Police Blotter | Ace Hardware thieves flee to casino; locked out by happy two-year old; get off the school roof; lesson in how to properly respond to police

Here area  few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks.

AREA CHECK | W NORTH BEND WAY

On September 1st around 7:15PM, officers checked the area for camping and found one man who they advised to move along.

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THEFT IN-PROGRESS | 330 MAIN AVE S, North Bend

On September 2nd around 3:15PM, police pursued a vehicle with two subjects who stole a variety of items from Ace Hardware. Employees at the Snoqualmie Casino advised police that the subjects were inside the casino. Police made contact with the man and woman in the parking garage. The man didn’t want to talk but the woman was cooperative and gave the items back. The employee at Ace confirmed the identity of the subjects. The stolen property was returned and arrests were made.

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NOISE COMPLAINT | SE NEWTON ST, Snoqualmie

On September 2nd around 3:30AM, a caller reported being woken up by the sounds of a party going on at a neighbor’s house. It turned out just to be a couple of people hanging out on a porch, and they moved inside for the night.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | QFC, North Bend

On September 3rd around 7:30AM, officers dealt with an obstruction during a traffic stop. According to the officer, the subject attempted to interfere with the investigation, but finally became cooperative once he figured out the officers weren’t going away.

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AREA CHECK | MERRITT PL NE, North Bend

On September 3rd around 11:20PM, an officer contacted subjects who were on the trail after dark for a civil violation. The subjects, a man and woman, ran from the officer, but he caught up. The woman was cooperating but the man tried to walk off again and balled up his fist when the officer grabbed him. The male subject was detained and put in handcuffs without incident. Both subjects were identified, as they had a recent history of run-ins with the Snoqualmie PD for drug activity and property crimes. They were both informed of the curfew laws on public property, and the man was “educated on proper response when contacted by police” and warned that continued behavior during contacts could end in criminal charges. Both subjects were given a curtesy ride home and let off with a warning this time.

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UNWANTED SUBJECT | NORTH BEND ELEMENTARY, North Bend

On September 6th around 11:55AM, officers were called to the school when a male in his teens or early twenties tried to climb over the fence onto the school playground. When school staff told the subject that the campus was closed during the school hours, he began cursing at the staff member. The subject left the area headed northbound.

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PANHANDLING | BENDIGO BLVD, North Bend

On September 8th around 12:15PM, police made contact with an older panhandler who refused to give his name. He had littered beer cans and toilet paper in the woods near I-90. He picked up everything upon request and claimed he was trying to get to Utah. He kept saying he didn’t hear the officers when they told him what illegal things he had done. In the end, they dropped him off at truck town.

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THEFT REPORT | SAFEWAY, Snoqualmie

On September 8th around 7:40PM, an employee reported seeing a man leave the store with a cart full of stolen groceries on the security camera.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | SAFEWAY, Snoqualmie

On September 8th around 9:40PM, a caller reported two young women sitting in a car outside the store for more than 15 minutes and then stumbling around the parking lot. It turned out just to be two teenage girls goofing off, neither were intoxicated.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | OUTLET MALL, North Bend

On September 9th around 10:15PM, a caller reported a suspicious vehicle that kept reversing and parking, driving around the parking lot. This was making the employee uncomfortable. Police responded and found that it was just a 15-year-old student driver learning to drive.

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AREA CHECK | SEWAGE PLANT, North Bend

On September 11th around 12:35AM, officers contacted a known subject at his camp and informed him that he was trespassing. They had previously given him more time to move and he was supposed to be gone by last night.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | RAILROAD AVE  &  MILL POND RD, Snoqualmie

On September 11th around 6:15PM, a caller reported seeing a truck canopy floating in the water about a mile past the Mill Pond roundabout. The reporting person was worried a truck may also be submerged in the water and asked police to check it out. Upon investigation they found it was just a pile of junk someone threw in the water.

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DRUG PROBLEM | SE CREST VIEW LOOP & EAST CREST VIEW LOOP, Snoqualmie

On September 12th around 1:50PM, officers found an empty car that smelled like weed and had marijuana visible inside. It was illegally parked, possibly abandoned, so it was tagged for 24 hour impound.

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CITIZEN ASSIST | HEALY AVE S, North Bend

On September 13th around 12:10PM, a caller asked for police assistance after her two- year-old child locked her out of the apartment after she stepped out. The child was happy the whole time, “eating away at his veggies”. A locksmith was called and disassembled the door. The officer went out and bought a new lock and installed it for subject.

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THEFT IN-PROGRESS | ZUMIEZ, North Bend

On September 13th around 6:35PM, police responded to a report of three men who stole multiple hoodies from the store and fled on foot before getting in a car.

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JUVENILE PROBLEM | CASCADE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Snoqualmie

On September 15th around 7:15PM, police contacted a group of juveniles who were running around on the roof of the school. They claimed to be trying to retrieve a frisbee. The officer advised them to stay off the roof.

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