Police Blotter | Hit and Run; Unwanted Subject; Vehicle Theft Report

February 5, 2024

At approximately 9 pm, officers were dispatched to a malicious mischief in progress call at Mt Si Chevron. A pickup truck had driven between the gas pumps and damaged a garbage can. A witness reported seeing the incident, and the driver left the scene.

The witness stated the driver was aware of the damage he caused, as he got out of the vehicle and surveyed the damage before leaving the scene. Security footage identified the driver, and charges were forwarded to the offender.

February 6, 2024

Officers were conducting a routine patrol when a harassment complaint was dispatched for service. An officer met with the complainant at her Snoqualmie residence. She explained that she had been having issues with a neighbor who lived in the same apartment complex. To prove her claim, she showed multiple shots from her surveillance camera of the neighbor walking by and making a face at the camera.

The complainant explained a few more instances where the neighbor seemed to be “poking the bear” and enticing her. The complaint stated that the problems seemed to arise again with new management taking over. They worked out a deal with the last management to mitigate this dispute. The officer informed her of the option of getting an Anti-Harassment order with her neighbor as the respondent. She was given more information during the application process, and the complainant left.  

February 6, 2024

At around 8:20 am, officers were dispatched to an unwanted subject call at the TA truck stop in North Bend. A man was asleep on the couch in the television room, and the staff wanted him to move along. Officers contacted the individual, who stated that he was going to fight. After numerous attempts to have the man leave willingly, he declined.

Management requested the man be trespassed. After more requests for the man to leave, officers placed the man in handcuffs and escorted him out. The man received a trespass citation and was given a ride to a men’s shelter in Bellevue.

February 6, 2024

At around noon, an officer was dispatched to a cold theft report at the Sno Falls Credit Union. The reporting party, an employee, stated that the energy meter was stolen from the side of the ATM enclosure and believed the suspect was trying to interfere with the power supply to the ATM to gain access to the money.

The officer received surveillance footage that displayed two individuals, one that never left a car and another that pried off the meter. Officers called Puget Sound Energy to estimate the damage, totaling $118.54 for a meter replacement.

February 7, 2024

At 10:15 am, officers were dispatched to an auto theft in the Timberstone Stone development area in North Bend. Officers contacted the reporting person, who stated that earlier that morning a company truck had been stolen. GPS was tracking the truck and was currently approaching Bellevue. The officer informed the Washington State Patrol of the vehicle’s location. WSP was continually updated on the truck’s location as it made its way up I-5. One of the company employees was also traveling north on I-5 and noticed the stolen truck just north of Stanwood.

The employee was given a direct number to contact WSP and provided live updates of the vehicle’s location. Finally, the vehicle was stopped in Mt. Vernon, and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect explained that after his car was impounded last night, he decided to steal a work truck and go home. 

February 8, 2024

At around 9 am, an officer was dispatched to SE Park St and Euclid Ave SE for the report of an aggressive dog. Upon arrival, the officer met with the reporting party and his girlfriend, who stated that the girlfriend was walking her dog along Alpha St when another dog charged at her. She and the dog ran until she found mailboxes to put in between them and the opposing dog.

 The aggressor dog tried biting the dog she was walking but eventually went back to its home. The officer then went to the dog owner’s house and spoke to the owner, who stated that his dog was not outside, was not mean, and that the officer was mistaken. The officer explained that a report would be forwarded to King County Animal Control and that leaving his dog untethered and free to roam could lead to fines and criminal charges. 

February 10, 2024

At around 2:50 am, an officer was assisting another officer at a traffic stop on W North Bend Way when a black sedan drove by with no plates, no lights, and illegal window tint. The officer stopped assisting the traffic stop and initiated a traffic stop on the passing sedan occupied by one driver.

When the officer contacted the driver and requested his license, the driver handed over a WA ID card because his license was suspended. The officer checked and confirmed his driving status. The driver seemed very interested in getting his license back and cleared. He was issued a citation for driving with a license suspended in the third degree.

February 10, 2024

At around 2:35 am, while on patrol, an officer noticed a car driving in the oncoming lane for about three car lengths before correcting back into the right lane. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found three occupants in the vehicle. The driver did not speak English, so the passenger translated for him. The passenger explained to the officer that they were on their way to the casino, and while following their map, they accidentally drove into the oncoming lane.

The driver did not have a driver’s license or the other two passengers. The driver also had a warrant for failing to transfer the vehicle title. The officer explained to the driver how to correct his warrant and cited him for driving without a valid license and valid ID. The individuals in the car called a friend who had a valid license to pick them up and drive the car.

February 11, 2024

While on patrol, officers were dispatched to an agency assist at Azalea Park for a dumpster fire. Snoqualmie Fire was already on the scene and extinguished the fire before the officer arrived.  Upon arrival, the officer observed that one trash can was completely burnt, and the recycling bin was substantially burned.  Both containers were underneath a picnic shelter, which sustained significant fire damage. There was also broken glass near the area.

The fire captain on the scene estimated about $10,000 worth of damage. After observing the scene, the officer spoke with the reporting party. She explained that she noticed the trash can on fire while walking her dog. Immediately, she called the fire department and did not see anyone near the fire, but she saw teenagers pass by in a vehicle. A King County Fire Investigator arrived to investigate further.

February 11, 2024

On patrol around 2:20 am, an officer noticed a vehicle drifting within the lane while traveling eastbound on North Bend Way. The officer ran the plate number and found the registered owner to have a suspended license in the 3rd degree. The officer followed the vehicle and saw the person driving it, confirming that it was the registered owner.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and found multiple collisions and unresolved tickets on the man’s driving record. The man was cited for driving with a suspended license in the 3rd degree.

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