Hit and run, prowlers, arrests and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

A resident of Grand Fir Drive interrupted a vehicle prowl at 1:39 a.m. Dec. 10.

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HIT AND RUN: Staff at a Roosevelt Avenue business notified police the morning of Dec. 12, telling that a delivery truck had struck an employee’s vehicle, a gate and the building and was then driven from the scene. The reporting party contacted the delivery company and the driver returned; the situation was to be handled by the two businesses.

PANIC ATTACK: An individual headed to St. Elizabeth Hospital due to a panic attack jumped from a vehicle and entered a Griffin Avenue businesses. Medical aid was declined, but the person accepted a ride to the hospital. The incident occurred at 7:04 a.m. Dec. 11.

TWO ARRESTED: Police heard of a domestic violence situation at 6 a.m. Dec. 11 at a Griffin Avenue location. Officers arrived and made two arrests, one for domestic violence/assault and one for minor in possession. Both were taken to the city jail and booked.

PROWLER RUNS: A resident of Grand Fir Drive interrupted a vehicle prowl at 1:39 a.m. Dec. 10. A suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.

ARRESTED, RELEASED: Police took a report at 11:11 p.m. Dec. 9 regarding a domestic incident on Lowell Avenue that had turned physical. Officers arrived and took one suspect into custody; the suspect was booked into jail and, on Dec. 11, released after posting bail.

TO THE HOSPITAL: An officer on patrol the afternoon of Dec. 8 saw a person fall in the road due to windy weather. Medical aid responded and the individual was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

WEATHER TROUBLE: At 10:46 a.m. Dec. 8, police were alerted to a tree that had fallen into power lines. Puget Sound Energy workers already were in the area due to a power outage. About 30 minutes later, police received a call regarding a light hanging from a power pole and swinging in the wind. Again, PSE was advised.

VEHICLE STOLEN: A vehicle was stolen from a Semanski Street address. The call to police was placed at 4:36 a.m. Dec. 8 and the theft occurred during the night.

TRANSPORT: Police were informed Dec. 7 of a subject wanted on an Enumclaw Police Department warrant was available to be picked up at the King County Jail in Seattle. An officer responded and took possession of the individual, who was then booked at the Enumclaw police station.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Police responded at 11:09 p.m. Dec. 6 after learning of a domestic dispute that turned physical at a Division Street address. A man was booked into jail on a domestic violence charge.

METAL THEFT: An officer responded the morning of Dec. 6 to a Rainier Avenue location after hearing of the possible theft of scrap metal and copper. Two suspects were trespassed from the property.

SHOPLIFTING: Staff at a Roosevelt Avenue business told police of a shoplifting incident the evening of Dec. 5.


DECEMBER 13: A rather quiet day was marked by one pedestrian violation, a couple of medical aid calls that were transferred to the fire department, two “citizen assist” calls and nine traffic stops.

DECEMBER 12: Officers responded to a Wilkeson address at 5:46 p.m. after hearing of a domestic dispute that turned physical. Other calls included a traffic complaint on Mason Avenue and a request that police check on the welfare of an individual on 12th Street East.

DECEMBER 11: Aside from making 10 traffic stops, city police received two calls about a suspicious person and one about a suspicious vehicle.

DECEMBER 10: Police took a report of alleged abuse at Rainier School and responded to an Edith Street address after hearing of a domestic dispute that turned physical.

DECEMBER 9: Vandalism was reported at two locations, on Division Street and on Ryan Road. Police also heard of a residential burglar alarm at a Fourth Street location and a verbal altercation on Main Street.


DUI CRASH: Officers responded to a car wreck on Dec. 2, where a car hit a pick-up truck at around 40 miles per hour. Officers talked to the driver of the car, who appeared to be inebriated, slurring her speech as she explained she didn’t notice the truck had stopped in front of her. DUI charges were sent to the prosecutor, and the woman was also cited for inattentive driving and for not providing proof of insurance.

TOOK THE CABLE BOX: Officers responded to a theft on Dec. 2. According to the reporting party, the recent ex-roommate had just moved out of the home, taking with him the Comcast cable boxes and internet modem. She called the ex-roommate up, and he admitted to taking the equipment, but refused to return it. The incident was reported to Comcast, who advised a police report should be filled so she wasn’t responsible for the missing equipment.

ALL OVER THE ROAD: On Dec. 3 officers watched a car on SR 410 drift out of their lane and into the right lane of traffic. Officers pulled the car over and noticed the female driver seemed disoriented. Officers also smelled intoxicants coming from the car. Cascade Towing impounded the car and the woman cited for DUI and booked at the Enumclaw jail.

SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE: On Dec. 6 officers were walking into the police department building when they saw a person running from the southwest corner of the building and into a forested area. As this was happening, a car pulled into a nearby parking lot coming from the same direction the person was running from. After a short time, officers contacted the people in the car. The female driver told officers they pulled over because she was tired, did not see anyone in the area and denied picking anyone up or dropping anyone off. Police did not locate the person who was running.

TRESPASSING: Officers were called Dec. 6 to a report of a suspicious vehicle in front of a vacant residence. Witnesses told officers they saw a woman and a man leave their car and go into the vacant home. Officers made contact with the male, who was driving by at this time. Officers learned he had an active warrant out of Bonney Lake, and he was arrested. He was booked both for the warrant and for trespassing in the vacant building. The woman was not found.

FALSE ORDER VIOLATION REPORT: Officers were called Dec. 7 to a protection order violation. Officers talked to a woman who said she was yelled at by the male who she has the protection order for in a parking lot. During her explanation she said she wasn’t sure whether it really was the man, as he was 50 yards away when the incident happened. Officers contacted the man, who said he was in Seattle all day at work, and witnesses verified. Officers determined there was no protection order violation.

PICTURE OF HIS CAT: Officers pulled over an unlicensed car with an expired trip permit no Dec. 10. Officers smelled marijuana coming from the car, and the male driver seemed intoxicated. The driver attempted to show officers his insurance, but accidentally showed them a picture of his cat instead, not noticing until officers pointed it out to him. The car was impounded and the driver was cited with DUI and a trip permit violation.

SHOT IN THE HAND: On Dec. 13 officers responded to a report of a woman shooting herself in the hand with a pistol. Officers arrived to see the woman with a bullet wound through the palm of her hand. East Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived to treat the woman. She explained to officers that while in bed, she leaned over to adjust her heater when the pistol she kept near her bedside fell. She picked the gun up but it went off in her hand. The woman was transported to a local hospital.

ASSAULT AT SCHOOL: Officers responded to a fourth degree assault at Bonney Lake High School on Dec. 13. According to the co-principal of the school, a fight has occurred in the boys locker room. The student who started the fight was arrested, and he admitted to assaulting the other student. Officers searched the student’s backpack and found a pellet gun. The student was expelled and booked into Remann Hall.

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