Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Nov. 11 – 21

Someone using a megaphone, harassment by text, and memory issues.


November 21

– A juvenile was transported from a city school for an involuntary commitment to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– A suspect was contacted at a Harding Street address and arrested on a warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections. The individual was detained in the city jail until someone from the DOC arrived to take custody.

– The owner of a city business was threatened by a known customer. The owner requested that the individual be trespassed from the business and a letter was issued.

November 20

– A woman known to the police called 911, making statements about an assault and “other odd things,” according to an entry in the daily police log. An officer contacted the woman at a Roosevelt Avenue address where she refused to file a report for any crime against her and, additionally, refused medical assistance.

November 19

– Police were asked to check on the welfare of two students sent home from an Enumclaw elementary school. An officer responded, checked with the students and parents and was to follow up with the school.

– Police responded at 4:50 a.m. to a two-car, noninjury accident on Griffin Avenue. One of the drivers were arrested on a warrant. Bond was posted the following day for the the local warrant and a new charge of driving with a suspended license.

November 18

– Police checked on the welfare of an individual at a Griffin Avenue location at 5:13 p.m. The person declined to speak with an officer and walked away. There were no issues at the time; the reporting party agreed to call again if necessary.

– After hearing of a disorderly person who was under the influence of drugs, police responded at 1:26 a.m. to St. Elizabeth Hospital. The individual was arrested and booked into the city jail.

November 17

– Police took an afternoon report of someone being sexually assaulted outside the city limits, in King County jurisdiction. An officer responded to a Griffin Avenue address and took a report. The victim was transported for medical evaluation.

– Shortly before 1 a.m. police heard of people inside vehicles, using a megaphone to yell at customers in the parking lot of a city grocery store. The suspects were gone when police arrived.

November 16

– A citizen called police, reporting a case of harassment by phone and text. Police contacted the victim and determine no crime had been committed; however, options were explained.

November 15

– Police took a report of a stolen vehicle but later learned from King County authorities that the vehicle had been abandoned at the scene of an accident and subsequently towed. The victim was advised of the fate of the vehicle.

– A Bangert Place resident notified police of a suspicious person who was driving away with a neighbor’s car. Officers located the vehicle and arrested a suspect.

– A purse that had been taken during a vehicle prowl was turned in at the police station. The victim was notified and reunited with her purse.


November 17

– At approximately 9:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 28900 block of 229th Place Southeast to deal with a vehicle vs. fence collision. Police determined no one was hurt but the fence was significantly damaged. Officers provided the fence owner with the vehicle driver’s insurance and contact information. The motorist was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

– Enumclaw police were notified at 12:30 a.m. of a possible suicidal female headed to their city from Algona. A Black Diamond officer thought he saw the vehicle southbound on state Route 169 but was unable to make contact. The information was passed on to Enumclaw PD.

November 16

– A suspect wanted on a Black Diamond arrest warrant was located by another agency. The individual was taken into custody and booked into the SCORE jail in Des Moines.

November 15

– A citizen had observed a vehicle swerving and, after the vehicle was parked, took the keys from the driver. Police were then called and responded to the 31500 block of Third Avenue, where the citizen handed over the keys. The driver was no longer on the scene.

– Officers were dispatched to a First Avenue location after hearing that a court order had been violated. After determining the order was valid, a suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

November 14

– Shortly before 9 p.m. officers were exiting a gas station when they were approached by an elderly female who said she needed help. She advised that she sometimes has problems with her memory and, on that occasion, was lost and unsure how to get home. Officers escorted her to the police station, notified her son and waited with the woman until her son arrived.

November 13

– Officers were twice dispatched to the Regional Justice Center in Kent to take custody of subjects wanted on Black Diamond Municipal Court arrest warrants. The first time, the suspect was transported and booked into the Enumclaw jail. On the second call, an inmate was taken to the Issaquah jail and booked with bail set at $2,500.

– Officers were called at 1:15 p.m. by a man wishing to surrender for crimes he committed in Battle Ground, Washington. Officers responded to the 29030 block of Southeast 216th Avenue, made contact with the subject and checked for arrest warrants; none were found. The officers contacted a Battle Ground detective who stated that they were not familiar with the subject. Black Diamond officers provided Battle Ground police with the subject’s information and provided the man with the detective’s contact information. The subject was then released.

– A paycheck was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Lawson Street residence. The victim said someone had opened an unlocked door, entered the vehicle and taken the check during the previous evening. There were no immediate suspects.

November 11

– At about 9:14 p.m. police were told of a 911 hang-up call originating from a Fifth Avenue location. Officers contacted a couple and determined no crime had occurred. However, both were provided resource information pertaining to domestic violence.

– A woman called Black Diamond police because her estranged husband was allegedly selling her possessions through an online site. She noted there was no way of proving the items were exclusively hers. An officer spoke with her and explained “community property” laws, but also went to her husband’s home to discuss the issue with him. The man, however, was not home.

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