Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Feb. 2 – 11

A CPR-in-progress, throwing knives, and a stolen cup holder.

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Feb. 11

– At 1:19 a.m. an Enumclaw officer was asked to respond to Black Diamond where police were addressing a domestic violence incident. The officer responded and assisted. A second call came at 2:13 a.m., asking for assistance at the same address. This time, the need for added help was called off as the officer was on the way.

Feb. 10

– Police were told at 11:01 p.m. of a shopping cart being stolen from a city grocery store. An officer responded but was unable to locate the suspect.

– An officer found an unsecured gate at Thunder Mountain Middle School at 9:53 p.m. It was found to be an employee working late.

– Police were called at 5:12 p.m. to assist fire department personnel who had responded to a patient in need of CPR. Medical personnel transported. the patient to the Auburn hospital.

– A domestic dispute at a McKinley Street address had police responding shortly after 5 p.m. They contacted the involved parties and determined the incident was verbal only. The reporting party agreed to call again if necessary.

– A citizen called police at 4:11 p.m., concerned about a woman and a child hitch-hiking along state Route 410. Police checked the area but found no one looking for a ride.

– A patrolling officer came across an abandoned vehicle in the vicinity of Kibler Avenue and Bailey Street. The vehicle was towed.

– Emergency medical personnel sought police assistance with a patient who was experiencing possible mental difficulties. It was determined police involvement was not needed.

Feb. 9

– Police took a 9:44 p.m. report regarding an assault that had occurred earlier. The victim had been at the hospital due to a concussion. An officer responded and a report was to be taken.

– An officer contacted a man who reportedly been throwing a knife at a tree at a Roosevelt Avenue location. The man was contacted, agreed to halt the activity and was to move along.

– A caller complained of cars speeding on Florence Street, particularly between Griffin and Roosevelt avenues. A dispatcher advised on-duty officers of the complaint.

Feb. 8

– A commercial burglary was reported at a Rainier Avenue location. An officer responded and a report was taken.

Feb. 7

– A Melody Lane resident reported someone was attempting to open both the front and back doors of the residence. Police checked the area but could not locate a suspect.

– A disturbance in a Garrett Street parking lot was called in at 4:59 a.m. An officer contacted a group of four people; two were sober and two were under the influence. The officer calmed the situation and the sober adults were to taken the other two home.

– A lost dog was reunited with its owner.

Feb. 6

– A two-car, non-injury accident occurred in the parking lot of a city grocery store. An officer stood by while the involved drivers exchanged information.

– A citizen called police at 3:38 a.m., reporting a disturbance at a city mini-mart. An officer responded and contacted an employee who explained there had been an argument over insufficient funds. The problem had been resolved.

Feb. 5

– A motorcycle was reported stolen from a Griffin Avenue residence. There was no information regarding a possible suspect.

– Police were informed of property being taken from a vehicle parked on Warner Avenue. There were no suspects.

Feb. 4

– At 10 p.m. an officer dealt with a disabled motorhome parked at Ellenson Park; the officer had already issued several warnings. The individuals were told the would start receiving tickets and could have the RV impounded if it remained. It was gone by the following evening.

– Police took a report of damage to bleachers at a Semanski Street school. An officer responded and confirmed that it appeared as though a vehicle had struck the bleachers.

– A city employee asked police to conduct a welfare check on people living in an abandoned house. Contact was made.

– A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle at a Monroe Avenue location. There were no suspects.

– A city resident told police someone had stolen their identify and used it to purchase a vehicle. A fraud report was filed.

– Police took reports of a man without pants standing on a Battersby Avenue trail. Officers contacted the man and advised him of his outstanding warrants; he agreed to move along.

– A school resource officer reported the theft of a catalytic converted from a vehicle parked in one of the Enumclaw High parking lots.

– A citizen arrived at the police station lobby to report his vehicle had been stolen. It was found the vehicle had already been recovered and was in the lot of a local tow company.


Feb. 7

– A driver fled from police at 10:51 p.m. and was not immediately identified. The incident began in the 24800 block of Morgan Street when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was traveling without rear lights.

– Police stopped a vehicle in the 28800 block of 216 th Avenue Southeast due to an equipment violation. It was determined the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. The driver was cited and released at the scene.

– Police took an afternoon report of a suspicious vehicle in the 33000 block of Ten Trails Parkway. They responded and found a man smoking a cigarette in the automobile.

Feb. 6

– Police took a 2:43 a.m. call regarding a vehicle theft and responded to the 31100 block of Third Avenue. They filed a report, checked the area with negative results and then entered information into the Washington Crime Information Center system. Later in the day the vehicle was located by members of the Kent Police Department. There were no immediate suspects.

– An officer was dispatched to a Maple Avenue location to handle a report of suspicious activity. It was determined there had been an attempted vehicle prowl at an unknown address in the Ten Trails neighborhood. The victim of the attempted crime did not report the prowling incident but, instead, has posted photos on Facebook.

– Officers stopped a vehicle in the 26000 block of Lawson Street after determining the registered owner was in possession of a suspended driver’s license. Police found the driver and registered owner were the same person so the driver was cited and released at the scene.

Feb. 5

– Officers contacted a Cinder Court resident, asking if he perhaps had any surveillance video of a suspect who had stolen items a day earlier from a vehicle parked across the street from his home. The resident did not have video, but shared that the suspect had also opened the door of his vehicle, which had been parked in a driveway. Nothing was taken, the man said, but the suspect had left a small flashlight on the front passenger seat of his vehicle. Police took the flashlight into evidence, intending to check for fingerprints.

– Officers responded at 9 a.m. to a two-vehicle collision in the 31500 block of Third Avenue. There were no injuries. A collision report was taken and the at-fault driver was cited.

Feb. 4

– At the police station, an officer spoke with a citizen regarding a sexual assault. It was determined the incident occurred not in the city but in unincorporated King County.

– A call was placed at 3:15 p.m. through Valley Communication Radio regarding a disorderly person at a residence on 232nd Avenue Southeast. City officers learned that an elderly man with dementia was suicidal and was fighting with his caregiver. The man was involuntarily committed to a local hospital after it was determined he was a danger to himself and to others.

– A Cinder Court resident told police someone had entered two vehicles parked in the driveway and that the incident had taken place between 3 and 5 a.m. Missing were $15 and a cup holder from one of the vehicles. A couple of hours earlier, a Cottonwood Street resident had made the same call: someone had entered his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway and stolen numerous items. In both cases, county authorities processed the scene, looking for fingerprints.

Feb. 3

– Officers were dispatched to a North Bend Way address to assist the Snoqualmie Police Department, which was investigating a suspicious death. City officers responded and assisted with processing the scene.

Feb. 2

– The city department heard from Federal Way officers who had recovered a purse belonging to a Black Diamond resident. The victim was contacted and advised.

– Police heard of a possible motor vehicle accident in the 26000 block of Lawson Street. Instead, they found a postal worker who was making deliveries, was searching for an address and became stuck in the mud. She had already notified the post office, which had a tow truck on the way. Officers assisted with traffic control until the vehicle was safely removed.

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