Enumclaw police reports Oct. 14-20
By KEVIN HANSON
Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor
October 22, 2011 · 3:10 PM
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A case of domestic violence was reported at 12:14 a.m. Oct. 20. Police responded to the Semanski Street address and took two people into custody, charging each with assault/domestic violence.
CHECK FRAUD: An officer responded the afternoon of Oct. 20 to a Cole Street business to deal with a subject attempting to cash an invalid check. The suspect was taken into custody on a check fraud charge.
BURGLARY: A Battersby Avenue home was broken into Oct 20. The front door and power meter were damaged, wi-fi access was cut and a stove was taken.
IMPAIRED WITH WEAPONS: A traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 19 turned up a motorist who was driving while impaired and also was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested and booked, his automobile was impounded and two handguns in his possession were taken for safekeeping.
ASSAULT REPORT: An officer responded at 1:48 a.m. Oct. 19 to St. Elizabeth Hospital to take an assault report. A man said he and a witness were jumped by five to seven subjects in a parking lot. The witness transported the man to his residence, then called his mother, who arrived and took both to the hospital. The victim was advised to complete his statement at the police station after receiving medical treatment.
SHOTGUN GONE: Police responded Oct. 18 to a residential burglary on Bangert Place. Someone entered the home through an unlocked door. A Remington shotgun was reported missing.
STOLEN TRUCK: While on patrol at 2:48 a.m. Oct. 17, an officer located an unsecured U-Haul truck. Later that morning, U-Haul had the truck towed because it was deemed abandoned. By that afternoon, it was discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen in Pierce County. Eventually, it was determined the truck had been taken to an Auburn U-Haul center.
TAGGING: Police received six reports Oct. 17 relating to buildings being "tagged" with spray paint during the weekend. Four of the buildings were in a two-block stretch of Cole Street, one was on Garrett Avenue and the other was on Roosevelt Avenue. Earlier reports had been lodged Oct. 15 and 16 regarding graffiti done in blue spray paint to buildings in the downtown area.
DUMP SITE: Police were told Oct. 17 the dead-end area of Southeast 440th Street at Griffin Avenue has become a garbage dump site. It was determined the area is city right-of-way. Extra police patrol was requested and city employees were contacted to clean up the garbage.
MISCHIEF: A resident of 260th Avenue Southeast reported Oct. 17 a BB gun had been used to shoot a large picture window. Damage was estimated at $2,000. There were no suspects or witnesses.
BEER HEIST: Police responded at 1 a.m. Oct. 16 to a Roosevelt Avenue address after hearing of a suspect who fled with two cases of beer. One case was handed off to someone in a white vehicle and the suspect fled on foot with the other case of beer. He could not be located.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Police resounded the evening of Oct. 15 to a Watson Street address and a report of an out-of-control subject who broke down a door, damaged other property and kicked the person reporting the incident. The suspect was taken into custody and continued to be irate and uncooperative before being transferred to a detention center in Seattle.
YOUNG OFFENDER: A traffic stop at 9 p.m. Oct. 15 resulted in a juvenile female being taken into custody for possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Her vehicle was impounded and she was later released to an aunt.
FAMILY FIGHT: Police were called at 9:40 p.m. Oct. 15 to assist with a situation on 284th Avenue Southeast. A female, who had been drinking, had been fighting with family members. She then stepped into her sport utility vehicle and began ramming her spouse's semi truck. City police set up nearby in case the woman attempted to drive away before King County authorities could arrive. After a county deputy was on the scene, city police departed.
ASSAULT: Police learned Oct. 14 one man had been punched by another man at a Watson Street location. When police arrived, the suspect had left the scene. It was determined the victim was wanted on a pair of Enumclaw arrest warrants. The victim also had left the scene but was later found during a traffic stop. Aid was requested to treat the man's facial injuries sustained during the assault. The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment and he was instructed to address his obligations with the court. The victim declined to press charges related to the assault.
BUCKLEY ASSIST: An officer responded at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 to a Buckley address to assist with a domestic disturbance and subsequent arrest.
Contact Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor Kevin Hanson at email@example.com or 360-802-8205.