Black Diamond police blotter | Aug. 3 – 9

Hypodermic needles, a returned purchase, and an overdose.


August 9

– It was shortly before 11 p.m. when police officers were dispatched to the area of Fir Street and Hemlock Avenue to deal with a noise complaint. At the same time, fire department personnel were headed to the scene due to a report of a small, controlled fire burning (despite a burn ban in effect). Police address the noise issue, firefighters extinguished the fire and all departed without incident.

– At 8:54 p.m. police were dispatched to a Botts Drive address where a citizen claimed a speeding vehicle had nearly hit a child. Officers found the child was not hurt and, after speaking with the driver on the involved vehicle, determined no crime had been committed.

August 8

– A verbal dispute had officers responding to Lake Sawyer Resort at 8:36 p.m. With police present the woman involved in the dispute attempted to overdose on prescription pills. She was first evaluated by emergency medical personnel the involuntarily committed to a nearby hospital.

August 7

– A noise complaint was registered at 11:32 p.m. involving a residence in the 25400 block of Kanaskat Drive. Police responded, told people to reduce the volume of their music and they complied.

– Police were alerted to the sound of a verbal domestic dispute and headed to a Franklin Drive address. They found a woman experiencing a mental crisis; she was taken to a hospital for an involuntary commitment.

– Police heard of an unsuccessful attempt at identity theft. A citizen had called 911, reporting that someone had stolen their identity as part of an effort to cash a bank check at a Bank of America branch in California. The bank realized the fraud attempt and did not cash the check.

August 6

– Police were dispatched to the 25400 block of Kanaskat Drive after hypodermic needles were found in a public trash can. An officer assisting in disposing of the needles safely.

– An officer assigned to “major crimes” was called to assist the Pacific Police Department with an investigation.

– An afternoon report had police responding to a Morgan Drive location, where it was alleged that someone had pointed a firearm at three juveniles. Subsequent investigation determined that what the juveniles thought was a weapon was actually a remote control used for a drone aircraft.

– Officers were told at 6:54 a.m. of a two-vehicle collision in the vicinity of Black Diamond-Ravensdale Road and Third Avenue. Police responded to the scene of a head-on collision. No one was hurt but both vehicles had to be towed away.

August 5

– The cause of an early-evening brush fire on Jones Lake Road was quickly solved. The situation began when police responded to the 32900 block to provide traffic control as firefighters extinguished the fire. Later, a parent delivered a teenager to the police station where the teen admitted to starting the fire with a firework.

– Police were called to intervene at a local business where someone was attempting to return an auto part that had been purchased. Officers were able to diffuse the situation which stemmed from a misunderstanding regarding a return/exchange policy.

August 4

– At approximately 11 p.m. officers responded to a Third Avenue location following a report of a domestic dispute that had become physical. It was determine the woman who reported the incident had been assaulted by her husband. He was later taken into custody and booked into the Issaquah jail on two charges: fourth-degree assault/domestic violence and exposing children to domestic violence.

August 3

– An officer took a report of hypodermic needles found in a public space in the 25400 block of Kanaskat Drive. The officer put the needles into an approved container. There was no crime associated with the incident.

– A speeding vehicle was stopped at about 1 a.m. on Roberts Drive. It was found the driver did not possess a valid license so a citation was issued and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

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