All persons appearing in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
THEFTS: At 9:26 a.m. Aug. 5, a caller advised his mother had lost 17 pieces of jewelry to theft at some point in the prior three months. Her jewelry boxes were still in her drawer, but they had been emptied of their contents. The thefts began when she had moved to a new wing of an assisted living facility. The caller later dropped off an insurance policy that listed all jewelry taken and, later again, photo printouts of the stolen items.
ASSAULT: At 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6, a caller advised he had been assaulted the prior Saturday by his live-in cousin’s boyfriend. He twice intervened in an argument between the couple and, during the second confrontation, the boyfriend hit him in the face several times. The caller said he could not defend himself because several others present were holding him back to break up the fight. A porch rail was broken during the confrontation. At 5:10 p.m., the caller came into the station to have the injuries to his face photographed, as well as to provide further suspect information.
ORDER VIOLATION: At 3:09 p.m. Aug. 6, a man and his girlfriend came to the department lobby to report a restraining order violation by his soon-to-be ex-wife. The man advised he had photos of her parked behind his motorcycle at a Veterans Memorial Drive East stoplight, and that she used the car to menace him. The wife also gave a statement that her husband was making a false report. The information, as well as charges of order violation and reckless driving, were forwarded to the city prosecutor for review.
OBSTRUCTION: At 1:55 a.m. Aug. 6, an officer responded to a 410 grocer, where an employee reported an apparently intoxicated man was preparing to drive away. The officer contacted the driver and immediately noticed signs of intoxication. The man was argumentative during the interview and refused to provide his name. Officer was able to remove him from the property after the employee agreed to have him trespassed. The man was transported to Enumclaw Jail and booked on charges of criminal trespass and obstruction.
ARSON: At 2:38 a.m. Aug. 7, an officer transporting a prisoner to Enumclaw Jail witnessed a young man flicking a flaming object into a tree on Cole Street. He ran across the street in front of the patrol car and threw a burning object into a nearby parking lot as he ducked through an alley. The officer lost sight of the suspect as he ran around the west side of the Enumclaw Fire Department. Fire personnel were able to put out the fire in the parking lot. An Enumclaw officer on the scene assisted in bringing the prisoner into the Enumclaw jail. During processing, dispatch advised a boat was on fire in a nearby parking lot. Firefighters were able to put out the flames. The officers called in an Auburn K-9 unit and the dog led the officers to the back gate of a house, where the suspect was not found.
BURNS: At 9:26 p.m. Aug. 8, an officer met Tacoma police in Puyallup to take a prisoner with a Bonney Lake warrant. The officer advised the prisoner was the victim of a domestic assault in which the suspect fled the scene. The prisoner advised the suspect had flung bacon grease at her arm, leaving several burn marks. She was released on her own recognizance, with court approval, advised of a new court date and given courtesy transport to Tacoma General.
DUI: At 2:52 a.m. Aug. 11, an officer patrolling state Route 410 observed a truck at the 198th Avenue East intersection turn right onto the highway and cut off a vehicle with the right of way. The truck drifted all over the lane and crossed over the fog line for several seconds. The officer stopped the vehicle past the 166th Avenue East exit. The driver smelled strongly of intoxicants and was slurring his speech. He admitted to drinking alcohol at an earlier function. He agreed to perform voluntary field sobriety tests, which he failed. During processing, he blew above the legal limit on a breath test. He was cited for DUI and issued a notice of infraction for improper lane usage.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: At 6:25 a.m. Aug. 12, two officers were dispatched to an attempted burglary in progress on 193rd Avenue East. The homeowner reported she was woken by the sound of her doorbell, but did not answer due to the hour. She found a young man trying to open her back door; he looked up at her and fled to the side of the house. A neighbor approached police and said she had seen two teenaged males running from the caller’s house. The officers searched the area, but did not locate the suspects.
FLED: At 1:51 a.m. Aug. 13, an officer observed a vehicle with a defective brake light and activated the patrol car’s emergency lights. The vehicle immediately pulled into a nearby driveway and the driver exited and ran into the home’s backyard, ignoring orders to stop. Dispatch advised the vehicle’s registered owner had a revoked driving status and two warrants for her arrest. Back-up officers responded and searched the area, but did not turn up the suspect. The officer contacted the homeowner, who said he was friends with the owner of the vehicle. He said she was not in the house and he did not know where had run. The vehicle was impounded from the scene.