Enumclaw police reports Sept. 17-20: Restaurant employees halt crime spree

Employees at a Garrett Street restaurant interrupted a burglary attempt at 3:30 a.m. Sept 17, halting a night of crime linked to two male subjects.

When confronted at the Garrett Street business, the two subjects fled on foot but were later taken into custody with assistance from Buckley and Orting police, plus a K-9 unit from Federal Way. The police dog successfully tracked the two suspects, finding both an adult and a juvenile who were hiding nearby but in separate locations.

Police reports link them to five other incidents during the early-morning hours.

• Police took a walk-in report of a broken window at a Griffin Avenue address. An officer confirmed it was an attempted burglary and the owner responded to secure the building.

• A broken window at a Roosevelt Avenue address.

• A commercial burglary of a Griffin Avenue business.

• A vehicle parked in a Roosevelt Avenue lot was damaged.

• Two windows were damaged during a commercial burglary attempt at a Roosevelt Avenue business. Nothing was taken.

INTOXICATED: A traffic stop at 2:07 a.m. Sept. 20 resulted in the driver being arrested and booked for driving under the influence. An additional charge of possession of marijuana was added. The automobile was impounded.

POSSESSION: A traffic stop at 7:51 a.m. Sept. 20 resulted in the motorist charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was impounded.

OUT OF CONTROL: Police responded shortly before 1 p.m. Sept 20 to a Griffin Avenue address after hearing of a man out of control. All parties were contacted and the man was taken into custody for malicious mischief.

JUVENILES FIGHTING: Four juveniles were seen fighting the afternoon of Sept. 20 at the intersection of Griffin Avenue and Railroad Street. All were contacted and a female was warned about sparking a verbal altercation.

STOLEN MAIL: A citizen arrived at the police station at 5:35 p.m. Sept. 20, delivering mail that had been found dumped along Southeast 408th Street. King County authorities were contacted and they asked the citizen to take the mail to the local post office.

WINDOWS SMASHED: Police responded at 9 p.m. Sept. 20 to the parking lot of a Roosevelt Avenue grocery store, where a man had smashed the windows of his ex-girlfriend's car. There were no injuries. He was taken into custody for malicious mischief.

ON THE RUN: A local officer was called shortly before 2 a.m. Sept. 19 to help the Washington State Patrol and King County Sheriff's Office locate a man who ran from a traffic stop. He was not immediately located. At approximately 4 p.m. he arrived at the Enumclaw police station to surrender. The State Patrol was contacted and the man was held until a trooper arrived.

DRUG CHARGES: Police were told the morning of Sept. 19 of subjects possibly smoking an illegal substance in McFarland Park. Police took two male juveniles into custody and eventually released them to parents. Three adults were booked on felony drug charges.

RESIDENTIAL BURLGARY: A Loraine Street resident arrived home Sept. 19 to find someone had broken into her apartment. A report was taken.

MULTIPLE CHARGES: A Sept. 18 traffic stop resulted in three subjects arrested and booked. Charges included possession of both drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession of a dangerous weapon and allowing an unlicensed person to drive.

HARASSMENT ALLEGED: A man told police Sept. 17 a former employer was attempting to extort money from him. An officer contacted both parties and explained the options regarding a disputed sum of money.

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