North Bend Car Prowls
The City of North Bend issued a press release August 24, 2015 warning residents that Snoqualmie Police Officers serving Bend recently responded to several car prowls in the area of the Rock Creek Ridge Apartments on Ribary Way, as well as in the Wood River neighborhood.
According to the release, residents are being asked to ensure their cars are locked at all times and asked to remove any valuables from the car or locked in the trunk.
Anyone with suspect information related to these recent car prowls is asked to call the Snoqualmie Police Department at 425-888-3333.
Weekend Reggae Festival Draws Multiple Noise Complaints
The City of Snoqualmie received three formal complaints at City Hall, but many more via the Police Department, early Sunday, August 23, 2015, in response to a Reggae Festival held at Snoqualmie Point Park.
The noise was notably loud in the Deer Park neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge, located about 3 miles from the park, but was also heard in many other areas of Snoqualmie Ridge. Deer Park residents stated the music could be heard loudly – even with windows closed and air conditioning running – and many assumed the music was coming from a nearby house party.
This was the first music festival approved at Snoqualmie Point Park. According to a city spokesperson, the music was likely at the decibel limit, but carried differently than officials anticipated.
The city did not expect the music, which was supposed to end at midnight but reportedly ran until 1:30AM, to be audible at the distances reported by residents. The city stated it was unclear at this time why the midnight ending time for the festival was not enforced.
Concerts are rare at Snoqualmie Point Park, as parking is very limited. The city spokesperson expected any future concert events would most likely be required to end earlier in the day or evening – like when the U.S. Navy Band recently performed at the park.
City Administrator Bob Larson issued this statement to residents on Wednesday, August 26, 2015:
I apologize for the noise that occurred on the night of Saturday, August 22 at a city-approved event. The International Reggae Festival at Snoqualmie Point Park (exit 27) had an approved end time of midnight, however, it continued until 1:00 a.m.
Upon review of the event and numerous resident complaints, going forward any music events approved by the City of Snoqualmie for Snoqualmie Point Park will not run later than 10:00 p.m.