Wild early-morning scene ends with two arrested in Enumclaw

An incident involving an off-duty King County Sheriff’s deputy and a juvenile female escalated early Sunday morning into a confusing scene with possible charges of assault and driving under the influence.

An incident involving an off-duty King County Sheriff’s deputy and a juvenile female escalated early Sunday morning into a confusing scene with possible charges of assault and driving under the influence.

According to the Enumclaw Police Department, at about 2 a.m. Sunday an off-duty deputy dressed as the Joker from the Batman films and his male friend, who is not a police officer, were in the Enumclaw Safeway parking lot following a party. The deputy and his friend heard what they thought was a female yelling for help at the McDonald’s across the street.

The two ran to McDonald’s and realized there was no problem.

While the two were checking out the scene, the deputy’s friend began arguing with the group in the parking lot.

The deputy attempted to get his friend to leave, when a teenage girl in the group saw the deputy’s friend had a firearm under his shirt.

The girl decided to throw a bottle at the man, but she missed and hit the deputy.

After hitting the deputy, the girl ran and the deputy chased her. He caught and tackled her at Frankie’s Pizza across state Route 410 from McDonald’s.

The deputy, for the first time, identified himself as a police officer.

He took the girl back to McDonald’s. During a subsequent discussion, she questioned whether he was really a deputy. It is alleged she stood up and the deputy pushed her down. She broke free and ran to a friend’s truck, asking him to get her away from the deputy.

The male driver headed toward Mud Mountain Dam with the girl, but realized he was being pursued by Guardian One, the King County Sheriff’s helicopter.

The driver decided to drive back to Enumclaw. An officer stopped the driver and he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The girl was arrested for suspicion of second-degree assault for hitting the deputy with a bottle.

The Enumclaw Police Department is investigating the incident. According to the department, alcohol appeared to be a contributing factor.

More in News

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff accept contract

A strike was averted last night when bus drivers and nutrition workers accepted their contract, but a union representative says few people are happy.

Fun run will benefit animal rescue group

Grab your furry friend’s leash and head out to Lake Wilderness Park on Sept. 29.

Why you may want a Hep A vaccine | Public Health Insider

While hepatitus A outbreaks happen mainly in homeless communities, PHI wants to avoid an outbreak in the general population.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue
Brush fire burns 12 acres, several buildings and vehicles

This incident represents an example of strong mutual aid networks, said East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Backer.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Learn about library levy at sessions in Bonney Lake, Sumner

The levy, which is on the November general election ballot, would increase to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value if approved by voters.

Time capsule contents sought; will be opened in 2063

Enumclaw wants to remember: what was it like to live in 2018?

Most Read