27 at QFC on East North Bend Way to report a theft of a candy bar. Police located the suspect, a 17-year-old male who had already “dumped the candy bar.” The suspect apologized to the employee who reported the crime.
Police received a call at 6:11 p.m. April 26 about a group of juveniles smoking marijuana on East North Bend Way.
Lock up your possessions
Police took a report at 9:10 p.m. April 28 of a larceny at Mount Si Transitional Health Center on Cedar Avenue South. A resident reported that someone opened his unlocked fire box and stole 10 AA batteries, an eight-piece set of stainless steel flatware and two printer cartridges. The total value of stolen items was $111.
In need of a ride
At 11 a.m. April 28 at a complex on Healy Avenue South, police took a report of a stolen vehicle. A 1994 Nissan Pathfinder was stolen in the night.
He’ll be walking now
Police were dispatched at 12:40 p.m. April 28 to an alley on East North Bend Way, where a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta had been stolen.
Oops, didn’t see you there
Police took a call at 5:24 p.m. April 28 regarding a semi-truck, which hit a parked, unoccupied vehicle on Southeast North Bend Way. The driver did not appear to be leaving a note regarding the accident. Police advised the caller to ask the driver if he knew he hit the vehicle. Both drivers exchanged information.
Police received a call at 11 a.m. April 29 from someone at Two Rivers School, reporting that drug paraphernalia had been found on school grounds. Police disposed of the items.
It’s a good deal
Police responded to a call at 1 p.m. April 29 regarding a woman walking around trying to sell a “weed eater” for $20 on East North Bend Way. Police suspected the “weed eater” was stolen. Police located the “weed eater” but not the woman attempting to sell it. It was valued at $100.
Taking a joy ride
Police took a report at 10 a.m. April 30 of an auto theft from Janet Avenue North. The owner locked the doors of her 1994 Toyota, but someone broke into the vehicle overnight and drove off.
Don’t leave your guns lying around
Police responded at 5:01 p.m. April 30 to a concerned citizen who located a gun in a bag at Si View Park. The bag also contained receipts and cologne. Before police could arrive, someone picked up the bag and left the park.
A bigger paycheck
Police took a report at 10:30 a.m. May 1 from an employee of Safeway in North Bend. The employee reported that the register had been coming up short, and upon reviewing security CDs, she discovered an employee pocketing money instead of putting it in the register. The employee had stolen $260 over the course of the past two months.
That will leave a mark
At 12:30 p.m. May 1, police observed gang graffiti on a building on Main Avenue South. The letters “SSL 13” and “SSL 13 SUR” were painted in two places in an alley. According to police, “SSL” stands for Southside Locos, a criminal gang in King County.
Police responded at 8:40 p.m. May 9 to Southeast Isley Street, where a gray van and a motorhome were parked. Police contacted workers who were staging for a paint job in the area.
Out for a run
At 8:52 p.m. May 9, police were dispatched to Snoqualmie Parkway Southeast and Orchard Drive Southeast for a report of two black bears running across Snoqualmie Parkway. Police were unable to locate the bears.
What was that?
Police responded at 9:41 a.m. May 9 to a report of a loud boom on Southeast Jacobia Street. Police discovered it was a construction crew blasting rock in the area.
Firefighters responded April 29 to Space Labs on Snoqualmie Ridge for an automatic fire alarm. Upon arrival and investigation, they found a malfunctioning detector.
Firefighters responded May 4 to the Salish Lodge for an automatic fire alarm. The heat in a meeting room malfunctioned, setting off the heat detector. The alarm was reset.
Three engines responded at 6:19 p.m. May 3 to 451st Avenue Southeast to a motor vehicle accident with injuries.
At 9:25 May 4, two engines responded to a passenger vehicle fire on eastbound Interstate 90 near 468th Avenue South.
Two fire engines responded at 2:11 p.m. May 4 to Railroad Avenue Southeast to a motor vehicle accident with injuries.
Firefighters responded at 10:24 p.m. May 4 to eastbound I-90 for a vehicle fire.
Firefighters responded at 2:24 p.m. May 6 to eastbound 1-90 for a vehicle fire.
Fire engines reported at 9:55 a.m. May 8 to state Route 18 for a passenger vehicle fire.
The Star publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
May 8, 2013
Not happy with the service
Police took a report at 10:05 a.m. April 20 of a man who had stolen items from a grocery store on Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. While checking out, the man started complaining about the service. Before the cashier could finish the transaction, the customer quickly pushed his cart away with Toaster Strudels, sausage links and a burrito.
May 1, 2013
No big deal
Police took a report at 7:15 a.m. April 13 of a possible drug deal on Main Avenue South. Police checked the area but found nothing.
Stop following me
Police took a report at 4:51 p.m. April 13 of three males on South Fork Avenue Southwest. The males appeared to be “sketchy.” The reporting party was following the males, and they appeared to be wary of their follower. Read more
April 24, 2013
Bumming a smoke
Police took a report at 7 a.m. April 5 about items being stolen from a car parked on Main Avenue North. A “slim jim” tool was used to gain entry and an amplifier valued at $200, speakers valued at $350 and two packs of cigarettes valued at $12 were stolen.
Not-so-smart places to keep your smartphone
Police took a report at 2:42 p.m. April 6 of a smartphone valued at $500 stolen from a vehicle parked on 461st Place Southeast.
April 17, 2013
Police took a report at 9:30 a.m. April 1 of evidence of homeless people apparently camping in the yard of a business on East Third Street.
Homeless and messy
Police responded at 9:33 a.m. April 1 to East Third Street where a group of homeless people had camped overnight and left a mess after rummaging through food and clothing donations left at a church.
April 10, 2013
Shots in the drive-thru
Police responded at 2:49 p.m. March 22 to the Burger King on Southwest Mount Si Boulevard where there was a report of a man and woman doing shots of tequila in the drive-thru.
No more biking
Police took a report at 12:26 p.m. March 23 that a bike rack attached to the back of a vehicle was stolen while the vehicle was parked at Stone Creek Circle Southwest.
April 3, 2013
On March 21, 2013, the Star incorrectly identified a suspect arrested for drunk driving in North Bend. We mistakenly said that Spencer Goodwin, age 46, was that suspect. He was not. The Star apologizes for the error.
An employee of a gas station on East North Bend Way reported at 5:40 a.m. March 14 that a man claiming to be an undercover police officer for the Seattle Police Department was talking to her and asked for her number. Police determined that he is not an employee of the Seattle Police Department.
March 28, 2013
Who am I?
Police responded at 11 p.m. March 8 to a report that a man was lying on the sidewalk on East North Bend Way, near Sure Tavern. Upon reviving the 52 year-old man, police determined he was intoxicated; he could not remember his own name. He was transported to detox for his own safety.
Police responded to a call at 8:13 p.m. March 8 regarding smoke coming from under a bridge on West North Bend Way. Police found a man and woman camping under the bridge, using a fire to keep warm. Police informed them that it is illegal to camp on city property, and they left.
March 21, 2013
Police responded to Southeast 137th Street at 11:36 p.m. March 1 to an elderly woman’s complaint that someone was knocking on her door. Police could not locate any suspicious people upon arrival.
Lost and found
At about 1:40 a.m. March 2, a man reported that someone had stolen something from his home on East North Bend Way. By the time police arrived at 2:07 a.m., the man had found the “stolen” item that he had actually lost.