Enumclaw police reports Jan. 13-19
By KEVIN HANSON
Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor
January 20, 2012 · 11:38 AM
LINES DOWN: Police received a report at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 19 of both cable and power lines taken down by a tree on Washington Avenue. Comcast and Puget Sound Energy were advised; traffic was diverted with cones and tape. A bit later, the same situation was reported near the intersection of Warner Avenue and Semanski Street. Late that night, police helped with lines down in the vicinity of Southeast 468th Street and 244th Avenue Southeast.
THEFT: Police learned Jan. 19 of the theft of an item from the front porch of a Cole Street address. The post office verified delivery and a report was taken. There were no immediate suspects.
WARNING GIVEN: An officer responded Jan. 19 to a report of four people walking at Southwood Elementary School where trees were snapping and falling, creating a hazard. The four were advised to leave the area.
FIRE ASSIST: City police assisted firefighters at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 19 with a house fire on Marion Street.
POISONING: Police assisted the fire department with a report of carbon monoxide poisoning at a Chinook Avenue address. Police help with evacuating residents.
CARS HIT: A tree fell across a road in the Kibler Avenue vicinity, hitting two vehicles. Police closed the road on both sides and city employees were notified to remove the tree.
SUSPECT CHASED: Police looked Jan. 19 for a subject wanted on an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant. After a brief foot pursuit in the vicinity of Southeast 424th Avenue and 244th Avenue Southeast, the suspect surrendered.
INMATE THREATS: Police were told Jan. 18 an inmate at the city jail had called someone on the outside and made threats.
POSSESSION: An officer contacted a "known subject" who was riding a bicycle at 12:38 a.m. Jan. 17 in the vicinity of Kibler Avenue and Harding Street. An identification check revealed the person was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by Seattle; the officer also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on the bicyclist. Seattle refused to pick up the individual on the warrant, but he was booked into the local jail on the drug charges.
SNOW FUN: Police were alerted the evening of Jan. 17 to two trucks racing and sliding in the snow on Michael Avenue. The drivers were contacted and reminded of the potential consequences of their actions.
CIVIL DISPUTE: On ongoing dispute between Cole Street neighbors involved police Jan. 17. The reporting party had received a letter and money from a neighbor, delivered by mail, and wanted to know how best to return the money. An officer agreed to handle the task.
ILLEGAL ITEMS: Illegal items were discovered among the personal property of a person being booked into the Enumclaw jail. An officer took stock of the items and contacted the arresting officer from Maple Valley. The incident occurred Jan. 16.
TRAFFIC HAZARDS: Police were told Jan. 16 of a road rage incident that possibly involved intoxicated drivers. Police located both drivers, determined that neither was impaired but counseled both about their driving.
DOUGHNUTS: Police discovered a vehicle doing "doughnuts" at 5:30 p.m Jan. 16 in a Farrelly Street parking lot. The driver was cited and extra patrol was planned due to the ongoing problem.
CAN'T DO THAT: Police were told the evening of Jan. 16 of a pickup towing a sled in the vicinity of Railroad Street and Washington Avenue. An officer contacted the driver, who agreed to stop.
DRUG OFFENSE: Police were told at 12:45 a.m. Jan 15 of possible drug activity occurring inside a car parked in the vicinity of Fell Street and Marshall Avenue. Officers responded and the driver was taken into custody on drug charges while the passenger was released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded.
DISTURBANCE: A man and a woman were reportedly yelling and banging on the door of a Roosevelt Avenue motel, prompting a call from the occupant at 12:48 a.m. Jan. 15. The two were taken into custody for creating a public disturbance.
BURGLARY ATTEMPT: Police took a report at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 of an audible burglar alarm at a Roosevelt Avenue address. Officers discovered a broken window and signs of attempted entry. Suspects were later located at a restaurant. Two juveniles were taken into custody, transported to the police station, processed and then released to parents.
WELFARE CHECK: Police were called Jan. 14 to check on the welfare of a man at a Monroe Avenue location. The subject was sitting outside a business, doubled over and apparently very intoxicated. The subject refused medical attention and, within a few minutes, was picked up by a relative.
HOSPITAL TROUBLE: Officers responded the afternoon of Jan. 14 to St. Elizabeth Hospital. After contacting hospital security, police arrested a man for trespassing and interfering with a healthcare facility.
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: An off-duty King County deputy witnessed someone driving through a neighbor's lawn. The suspect was taken into custody and booked and his vehicle was impounded. The incident occurred on Christianson Avenue; a second victim was located on Victor Avenue.
HOME BURGLARY: A caller told police at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 he was parked behind a vehicle belonging to a suspect who had burglarized his home. Firearms were taken during the incident. Officers made contact and a suspect admitted to the burglary. King County authorities responded and recovered the items.
DRUG INVESTIGATION: A routine traffic stop the afternoon of Jan. 13 turned up a suspect in possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The individual was not charged at the time of the traffic stop.
Contact Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor Kevin Hanson at email@example.com or 360-802-8205.