Enumclaw police reports Aug. 22-26
August 27, 2009 · 11:09 AM
• Police were called at 1:31 a.m. Aug. 26 to Enumclaw Regional Hospital, where staff was attempting to deal with an intoxicated patient who was trying to leave. The situation was calmed upon police contact.
• The assistant manager of a Warner Avenue apartment complex requested police intervention the morning of Aug. 26 regarding the conduct of a tenant who had made verbal threats to neighbors.
• A taxi driver notified police the morning of Aug. 26, concerned about a passenger who appeared highly impaired. The passenger said he had been released from the hospital just three hours earlier. The man was returned by ambulance to the Enumclaw hospital due to extreme intoxication and his inability to care for himself.
• A Petschauer Place resident called police at 1:14 a.m. Aug. 26, complaining of nearby yelling. Police responded and found people playing video games; an officer advised them to close their windows and curtail the noise.
• A routine check on someone about to be released from police custody Aug. 25 revealed an outstanding warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections. The subject was again taken into custody and booked.
• Police were asked to check on the welfare of a city resident Aug. 25. A caller had checked on the man earlier in the day and was concerned about his depression. An officer contacted the man and also contacted a family member, who was to assist in getting the man some assistance.
•Police were told Aug. 25 of a possibly drunk driver traveling from Buckley to Enumclaw on state Route 410. After being stopped, it was determined the driver was tired, not intoxicated. The driver agreed to park the vehicle for the night.
• A traffic stop at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 25 resulted in two of the automobile's passengers arrested for furnishing liquor to a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Police heard of a shoplifting incident at 3 a.m. Aug. 24 at a Roosevelt Avenue address. The suspect fled on foot and could not be located. The employee declined to press charges.
• The pig sculpture in front of a Garrett Street business was damaged during the early-morning hours of Aug. 24. Police recovered the tool used to smash the sculpture. City crews responded to clean up the mess and remove the sculpture, which suffered a reported $5,500 in damage.
• Police were told the evening of Aug. 24 of the theft of scrap metal from a Griffin Avenue location. The suspect's vehicle was stopped soon after in the vicinity of state Route 169 and Southeast 424th Street and two people were taken into custody. The vehicle was impounded.
• Officers were alerted at approximately 9:40 p.m. Aug. 24 when a customer began creating a disturbance at a Griffin Avenue establishment after after an employee refused to sell him more drinks. After talking with police he agreed to leave for the night and walk home.
• Enumclaw Regional Hospital employees called police at 11:40 p.m. Aug. 24 after discovering a man they were treating was in possession of a handgun. According to policy, they asked officers to take the gun for safekeeping. The man was sedated, but his girlfriend gave officers permission to take the unloaded weapon.
• Unknown subjects placed stickers on the outside walls of the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce, Chase Bank and Walgreens during the early-morning hours of Aug. 23.
• AT 9:45 p.m. Aug. 22 officers arrested two people in the vicinity of state Route 410 and Farman Road. One was booked for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and violation of a no-contact order; the second person was booked for violation of a no-contact order. The vehicle they were traveling in was impounded.