Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 20 – 29

A child locked in a car, use of NARCAN, and a teen DUI.


July 29

– A dispute among neighbors had police responding to a Warner Avenue location. It was determined the involved parties were guilty of antagonizing each other and the issue was settled upon police contact.

– Police learned of an individual who was using facilities without permission at the Enumclaw Expo Center. The unwanted guest was advised and complied.

– There was an ongoing issue with a barking dog at a Bathke Avenue address, a situation that resulted in a police response at 12:45 a.m. There was no response at the door. The caller was advised to file a complaint with King County Animal Control.

July 28

– A case of vehicle prowl was reported by a Holdner Lane resident. Items were taken during the incident. Earlier in the day, police were told of a vehicle prowl at a Watson Street address in which a wallet was taken. Reports were taken in each instance.

July 27

– A caller advised police he was heading to a trailer he owns and asked for assistance as he removed an unwanted individual. Officers assisted with the trespassing issue but also made contact with a second person who wound up being arrested on investigation of burglary.

– A 1-year-old child locked himself/herself in a vehicle at a Berninger Street location. Police arrived and so did a representative of a local tow company who was able to unlock the vehicle and free the child.

– An inmate at the city jail was transported to the Regional Justice Center in Kent, to be booked on a felony charge.

July 26

– At 9 p.m. a woman arrived at the police station lobby, reporting a domestic incident that had turned physical. The situation occurred outside the city limits, so local police assisted until a representative from the King County Sheriff’s Office arrived.

– Police were asked to check on the welfare of an individual who appeared to be passed out inside a vehicle in the vicinity of Marshall Avenue and Division Street. Contact was made, the individual was arrested and booked on a felony drug charge and the vehicle was impounded.

July 25

– A call to police shortly before 9 p.m. began with a report of an unwanted customer at a Roosevelt Avenue business. It ended with a woman being transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for an involuntary commitment.

July 23

– Staff at a Third Street business asked that an officer be present when an employee was terminated, as there was concern about the employee’s possible reaction. With police present there was no trouble.

July 22

– Police responded to a Silver Springs Avenue location to deal with a civil issue involving co-parenting and the correct usage of a car seat. An officer responded, provided car seat literature and settled the situation.

– Police arrived to assist emergency medical personnel who had responded to a CPR call. A patient responded to Narcan and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.


July 26

– At approximately 11:42 p.m., officers responded to assist the Enumclaw Police Department following a report of a possible robbery and hit-and-run. Black Diamond provided backing units for Enumclaw while the EPD investigated the incident. Officers later cleared the call without incident.

– Police were called to the Lake Sawyer boat ramp at 8:18 p.m. to deal with a marine complaint. Upon arrival, officers contacted the parties involved and the issue was resolved.

July 25

– Police took an afternoon report of a man skiing too close to the Lake Sawyer Resort. Upon arrival, an officer saw one person skiing in the area; additionally, the resort manager said she had not heard of any such complaints.

– While on patrol in the Ten Trails development, officers were told of a man carrying a rifle. The suspect was described as having blond hair and wearing a green, hooded sweatshirt. Police spoke with multiple residents and workers in the area and none reported seeing anyone matching that description.

– The police department took a pair of noise complaints during the early-morning hours. The first call came at 3:19 a.m. regarding excessive noise from a Third Street address; the second call was at 3:41 a.m. and told of noise at a location in the 22500 block of 298th Avenue. In both incidents, police checked the area and found no problem with noise.

July 24

– Officers made an afternoon traffic stop in the 22100 block of Southeast 231st Street and determined there was probable cause to arrest the driver for DUI. The driver was transported for blood-alcohol processing and the vehicle was impounded.

– After taking a report of a problem involving juveniles, police responded shortly after 8 p.m. to a Roberts Drive residence. It was determined no crime had been committed and the juveniles were turned over to their parents.

– Police were called at 12:44 p.m. to assist a man who had locked himself out of his vehicle at the Lake Sawyer boat launch. Officers first determined he did not require medical assistance; then, they provided the man with a bottle of water and called a tow operation. The two truck arrived and the driver was able to unlock the vehicle.

July 23

– A vehicle was stopped at 10:53 p.m. in the 24100 block of Roberts Drive due to a lack of headlights. Subsequent investigation revealed probable cause for the driver to be arrested and charged with DUI.

– Police received a 10:53 a.m. call about a “semi truck” that knocked over a stop sign at the intersection of Third Avenue and Black Diamond-Ravensdale Road. Officers were told the sign was knocked to the ground and the truck continued on without stopping. It was described as a side-dump model but no other details could be given.

July 22

– After hearing that CPR was being performed on a person in the 32700 block of Third Avenue, police arrived at the scene and found the subject still had a pulse. Medical assistance was then rendered by fire department personnel and the subject was released.

– A Ten Trails resident told police someone had knocked on their front door at 3:30 a.m. A video doorbell showed the suspicious person was wearing a hospital gown while knocking. An officer explained that a female in question had been picked up at a local hospital by her sister and, while still wearing her hospital gown, had wandered away from her sister’s home. She had been safely returned.

– A driver appeared to be passed out while behind the wheel of a vehicle in the 32300 block of Second Avenue. Police responded at 6:10 a.m. and determined there was probable cause to arrest the driver – a minor – for physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence. He was cited and released to his parents.

July 21

– A citizen reported that trees apparently had been cut in recent months from Lake Sawyer Regional Park. Officers contacted the city’s Public Works Department and learned the trees were not in the park but, rather, on private land. The property owner had given an individual permission to cut the trees.

July 20

– A burglary report originated at the scene of new construction on Ten Trails Parkway, where a tankless water heater had been stolen. A couple of hours earlier, police had learned that someone entered a pair of homes under construction on Skyline Drive. In that case, power cords had been cut from heaters and wiring had been stolen. There were no immediate suspects in either case.

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