Cole Street building owner interrupts attempted burglary; officer hurt during arrest | Enumlcaw Police

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An Enumclaw police officer sustained minor injuries while arresting a would-be burglar during the early-evening hours of Feb. 27.

According to an Enumclaw Police Department press release, the situation unfolded shortly after 5 p.m. when the owner of a vacant commercial building in the 1300 block of Cole St. discovered a man inside the brick structure. The owner confronted the man, who made verbal threats; with that, the owner called 911.

The building originally housed Suburban Soul and, more recently, was home to Studio 54, an art gallery.

When an officer arrived, the suspect barricaded himself inside the building. Enumclaw police surrounded the building while officers from Buckley and the Washington State Patrol arrived to offer assistance. Contact was made with the suspect and, following a brief scuffle, he was taken into custody.

Police Sgt. Tony Ryan suffered cuts to his hands but, after being checked out, was able to return to work that evening.

The suspect was initially taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for examination. He was then booked into the Enumclaw jail, facing possible charges of commercial burglary, third-degree assault, harassment and malicious mischief. He was transported later that evening to the King County jail.

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