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July 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM
UPDATE, 8:07 p.m. | Fire spokesmen say nearly 180 homes are now threatened by a wildfire burning near Satus Pass in south-central Washington while east of Seattle, crews worked on a small wildfire just outside of North Bend, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The new fire on Mount Si, a popular hiking destination, was 50 percent contained by 5 p.m. Friday and had burned about two acres. Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Bud Backer told KOMO-TV local fire engine companies responded before handing the fire over to the state Department of Natural Resources. A DNR helicopter has dropped water on the blaze and crews were able to create a hose line around it.
Spokesman Mark Grassel says the fire near Goldendale has burned 4,600 acres or about 7 square miles along the top of Satus Pass. No homes have been lost. Most of U.S. Highway 97 between Goldendale and Toppenish remains closed due to the fire
UPDATE, 2:11 p.m. | A wildfire outside of North Bend on Mount Si is growing and spreading into a wilderness area, according to Eastside Fire and Rescue.
Only a small portion of the fire is accessible from a road, and the fire is moving uphill away from that road.
The state Department of Natural Resources has a helicopter responding from Ellensburg, about 80 miles away.
No evacuations have been ordered.
ORIGINAL POST | A small wildfire began outside of North Bend on Mount Si on Friday afternoon, the same day that officials issued a burn ban for King County.
The one-acre fire caused concern because it was visible from Interstate 90, according to a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources.
May 14, 2013 at 3:34 PM
The intruder stabbed to death early Monday in a fight with a couple in a North Bend home has been identified as Kenneth E. Boonstra, 48, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Boonstra died from a number of stab wounds, the medical examiner’s office says. He lived in North Bend, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Boonstra was killed around 1 a.m. Monday after he broke into a home in the 10100 block of 420th Avenue Southeast and confronted a 29-year-old man who lived there with his wife, infant daughter and in-laws. During a struggle, Boonstra was stabbed by the 29-year-old man’s wife, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives say they are confident Boonstra is the same man who walked into the home through an unlocked door Sunday afternoon and attacked the man’s wife. He left after she gave him some cash.
Detectives say Boonstra apparently did not know the home’s occupants and targeted the home at random.
Boonstran does not have a criminal record in Washington state and was divorced in 2008, according to court records.
May 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM
UPDATE AT 2:41 P.M.: The Sheriff’s Office says a woman stabbed an intruder to death early Monday at a North Bend home. Sgt. Cindi West says the woman’s husband was struggling with the man about 1:40 a.m. when she got a knife and stabbed the stranger to help her husband.
ORIGINAL POST: An intruder who was stabbed to death early Monday morning at a North Bend home is apparently the same man who robbed a woman in the house Sunday, but King County sheriff’s investigators don’t know who is, why the house was targeted or why he came back.
“This is a weird deal, just a bizarre case,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.
West said a couple, their 7-month-old daughter and the woman’s mother were asleep shortly before 1:40 a.m. Monday when the family’s dogs barked and the man got up to let them out.
The man was confronted by an intruder, and the two men got into a fight.
“At some point the wife jumped in to help. One of them, I’m not sure which, grabbed a knife and stabbed the suspect,” West said.
The man was pronounced dead at the house, which is in the 10100 block of 420th Avenue Southeast.
Investigators found that a number of screens had been removed from the windows, but it wasn’t immediately clear how the intruder got into the house, West said.
The couple had no significant injuries from the fatal fight, but West said they were likely sore because it was “quite a struggle.”
Deputies had been called to the same house shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, after an unidentified intruder entered through an unlocked back door, grabbed the woman by the hair and demanded money.
The woman, who was alone with her mother and daughter, gave the man money, and he slapped or punched her before fleeing, West said.
Deputies searched the area with a tracking dog but were unable to find the suspect.
Investigators don’t believe the residents know the intruder and there’s nothing to indicate why the house was attacked.
“We have not seen anything that would explain why this house was targeted,” she said.
Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.
May 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Intruder stabbed to death at North Bend home: A man broke into a home in North Bend early this morning and was stabbed to death by one of the residents, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. There was a struggle between the homeowner and the intruder, and the homeowner’s wife got involved, too. Along with the homeowner and his wife, a baby and mother-in-law were inside the home at the time of the break-in.
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March 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM
A security camera caught footage of a pregnant woman rolling up to a North Bend home in a red convertible and breaking into the home last week, but detectives are still looking for her and an accomplice.
According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, the woman approached the home on the 43800 block of Southeast 168th Street around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and knocked on the door. When no one answered, she broke through the front window.
An accomplice waited in the vehicle in the driveway as she stole items from the house. Detectives say the same vehicle was reported in the driveway of another North Bend home that was burglarized a day earlier on the 1000 block of Forster Boulevard Southwest.
The woman is described as a white female in her 20s with long, dark hair. She was last seen wearing a gray hat, pink sweatshirt, yoga pants and flip flops.
The King County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information on the suspects to call 206-296-3311 or 911.
February 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM
A 28-year-old Redmond man King County search and rescue teams looked for last week was found dead from an apparent suicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The man had apparently shot himself in the head with a handgun in North Bend near Rattlesnake Mountain on Feb. 3, the last day anyone heard from him.
Search-and-rescue teams were alerted of his disappearance when he did not show up for work last Monday.
February 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM
A Redmond man known to suffer from cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that sometimes makes it hard to breath, has gone missing and police are requesting help to find him.
A search and rescue team from the King County Sheriff’s Office found 28-year-old Ira Thomas Clodfelter’s vehicle parked at Rattlesnake Mountain Tuesday night in North Bend, but could find no sign of him in the area. Their search for him will resume tomorrow at 8 a.m.
Clodfelter is described as white, 5-foot-4, 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and hiking boots. A release from the Redmond Police Department said there is also some concern he may have been suffering from depression.
The last anyone heard from Clodfelter was on Sunday, according to police. An employer called the police about him when he didn’t show up for work this week.
The Redmond Police Department asks anyone with more information about Clodfelter’s disappearance to call 425-556-2500.
January 2, 2013 at 5:49 PM
King County Sheriff’s deputies say they’ve found the pickup involved in a hit-and-run that killed a woman in North Bend early New Year’s morning.
A Ford pickup with a large dent and headlight knocked out on its front right side was found around 4:30 p.m. in North Bend. Because the hit-and-run driver is still at large, the Sheriff’s Office isn’t releasing any other information about the specific area where the vehicle was found, said Sgt. Cindi West.
“This is still an active investigation, and we really want to get the bad guy here,” West said.
A headlight fitting the truck was found at the hit-and-run scene. The woman who was killed, Lucinda Fisher, 57, had exited a vehicle with a man near the area just before the accident. After an argument, they walked in separate directions on the road.
When the man walked back to the car and went looking for her, she was found in a ditch.
Anyone with more information on the incident or who knows someone who drives a similar vehicle can call the Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311. People with information that leads up to an arrest can also call Crime Stoppers for a $1,000 reward at 800-222-8477.
January 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM
UPDATE: Jan. 2 at 2:35 p.m. | King County sheriff’s detectives believe the person responsible for a fatal hit and run near North Bend early Tuesday morning was driving a 1987 to 1991 Ford Bronco or Ford F150 pickup.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said that detectives also believe the pickup will have right front end damage, not damage to the left front as was initially reported.
Original post: The woman, believed to be in her 50s, died in a hit and run incident early near North Bend and police are looking for the pickup and driver who hit her.
The man eventually walked back to the car and he and the others drove around looking for the woman. They found her a short time later in a ditch near the 10200 block of 394 Place Southeast. She had been struck and killed by a vehicle.
The vehicle that hit her left debris at the accident scene, include a left headlight that appeared to be from a full size pickup. Investigators believe the truck suffered significant damage.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311.
November 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Police and state Department of Corrections officers spent Friday morning unsuccessfully searching a section of woods just outside North Bend for Brandon Musto, who escaped from the Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday night.
Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said that police, State Patrol troopers, the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Corrections staff and the King County Sheriff’s Office did not find Musto. Investigators believe Musto fled from North Bend this morning, though it’s unclear how Musto managed to slip away.
“I believe [he fled] some time after we got up there; we got up there 8 a.m.,” Willis said. “We’re regrouping to continue the investigation to see where it next leads us.”
Musto, 37, had just three months left on his sentence for vehicular assault and theft when authorities say he scaled a 10-foot chain-link fence at the prison and hopped into a friend’s car.
Prison staff noticed Musto was missing from the minimum-security unit during Wednesday’s nightly head count, sparking an unsuccessful manhunt that led them to Grays Harbor County. It was there that police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have driven Musto from the prison, said Debbie Willis.
Willis identified the alleged accomplice as Rupert Soriano, a friend of Musto’s. Soriano, 59, helped guide police to the area near North Bend on Friday morning, Willis said.
Investigators believe that Musto’s friend, who lives in Grays Harbor County, picked him up outside the prison and drove him to North Bend, Willis said.
Willis said that other tipsters led police to the wooded area near Interstate 90 mile post 38, outside North Bend, though she wouldn’t specify who they were.
Soriano was arrested by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department for investigation of rendering criminal assistance, she said.
Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesman Chad Lewis said that Musto was set to be released from prison in February. Only offenders who are within four years of release are kept in the minimum-security unit.
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