Enumclaw police reports Jan. 22-26

NEEDLES: Police were told at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 of used needles found near a Cole Street address. An officer responded and disposed of one used needle in an approved container. A local business asked for extra patrol around the rear of the building.

SHOPLIFT: A Cole Street business notified police the afternoon of Jan. 26 of a shoplifting incident. An officer responded and addressed a subject who had returned to the store to pay for an item an acquaintance had taken. The subject said he did not know the suspect’s name. The issue was settled on contact.

FAMILY MATTER: Police were told Jan. 26 a Ford Tempo had been taken without permission by a son who was moving from his parents’ home. While the officer was on the scene, the son returned with the automobile. The matter was settled.

THEFT THWARTED: An unknown subject attempted to steal approximately $500 worth of groceries the evening of Jan. 26 from a Roosevelt Avenue business. The suspect reportedly fled  in a Toyota Camry and the groceries were retrieved by store employees.

TRAFFIC HAZARD: Police responded at 3:20 a.m. Jan. 25 to assist with a tree and power lines down across the roadway in the 43400 block of 244th Avenue Southeast.  Puget Sound Energy cut off power to the lines and King County crews responded to handle the tree removal. Traffic barriers were put in place.

GONE ON ARRIVAL: Dispatchers received a 911 hang-up call at 5:19 a.m. Jan. 25. After calling back, a man said he was at the hospital and complained that staff was refusing to give him medications. He refused to give additional information and hung up. He departed prior to an officer’s arrival and could not be located.

SUSPICIOUS: Police received a call at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 25 from an espresso stand employee who said a man had attempted to enter the stand through a rear door. The subject apparently thought he could order from inside.

VEHICLE DAMAGE: A Watson Street resident told police the morning of Jan. 25 someone had thrown a rock through the rear window of her vehicle.

TIRES SLASHED: A woman told police Jan. 25 the tires on her vehicle had been slashed and she thought the suspect might be her estranged husband. She provided photographs of the damage and a report was taken.

SKATEBOARD TAKEN: A juvenile female arrived at the police station at 5:20 p.m. Jan. 25, reporting her skateboard had been stolen while she was at the public library. An officer advised her to return with a parent or guardian and the girl agreed to do so.

MAN FLEES: Police were told at 3:36 a.m. Jan. 24 of a man who had been prowling around a Cole Street building, then took off running when spotted by the reporting party.

HIT AND RUN: A delivery driver reported Jan. 24 his truck was struck by another vehicle while he was stocking shelves at a Roosevelt Avenue business. The incident, including the suspect vehicle being driven away, was captured on video.

MAIL THEFT: A Wynalda Drive resident reported Jan. 24 someone removed items from her mailbox. Included among the missing were bank statements and blank checks. There were no immediate suspects.

MYSTERY BLOOD: Police discovered a large amount of blood on a Griffin Avenue sidewalk the afternoon of Jan. 24. No one was in the vicinity, so police checked with St. Elizabeth Hospital, but found no one had been admitted that may have been injured in the area.

ASSAULT: An officer responded the afternoon of Jan. 24 to a Warner Avenue address after learning an assault had occurred. A suspect was arrested and booked for second-degree assault.

SUPPLY THEFT: Police took a Jan. 24 report of supplies stolen from a Watson Street business. It also was noted personal property had been taken from the same location during the prior week.

HOME BURGLARY: An officer responded the afternoon of Jan. 24 to a Bondgard Avenue address and a report of a burglary that had just occurred. A suspect fled in a gold Chevrolet but was not immediately located. The victim was contacted and a ring was recovered from the driveway.

DOG TAKEN: Police were informed Jan. 24 that a Chihuahua was taken the night before from a Natalie Place address. The victim identified a suspect and police determined it to be a civil issue.

TRESPASSED: Police were asked to order multiple subjects from a Monroe Avenue business, as they were suspects in a shoplifting incident that occurred previously. They were stopped in a vehicle leaving the parking lot and all three occupants were ordered to stay away from the business. Because none had a valid drivers license, the vehicle was impounded.

THREAT MADE: A Warner Avenue resident called police Jan. 23 asking for extra patrol, following an incident in which a next-door neighbor had threatened her. She believed the neighbor was responsible for a recent burglary at her home and was concerned for her safety.

DRUG CHARGES: A person arriving at the police station Jan. 23 for personal reasons was found to be the subject of an arrest warrant issued by Seattle Municipal Court. While being detained, the subject was found to be in possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Criminal citations were issued for both drug-related charges and the person was transported to meet with a Seattle officer.

BURGLARY, ARSON: An officer responded the morning of Jan. 23 to the Enumclaw Expo Center and determined both a burglary and attempted arson had occurred. No damage was done and there were no suspects at the time.

SHOTGUN BLASTS: Police took reports the morning of Jan. 22 regarding shotgun pellets hitting cars and houses in the vicinity of Michael Avenue. Officers located people legally hunting for ducks and, after advising them of the wind conditions and nearby troubles, the hunters agreed to cease for the day.


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