Buckley, Black Diamond police blotter | April 21 – May 2

Burglary, car theft and a mistaken report of a homeless encampment.

Editor’s note: The Enumclaw police blotter will not be available again until the week of June 20.


April 21

– Officers were dispatched to an in-progress theft at a housing development under construction in the McCauley Avenue and Division Street area around 2 a.m. The suspect fled the scene in a car with a driver and a female passenger when police from multiple agencies arrived; the car crashed into a patrol vehicle, and the two men attempted to escape on foot, while the woman remained in the car. A K9 was called and both men were eventually arrested, along with the woman.

April 25

– Police were dispatched to search the Foothills Trail around 3:30 p.m. regarding a disorderly, elderly male who walked away from a memory care facility; he appeared to believe that he was being held captive. Once officers determined that was not the case, they located him on the trail and calmed him down enough to the point where he was willing to return to the facility.

April 27

– Officers were called to a SR 165 East convenience store around 2:15 a.m. regarding a burglary in-progress, and a witness provided police with a description of the suspect, who drove away before officers arrived. Police observed the front doors pulled off their hinges and broken glass, and the suspect was seen on video footage stealing what appeared to be cigarettes. An investigation is ongoing.

April 29

– Police conducted a traffic stop on SR 410 and Jefferson Avenue just after midnight when they observed a female driver on her phone. Officers discovered the woman had a felony arrest warrant, and she was arrested. Police also found drug paraphernalia and illegal pills during a search.

May 1

– Officers were flagged down on South Cedar Street around 8:30 a.m. to someone reporting an in-progress attempted car theft. A description of the suspect allowed police to locate him shortly, and after admitting to attempting to steal the car, was arrested.

May 2

– Police responded to an injured dog report on SR 410 around 4:45 a.m. The canine, apparently hit by a car, was lying in the eastbound lane when officers approached. It initially attempted to bite the officers who came close, but later calmed down enough to where a phone number could be read from the collar. The owner was contacted and arrived on scene a short time later.


April 27

– Officers were dispatched to a 218th Avenue residence around 11:30 a.m. for a disturbance report. It was quickly determined no crime was committed, though officers were present as a male voluntarily left the premises.

April 28

– Police conducted a traffic stop on 3rd Avenue around 11:30 p.m. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license; the car was left in a nearby parking lot.

April 29

– Officers were called around 11 a.m. to investigate a suspicious person report. Police found a man soliciting in the area; he was informed he could not do so without a permit.

– Police responded to a single-car crash on Lawson Street around 8:15 p.m. The car was driven into a ditch; the driver was uninjured, and a tow truck pulled the car out.

April 30

– Officers were dispatched to Roberts Drive around 1:15 p.m. to a report of a homeless camp being set up on a nearby vacant property. Police found a stack of construction materials, not a camp.

May 1

– Police responded to a road rage incident on Roberts Drive around 6:30 p.m. One of the drivers called 911 and said the incident began on Highway 18, and he followed the other vehicle involved into Black Diamond. Both drivers then exited their cars, and the driver of the other car made threats; both drivers had left the area when officers arrived.