Black Diamond police blotter | March 9 – 16

Abandoned dump truck, an active seizure, and an accidentally-stolen truck canopy.


March 16

– At 9:27 p.m. police came across an unoccupied dump truck on Cypress Avenue. Its headlights and interior lights were on, the driver’s door was ajar, there were no license plates and officers could not locate a VIN. Police determined it was an oversight, turned off the lights and left the scene.

March 15

– Officers responded at 8:12 p.m. to a location on 216th Avenue Southeast after receiving a call about an unwanted person. The unknown individual had departed before police arrived.

– At 6:19 a.m. police fielded a call about a suspicious person walking around a Ten Trails neighborhood, looking at houses. Officers checked the area but found no suspicious people.

March 14

– Officers received a late-morning call from Valley Communication regarding CPR being performed on an individual at a residence on 235th Avenue Southeast. When police arrived they found a man had suffered a seizure but CPR had not been attempted. Emergency medical personnel arrived and evaluated the patient who was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw for further evaluation.

March 12

– A city police officer was involved in a three-vehicle collision on state Route 169 at Witte Road in Maple Valley. The officer went to a hospital for evaluation and the other driver declined aid, advising he was not hurt. The third involved vehicle was unoccupied and parked in a parking lot. The Washington State Patrol took responsibility for investigation of the 4:28 p.m. collision.

March 10

– Someone from a Third Avenue business notified police of a missing truck canopy. Officers were able to determine who took the item but learned the man had thought the canopy was being given away. The man returned the canopy, but then purchased it from the business.

– Police heard from a resident who advised that his stepson was refusing to leave his residence. Further, the complainant said the stepson threatened to punch him due to the 911 call. Before officers arrived the stepson departed in a motorhome that he currently resides in. The complainant said he would be seeking a no-contact order.

March 9

– A person was observed leaving the island in Lake Sawyer in a boat that was overflowing with personal property. The boat was found on the southeast shore of the lake with the personal items on the ground outside the boat. The boat and property were collected as evidence and an investigation was launched.

– A local citizen called police to discuss landlord-tenant issues. The caller said he had been evicted from a Third Avenue rental property and wanted to know if the landlord could impound his vehicle and change the locks before he (the tenant) could finish moving out. Officers told him those were questions for an attorney.