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Enumclaw police reports Dec. 30-Jan. 2
DOMESTIC DISPUTE: The King County Sheriff's Office received a call at 12:14 a.m. Jan. 3 from a woman claiming her husband had hit her in the face. She gave a city address but was unable to stay on the line, fearing her husband would discover she was calling. City police responded and the husband was taken into custody for fourth-degree assault.
UNWANTED: Police were alerted Jan. 3 to an unwanted female at a Griffin Avenue location. The disgruntled customer, who was reported to be extremely intoxicated, was refusing to leave. She was told to leave the business and stay away from other bars. Minutes later, police returned to the scene, as the woman was harassing customers outside the bar. She was given a ride home to prevent further issues.
DEATH INVESTIGATION: An officer responded to an Elmont Avenue the morning of Jan. 2 for a death investigation. Notified were the King County Medical Examiner and the local funeral home.
ASSIST AFTER SHOOTING: An Enumclaw officer responded to the Longmire gate of Mount Rainier National Park the morning of Jan. 1 after a park ranger had been shot and killed. Authorities from department throughout the area helped at the scene, which involved a park lockdown and massive manhunt. The situation was resolved Jan. 2 when the suspect was located, having died from exposure to the elements.
NEED TO CALM DOWN: Police dealt with a Dec. 1 lobby contact involving a woman who was moving from a city apartment following an argument with her boyfriend. He was reportedly said he would throw out all her belongings. An officer went to the scene and talked with the boyfriend about property issues, including his car, which the girlfriend was driving. There had been no physical assault and the two were advised to work things out in a reasonable manner.
FAMILY TROUBLE: Family members called police Jan. 1, reporting a man and a woman, both intoxicated, were involved in a domestic dispute. Police went to the Warner Avenue home, where the man was arrested for fourth-degree assault.
SCHOOL THEFT: Police were told Dec. 31 a laptop computer and guitar had been stolen from a portable building at a Semanski Street school. The incident occurred between Dec. 23 and the 31st. There were no immediate suspects or leads.
INJURY ACCIDENT: Police responded at 5:46 p.m. Dec. 31 to a two-car automobile accident at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 288th Avenue Southeast. Two occupants were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
NOT ALLOWED: City police responded to at least three calls New Year's Eve concerning fireworks. Officers made contact and advised people to stop, as fireworks are not allowed this time of year.
NO TROUBLE: A passing motorist thought it was unusual to see a ladder leaning against the outside of a vehicle storage area at Wetherbee Lane and 244th Avenue Southeast. An officer responded to the Dec. 31 call and found the president of the homeowner's association doing some maintenance.
PARENTAL CONCERN: A woman called police Dec. 30, reporting a violation of a parenting plan. An officer told her it was a civil issue and she would have to go through the court system. If she sought a check of the child's welfare, she would have to call county authorities, since the father was outside the city limits.
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY: Police were told the afternoon of Dec. 30 a burglary had occurred at a home on Southeast 400th Street. The vehicle used in the burglary was a black Toyota Tacoma pickup and the suspect was described as a male in his 20s with a heavy build, wearing a black stocking cap. The pickup ran into the victim's vehicle while being driven away. Taken were a generator, weed whacker and maybe a compressor. A license number was obtained for the suspect vehicle and it was found to be stolen from a Tacoma address.
STOLEN VEHICLE: Federal Way authorities called Enumclaw police Dec. 30, asking that they check a McKinley Street residence for the registered owner of a vehicle they had found, without wheels, in a parking lot. Contact was made with a family member who connected police with the owner, who now lives in Federal Way. The information was relayed to Federal Way police so they could deal with the owner.