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Enumclaw police reports Sept. 11-16

CIVIL DISPUTE

• Police were contacted Sept. 16 by the director of the Enumclaw Expo Center regarding a suspect in a past property damage case who has not complied with a restitution agreement. An officer determined it was a civil matter and provided information about how to proceed.

INAPPROPRIATE

• Police responded the afternoon of Sept. 16 to a Gamblin Street address following a report of a man standing on the sidewalk, drinking a large beer, using profanity and displaying inappropriate finger gestures to passing pedestrians and motorists. He was contacted and noted that he would be leaving the area.

HOMELESS INFORMATION

• Police were contacted by staff from Project Homeless, who asked that officers and other city personnel who make contact with homeless people be told about services the program offers. Also, police were told of an event where Project Homeless will provide transportation Oct. 14 to the Tacoma Dome to anyone who is homeless.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A Bathke Avenue resident told police the morning of Sept. 15 that an earth compactor had been stolen from the bed of a construction company vehicle the previous night. There were no immediate suspects.

PARKING ISSUE

• Police were told Sept. 15 of a poorly-maintained cement truck parked in a residential area and were also told of a flatbed trailer, both creating a traffic hazard. An officer responded, marked the tires on the trailer for a possible parking violation and ticketed the cement truck for being an oversized vehicle in a residential area.

JUVENILE TROUBLE

• A group of juveniles were reportedly "hanging out" at a Laukala Place address at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15, making a lot of noise. Police contacted the group and arrested one male for obstructing and for possession of marijuana.

INTOXICATED

•Police were told of an intoxicated female driving a car northbound on Cole Street at 3:29 a.m. Sept. 13. The driver was found in a Chinook Avenue parking lot and taken into custody.

• A traffic stop at 2:22 a.m. Sept. 13 in the vicinity of Blake Street and Roosevelt Avenue resulted in a man taken into custody for driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. His vehicle was impounded.

ABANDONED CATS

• Police were informed the afternoon of Sept. 12 of two crates near a moving van containing live animals. An officer was unable to locate a pet owner and eventually determined the two cats had been abandoned.

MAIL ISSUE

• A citizen told police Sept. 11 he knew of someone who had opened his mail and removed the contents. Contact was made with the suspect, who denied any involvement.

THEFT

• An employee with a street construction crew reported the theft of several traffic control signs Sept. 11. There were no suspects.

SUSPICIOUS

• A Lafromboise Street resident called police at 2:49 a.m. Sept. 11, reporting a possible prowler. The called heard voices outside and suspected someone was hiding against a wall. Police searched the area and found nothing.

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