Black Diamond police blotter | July 13 – 20

Yelling in the woods, missing juvenile, and a bear.


July 20

– Officers were dispatched just after 5 p.m. to a dispute near the 32600 block of Third Avenue. They determined no crime had occurred and the involved parties agreed to go their separate ways, thus ending the call.

July 19

– A citizen complained about a vehicle parked in front of a residence on 218th Avenue for a week, with people possibly living in the automobile. Police found the unoccupied vehicle and noted no parking violations. Officers learned the vehicle belonged to people visiting a nearby home and it was agreed it would be moved into a driveway at night.

July 18

– A woman called police just before 5 p.m., stating she could hear a man yelling in nearby woods. Officers responded to determine if someone was in need of assistance; they located the person in question and determined no law enforcement action was needed.

– A man was found sleeping on the ground behind a bus stop on Baker Street. Officers determined he was not in need of medical assistance. However, he had no way to get home to Auburn. Police drove him to a bus stop in Maple Valley and provide bus fare.

– A vandalism report had officers responding to the area of Roberts Drive and Railroad Avenue, where they found the old railroad bridge had been tagged with a Patriot Front flag. Steps were taken to remove the graffiti.

– Police took another report of a citizen victimized by a fraud report involving the state’s Employment Security Department. The victim was given educational materials telling what steps should be taken.

– During a 1:55 a.m. traffic stop on Southeast 288th Street, police found the driver was under the influence of intoxicants. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was released to another person at the scene.

July 17

– Officers were dispatched to a Lake Sawyer location for a “civil standby” at the request of a citizen. After arriving, they placed the caller under arrest due to a court-order violation that had occurred the night before. The suspect was transported to the King County jail and booked for investigation of the felony charge.

– Police were directed at 5:15 p.m. to the area of Morgan Street and Minor Street after learning of a black bear in the roadway. When they arrived moments later, the bear had run into nearby woods.

– City officers were asked to assist Enumclaw police who were responding to a noise complaint stemming from a Roosevelt Avenue party. Black Diamond police helped secure the scene while the individuals responsible for the noise were contacted.

July 16

– Police took a report of a juvenile runaway and, during an investigation, it was determined the juvenile might have been at a friend’s house in Enumclaw. That proved true and the juvenile was reunited with her father.

July 15

– Officers assisted Enumclaw police who were contacting an individual who had reported harassment. A suspect was identified and was located near the scene. The suspect was arrested on an unrelated warrant and transported to the Enumclaw jail for booking.

– City officers were dispatched to a business on Roosevelt Avenue in Enumclaw to assist with the reported theft of a trailer from a vehicle dealership. They secured the scene and assisted with the initial investigation.

– Black Diamond police were dispatched at 8:30 p.m. to Enumclaw, where there was an assault in progress at a Roosevelt Avenue business.

– A phone report was taken regarding a possible violation of a court order. Police responded to a Naches Peak Lake location, contacted the complainant and determined the incident had occurred in Auburn. The complaint was referred to Auburn authorities.

– A caller told police of a possible drug deal after witnessing someone in a van handing something to a person on a skateboard at a Park Street location. The called had waited 30 minutes before notifying police who could not locate either the van or the individual on the skateboard.

– A commercial burglary in progress had Black Diamond police responding at 4:30 a.m. to assist Enumclaw officers at a business in the 700 block of Stevenson Avenue. Black Diamond police assisted with clearing the building.

July 14

– Just after midnight, police stopped a vehicle in the 31400 block of Third Avenue due to a traffic violation. It was determined the driver was under the influence of intoxicants. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded.

July 13

– At 1 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop in the 30400 block of Kummer Avenue. The driver was found to be under the influence of intoxicants and was arrested. After a “blood warrant” was executed at a hospital, the suspect was booked into the Issaquah jail. The vehicle was impounded to the Enumclaw Police Department lot while police applied for a search permit.

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