Black Diamond police blotter | April 19 – 25

“Donuts” in the lake, an online bait-and-switch, and a broken stop sign.

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April 25

– Police were dispatched at 10:46 p.m. to an alert regarding a suspicious person in the 29000 block of 216th Avenue Southeast. Officers arrived at the scene and search, but could not locate a suspicious person. Police had been dispatched to the same area that afternoon, but a reported suspicious person departed before officers arrived.

April 24

– At 8:26 a.m. police were told of a signal malfunction at the intersection of 216th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 288th Street. At the scene, they found a stop sign had been hit and knocked over. There were no witnesses and no evidence to locate the person responsible. Police contacted the city’s public works crew and a temporary stop sign was put in place.

April 23

– The police department took a trespass report from a resident of the 30400 block of 234th Avenue Southeast. The property owner requested that a known person be trespassed from his property. Officers contacted the person in question and completed the no-trespass notice; both parties were given copies of the official notice.

– What started as a “suspicious vehicle” call evolved into a case regarding a stolen automobile. Shortly before 9 a.m. police were directed to the 23100 block of Southeast Dogwood Street, where an investigation began. They located the vehicle in question and determined it had been stolen. Officers contacted the registered owner who asked that the vehicle be locked and left at the scene. Officers granted his request and departed.

– Police heard of a suspicious person in the vicinity of Ten Trails Parkway and Roberts Drive. At about 8:30 a.m. they made contact with the individual and, during their interaction, the suspect fled the scene. Officers did not pursue.

– After taking a 12:20 a.m. report of a single-vehicle accident on Southeast 220th Street, police responded and found an automobile that had left the roadway and struck a fence. The driver was cited.

April 22

– Police took a fraud report from a local citizen who had made an online purchase through OfferUp. The victim reported purchasing an Xbox but receiving a lighter instead. The case was placed under investigation.

– It was requested that police check on the welfare of an elderly individual at a resident on Newcastle Drive. The man’s doctor had attempted to reach him but was unsuccessful. After officers failed to make contact with the individual, it was learned he was living at a residence in Covington. Police there were requested to check on the man.

– A citizen reported a violation of a no-contact order and met with city police. Officers determined there was probable cause for the arrest of a suspect, due to the violation of the court order. Police met with the suspect who was placed under arrest and booked into the Issaquah jail.

April 21

– After hearing of a road hazard, police responded at 9:08 p.m. to the 32600 block of Railroad Avenue. They found someone had placed traffic cones across the roadway; they were removed.

– A Lake Sawyer resident called Valley Communication at 2:45 p.m., complaining that someone of a jet ski was “spinning doughnuts” in the middle of the lake. Officers responded with negative results.

– Police were directed to a “civil standby” at a residence on 244th Avenue Southeast. Following that, officers advised one of the individuals to surrender weapons. Four weapons and a concealed pistol license were turned over to police for safekeeping.

April 20

– At 5:18 a.m. a Black Diamond officer responded to a Watson Avenue address in Enumclaw to assist with a domestic incident. The involved parties fled in a vehicle prior to officers’ arrival and could not be found.

April 19

– City police learned of a person in custody (on another jurisdiction’s charges) at the SCORE jail in Des Moines who was wanted on three Black Diamond warrants. The suspect remained in custody pending a court hearing.

– Valley Communication relayed a message about a theft from a home under construction on Evergreen Avenue Southeast. Officers responded to the building site and were told by the project manager that 80 sheets of plywood were missing. There were no immediate suspects.

– Just before 1 a.m. police headed to the 30600 block of 224th Avenue Southeast and the scene of a domestic dispute that turned into a physical assault. Officers spoke with both involved parties and determined they had assaulted each other. The primary aggressor was arrested and booked into the King County jail on a felony assault charge.

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