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May 09

The Enduring Elk

Posted to Around Town - A Community Blog by Gail Folkins

The iconic elk in Meadowbrook Farm have a long history in the American West. The Snoqualmie Tribe prized the native Roosevelt elk in the upper valley and hunted them sustainably in the prairie between Snoqualmie and North Bend for thousands of years. The pressure on the elk herd increased following European-American settlement in the late 19th century greatly diminished the population. 

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May 25

SFD Fire Blotter, Edition 40

Posted to Fire Blotter by Danna McCall

May 18, 2023 - Possible Overdose

Crews responded to a Snoqualmie residence for the report of a possible drug overdose. The patient was transported to the hospital. 

May 19, 2023 - Semi Accident

Crews responded to westbound I-90 at exit 27 for an accident involving a semi that let off its brakes and hit two stationary trucks going about 15-20MPH. All vehicle occupants were ok and refused treatment. 

May 19, 2023 - Motor Vehicle Collision

Crews responded to SR 18 at the Tiger Mt. Summit for a collision involving three vehicles. Four people sustained non life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals. 

May 20, 2023 - Trail Rescue

Crews responded to the Rattlesnake Trail area for a bicycle accident. The injured person was helped off the trail and to his vehicle. 

May 21, 2023 - Motor Vehicle Collision

Crews responded to Preston-Fall City Road for an accident. A vehicle was traveling approximately 50MPH when it was t-boned. Two people were transported to area hospitals. 

May 22, 2023 - Trail Rescue

Crews responded to the Little Si Trail in North Bend for the report of a hiker who fell and suffered an ankle injury. 

May 22, 2022 - Motorcycle Accident

Crews responded to the intersection of Ridge St and Center Blvd for the report of a motorcycle passenger who fell off  the back of the bike and suffered a leg injury. The person was transported to the hospital. 

May 23, 2023 - Fall 

Crews responded to a North Bend retirement facility to assist an individual who fell and needed help getting up.

May 24, 2023 - Rollover Accident

Crews responded to eastbound I-90 east of North Bend for an accident involving one vehicle that reportedly side swiped the freeway median and rolled multiple times. The vehicle was estimated to have been traveling at 100MPH and sustained major damage. The occupant suffered a severe scalp laceration and was transported to the hospital. 

**These are a selection of calls responded to by the Snoqualmie Fire Dept. during the previous week.**

May 31

SPD Police Blotter, Edition 20

Posted to Police Blotter by Danna McCall

May 22, 2023 - Injury Accident

Officers responded to the intersection of Center Blvd and Ridge Street in Snoqualmie for the report of an injury accident involving a female who was riding on the back of a motorcycle and failed to hang on, and fell off the back of the motorcycle. She sustained injuries and transported to a nearby hospital by EMTs. 

May 22, 2023 - Traffic Offense

An officer stopped a vehicle near Tollgate Farm Park for not having a license plate and a fraudulent trip permit in the back window. It was determined the driver had a revoked driver's license and ignition interlock requirement, which was not installed. Charges were forwarded for driving with a suspended license, ignition lock requirement violation, no valid registration, and trip permit violation. The fraudulent trip permit was also taken and destroyed. 

May 22, 2023 - Theft Report

It was reported that $1500 worth of copper wire was stolen from a construction site on SE North Bend Way. No suspect info was known. 

May 22, 2023 - Suspicious Activity

A North Bend resident reported seeing an unknown male walking thru his backyard in the middle of the night on his surveillance video from two nights prior. The caller reported the subject seemed to be prowling in the neighbor's yard. No suspect info was known. 

May 23, 2023 - Traffic Offense and Warrant Arrest

An officer pulled a vehicle over for having expired license tabs. Upon checking the driver's name it was determined he had a suspended 2nd license and a warrant out of Snoqualmie. While being transported to jail, the male claimed he had swallowed drugs ( a common tactic used to avoid going to jail). A nurse at the jail said the male had to be cleared at a hospital before booking. The male then admitted to lying about the drugs, but the jail still would not take him due to staffing. He was cited and released for the traffic offenses, as well as giving false statements to an officer. 

May 23, 2023 - Unwanted Subject

The Snoqualmie Safeway reported that a female was inside the store cursing and refusing to leave. This was the second time she had been at the store today. She was gone before officers arrived. However, she did walk across the street to the police station to complain about Safeway. After speaking with officers for a couple minutes, she left. She was advised not to go back to Safeway. 

May 23, 2023 - Alarm and Arrest

An employee of a North Bend gas station reported locking doors and closing the the station's store for the night. She returned to the store after going home and noticing she had forgotten something. Upon returning, she found the alarm going off and observed a male exiting the store. Officers responded and found the male suspect nearby. He was arrested for criminal trespass. After checking his identify, he returned with an international Interpol hit and was wanted out of Korea for aggravated assault. He was booked into jail. 

May 23, 2023 - Malicious Mischief

A  Snoqualmie resident reported that as he parked his vehicle for the evening, an unknown subject (possibly a neighbor) appeared upset. The next morning the reporting person came out to find his vehicle keyed. Approximately $1000 worth in damage was done. No suspect info was known. 

May 23, 2023 - Alcohol Theft

The North Bend QFC reported the theft of $3000 worth of alcohol by two males. There is an ongoing investigation for possible suspect information. 

May 25, 2023 - Theft in Progress

A North Bend Outlet Store reported a shoplifting incident that had just occurred, provided suspect information as well as a suspect vehicle description. Officers responded and were able to locate the vehicle. The male occupant admitted to stealing from the store. Officers recovered nearly $4000 worth of store merchandise. The male was arrested for theft. 

May 26, 2023 - Theft Report

$5000 worth of copper wiring was taken from a Snoqualmie Ridge Puget Sound Energy power line location. 

May 26, 2023 - Trespass in Progress

An officer contacted a vehicle with four occupants at Snoqualmie Point Park after hours. The male in the driver's seat refused to provide his name. The vehicle's registered owner was listed as a missing person who had a protection order for a male whose description matched that of the driver's seat occupant. Additional officers were called to the location. The male was finally identified and it was determined he was not the person subject to the protection order.  Three of the four vehicle occupants had arrest warrants, including one male with a felony escape community Dept. of Corrections. Two of the occupant's warrants were confirmed out of different cities. They were transported and booked on those warrants. 

May 27, 2023 - Hit and Run

Residents heard a loud noise in the 7600 block of Douglas Ave and discovered a stop sign had been knocked over. They checked their Ring camera footage and observed a vehicle that had jumped the curb, hit the sign, and kept driving. Officers are still reviewing the footage for suspect info. 

May 27 - DUI

An officer observed a vehicle swerving all over and speeding in downtown North Bend and initiated a traffic stop. The female driver stated she was on the way to the bar, but she 'wasn't that drunk.' After failing a field sobriety test, the woman was arrested for DUI. A breathalyzer showed she was 1.5 times the legal limit. 

May 28, 2023 - Agency Assist

Officers were called to assist the King County Sheriff's Office with an inmate escape at Echo Glen Children's Center. Seven  inmates ranging from 15-17 years old assaulted an employee, locked her in a cell and took the her vehicle. An extensive area check was conducted and the subjects were not located.  Three inmates were found the next day and the remaining four were taken into custody on May 30. All were located outside the Snoqualmie area. 

**These are a selection of calls responded to by the Snoqualmie Police Dept. during the previous week.**