Prowl problems, suicidal subject | Enumclaw police reports Aug. 17-21
August 22, 2012 · 10:22 AM
PROWL PROBLEMS: Police were asked Aug. 21 to provide extra patrol during the night at a Warner Avenue parking lot, due to an ongoing problem with vehicles being prowled.
SUICIDAL SUBJECT: Police were told Aug. 21 of a suicidal subject who had been at St. Elizabeth Hospital but departed prior to officers' arrival. The subject was located about an hour later and was returned to St. Elizabeth for a voluntary commitment.
WARRANT ARREST: A person attending Enumclaw Municipal Court Aug. 21 was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by Auburn. A corrections officer transported the person to meet with Auburn authorities and custody was exchanged.
WELFARE CHECK: Enumclaw police checked Aug. 21 on the welfare of someone at a Southeast 448th Street. The person was eventually turned over to medical personnel and transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
HANDGUN TAKEN: A handgun was reportedly taken during a vehicle prowl that occurred during the early-morning hours of Aug. 20. The incident took place at a Charwila Lane address.
SCAM AVOIDED: An employee of a Cole Street bank told police Aug. 20 a customer, who was attempting to send money, was potentially the victim of a scam. Police confirmed the suspicion, the wire transfer did not go through and no money was lost.
HARASSMENT: A Douglas Fir Drive resident told police Aug. 20 of ongoing harassment by a neighbor who was driving by the home, making obscene gestures and taking pictures. An officer contacted both parties and advised the neighbor to stop the harassment. The reporting party was advised to obtain an anti-harassment order through the court system.
VEHICLE PROWLS: Police took reports of two vehicle prowls Aug. 19. An incident on Initial Avenue resulted in a portable GPS device being taken; during a prowl on Paramount Drive, a GPS device was taken, along with an iPod adapter and a knife. There were no immediate suspects in either case.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Police took two calls Aug. 19 regarding a man who was walking along Semanski Street, yelling into a phone and threatening a female. It was determined the man was the subject of a domestic violence report that had just been taken, relating to an incident at a Warner Avenue address. Prior to an officer's arrival, the suspect was picked up by someone driving a white truck.
THREAT MADE: A citizen told police Aug. 19 a man in a gray Toyota pickup had threatened him before driving away. The reporting party could not positively identify the man in the pickup.
SUSPICIOUS: A man walked up to an Enumclaw home at 10:40 p.m. Aug. 18 and told the residents he was there to talk to their 11-year-old son about an xBox game. The man was not known the the family, but he knew their names. He quickly departed in a gray or bark blue Honda. Officers responded but could not locate the man.
FIRE HAZARD: Police responded at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 18 to a report of people lighting and releasing paper lanterns. Officers made contact and warned of the fire hazard. The subject confirmed all lateens were out when they reached the ground.
JUST STOP: A man told police Aug. 18 he was being harassed and threatened by another man. When contacted, the alleged suspect said it was the other man causing the problem. Both were advised of laws against harassment and threats and both agreed to stop.
MEDICAL HELP: Police responded at 9:37 p.m. Aug. 17 to a report of a possible overdose. A vehicle was parked at the emergency room entrance at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Hospital staff took the occupant for a medical evaluation and the vehicle was moved. Other occupants in the vehicle had to find a ride from the hospital.
FIRE INTERRUPTED: A Kibler Elementary School employee notified police Aug. 17 after spotting three males of junior high age lighting paper on fire near a trash receptacle at the back of the building. Two fled on foot and one on a bicycle; none were located.
RESISTING ARREST: King County Mental Health sought police assistance Aug. 17 with an involuntary commitment at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The subject fled, but was located and arrested several blocks away. An officer was to send a citation through the mail for resisting arrest.
DRUG CHARGES: A traffic stop the afternoon of Aug. 17 on Chinook Avenue resulted in two people arrested on drug charges. A few hours later, a traffic stop on Wells Street resulted in a female taken into custody on both a drug charge and for an outstanding arrest warrant. The male driver was released at the scene, but instructed to take care of his warrant. The vehicle was impounded.