Police Blotter | Injury Accident; Suspicious Activity; Attempted Burglary

June 29, 2023

Officers responded to a two-vehicle T-bone collision at the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and SE 99th Street. One driver complained of head and chest pain, and one passenger also complained of chest pain. Vehicle airbags were deployed. EMTs assisted the involved parties. The driver was taken to nearby Snoqualmie Valley Hospital for evaluation. 

June 30, 2023

A North Bend Outlet Mall store employee reported that she saw the store’s safe in the morning when first arriving at work. However, halfway through the day, she noticed the safe was missing. She was unsure how someone could access the back room and take it without being noticed. No suspect information was known.

July 1, 2023

North Bend Outlet Mall security reported a suspicious male that pulled up with no license plates on his vehicle and changed clothes before going into a store. Officers waited outside the location, and he walked out with stolen merchandise. Officers attempted to stop him, but he fled at a high rate of speed onto I-90. Officers were able to determine the driver’s identity through a local database. Felony charges were forwarded for eluding a police vehicle x2.

July 1, 2023

Officers were called to SR 202 near the Salish Lodge for an accident. The caller reported that the other driver was uncooperative and was refusing to provide insurance information. When officers arrived, they assisted with an information exchange. After running the names, the uncooperative driver returned with a suspended license. A criminal citation was given to him.

July 3, 2023

Officers contacted a male sleeping on the picnic bench at Riverview Park after the park was closed. There was also an unlicensed motorcycle near the bench. The male admitted to knowing the park was closed. After running his name, he returned with an out-of-state, non-extraditable felony warrant for Child Abuse. He was cited and released for criminal trespass. 

July 3, 2023

The police department was contacted by the City of Snoqualmie Parks Dept. to report extensive damage to a storage shed and equipment shop at Centennial Fields Park. It appeared someone had attempted to break in. The damage to the door was estimated at $3000. No suspect information was known. 

July 4, 2023

An officer was driving on Bendigo Blvd in North Bend when a vehicle passed him with no front license plate and an unreadable back license plate. The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle. However, it took longer than usual to pull over. After finally stopping, the male driver began to sweat profusely. After running his name, he had several warrants out of several counties. None of the warrants were confirmed by the outside agencies. He was also required to have an Interlock device and a suspended license. The officer forwarded charges to the prosecutor’s office for failing to have an ignition interlock and driving with a suspended license. His vehicle was towed.

July 4, 2023

Officers were dispatched to a dumpster fire on Center Street in Snoqualmie. The reporting party advised dispatch that they saw juveniles throw fireworks into the dumpster and leave. When officers arrived, there were flames coming out of the dumpster about 20 feet tall, catching nearby trees on fire. The Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. An area check was conducted for the responsible juveniles, but they were not located.

July 4, 2023

Officers were dispatched to a reckless driver, a possible DUI, in the area of the North Bend Library. An officer arrived and saw the described vehicle with two flat tires and a male lying on the ground behind the vehicle. It took several attempts to wake him. After doing so, the male was very unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and swaying. The driver admitted that he shouldn’t be driving and was arrested for DUI.  

July 4, 2023

A driver was at a stop sign in North Bend when he was rear-ended by another vehicle. After speaking to the driver of the other vehicle, he believed the other driver to be intoxicated. Police responded and spoke to the female driver. She admitted to drinking, and officers could see several open alcoholic beverages in her vehicle. She was arrested and taken to jail for DUI. The reporting driver was not injured.

July 6, 2023

An officer observed a vehicle with no front or rear license plates and performed a U-turn to attempt to stop the vehicle. After the officer turned around, he saw the vehicle in the distance, going 60+ MHP in a 25 MPH zone in an apparent attempt to elude the officer. A short time later, the same officer saw the driver from the same vehicle running across the road and into the bushes. The officer located the vehicle in the Safeway parking lot, still running and not parked in a parking spot. After a check of the VIN, the vehicle returned stolen out of King County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses told officers they saw the male run into McDonald’s. Officers went inside the restaurant to check and found a male in the bathroom stall. At first, he wouldn’t come out, but he finally did. He was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Suspended License, Reckless Driving and Ignition Interlock Violation.

July 9, 2023

A passerby called to advise officers that two male subjects were smoking something out of a pipe at the bus stop in downtown Snoqualmie. Officers contacted the males in question and confirmed that they were smoking marijuana. After checking their names, one of the males had an active misdemeanor warrant out of Issaquah. He was transported to Issaquah Jail on his warrant and warned about smoking marijuana in public.

[Information provided by the City of Snoqualmie]

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