Jun 07

SPD Police Blotter, Edition 21

Posted on June 7, 2023 at 2:33 PM by Danna McCall

May 29, 2023 - Vehicle Prowls

Officers responded to the Snoqualmie Falls upper parking lot where two vehicles were prowled. The vehicle windows were broken out and approximately $7,000 worth of items were taken. No suspect information was known. 

May 29, 2023 - Credit Card Theft and Fraud Attempt

A North Bend  store reported that a male had attempted to use a stolen credit card at location and then quickly took off on a bicycle. Officers were able to locate and detain the suspect. When questioned, he first claimed the credit cards in his pocket were his friends, but he wasn’t able to provide officers with his “friends” names. He later admitted to stealing the credit cards at the casino. He was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Fraud Attempt.

May 29, 2023 - Disturbance

Officers responded to a Snoqualmie neighborhood for the report of an Intoxicated female who was causing a disturbance and yelling at neighbors. Officers contacted the woman. Charges were forwarded for Disorderly Conduct. 

May 30, 2023 - Traffic Offense

An officer initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle without taillights near Snoqualmie Point Park. When the driver saw the officer, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. However, when the officer attempted to pull it over, the driver obliged. The officer determined the driver did not have a license or insurance or a required  interlock device. The driver was cited for all three offenses.

May 30, 2023 - Burglary Report

It was reported that sometime over the weekend, the shed at the Tollgate Farm Park was burglarized. A riding lawn mower, several tools, gas can, and pop-up tent were taken. No suspect information was known. 

May 31, 2023 - Theft Report

A person reported that after leaving her vehicle overnight at a North Bend business, she returned in the morning to find the front two wheels and tires had been stolen. No suspect information was known.

May 31, 2023 - Theft in Progress

A North Bend Outlet Mall store reported that a male and female who had entered the location 30 minutes earlier and stolen $1000 worth of merchandise were back at the store. An officer arrived, saw the male suspect and went to detain him when the man started fighting the officer, knocking the officer to the ground. The female accomplice ran to get their vehicle, drove it around to the male at which point he got in. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled onto I-90. Due to Washington State pursuit law, officers were unable to purse the vehicle. They were, though, able to identify the male and female and charges were forwarded for theft 3rd degree, assault 3 (of an officer), and resisting arrest.

June 1, 2023 - Trespass in Progress

A caller reported a female “squatter” inside their abandoned house. Officers arrived at the location and the female was already gone. They located her nearby and arrested her for criminal trespass. She was trespassed indefinitely from the location.

June 2, 2023 - DUI

An officer observed a vehicle swerving and unable to maintain its lane on Snoqualmie Parkway, nearly colliding twice with the roadway's center median. The officer pulled the vehicle over and Immediately smelled the odor of intoxicants. The driver admitted to having four beers before getting behind the wheel. The officer conducted field sobriety tests and determined the driver was too impaired to drive. The driver declined to do a breathalyzer and was taken to the hospital for a blood search warrant. He was ultimately arrested for DUI.

June 3, 2023 - Welfare Check and Warrant Arrest

A passerby reported a male slumped over in a chair on Center Blvd in Snoqualmie. Officers contacted subject and determined he had a felony warrant for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was arrested and transported to King County Jail on his warrants.

June 4, 2023 - DUI

An officer observed a vehicle turning without a blinker, making a very wide jerky turn and almost striking a median. The vehicle then drove through a residential neighborhood going about 40 MPH. The officer caught up to the vehicle and pulled it over. There were two males in the vehicle, both under the age of 21. The officer observed open beer containers in the vehicle. The officer conducted field sobriety tests for the driver. A breathalyzer test showed he was almost 3 times past the legal limit. The passenger was also intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DUI and the vehicle was towed.

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

May 31

SPD Police Blotter, Edition 20

Posted on May 31, 2023 at 3:48 PM by Danna McCall

May 22, 2023 - Injury Accident

Officers responded to the intersection of Center Blvd and Ridge Street in Snoqualmie for the report of an injury accident involving a female who was riding on the back of a motorcycle and failed to hang on, and fell off the back of the motorcycle. She sustained injuries and transported to a nearby hospital by EMTs. 

May 22, 2023 - Traffic Offense

An officer stopped a vehicle near Tollgate Farm Park for not having a license plate and a fraudulent trip permit in the back window. It was determined the driver had a revoked driver's license and ignition interlock requirement, which was not installed. Charges were forwarded for driving with a suspended license, ignition lock requirement violation, no valid registration, and trip permit violation. The fraudulent trip permit was also taken and destroyed. 

May 22, 2023 - Theft Report

It was reported that $1500 worth of copper wire was stolen from a construction site on SE North Bend Way. No suspect info was known. 

May 22, 2023 - Suspicious Activity

A North Bend resident reported seeing an unknown male walking thru his backyard in the middle of the night on his surveillance video from two nights prior. The caller reported the subject seemed to be prowling in the neighbor's yard. No suspect info was known. 

May 23, 2023 - Traffic Offense and Warrant Arrest

An officer pulled a vehicle over for having expired license tabs. Upon checking the driver's name it was determined he had a suspended 2nd license and a warrant out of Snoqualmie. While being transported to jail, the male claimed he had swallowed drugs ( a common tactic used to avoid going to jail). A nurse at the jail said the male had to be cleared at a hospital before booking. The male then admitted to lying about the drugs, but the jail still would not take him due to staffing. He was cited and released for the traffic offenses, as well as giving false statements to an officer. 

May 23, 2023 - Unwanted Subject

The Snoqualmie Safeway reported that a female was inside the store cursing and refusing to leave. This was the second time she had been at the store today. She was gone before officers arrived. However, she did walk across the street to the police station to complain about Safeway. After speaking with officers for a couple minutes, she left. She was advised not to go back to Safeway. 

May 23, 2023 - Alarm and Arrest

An employee of a North Bend gas station reported locking doors and closing the the station's store for the night. She returned to the store after going home and noticing she had forgotten something. Upon returning, she found the alarm going off and observed a male exiting the store. Officers responded and found the male suspect nearby. He was arrested for criminal trespass. After checking his identify, he returned with an international Interpol hit and was wanted out of Korea for aggravated assault. He was booked into jail. 

May 23, 2023 - Malicious Mischief

A  Snoqualmie resident reported that as he parked his vehicle for the evening, an unknown subject (possibly a neighbor) appeared upset. The next morning the reporting person came out to find his vehicle keyed. Approximately $1000 worth in damage was done. No suspect info was known. 

May 23, 2023 - Alcohol Theft

The North Bend QFC reported the theft of $3000 worth of alcohol by two males. There is an ongoing investigation for possible suspect information. 

May 25, 2023 - Theft in Progress

A North Bend Outlet Store reported a shoplifting incident that had just occurred, provided suspect information as well as a suspect vehicle description. Officers responded and were able to locate the vehicle. The male occupant admitted to stealing from the store. Officers recovered nearly $4000 worth of store merchandise. The male was arrested for theft. 

May 26, 2023 - Theft Report

$5000 worth of copper wiring was taken from a Snoqualmie Ridge Puget Sound Energy power line location. 

May 26, 2023 - Trespass in Progress

An officer contacted a vehicle with four occupants at Snoqualmie Point Park after hours. The male in the driver's seat refused to provide his name. The vehicle's registered owner was listed as a missing person who had a protection order for a male whose description matched that of the driver's seat occupant. Additional officers were called to the location. The male was finally identified and it was determined he was not the person subject to the protection order.  Three of the four vehicle occupants had arrest warrants, including one male with a felony escape community Dept. of Corrections. Two of the occupant's warrants were confirmed out of different cities. They were transported and booked on those warrants. 

May 27, 2023 - Hit and Run

Residents heard a loud noise in the 7600 block of Douglas Ave and discovered a stop sign had been knocked over. They checked their Ring camera footage and observed a vehicle that had jumped the curb, hit the sign, and kept driving. Officers are still reviewing the footage for suspect info. 

May 27 - DUI

An officer observed a vehicle swerving all over and speeding in downtown North Bend and initiated a traffic stop. The female driver stated she was on the way to the bar, but she 'wasn't that drunk.' After failing a field sobriety test, the woman was arrested for DUI. A breathalyzer showed she was 1.5 times the legal limit. 

May 28, 2023 - Agency Assist

Officers were called to assist the King County Sheriff's Office with an inmate escape at Echo Glen Children's Center. Seven  inmates ranging from 15-17 years old assaulted an employee, locked her in a cell and took the her vehicle. An extensive area check was conducted and the subjects were not located.  Three inmates were found the next day and the remaining four were taken into custody on May 30. All were located outside the Snoqualmie area. 

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

May 31

SPD Police Blotter, Edition 19

Posted on May 31, 2023 at 3:42 PM by Danna McCall

May 15, 2023 - Hit and Run Attended Vehicle

A driver reported their vehicle was struck by what was described as a newer white vehicle near the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Blvd. The reporting person thought the  driver that struck their vehicle was also pulling into a nearby business to exchange information, but that vehicle drove away. The suspect vehicle was not identified. 

May 16, 2023 - Agency Assist

A male centered the Snoqualmie Police Station lobby hysterical, bleeding from the head, and experiencing a panic attack. Officers were immediately notified as well as the fire department to render aid.  After the male calmed down, he was able to relay that he had been assaulted outside the city limits and a knife was involved. The King County Sheriff’s Office was notified to respond and handle the investigation.

May 16, 2023 - Interrupted Vehicle Theft

A  female caller reported that 15 minutes earlier, a male broke into her vehicle near downtown North Bend. She was able to provide a good description of the male suspect. As officers were responding, the caller reported the suspect was back in the area. Officers arrived and found the suspect attempting to gain access to the woman's car again. When the male suspect's identity was checked, it was determined he had several warrants out of a nearby city. He was booked into jail and charges were forwarded for Vehicle Trespass, Motor Vehicle Theft Tools, and Malicious Mischief. 

May 16, 2023 - Occupied Stolen Vehicle

An officer stopped a vehicle with no license plate in North Bend near the on-ramp to I-90. The driver presented a fraudulent trip permit. The driver then admitted he forged the trip permit. After checking the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), it was determined the vehicle was stolen. The male driver was booked into Issaquah Jail for Vehicle Trespass and Trip Permit Violation. The passenger in the vehicle had given a false name to officers. A mobile fingerprint scanner was used to identify her. She returned with a felony warrant out of Oregon.  That warrant was confirmed, and she booked at King County Jail to be transported to Oregon

May 17, 2023 - DUI

A male driving a truck with a trailer was traveling down Snoqualmie Parkway, veered to the left, drove across the oncoming lanes and crashed 25 feet feet down a ravine near Allman Ave. The driver was rescued from the vehicle by firefighters with assistance from police officers. The subject was suspected of DUI and transported to the hospital for his injuries. Officers obtained a blood search warrant and a blood draw was conducted. The male remained at hospital for treatment of his injuries. 

May 17, 2023 - Vehicle Prowl in Progress

Officers were dispatched to a suspicious male wrapped in a blanket walking around a North Bend apartment complex. When officer’s arrived, they saw two males near a vehicle. When officers asked what they were doing, they said their car had broken down. Officers observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The caller who reported the suspicious activity called back to report that the male had stashed some items between two vehicles. After investigation, it was found that the male suspect had prowled vehicles. The items were returned to their owners and the male was booked on his felony warrant out of King County Sheriff’s Office. Charges were also forwarded for the theft.

May 18, 2023 - Disturbance

A subject suffering a medical emergency left Snoqualmie Valley Hospital against doctors’ orders. Officers conducted an area check and located the patient who was brought back to the facility at the hospital’s request.

May 20, 2023 -  Reckless Driving

A truck with a loud exhaust fled from an officer during an attempted traffic stop near Railroad Ave and Tokul Road.  The vehicle was going 80MPH -100 MPH. The officer was not able to pursue the vehicle. However, he was able to obtain the license plate number and contacted the registered owner's residence. The parent of the driver said he would come to the Police Station and would bring his son who was driving. There was a conversation about his son's driving and it was determined the matter would be handled at home.

May 20, 2023 - Traffic Offense

A male driver was stopped near I-90 in North Bend for failing to use a blinker while passing, changing lanes, and turning. The driver was also traveling 20 mph over the speed limit. It was determined that the male's driving status was revoked and he had 15 prior traffic infractions or citations. Charges were forwarded for driving with a suspended license 2nd  degree and for not using signals.

May 21, 2023 - Assault in Progress

Officers received reports of four juvenile males physically fighting in a Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood. When officers arrived on scene, the aggressor fled on foot. The officers were able to locate him. He was highly intoxicated and began to fight the officers. After a struggle, they were able to detain him. He was transported to King County Juvenile facility on Assault charges.

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