Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Feb. 17 – 26

Mutual combat, a minibike on the road, and a car/tree wreck.


February 26

– Police were alerted when a former employee of a local business – someone who is considered a person of interest in a prior burglary at the business – was at the scene. Current staff knew officers were attempting to contact the individual so they alerted the police. The suspect departed before police arrived, however, so the case remains open.

– An officer contacted an individual on the Foothills Trail as part of a search for stolen bicycles. A jumble of assorted bike parts were found, all from disassembled bicycles. Nothing could be identified by serial numbers. Individuals at the site were given 48 hours to remove their belongings so city crews could clean up the area.

– At 7:02 a.m. an officer came upon a vehicle in a ditch in the vicinity of Southeast 440th Street and 284th Avenue Southeast. Contact was made with the driver, who had already called for assistance. There were no injuries or damage to the vehicle.

February 25

– Police were alerted at 11:24 p.m. to a man yelling at a Mountain View Drive location. Police located the source of the noise and talked with the man, who agreed to be quiet and go to sleep.

– An individual riding a minibike in the area of Division Street and McHugh Avenue was reported at 3:30 p.m. Police contacted the rider, offered advice about the rules of the road and advised that the minibike would be impounded if police had to respond a second time.

– An officer spotted two suspicious individuals at a Roosevelt Avenue location at 1:03 a.m. After determining they were wanted on outstanding warrants they were transported and turned over to Bonney Lake authorities.

February 24

An employee at a city business called for police assistance, requesting that an individual be trespassed from the Roosevelt Avenue store. The individual has a history of shoplifting from the store’s Enumclaw and Bonney Lake locations. The suspect had departed when police arrived and a search of the area was unsuccessful.

February 22

– An employee of a city bar called police at 11:15 p.m., reporting a fight inside the establishment. Officers responded, contacted the involved parties and determined it was a case of mutual combat. Neither party wished to press charges and they agreed to work with the business regarding damage done.

February 21

– Police were notified at 1:46 p.m. by someone complaining of others who were being aggressive in their support of political views; the caller reported being followed into the post office.

– Solicitors were reportedly going door-to-door in the vicinity of McKinley Street and Kibler Avenue. Police made contact and, advising them of a city ordinance prohibiting their sales efforts, they agreed to leave.


February 23

– An officer was dispatched and responded to the area of Roberts Drive and Union Drive after learning of a hit-and-run collision that occurred sometime during the night. The case is under investigation.

February 22

– Shortly before 11 p.m., Black Diamond Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 24300 block of Roberts Drive. Because the driver had a suspended license he was issued a criminal citation and released.

– Officers were dispatched to a business in the 32600 block of Third Avenue following a report of a theft. Surveillance video was obtained and an investigation is ongoing.

– An officer viewed an accident in which a vehicle crashed into a tree on the eastbound onramp to state Route 18 from Southeast 231st Street in Maple Valley. Witnessed told the officer that a male a female had walked away from the scene towards Maple Valley Highway. Washington State Patrol was requested to the scene and the officer conducted an area check for the two subjects who had walked away. They were located on Maple Valley Highway at Witte Road where they were detained until WSP arrived. Both subjects were obviously intoxicated, but with the absence of a witness to identify the driver, DUI charges were not pursued by the trooper. Black Diamond officers cleared the scene with no further involvement.

February 21

– At about 5:45 p.m., officers responded to the 24600 block of Morgan Street where CPR was being performed on an unconscious and unresponsive subject. Officers arrived and administered Narcan on the patient who was suffering from an overdose. The patient was revived and evaluated by medics and then left in the care of a friend after refusing to be transported to the hospital. No charges were being filed.

February 20

– Officers were dispatched shortly before 9 p.m. after hearing of an unwanted subject who was refusing to leave a business in the 32600 block of Third Avenue. The individual was contacted and then arrested due to an outstanding warrant issued by the Bellevue Police Department. The subject additionally was charged with being possession of drug paraphernalia and was then booked into the SCORE jail in Des Moines.

– Police responded at 5:10 p.m. to a motor vehicle accident that was blocking traffic at Southeast 288th Street and 216th Avenue Southeast. The officer requested that medics evaluate minor injuries. The at-fault driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

– At 3:13 a.m. Black Diamond officers were called to assist Enumclaw police who were in pursuit of a recently-stolen vehicle. The vehicle was being chased in the vicinity of state Route 164 and 244th Avenue Southeast; when it fled toward Auburn, Black Diamond police cleared the scene.

February 18

– An officer contacted and then arrested an individual who was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant in the 32800 block of Third Avenue. During the arrest process, multiple needles were found in the suspect’s possession so a drug paraphernalia charge was added. The individual was booked into jail.

– At 12:45 p.m. a woman reported a suspicious person had come to her front door and then walked away; the caller wasn’t home but saw the individual via a Ring doorbell. Officers responded to the residence and determined the person in question was making an Amazon delivery.

February 17

– Officers were dispatched at 11 a.m. and responded to the 31500 block of Third Avenue regarding a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business. Officers contacted man inside the vehicle and found he was wanted on active warrants. He was arrested and booked into the Pierce County jail without incident.

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