Black Diamond police blotter | Jan. 18 – 31

Illegal skateboarding, stolen identity, and a seizure.



Jan. 31

– At 9:11 p.m. a city officer responded to the 31000 block of Black Diamond-Ravensdale Road to assist the King County Sheriffs Department at the scene of a collision. The officer provided traffic control while a vehicle was moved.

– An officer was dispatched to a Roberts Drive location to handle a call about a civil issue. Contact was made with the complainant who had legal questions. No further action was needed.

Jan. 30

– Police took an 11:11 p.m. call about someone trespassing at a residence on 232nd Avenue Southeast. Officers arrived, made contact with the subjects in question and found they had permission from the homeowner to be there.

– Officers responded to the vicinity of Ten Trails Parkway and Hemlock Avenue after taking a call about a suspicious person. They contacted the complainant who advised the suspicious person had done nothing wrong. The individual was located in the area, legally walking along the side of the road.

– A resident of 232nd Avenue Southeast made an afternoon call to the police, reporting an attempted theft from a mailbox. Officers contacted the reporting party, who stated a mailbox had been damaged but no mail had been taken. The case was placed on inactive status, pending the development of any information on possible suspects.

Jan. 29

– Black Diamond officers headed to Enumclaw shortly after 1 a.m. after hearing about shots being fired at a Justice Place address. The officers helped with scene security and traffic control while Enumclaw police conducted an investigation.

– Police were dispatched to a reported collision at a Newcastle Drive address. According to the original report, a neighbor had hit the reporting party’s parked car. Police inspected both vehicles and found no damage to either. After speaking with both parties it was determined no collision had occurred.

– An attempted theft was reported by a city resident who said someone in Phoenix, Arizona, had assumed their identity and attempted to cash a check. The check was not cashed and the resident closed the bank account. The reporting party was provided with resources for securing their identity and credit.

Jan. 28

– A caller told police of juveniles skateboarding in an area where the activity was posted and prohibited. Officers contacted the young people and requested that they leave the area.

– A morning call was passed through Valley Communication Radio, received from a resident of 232nd Place Southeast who said someone had forced entry into her locked mailbox. She could not be certain, but believed mail may have been stolen. Police advised her to take necessary precautions to guard against identity theft. There were no immediate suspects.

Jan. 27

– Officers conducted several “registered sex offender” verifications throughout the city. The goal of such efforts is to assure that information on file with police is both current and correct.

– Someone had entered a victim’s automobile but, when confronted by the owner, fled the scene. The incident was reported at 8:19 p.m. by a resident of the 22800 block of Southeast 307th Place. Officers responded and checked the area but could not locate a suspect.

– Police were dispatched to check on the welfare of an individual who was seeking resources that could help him deal with personal issues. He was provided with the number of a crisis line that operates 24/7.

– A hiker told police he had left his keys in his vehicle when he parked at a trailhead on Lake Sawyer Road. When he returned from his hike, the vehicle was missing. There were no immediate suspects. Information about the stolen vehicle was provided to surrounding agencies.

Jan. 26

– Officers were dispatched to a Ravensdale address after being asked to check on the welfare of children who had not been attending school. Police made contact with a caretaker and, after checking on the welfare of the youngsters, advised the parents of the need to contact the school regarding the kids’ attendance.

– Police responded to a Windy Court address in reference to a past burglary that occurred in the 32700 block of Ash Avenue. It was confirmed that a burglary had taken place.

Jan. 25

– An officer handled a citizen assist, answering questions and offering guidance.

Jan. 24

– At 4:59 a.m. an officer responded to the 30400 block of Blaine avenue after hearing that a vehicle prowl had been interrupted. The suspect fled before police arrived and could not be identified.

Jan. 23

– Police stopped a vehicle in the 31500 block of Third Avenue due to a traffic violation. After making the 11:32 a.m. stop it was discovered the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited and released at the scene.

Jan. 22

– It was 1:14 a.m. when a citizen made a noise complaint, reporting excessive noise coming from a vehicle in the 33100 block of Glacier Avenue Southeast. Officers made contact with the occupant of the vehicle, advised of the municipal code regarding noise and departed.

Jan. 21

– A reported of an unwanted person in the 32400 block of Second Avenue was issued at 11:19 p.m. Police were able to locate the individual, who was trespassed from the complainant’s property and released.

– Officers were dispatched to a call regarding CPR in progress. Police took over CPR until emergency medical personnel arrived. The patient was pronounced deceased and officers conducted a death investigation that resulted in no criminal findings.

Jan. 20

– A citizen reported to police that someone had obtained all his personal information without his permission. The victim said he had received an email that he believed to be from Apple, because the email advised there was a problem with his cloud storage. He provided personal information, learning later that he was not dealing with Apple. The following day, he found $500 had been removed from his checking account. He then took necessary steps to protect his identity.

– At 11:43 p.m. police contacted a man in the 31500 block of Third Avenue who claimed he was being chased by a biker gang from Tacoma. Officers determined no crime had been committed and cleared the scene.

Jan. 19

– Shortly before 1 p.m. police were told of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 32600 block of Maple Avenue. The homeowner recognized the red pickup and believed it had been involved in numerous burglary attempts in the Ten Trails development. Officers were told the reporting party had approached the female driver of the pickup and she drove out of the neighborhood.

Jan. 18

– A female was reportedly having a possible seizure in the police station parking lot. Aid was requested and she was later taken to the hospital in Auburn for evaluation.

– City officers took a request from the Des Moines Police Department who were looking to confirm the status of a stolen vehicle they had recovered. City police were able to assist and provided contact information regarding the registered owner.

– An officer responded to a residence on Ten Trails Parkway after hearing of an automobile theft. A report was taken. There were no immediate suspects or leads.

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