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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 12 – July 22 |

DUIs, after-hours golfing and a found Labrador retriever

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:53am
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July 22

– An officer on morning patrol came across an abandoned vehicle, with litter scattered around, at a Roosevelt Avenue location. The vehicle was impounded and the registered owner was to received a citation through the mail for littering.

– At 8:46 a.m. an individual was reported causing a disturbance at a Railroad Street location regarding lost property. Contact was made with the individual at the police station and the issue was settled.

July 21

– An officer on patrol at 10:20 p.m. spotted a traffic accident on Griffin Avenue. After investigating, one of the involved motorists was arrested for driving under the influence. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was taken to the police station for booking.

– Police were alerted at 9:43 p.m. to someone preparing to drive, possibly impaired, in a Railroad Street parking lot. Officers responded and made contact with the individual who agreed to walk. home.

– A concerned citizen told police of a panting dog that had been left in a vehicle for 30 minutes. Police checked on the animal and found it asleep with both rear windows fully rolled down. No action was taken.

– An individual was reported to be loitering for a couple of hours in the parking lot of a First Street business. Police responded and arrested the suspect for criminal trespass.

– An officer noticed a tent in a tree at Rotary Centennial Park and contacted staff at City Shops, who removed the tent. The owner’s personal belongings were left outside the City Shops building so they could be claimed.

– An afternoon, two-car collision had police responding to a Garrett Street location. An officer assisted with the exchange of information.

– Police took an anonymous report about a vehicle that had been parked on Harding Street for more than a month. An officer responded and placed a warning sticker on the automobile; it was moved the following day.

– A citizen contacted the police, concerned about being harassed both in person and on social media. An officer determined no crimes had been committed but offered options the citizen could pursue.

– A female caller told police she was being harassed by a neighbor who takes photos of her while she is outside. An officer made contact by phone, advised no crimes had been committed but provided the caller with options.

– At 1:48 a.m. a citizen told police someone was banging on, or kicking, an apartment door. Police responded and found the apartment owner who had locked himself out and was breaking down a door to gain entry.

July 20

– Someone arrived at the police station lobby at 9:38 p.m. with a Labrador retriever that had been found. The pet was not microchipped and had no other identification. Police took custody of the pet and posted information to social media; a few hours later the owners were located and the pet was reunited.

– A hit-and-run incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Stevenson Avenue business. About an hour later police contacted the registered owner of the vehicle that had left the scene. The involved parties agreed to share information.

– In keeping with a court order, an individual surrendered firearms to police. Information was then sent to the individual, his attorney, the King County Sheriff’s Office and the court.

– Police took an afternoon call regarding someone who was locked in the downtown public restroom and unable to get out. City staff were contacted and handled the situation.

July 19

– Police were told someone in a blue passenger car drove through the parking lot of the U.S. Forest Service building on Roosevelt Avenue, yelling obscenities and talking about guns. Police were watching for the vehicle and Forest Service staff agreed to call back if the individual returned.

– After spotting an suspicious vehicle parked at the golf course at 1:34 a.m., an officer found someone putting. The after-hours golfer was advised to move along.

July 18

– A hit-and-run incident occurred at 9:13 p.m. in the parking lot of a city grocery store. Police were able to locate the suspect who fled the scene. That driver was arrested for both hit-and-run and being in possession of fake identification.

– Police were told of a dog locked in a vehicle parked on First Street. The owner was located and retrieved the pet.

– Management at the Enumclaw Expo Center called shortly after 3 p.m., asking for assistance with traffic control. An officer responded and diverted traffic until the problem dissipated.

Police conducted a 10:54 a.m. traffic stop on Semanski Street that resulted in two arrests. One person was arrested due to violating a court order and the other was arrested for driving with a suspended license. The vehicle was left secured and legally parked.

July 17

– After hearing of a fight, police responded at 11:22 p.m. to a Griffin Avenue location. One person had left the scene and the other did not wish to press charges.

– A threatening message was left for a city police officer.

– Police responded at 12:45 a.m. to a report of a fight at a downtown bar. The issue was settled upon police contact.

July 16

– Just before midnight a patrolling officer noticed an argument outside the city library. The officer assisted in resolving the trouble and the involved parties departed.


July 18

– An officer was sent to the 33100 block of Glacier Avenue due to a parking complaint. Two vehicles were parked too close to a fire hydrant. The owners were located and the vehicles were moved.

– After taking a 9 p.m. noise complaint, officers were directed to the 500 block of Third Avenue where they found loud music being played. The person responsible for the music was contacted and turned down the volume.

– Police learned of a civic issue related to a vehicle collision that occurred on private property. An officer arrived at the 224th Avenue Southeast location and advised the reporting party on options to handle the situation.

– At 6:23 p.m. an officer responded to the 25300 block of Baker Street to assist fire department personnel with establishing a landing zone for a helicopter.

– A report of a residential burglary had officers responding to the 32900 block of Railroad Avenue. They were told that someone had broken into a shop during the past week and arranged items so they could be removed later. Nothing appeared to be missing at the time. There were no immediate leads or suspects.

– An unwanted person was reported at a business on 216 th Avenue Southeast. When police arrived the individual chose to walk away. The employee who made the call did not want the person trespassed from the property so officers departed.

– At 7:11 a.m. a passerby reported a possible theft occurring in the vicinity of Evergreen Avenue and Redwood Street. The caller said two people were at a construction site, loading lumber into vehicle. Police were unable to locate the vehicle and the situation was slated for investigation.

July 17

– After taking a complaint about loud music, police responded at 9:40 p.m. to a Third Avenue residence. An officer found the source of the music and asked that doors to the home be closed.

July 16

– Police took a morning call, directed through Valley Communication, regarding a theft from a construction site in the Ten Trails development. Officers met with the project manager who reported someone had stolen 20 sheets of plywood from a residence under construction in the 33100 block of Holly Avenue. There was no immediate suspect information.

– At 6:50 a.m. police took a call, forwarded from Valley Communication, regarding a verbal dispute on 228 th Avenue Southeast. A man had called to report that his wife was yelling at him and throwing items around the residence. Officers arrived, investigated and determined no crime had been committed. The man and his adult step-daughter agreed to leave the residence to keep the dispute from escalating.

July 15

– City police were called at 5:03 a.m. to respond to Enumclaw and assist with scene control at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

July 14

– Someone complained about excessive noise coming from a home under construction in the 24600 block of Morgan Street. Police responded to the 9:09 p.m. call and contacted workers at the site. After explaining the city’s noise ordinance the workers halted construction.

– A possible theft of a firearm and keys had police responding to the 32500 block of McKay Lane. The reporting party identified his wife as a possible suspect. Investigation determined that the wife had moved the firearm to another location to prevent children from accessing the weapon. The firearm was located and the wife left the scene with the children, stating she would not be in a home with a firearm. No crime had been committed.

July 13

– A door was open on a shed, resulting in police being called at 7:40 p.m. to a residence on 232nd Avenue Southeast. They contacted the reporting party, checked the shed and determined there was no one inside and nothing was missing. The resident was advised to lock the shed so the door would not be blown open.

-A man called for police assistance as he hoped to access a vehicle that was in the custody of a tow company. When he was unable to prove ownership of the vehicle, police departed.

– At 6:21 a.m. police were alerted to a commercial burglary that occurred at a business in the 24200 block of Roberts Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered that numerous items had been stolen. King County authorities obtained fingerprints and city officers conducted a burglary investigation. There was no immediate suspect information.

July 12

– A citizen reported witnessing a possible assault, resulting in a police response at 11:58 p.m. to a Third Avenue location. After obtaining a description of the two people involved and a vehicle, police searched the area without success.

– Officers served a protection order on a person located near the 25700 block of Cumberland Way. The individual was allowed to take some personal belongings and was transported to a location outside the city.

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