Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 21 – Jan. 3

Stolen vehicle crashes into boulder, lost chihuahua, and an armed robbery in Pacific.


January 3

– Police were told at 6 a.m. of a suspicious person in a vehicle on Mountain View Drive. The individual departed on foot before police arrived and could not be located. The vehicle was deemed abandoned and was towed from the scene.

– A citizen arrived at the police station lobby at 1:24 a.m., reporting harassment and threats made by an ex-girlfriend. An officer explained possible options after determining no crime had been committed.

January 2

– Police were alerted at 11:18 p.m. to a domestic dispute with a roommate that had turned physical. Officers made contact and arrested a female for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence.

– An officer departed at 9:57 p.m. for the Kent city jail to take custody of an inmate wanted on an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant.

– Items were taken during a vehicle prowl at a Chinook Avenue address.

– Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had been stolen from a Florence Street address. While in contact with the reporting party, police heard from King County authorities that the vehicle had been located and recovered. The auto was found on Cumberland-Kanaskat Road, where it had been driven off the road and through a chain-link fence before crashing into a boulder. The vehicle suffered extensive damage.

January 1

– An ongoing civil harassment issue with a former boyfriend had police responding to a McHugh Avenue address. An officer determined no crime had been committed but advised the reporting party to call again if the former boyfriend arrives at her residence.

– A portable heater and a leaf blower were found in bushes at Kibler Elementary School. There had been no report of those items being stolen so they were taken to the station for safekeeping.

– At 2:30 a.m. an officer spotted a vehicle being driven recklessly in the vicinity of Cinkovich Street. The driver was arrested and booked for DUI and two counts of endangerment of a minor.

– After hearing of a suicidal person, officers responded and made contact with an individual who was involuntarily committed to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– Police took a report of an individual who was offering drugs to others. An officer responded to the Griffin Avenue address where a suspect was booked and then released to a parent.

December 31

– On New Year’s Eve police responded to several reports of fireworks. After reminding people of a city ordinance, they agreed to call a halt to the fireworks.

December 30

– Officers contacted a group of people on the Foothills Trail north of Battersby Avenue. All were advised of the city park ordinance; they agreed to pack up and leave the area.

– A small dog was found wandering the grounds at a city hotel at 2:24 p.m. The chihuahua was contained and it was found the animal was not microchipped. King County Animal Control was contacted and was responding to take possession of the dog.

December 29

– Police were told of intoxicated subjects verbally harassing customers at a Griffin Avenue establishment. Police contacted all involved and the matter was settled.

– It was reported that juveniles were outside a city grocery store, harassing customers and asking them to purchase alcohol. The juveniles had departed when police arrived. Store staff was to call back if the juveniles returned.

– Police responded at 2:24 p.m. to a motorcycle accident at Warner Avenue and state Route 410. The driver was transported by medical personnel to the hospital and family members were to retrieve the motorcycle.

December 28

– Police heard of an assault at a Griffin Avenue hotel shortly before 1 a.m. The reporting party appeared impaired and stated he did not want to talk with an officer.

– A report was received at 12:34 a.m. of a domestic dispute that resulted in an assault. Police responded to the Bondgard Avenue address where one person was arrested and then booked into city jail.

December 27

– Two people were reported fighting on the Foothills Trail at 8:40 p.m. An officer determined it was a case of mutual combat and the issue was settled.


December 29

– An officer responded to the 23300 block of Southeast 289th Street after hearing of an abandoned vehicle. The owner was contacted, stated the vehicle had broken down and was making arrangements to have it towed.

– At approximately 11:30 p.m., officers located a citizen’s personal property in the parking lot of the police department. Officers attempted to make contact with the owner but were unable to do so. The property was booked into evidence for safekeeping.

December 28

– Shortly before 10 p.m. an officer saw a dog running loose in the street at the intersection of Sunny Lane and Roberts Drive. The officer contacted the friendly dog and immediately heard someone calling for the dog about a block away. The dog, who had escaped from a yard, was reunited with its owner.

– Officers contacted an individual in the 21700 block of Southeast 294th Street who was wanted on two warrants issued by the city. The person was booked into the Enumclaw jail without incident.

December 27

– An officer located what appeared to be an abandoned recreational vehicle in the 31100 block of Third Avenue. A 24-hour impound notice was placed on the RV, which was later impounded.

December 25

– Police were dispatched to the 25123 block of Roberts Drive after receiving a report of an individual who had taken a firearm from a family member’s residence. Officers were able to locate the male suspect who was arrested and booked into King County jail without incident.

– City officers responded to a call of a possibly suicidal individual at a Third Avenue location. Officers learned the person had made a suicidal statement while in a verbal dispute with a significant other. Due to the statement, the subject was involuntarily committed and transported to a medical facility.

December 24

– Police responded to an Abrams Avenue location where a vehicle was found to have been driven off the road and into a creek. They found the vehicle, partially submerged and unoccupied, and made contact with the registered owner. The owner reported her son had driven off the road the previous evening. The state Department of Ecology responded to contain a small oil leak and the vehicle was then towed from the scene.

December 23

– An officer took a report of construction equipment being stolen from the site of a home under construction in the 28800 block of 223rd Lane Southeast. Within a half-hour, police also had learned of doors damaged at two other homes being built in the area. There were no immediate suspects.

December 21

– City police were asked to assist officers in the city of Pacific at the scene of an armed robbery. They aided in securing a residence and documenting the scene, where suspects had been arrested.

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