Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Jan. 14 – 21

Asking for alcohol, sleeping in the post office, and a warrant for a hit-and-run.


January 21

– After hearing of a suspicious person, police responded at 3:15 a.m. to the vicinity of Charwila Lane and Harmony Lane. There, they located a person who was the subject of multiple arrest warrants. After confirming the warrants, police located drugs. Felony charges were pending.

– A Melody Lane resident called police at 2:50 a.m. after watching a suspicious person walk into the shadows of a nearby home. The suspect was not located but police made contact with another person, who was found to be wanted on a warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections. The individual was transported to the city jail, awaiting pick-up by the DOC.

January 20

– At 7:24 p.m. police learned of subject outside a city grocery store who claimed they had no identification and were asking people to purchase alcohol for them. An officer made contact with a known individual and followed up with the business.

– Police responded at 4:16 p.m. to a report of assault and malicious mischief at a Lincoln Avenue address. A suspect was taken to the hospital.

– The back of a house on Pioneer Street was reportedly “shot up” with a paintball gun. There were no immediate suspects.

– Four reports of malicious mischief were received. One call detailed damage done to both a mail box and speed limit sign on Southeast 456th Way; the other reports told of damaged mailboxes on 456th, Weber Street and McHugh Avenue.

– Police stopped an individual at 3:05 a.m. in the vicinity of Lafromboise Street and Montgomery Avenue. The suspect was arrested due to outstanding warrants issued in Kent.

January 19

– A man was found sleeping inside the post office at 8 a.m. Police contacted the man, who was found to be wanted on a felony warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections. He was taken to the city jail until the DOC arrived to take custody.

January 18

– An individual was arrested on an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant as well as attempted unlawful imprisonment. The suspect was taken to the city jail.

– Police were told of an assault that occurred at 1:21 p.m. at a Cedar Street location. A man was cited for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for evaluation.

– Staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital called for assistance with a disorderly patient. The situation was resolved upon police contact.

– A report of a domestic dispute had police responding at 12:30 a.m. to a Marshall Avenue location. The caller’s daughter had left the scene but was located, arrested and booked into the city jail.

January 17

– A citizen alerted police at 6:55 p.m. to an erratic driver in the vicinity of Porter Street and Griffin Avenue. Police made contact and arrested the driver for investigation of DUI. The vehicle was impounded. The suspect was released the following day after a bail bond was posted.

– Police checked on the welfare of an individual sleeping behind a Monroe Avenue ATM. The person was transported to a winter shelter.

January 16

– Police were asked to provide additional patrol at a Roosevelt Avenue business due to a former employee who had been harassing all current employees. A dispatcher advised the caller to dial 911 if the suspect returned so he could be trespassed from the property.

– A driver was cited for a weapons violation following a 4:23 p.m. traffic stop at Warner Avenue and state Route 410.

– Contact was made with staff at a Cole Street business about a known subject who had previously been spitting on vehicles and that day had defecated on the back door of the business. The suspect cleaned up the mess, was trespassed from both the business and the alley and was arrested on a warrant issued by Enumclaw Municipal Court.

January 15

– A shoplifting incident was reported by employees at a Monroe Avenue business. A suspect was located, arrested and booked for both theft and criminal trespass.


January 19

– An officer conducted a 9:30 p.m. traffic stop on a vehicle in the 31500 block of Third Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was found to have a suspended driver’s license and had several warrants issued for her arrest. She was cited and released for the suspended license and taken into custody on a confirmed warrant issued by the Kent Police Department for hit-and-run and, again, driving with a suspended license. She was transported to a location on Kent-Kangley Road where she was turned over to a Kent officer. Her vehicle was impounded.

– At 12:39 a.m. an officer stopped a speeding vehicle in the 11500 block of Third Avenue. The driver wound up being arrested for multiple crimes, including DUI. The driver was booked into jail and the vehicle was towed.

January 18

– Black Diamond police were summoned at 1:51 a.m. to assist Enumclaw officers who were looking for a suspect in a domestic violence/assault case. The suspect was located and arrested.

January 17

– Just before noon, police stopped a vehicle for speeding and having expired license tabs. The driver received a criminal citation for operating the vehicle with a suspended license; additionally, the driver received infractions for speeding, expired tabs and having no insurance. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Auburn-Black Diamond Road and Lake Sawyer Road.

January 16

– Officers stopped a vehicle on 216th Avenue Southeast because the driver was spotted using his cell phone while driving. He was issued criminal citations for using the phone and driving with a suspended license. He was released at the scene.

January 15

– A female arrived at the police station to report her ex-husband had violated a no-contact order a few days earlier. Officers completed an investigation and forwarded the case to the city prosecutor for review.

January 14

– At approximately 9 p.m., officers conducted a residence verification on a registered sex offender suspected to no longer live at his registered address on Mason Street. Officers found the subject was not living at the house. Further checks will be conducted.

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