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Enumclaw police reports Sept. 9-12
SUSPICIOUS: Police heard of a suspicious man kneeling in some bushes Sept. 12 near Griffin Avenue. He had asked a barista for hot water and had been in the bushes for some time. Police contacted the man and advised him to move on; he said he was headed to Maple Valley.
TRAFFIC TROUBLE: A resident asked for additional police patrol in the vicinity of Division Street and McHugh Avenue, due to motorists ignoring the four-way stop. It was noted the trouble increased with the start of school.
HANDED OVER: An officer traveled Sept. 12 to the White River Amphhitheatre to meet with an Algona officer and take possession of a person wanted on an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant. The subject was taken to the Enumclaw station for booking.
SEVERAL CHARGES: Police attempted a traffic stop at 2 a.m. Sept. 11 but the driver fled on foot, leaving a wallet in the vehicle, which was impounded. Shortly before 9 a.m., a man called police to report his vehicle had been stolen from a grocery store parking lot during the early-morning hours. By that evening, the man had been arrested for filing a false report, obstructing an officer and reckless driving.
BREAKING GLASS: Police received multiple calls at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 10 from people who heard glass breaking in the 700 block of Watson Street. It was determined a window at a vacant building had been shattered. A message was left with the person responsible for the building.
FIGHT IN PROGRESS: Police took a report at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 10 regarding a fight in progress at an Initial Place location. Contact was made with a suspect who appeared highly intoxicated. No victims were willing to step forward.
BEER HEIST: An officer responded at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 10 to a Monroe Avenue location and attempted to locate suspects who took three or four cases of beer without paying. They fled north on Railroad Avenue but could not be found.
WARRANT ARREST: A traffic stop shortly after 3 a.m. Sept. 9 resulted in the arrest of the driver who was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by Bonney Lake. The suspect had failed to appear on a charge of obstructing a police officer. The suspect was picked up by a Buckley officer and booked into the Buckley jail on Bonney Lake's behalf.
NUDITY DENIED: Police were told the morning of Sept. 9 of a Jensen Street man standing on his porch and wearing no clothes. The man was contacted inside his residence; he denied the allegation and was warned that such behavior would not be allowed.
PARAPHERNALIA: Drug paraphernalia and a lighter were found the morning of Sept. 9 on the Kibler Elementary playground. Police took the items and scheduled them for destruction.
MISSING GASOLINE: Police were told Sept. 9 of gasoline being siphoned from vehicles during the night, a problem that had been going on for a month at a Griffin Avenue address. Extra police patrol was requested. An officer suggested adding additional outside lighting or cameras to deter the thefts.
EXPLOSIVE: A citizen arrived at the police station just after noon Sept. 9, telling of a pipe bomb that had been found along the Veazie-Cumberland Road between Southeast 416th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The citizen had the item in the back of his truck. An officer contacted the Washington State Patrol bomb squad; a trooper arrived and took the item for destruction.
JUVENILE TROUBLE: An officer responded Sept. 9 to a report of juveniles urinating in public at a Mountain Villa Drive location. Contact was later made with the suspects, who were advised to apologize to the complainant.