Police Blotter | Traffic Stop; Theft in Progress; Crisis Intervention

October 30, 2023

Dispatch advised officers of a vehicle that was stolen from the North Bend Chevrolet lot. An officer arrived and spoke with an employee who stated that the vehicle was locked and that they found glass on the ground where the vehicle had been parked. Officers are still working to identify the suspect.

October 30, 2023

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle parked at EJ Roberts Park at night with a faint light in the vehicle. As the vehicle pulled out, the officer noticed the license plate was not illuminated and contacted the driver. Upon contact, the officer noticed a strong odor of narcotics, as well as the presence of drug paraphernalia.

The driver refused to take a field sobriety test and was informed that he was under arrest for driving under the influence. The driver became agitated and actively resisted arrest, requiring multiple officers to arrest him. The vehicle was towed, and the driver was charged with resisting arrest.

October 31, 2023

An officer noticed a vehicle with expired tabs and a trip permit that appeared fraudulent and attempted to pull the vehicle over in downtown Snoqualmie.  The driver refused to comply and continued driving for approximately 1 mile before pulling into the upper Snoqualmie Falls parking lot.

The driver refused multiple commands to exit the vehicle and received multiple warnings before officers broke the front driver’s side window and removed her from the vehicle. The female subject was cited for obstructing a police officer, failing to obey, and a trip permit violation. She was booked into Issaquah City Jail. 

October 31, 2023

Dispatch notified officers that two shoplifters in a North Bend Outlet Mall store had taken two pairs of glasses and left the store on foot. Officers received descriptions and conducted a search of the area. They were able to locate the two subjects at Arby’s who had two stolen pairs of glasses valued at $708. Both subjects were charged with theft, and the glasses were returned. 

October 31, 2023

An officer was conducting a routine patrol at Snoqualmie Point Park when he noticed a parked van without a license plate. The officer contacted the occupant, who provided his name and date of birth. The subject had a domestic violence no-contact order warrant out of Renton and was arrested.  The individual was booked into SCORE (South Correctional Entity).

November 2, 2023

An officer on patrol noticed a lone individual with work gloves, a hooded jacket, and a headlamp walking along SR 202 by the elk fields early in the morning hours. Given the recent and continued theft of copper from the fiber optic cables in the area, the officer stopped and questioned the subject. The subject claimed that he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend, and she had driven away in a green F150.

The vehicle was located, and the female driver immediately told a separate officer that the man requested a ride from Pierce County and that he got out of the vehicle to look for copper cabling. Officers searched the male subject and found methamphetamine. The male was cited for possession of a controlled substance and attempted theft. This was the second person arrested for attempted theft of copper cabling along SR 202.

November 2, 2023

Dispatch notified officers of a possible mail theft along Douglas AVE SE. A citizen witnessed a red sedan speed off from the neighborhood mailboxes, where two boxes had been pried open. Officers are still working to identify the suspects and have notified a United States Postal Inspections Service Agent for their awareness.

November 2, 2023

Dispatch received a call regarding a suicidal subject. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who had multiple cuts on their forearm. After EMTs arrived and treated the cuts, an officer spoke with the female, who agreed to be voluntarily transported for a mental health evaluation.

November 3, 2023 – Suspicious Activity

An officer was on patrol at the North Bend Outlet Mall when he noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked by the Nike store that did not have a front license plate. As the officer watched the vehicle, a female subject left Nike and approached the vehicle but turned back upon seeing the officer. She went back into the store and walked away with a male subject. The officer checked the VIN with dispatch and was advised that it was a stolen vehicle.

Officers tried contacting the male and female subject, but the subjects left the scene before there was reasonable suspicion to detain them. Officers spoke with Nike employees and were told that the two subjects collected a bunch of merchandise but abandoned it in the store when the female came back inside. Upon searching the stolen vehicle, a BB pistol, counterfeit money, additional license plates, and drug paraphernalia were found. The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner. Officers are still working to identify suspect(s). 

November 4, 2023 – The in Progress

Dispatch alerted officers to a series of shoplifting incidents that occurred at the North Bend Bartell Drugs within a 10-minute span. Employees stated that two subjects stole approximately $370 worth of merchandise, with a third subject possibly stealing merchandise. An officer met with the employees who believed the subjects were not associated with each other. Officers are still working to identify the suspects.  

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