Police Blotter | Fraud Loses Victim Over $315,000; DUI / Accident Non-Injury; Lunging Dog

May 16, 2024

An individual reported that she received a call from someone claiming to be from her bank. The caller stated that she needed to move her money to a secure account because someone was stealing her identity. The victim believed this to be true, and so moved funds. The bank confirmed this was indeed fraud. The victim was out over $315,000.

May 16, 2024

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian (an adult pregnant female) in the area of Ballarat Ave N & 6th Street in North Bend. Officers arrived, and EMTs were medically assisting the injured female.  The pedestrian said she looked both ways prior to crossing, and the driver advised that the female appeared out of nowhere just prior to being hit.  

The female refused to be transported to the hospital and refused any other assistance from the police when the family arrived to pick her up. The vehicle had no apparent damage.

May 17, 2024

North Bend Les Schwab employees reported that someone had work done to their vehicle. The customer was trying to pay over the phone with a credit card that was previously flagged for fraud.  

May 19, 2024

Units responded to a report of a collision in the area of Snoqualmie Parkway and Fisher Ave SE. Witnesses observed a vehicle run over the median, switch drivers, and then collide with another vehicle. After confirming who was driving, the male subject provided a breath sample over three times over the legal limit at around 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

Due to the high blood alcohol level, officers had to sit with him at the hospital until he could be medically cleared. The subject was booked into Issaquah Jail for DUI, Hit and Run-unattended and multiple other charges.   

May 19, 2024

A jogger at Si View Park reported that a dog on a leash lunged at them, which upset the individual and resulted in yelling verbally abusive language toward the dog owner. No threats were made; eventually, both parties went their separate ways.  

May 20, 2024

Officers arrived with EMTs already on the scene for a report of a female who appeared to be deceased at the location. Officers investigated. Nothing suspicious was found at that time.  The deceased individual was released to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

May 20, 2024

The North Bend Nike store employees called to report a theft in progress, with three suspects involved.  One fled on foot towards I-90 while the other two got into a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers located the vehicle on I-90 and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspects again took off slowly, and it appeared they were possibly fighting inside. The vehicle stopped again, and officers were able to take the two suspects into custody.  

Both parties claimed to have swallowed fentanyl and meth while they were pulling over. Aid was called as a precautionary measure. Per jail policy, both subjects were taken to the hospital for mandatory evaluation to be medically cleared for booking.  This took an officer off the street for at least 6 hours.  Approximately an hour later, an alert officer located the third suspect on foot near the freeway exit. All three subjects were booked into Issaquah Jail for Theft 3rd degree and other charges. The total amount of merchandise taken was $1,400.

May 21, 2024

Officers responded to a report of a physical domestic incident between a mother and an adult daughter. Once officers arrived, it was determined that the suspect had fled the scene. Officers noticed obvious injuries to the victim, but she declined medical aid.  Charges were forwarded to the prosecutor for Assault 4th degree.

May 21, 2024

Around 6 a.m., a reporting party heard a noise coming from his driveway in the 7600 block of 380th Ave SE in Snoqualmie. When he looked out the window, he saw several doors open on his work van. Several tools, valued at approximately $4,500, were stolen from inside the van. No suspects are known at this time.

May 22, 2024

Officers were dispatched to downtown Snoqualmie for reports of a female running from a male who was physically assaulting her in the 9800 block of Railroad Ave SE near Elk Fields.   Officers could not locate anyone in the area at the time of call, but later found the vehicle associated with the involved parties in North Bend. After officers made contact and interviewed both subjects, the male subject was booked into jail for Domestic Violence

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