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May 09

The Enduring Elk

Posted to Around Town - A Community Blog by Gail Folkins

The iconic elk in Meadowbrook Farm have a long history in the American West. The Snoqualmie Tribe prized the native Roosevelt elk in the upper valley and hunted them sustainably in the prairie between Snoqualmie and North Bend for thousands of years. The pressure on the elk herd increased following European-American settlement in the late 19th century greatly diminished the population. 

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Sep 16

SFD Fire Blotter, Edition 52

Posted to Fire Blotter by Danna McCall

September 8, 2023 - Difficulty Breathing

Crews responded to a Snoqualmie home to assist an individual having trouble breathing, which may have been related to an ongoing health issue. The person was transported to the hospital. 

September 8, 2023 - Motor Vehicle Collisioin

Crews responded to a reported vehicle collision involving a driver who struck two parked cars in downtown Snoqualmie. The driver was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. No injuries were reported. 

September 9, 2023 - Cardiac Arrest

Crews were called to a North Bend home for a possible heart attack. CPR was performed. It was determined the incident was a possible drug overdose. The person had a pulse and was transported to the hospital.

September 10, 2023 - Trail Rescue

EMTs were dispatched to the Rattlesnake Lake trailhad for a hiker with a possible broken leg. The hiker had taken a shortcut and was not on the trail.  The hiker was located and helped off the trail. 

September 10, 2023 - Abdominal Pain

Crews responded to Echo Glen Children's Center to assist a person experiencing severe abdominal pain. The patient was transported to the hospital. 

September 11, 2023 - Motor Vehilce Collision

Crews responded to a Snoqualmie Ridge retail parking lot for the report of a 3-vehicle collision. One person reportedly felt like they might pass out.  No hosptial transports were required. 

September 11, 2023 - Possible Overdose

Crews responded to a Snoqualmie home for a possible drug overdose. The person involved was transported to the hospital. 

September 11, 2022 - Motorcycle Accident

Crews responded to the Mount Si High School parking lot to evaluate a motorcycle rider who fell off and suffered abrasions. No hospital transport was required. 

September 13, 2023 - Vehicle Fire

Crews responded to SR 18 near the Tiger Mountain summit for a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames blocking the eastbound lanes. No injuries were reported.  The fire was extinguished and the scene turned over to the Washington State Patrol. 

September 13, 2023 - Aid

Crews responded a North Bend medical facility for the report of an individual who passed out at the nurse's station. The patient regained consciousness and was transported to the hosptial. 

September 14, 2023 - Aid

Crews responded to the Mount Si Golf Course for the report of an individual with a history of diabetes going in and out of consciousness. The patient was transported to the hospital.

**These are a selection of calls responded to by the Snoqualmie Fire Dept. during the previous week.** 

Sep 13

SPD Police Blotter, Edition 32

Posted to Police Blotter by Gail Folkins

September 5 - DUI 

An officer pulled over a vehicle on Railroad Ave. SE in Snoqualmie after observing the driver rev their vehicle engine and open and close the door several times. The driver had “jerky” movements and his pupils were restricted. After being asked, he admitted to doing methamphetamine and Adderall before driving. A blood search warrant was requested and after it was signed by a judge, he was taken to the hospital for a blood draw. He was booked into jail for DUI.

September 6 - Attempted Vehicle Theft

A citizen staying at the Snoqualmie Inn awoke in the morning to find that his vehicle had been damaged. He was unable to open his vehicle door due to the damage. There is no suspect information.

September 6 - Theft in Progress

An employee of the Nike Store called in a male who came into the location and loaded up bags of merchandise. He bypassed the point of sale and ran to a black Honda with no plates on the vehicle and left. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. The estimated loss was $1,000.

September 6 - Reckless Driving

A caller reported a vehicle that was failing to maintain its lane and hit several curbs in town before stopping at the Safeway in North Bend. Officers contacted the described vehicle. At this time, the male driver was inside the location and had a red solo cup with fireball whiskey in it. He was quickly agitated. The caller came to the scene and positively identified the male as the one he had seen driving. With the positive ID from the witness, officers were able to arrest the male driver for Reckless Driving.

September 7 - Trespass in Progress 

Officers conducted an area check of the Train Depot in North Bend. They found a male sleeping near the steps with several beer cans around him. Officers woke up the male and advised him he could not sleep there. This subject was also previously trespassed from the location from an incident at the same location a week prior. He was advised to leave. A few minutes later the male returned. He was arrested for Criminal Trespass x2.

September 8 - DUI Accident

A caller reported a male “slumper” had driven into the caller's parked car on SE Park Street and seemed “out of it.” Officers arrived and found that the male driver had in fact hit two parked vehicles. The driver almost fell to the ground exiting his vehicle. There were several indications that the driver was impaired by drugs. He refused to do field sobriety tests. A blood search warrant was drafted and sent to the judge for approval. After getting that back, he was transported to the hospital for a blood draw. Snoqualmie Police is currently awaiting the results to prosecute.

September 9 - DUI

The owner at Buckshot Honey in Snoqualmie called in an intoxicated female who hit a parked car in their parking lot and almost drove into the beer garden. The caller reported that people in the restaurant were “running for their lives.” The female had reportedly gone into a nearby business. Officers located the elderly female and gave her a breathalyzer. She blew nearly two times the legal limit and was arrested for DUI.

*These are a selection of calls responded to by the Snoqualmie Police Dept. during the previous week.**