Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 5 – 15 |

Commercial burglaries, fires and a trespassed shoplifter


July 15

– City police assisted King County authorities at 8:40 a.m. as they executed a search warrant at a Harding Street location.

– At 4:40 p.m. police responded to St. Elizabeth Hospital’s emergency room after taking a report of an unwanted person. Officers contacted the individual and provided a ride home.

July 14

– Police were told a suspicious vehicle had been driven through the parking lot of a Battersby Avenue business multiple times. The driver then parked and stared at the building. The information was provided to patrolling officers (the vehicle had departed 30 minutes earlier) and the reporting party was told to call again if the vehicle returned.

– An officer responded, along with firefighters, to a small grease fire at a Roosevelt Avenue business. The fire was extinguished and the scene was turned over to fire department personnel.

– Police responded at 10:36 a.m. to a Noble Place address after hearing of a disturbance between two individuals related to speeding. Both parties were contacted and it was determined no crime had been committed.

– King County forwarded information about a possible assault at a Roosevelt Avenue location. City police contacted the involved parties and determined it had been a verbal dispute, nothing physical.

– Police took a 1:23 a.m. call about someone assaulting people at a Railroad Street location. Officers responded, found nothing out of line and noted no other such calls had been received.

July 13

– A citizen reported a hit-and-run incident had just occurred at a Grand Fir Drive location. Police checked the area but could not locate the suspect vehicle. The caller agreed to notify police when the vehicle returned to the neighborhood.

– Police were told several vehicles had been parked on Harding Street and not moved for days. An officer was unable to contact the registered owners so the vehicles’ tires were chalked and warning notices were placed on the vehicles. The following day, two vehicles had been moved and citations were issued to the owners of two others. One of the vehicles had expired tabs so it was impounded.

– Officers were called to deal with the owner of a trailer who was refusing to leave the RV park at the Enumclaw Expo Center. After police became involved the owner called for a tow company to move his trailer.

– Staff at a Roosevelt Avenue business asked that a former employee be formally trespassed from the property. The individual was contacted by phone and agreed to respond to the police station to sign the no-trespassing letter.

– A citizen called police, asking how to deal with a trespassing situation on his Greenwater property. Officers offered advice, including calling the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office should the trespassing occur again.

– A city officer assisted King County Animal Control with a concern at an abandoned Harding Street residence. Further action was on hold pending contact with the property owner.

July 12

– Police were called to a Jensen Street location to assist staff with a combative patient. Emergency medical personnel were called to evaluate the individual and the scene was left in their hands.

– A report was issued about a 5:34 p.m. shoplifting incident at a city grocery store. Staff did not want to prosecute. The stolen items were returned and the guilty party was trespassed from the property.

– A two-car collision occurred at Roosevelt Avenue and Cole Street at 4:27 p.m. The at-fault driver returned to the scene and the drivers exchanged information.

– An officer was called at 3:40 p.m. to assist the Washington State Patrol and King County deputies with traffic control. They were dealing with an automobile accident at the intersection of state Route 410 and 244th Avenue Southeast.

– A verbal altercation between ex-spouses had police responding at 3:12 p.m. to a Wells Street location. The male involved in the dispute was to stay away for the remainder of the day.

– The cover of a cable box had been removed and thrown over a fence, onto the property of a Semanski Street resident. Comcast was contacted and was to send a technician to replace the cover.

– Two individuals were yelling at each other while standing outside their vehicles which were parked in front of the police station. An officer intervened and learned they had been involved in a traffic accident in Pierce County. They agreed to handle things with a monetary payment.

– An officer assisted emergency medical personnel with a possible overdose situation. The patient was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– A citizen arrived at the police station shortly after midnight asking for a ride home. The individual had just been released from St. Elizabeth Hospital and, due to the lateness of the hour, could not get a ride. Transportation was provided.

July 11

– A Fell Street resident reported damage to his vehicle. An officer responded and a malicious mischief report was taken. There were no immediate suspects.

– A vehicle was reported stolen from a Watson Street location and entered into the Washington Crime Information Center. Three days later the vehicle was found at a state Route 410 address in Bonney Lake. The vehicle appeared driveable and both license plates were attached so it was released to the registered owner. There were no suspects.

– Staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital called police at 12:19 a.m. due to an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. Officers responded and provided the man a ride home.

July 10

– The King County Sheriff’s Office notified city police at 11:32 p.m. of a disturbance in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The issue was settled upon police contact.

July 9

– It was reported that an individual was drinking and yelling at passersby on Griffin Avenue. Police responded to the 12:22 a.m. call and calmed the situation.

July 8

– Police took a 10:41 p.m. report about a vehicle prowl that had just occurred at a Loraine Street location. Officers responded and arrested a suspect for second-degree vehicle prowl.

– A Roosevelt Avenue resident called police, stating that someone may have entered his residence. Officers arrived and found damage done to the entry but no one inside.


July 11

– At 1:03 a.m., city police were dispatched to Enumclaw to assist on a call regarding a person yelling racial slurs in the vicinity of Cole Street and Griffin Avenue. The area was searched but a suspect could not be located.

– At 12:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to assist Enumclaw police with a call on Battersby Avenue. An individual was causing a disturbance in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Black Diamond police assisted with removing the individual from the facility.

July 10

– An officer was dispatched at 10:48 p.m. to a location in the 29000 block of 216th Avenue Southeast after taking a complaint of excessing noise. After police located the party in question the music was turned down and everyone went inside.

– It was 7:34 p.m. when an officer was dispatched to the 21700 block of Southeast 294th Street. Police had been told of someone throwing rocks at a fence. The reporting party advised the suspects had already left the area and, further, that they had contacted the host of a nearby party and reported the conduct of their guests. Determining that the issue had been resolved, police felt no response was necessary.

July 9

– A call was forwarded at 1:24 p.m. through Valley Communication regarding a possible dispute at a residence on Southeast 288th Street. The anonymous call stated a man and woman had been arguing. Upon arrival, police talked to the woman involved who said she had gotten loud when asking a male friend to leave; he was no longer on the scene.

– Police were sent to the 32200 block of Southeast Mountain View Drive at 12:36 p.m. after learning of a dispute. After arriving, officers learned one of the people involved had threatened the other person. The suspect was cited for harassment and everyone left the scene without incident.

July 7

– Police took a traffic complaint concerning four-wheelers being driven fast on a dirt road west of Ash Avenue Southeast. Officers responded and located the four-wheeler in question; the driver agreed to stay off the dirt road.

– Shortly before 9 a.m. police took a call through Valley Communication from a resident of the 25000 block of Summit Drive. The resident wanted to provide surveillance video of someone walking through the Diamond Glenn neighborhood during the early-morning hours. The caller said someone had opened the doors to both his vehicles sometime between 1 and 3 a.m. but nothing had been taken. His neighbor supplied the video which was forwarded to police.

July 6

– Police were told brass had been stolen from a construction site the previous weekend. Police met with the reporting party south of the gate at Ten Trails Parkway and Walnut Avenue Southeast. Officers were told 52 brass gate valve stems had been stolen. There was no immediate suspect information.

– Officers took a call regarding the theft of building materials from the Ten Trails neighborhood. They were told plywood valued at $42,000 had been stolen. There were no immediate suspects.

– While investigating a commercial burglary on 216th Avenue Southeast, police were informed by the victim that she also was the victim of an unrelated credit card theft. The business owner had a credit card mailed to the business address but it never arrived; instead, it was alleged someone illegally took the card from a mailbox and used it to make purchases at a Covington department store.

– At 8:27 a.m. officers received a call about a commercial burglary at a city business. Police arrived at the scene on 216th Avenue Southeast and found glass on the front door was shattered. The suspect (or suspects) entered through the broken door and took two computers.

– It was 5:23 a.m. when police were asked to assist the local fire department. A vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 29000 block of 222nd Place Southeast was found to be on fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and King County arson investigators arrived and took custody of the scene.

July 5

– An officer was dispatched to provide traffic control as local firefighters battled a house fire in the 28800 block of 229th Avenue Southeast. The officer closed the road until it could safely be opened to traffic.

– Two vehicles were found to be blocking a fire hydrant in the 33100 block of Glacier Avenue Southeast. The owners of both were issued infractions.

– An officer was dispatched to the 30700 block of 229th Place in reference to a domestic dispute in progress that had turned physical. An investigation was launched.