Transient camp found in North Bend; Who signed for these packages?

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie Police Dept. (covering North Bend)

Saturday, May 24

No one home: At 4:25 p.m., an officer investigated complaints of transients in a wooded lot in the 13000 block of 432nd Avenue Southeast, North Bend, specifically two men and a woman, associated with a blue Ford Focus. The officer located an empty transient camp, and left a note for the campers to leave the area.

Monday, May 26

Mis-delivery: At 3:03 p.m., a resident of the 39000 block of Southeast Park Street, Snoqualmie, reported a theft of packages on May 12. The victim said someone who did not live at the address had signed for the delivery of one or more packages from UPS, and took the items.

Tuesday, May 27

Sign pickup: At 12:09 a.m., a caller told police about a suspicious Jeep Grand Cherokee on North Bend Way near Mount Si Road, North Bend. The driver pulled over whenever another vehicle came nearby, and got out of the vehicle to take signs. When the caller passed the vehicle, the driver was slumped over the wheel. The caller also observed the vehicle drive down the wrong side of the road. Police contacted the driver, who was collecting signs for a housing project.

Wednesday, May 28

Suspicious vehicle: At 8:04 a.m., a caller in the 38000 block of Southeast River Street, Snoqualmie, reported a suspicious red car with two women inside had been parked in the area for 20 minutes. Police didn’t locate the vehicle then, but when the caller’s wife called again to say the car was back and the women were asleep inside, they made contact. The women said they’d just moved and were resting before driving to Redmond. One of them had warrants from Seattle and Renton, so police arrested her.

Friday, May 30

No trespassing: At 2:29 p.m., police were asked to remove a man from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail near North Bend Elementary School. The man had attempted to cross the school property, although an event was still happening at the school. The man was described as having long blond hair, and wearing three layers of clothing. Police contacted the man, and gave him a courtesy ride to the QFC.

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, May 22

Alarm: At 7:27 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to the Salish Lodge for an automatic fire alarm. They investigated, and determined that it was a false alarm, caused by a malfunctioning heat detector.

Saturday, May 24

False alarm: At 1:14 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm on Swenson Ave. They found no problem and reset the alarm.

Tuesday, May 27

Gas leak: At 3:49 p.m., the Snoqualmie Fire Department received a report that natural gas could be smelled in the area of Center Boulevard Southeast, near Key Bank. Firefighters investigated and found that a dry-cleaning business had a gas leak from its boiler. They shut the gas to the boiler off, and called Puget Sound Energy to inspect the boiler.

Bridge fire: At 4:43 p.m., firefighters from Snoqualmie, Eastside Fire & Rescue and Fall City were dispatched to Southeast Reinig Road and Meadowbrook Avenue Southeast for a fire on a pedestrian bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Crews arrived on scene, made a water supply and were able to quickly contain the fire to the bridge-access area, and extinguish it.

Wednesday, May 28

Car fire: At 2:24 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were called to a vehicle fire on Southeast Kinsey Street. Upon arrival, the crew found smoke and flames were coming from the car’s engine compartment. They extinguished the fire quickly, but the car was a total loss.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie firefighters responded to 10 medical aid calls bringing the total call number this year to 434.


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