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Gun taken during vehicle prowl | Enumclaw police reports May 11-16
VEHICLE PROWLS: An officer responded May 16 to a Scandia Avenue resident after hearing of a vehicle prowl. A firearm was taken during the incident. Also on May 16, police were told of a vehicle prowl on Warner Avenue.
WARRANT ARREST: Police arrested a subject May 16 who was wanted on a Maple Valley warrant; cash-only bail was set at $10,000. The suspect is also the subject of warrants issued by King County and the Ellensburg, Wash., Police Department.
NEED TO PAY: A vehicle struck a traffic sign the morning of May 16 near the intersection of state Route 410 and Cole Street. Police later found the suspect vehicle and directed the registered owner to contact the Department of Transportation regarding restitution for the damage done.
SUSPICIOUS: A third-hand report was made to Enumclaw High security May 15 regarding what appeared to be quick transactions between high school students and someone in a small car parked at Flensted Park. An officer contacted the driver of the vehicle, was allowed to search the car and found nothing related to the initial concerns.
JUVENILE ISSUE: Three juveniles were seen climbing on the roof of a downtown building at 7 p.m. May 15. When a citizen confronted the trio, he reported being threatened. Officers responded and contacted the juveniles, who said they had accidentally thrown a cell phone on the roof and were attempting to retrieve it.
FAMILY MATTER: Police were contacted May 15 by a man wishing to file a missing person report regarding his sister. An officer determined the sister had been in contact with other family members and advised that she is an adult and can choose where she lives. Earlier in the day, police had been contacted by the sister, who stated she was afraid of her brother.
TIRE DAMAGE: A McHugh Avenue resident notified police of damage done to vehicle tires, estimating the replacement value at $400 to $500. Extra patrol was requested. The report was taken the afternoon of May 14.
ASSAULT: An officer responded at 7:30 a.m. May 13 to a Loraine Street address and a report of an altercation between a mother and an adult daughter who had already left the residence. An investigation determined there was probably cause for the daughter’s arrest on two counts of assault/domestic violence.
EVACUATION: Police closed roads and evacuated buildings on Cole Street at 11:25 p.m. My 12 as a result of a natural gas leak stemming from a broken appliance line. Workers shut off the gas supply and roads were reopened.
TWO CHARGES: After making a traffic stop at 1 a.m. May 12 near state Route 410 and Semanski Avenue, police detected the odor of marijuana. After receiving permission to search the vehicle, two people were cited for possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
BEER HEIST: Staff at a Griffin Avenue store told police approximately $40 worth of beer had been stolen at 11 a.m. May 12. The suspect, described as approximately 17 years old, departed in a tan truck.
PRISONER RETRIEVED: An Enumclaw corrections officer traveled to Kennewick, Wash., and the Benton County Jail May 11 to pick up an inmate wanted on an Enumclaw Municipal Court arrest warrant.
UNWANTED JUVENILES: An officer responded to a Warner Avenue apartment complex to discuss options for controlling juveniles who continue to come onto the property without authorization. An officer agreed to provide extra police patrol.
HEALTH CONCERN: A citizen notified police May 11, reporting a man who had been selling decorations from his vehicle, which was parked in a Roosevelt Avenue lot. The man was slumping over the auto’s steering wheel, prompting a concern about his health. An officer made contact and determined the man had been drinking but was OK.
TEENS SCOLDED: Police were told May 11 of a group of teenagers on skateboards exposing themselves to passing traffic on Roosevelt Avenue. They were contacted, admonished and told to leave the area.