Police Blotter | Driving Under the Influence; Disturbance Call North Bend; Snoqualmie’s Mental Health Professional

March 26, 2024

A North Bend officer observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. Before the stop, the officer also noticed the driver crossing over the center line. The officer observed what he believed to be the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

There were also further signs indicating the driver was possibly under the influence. After a voluntary field sobriety test, the driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

March 26, 2024

Dispatch advised officers of a 911 problem at a North Bend motel. Officers arrived and assisted a male who appeared too intoxicated to be able to care for himself. He was involuntarily committed with the assistance of Eastside Fire and Rescue to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

An officer also observed a known male at the location who had an active warrant for his arrest for Domestic Violence Assault. The male was arrested and booked into Issaquah Jail.

March 27, 2024

After a collision in downtown Snoqualmie, an officer determined what had occurred with the assistance of a witness. The driver was issued a citation for Failure to Yield and a criminal citation for driving with a suspended license.

March 28, 2024

Units responded to a Snoqualmie laundromat for a report of a possible intoxicated female. She was reportedly seen throwing coins into the air duct. Upon arrival, the female was not causing a disturbance, but she did admit to throwing coins in the air duct.

March 29, 2024  

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call in North Bend. Neighbors reported hearing a female screaming and objects banging at the location. Upon arrival, the two individuals indicated that they were arguing and something had knocked over.

The officer reported no visible signs of abuse.  The male subject returned with two active felony warrants for his arrest. He was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail.

March 31, 2024

Prior to 6 pm, officers were dispatched to a male parked near an elementary school, blocking a crosswalk and possibly consuming alcohol. While contacting the male, an officer observed suspected open containers of alcohol in the vehicle.

The male performed voluntary field sobriety tests. Subsequently, he was arrested for DUI and booked into Issaquah Jail.

April 1, 2024

Just before 1 am, units responded to an injury collision at Railroad Ave and King St in Snoqualmie. The investigating officer believed that one of the drivers was possibly impaired. The driver agreed to perform voluntary field sobriety tests.

The driver was subsequently arrested for DUI. At the Snoqualmie Police Department, a test of the driver’s alcohol determined that he was over two times the legal limit of .08. The driver was booked into Issaquah Jail.

April 2, 2024

Officers responded to a light pole recently struck by a vehicle. Multiple callers provided relevant information that led to the identification of the driver. After officers investigated, the responsible driver was issued a criminal citation for hit-and-run on unattended property.

April 3, 2024

The Snoqualmie Police Department was made aware of a vehicle pursuit originating from the Bellevue Police Department after the suspect in a stolen car, a white GMC Yukon, rammed a Bellevue Police vehicle. The pursuit continued through Issaquah and into the Snoqualmie-North Bend area.

The suspect entered and exited I-90 several times, including going the wrong way. The suspect fled onto Snoqualmie Parkway, where a Snoqualmie PD Detective was able to deploy Stop Sticks successfully. The suspect crashed the vehicle into the trees on Snoqualmie Parkway at PBA Rd.

The suspect fled into the maintenance shop at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. He stole a set of keys to a black Subaru Forester and continued to flee from law enforcement, eventually getting back on I-90. The suspect exited for a second time in North Bend, fleeing into the woods off NE 3rd St and SE 120th St. The suspect crashed the Subaru and fled toward the Snoqualmie River between Thrasher and SE Mt Si Rd.

The King County Sheriff’s Office K9 team took him into custody without incident. The agencies involved were Bellevue, WSP, KCSO, Issaquah PD, DFWD and Snoqualmie PD. Read the full story here.

April 4, 2024

On the morning of April 4th, officers and Snoqualmie’s Mental Health Professional (MHP) responded to an escalated juvenile. The juvenile has ongoing medical/mental health difficulties. Due to what had occurred, the incident became an involuntary treatment situation. The juvenile originally refused to be transported to the hospital.

However, due to his familiarity and the relationship previously developed with the MHP, the juvenile eventually agreed to get onto an ambulance gurney of his own volition. He was subsequently transported to Seattle Children’s Hospital for further care. This call highlighted the daily important work the MHP does to help the community be safer and healthier.

April 11, 2024 – Traffic Offense

An officer observed a yellow school bus driving without a rear license plate affixed to the vehicle’s rear. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver and soon learned the driver had a suspended driver’s license. Upon running the VIN, the officer discovered the vehicle’s registration had expired in May 2021.

[Information provided by the City of Snoqualmie]

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  • Thanks for such a professional response to these incidents, and in each case, especially the case with the juvenile, de-escalating. And other communities, it has been clear that that has not been the case. We are lucky to have such professionals keeping us safe.

  • Living Snoqualmie