Black Diamond police blotter | May 16 – 23

Cat scratches on a car, stolen appliances, and several DUIs.


May 23

– A Morgan Driver resident called police at 11:15 p.m., reporting that someone had parked outside his home and the occupants of a dark sedan were shining a flashlight at the house. Officers responded and searched for suspects but were unable to locate the suspicious vehicle.

– Officers responded to the 33300 block of Glacier Avenue after hearing of a burglary of a home under construction. Several appliances had been removed from the residence. Fingerprints were recovered and submitted for analysis.

– After being told of a potentially suicidal individual, police responded and made contact with the man. He was eventually transported to a local hospital for an involuntary examination.

May 22

– A Third Avenue resident called police, reporting that cats were jumping onto his vehicle during the night, leaving footprints and scratches. The caller was advised his concern was a civil matter, not criminal, and he was given options to deal with the situation.

– It was 1 a.m. when someone called police about a suspicious person at a Roberts Drive location. Officers responded and found contractors re-striping a parking lot.

May 21

– City officers were asked to assist another law enforcement agency. They attempted to locate an individual being sought by the Buckley Police Department but could not find the person in question.

– A two-car collision had police responding at 4:28 p.m. to Cottonwood Street and Birch Avenue. They determined one of the drivers was under the influence of intoxicants and he was arrested for DUI. He was then taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw where blood could be taken, per a search warrant. The individual was then booked into the Issaquah jail.

May 20

– Police were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 31100 block of Third Avenue. After conducting an initial investigation, the victims were able to make contact with the suspect; arrangements were made for missing items to be returned and for the suspect to pay for damage done. With that, the issue became a civil matter.

– A shoplifting incident, still in progress, was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Police responded to a location on 216 th Avenue Southeast. They were unable to contact a suspect at the scene, but a suspect was identified by a witness and through video surveillance. A criminal citation was to be sent through the mail for third-degree theft.

– Police were called to help with an overdose situation. They found a person conscious and breathing. Medical personnel arrived and transported the individual to a nearby medical facility.

May 19

– Police began investigating a referral from Child Protective Services but, during the course of their investigation, it was found the incident in question had occurred in the Yakima area. City officers notified CPS and ended their investigation.

– A report originating with the Washington State Patrol told of a maroon SUV being driven “all over the roadway” in the vicinity of Lawson Street and Third Avenue. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

May 18

– An officer initiated a traffic stop at 11:11 p.m. in the 31600 block of Lake Sawyer Road due to a vehicle’s improper land travel. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested and booked into the Enumclaw jail. Her vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

May 16

– Officers were dispatched to a Third Avenue location to check on the welfare of a man who was found unconscious inside a vehicle. Emergency medical personnel also responded and treated the man for diabetic issues.