Drivers stop to help mama bear, cubs cross the street: Snoqualmie police, fire calls

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

Snoqualmie Police Dept. (covering North Bend)

Saturday, July 19

Reckless driver: At 11:11 p.m., police received reports about a possibly intoxicated driver. One caller, an off-duty officer from Yakima, said the vehicle had been driving erratically on the freeway and nearly hit several cars. In  North Bend, he saw it hit a parked car while parking at Stone Brook Drive Southwest and Quartz Drive Southwest. A second caller reported a white Pathfinder swerving on the road near Rock Creek Ridge Apartments.

Sunday, July 20

Bear crossing: at 10:44 a.m., police received reports of a black bear with three cubs at Snoqualmie Parkway and Fisher Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie. They contacted a group of people stopped on the Parkway, who were trying to help the bear and cubs cross the intersection. They asked the group to not assist the animals.

Monday, July 21

Parking spot: At 7:20 p.m., police were called to Ken’s Truck Town, North Bend, for a fight involving more than 20 truck drivers. The dispute was over parking. One subject was assaulted. The aggressor was cited.

Wednesday, July 23

It’s my party: At 9:42 p.m., police received a complaint from Echo Ridge Apartments, Snoqualmie. The caller said about 30 kids were having a loud party at the pool. Police contacted the group, who were celebrating a birthday. They said they’d leave in 10 minutes.

Thursday, July 24

Mumbling: At 1:09 a.m., a caller in the 500 block of Merritt Avenue, North Bend, said he heard someone on his back porch mumbling, but couldn’t see the person. The caller had a gun. Police searched the area, but did not locate anyone.

Friday, July 25

Gesture: At 10:56 a.m. police got a call from a woman in the 43000 block of Southeast North Bend Way, North Bend, who said her neighbor just walked up to her home and made a rude gesture.

Camping: At 10:59 a.m., a caller asked police to investigate possible transients in the woods in the 400 block of Southeast Orchard Drive. Police found two subjects and cited them for camping in the city.

Snoqualmie Fire Dept.

Saturday, July 19

Car vs. bike: At 11:14 a.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded with EF&R for a car-bicycle accident on 428th Avenue Southeast. One man had minor injuries, but wanted to go in his own vehicle to the doctor.

Car accident: At 2:40 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded with EF&R to a two-car accident on I-90. Both cars had moderate damage after a rear-ending. One patient was treated and taken to the hospital.

Mailbox Peak rescue: At 4:05 p.m., Snoqualmie EMTs responded with EF&R for a rescue on the Mailbox Peak trail. A patient fell while hiking. Crews assisted with bringing the patient out in a rescue basket.

Medical calls: In addition, Snoqualmie responded to 12 medical aid calls, for 637 calls total.

Fall City Fire District

Thursday, July 17

Burn complaint: At 11:15 a.m., firefighters responded to a burn complaint. An outdoor burn was found to be illegal, and the homeowner extinguished the fire.

Friday, July 18

Hand injury: At 11:14 a.m., firefighters responded to an 81-year-old man with a hand injury. The man was treated and transported to Harborview Medical Center via private ambulance.

Saturday, July 19

Outdoor burn: At 5:44 p.m., firefighters responded to a burn complaint. The outdoor burn was found to be illegal and the homeowner extinguished the fire.

Sunday, July 20

Fuel spill: At 11:42 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fuel spill. On arrival, and after discussion with the occupant, it was discovered that the spill had happened quite some time earlier and had already been cleaned up.

Fire: At 3:57 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire. On arrival, burnt food was found burning on the stove. The small was fire was extinguished.

Tuesday, July 22

Sickness: At 8:49 a.m., firefighters responded to a 14-year-old girl who was sick. The patient was evaluated and left in the care of an adult and for a follow-up with a doctor.

Numbness: At 12:19 p.m., firefighters responded to a 47-year-old woman with numbness in her fingers. She was treated and transported to Swedish of Redmond via the Fall City Fire aid car.


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