Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | June 16 – 22

Horse parked downtown, a tree-climbing suspect, and a “borrowed” car.


June 22

– An officer responded at 10:55 p.m. to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Porter Street and Merritt Avenue. A report was taken.

– A report was issued regarding excessive noise at 10:30 p.m. from an Iris Lane address. Upon police contact, the music was turned off.

– An officer responded at 2:50 p.m. to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Griffin Avenue and Hardin Street. Citations were being mailed to both parties.

– Police were asked to check on the welfare of an individual at a Warner Avenue location. An officer responded and found the person being tended to be medical personnel with plans for a ride to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– Officers responded to a report of domestic violence at a Sun Mountain Drive location. One person was arrested, charged with domestic violence and malicious mischief, and booked into the city jail.

– Police checked on the welfare of an individual at a Roosevelt Avenue location. The subject agreed to be transported to the hospital.

June 21

– Police stopped an individual known to be wanted on an outstanding warrant. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the subject was not booked into jail.

– Residents of Griffin Avenue reported their shed had been broken into and items were taken. There were no immediate suspects.

– Enumclaw police were called to assist Black Diamond officers after hearing of a suspect with a knife. The individual, who had been involved in a domestic dispute, was contacted and taken to the hospital on an involuntary commitment.

June 20

– Police were told at 4:37 p.m. of an unwanted individual in a Cole Street business. Contact was made and the subject was involuntarily committed to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– During nighttime hours, items were stolen from a work truck parked at a Loraine Street address. There were no suspects.

– Police responded to Black Diamond to assist officers after an individual fled on foot after being stopped for a traffic violation. The suspect eventually climbed a tree to evade capture, but fell to the ground and was apprehended.

June 19

– At 9:30 p.m., police received an anonymous report of a horse tied up outside a downtown business. Officers located the equine owner, who agreed to return the steed to his home.

– Enumclaw police were contacted to Kittitas County authorities who asked that local officers provide photos of a vehicle at a Semanski Street address. The request was granted.

– Police took an 8 a.m. report that was initially filed as an automobile theft. It was later determined to be a civil issue in which a known acquaintance had taken a vehicle without permission, but later returned the auto to the owner.

June 17

– A city resident called police at 11:02 p.m., reporting that a vehicle had just been stolen from a Chinook Avenue address. The vehicle owner was following the auto thieves. Police stopped the stolen vehicle and a suspect was arrested and taken to the station for booking. The stolen vehicle was returned to the owner.


June 21

– At approximately 9:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 32600 block of Railroad Avenue to check on the welfare of an injured, uncooperative man. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene and determined he needed to be transported to the hospital for treatment. Officers then cleared the scene without incident.

– An officer handled a dispute by phone that involved two neighbors who were arguing about access to Lake Sawyer through a piece of public land. The brief dispute was determined to be a civil matter.

– At 1 p.m., an officer was in the 24600 block of Morgan Street and witnessed a truck leave a residence. It was driven across a lawn before colliding with a tree. The driver was arrested for DUI.

– At 2:10 p.m., police were alerted to a domestic dispute involving a weapon. Officers arrived at the scene, conducted an investigation and determined that an individual would be taken for an involuntary commitment.

June 20

– A citizen witnessed a single-vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m. and followed the auto to a residence on Morgan Street. Police made contact with the driver and determined the accident occurred in unincorporated King County. Information was passed along to county deputies for an accident report.

– Shortly before 6 a.m., police stopped a vehicle in the 30700 block of Third Avenue due to a traffic violation. While dealing with an officer, the suspect fled on foot and eventually climbed a tree in an attempt to hide from the police. He was taken into custody after falling from the tree. He was taken to a medical facility for evaluation, then issued a citation (along with a court date) for criminal charges.

– A city officer was dispatched to Enumclaw at 11:05 p.m. to assist with a disturbance at a downtown location. The officer provided scene security while the EPD dealt with an intoxicated and unwanted customer.

June 18

– Police responded at 10:10 p.m. to a Mason Street residence after hearing of a large fire in the area. Officers assisted fire personnel in locating the fire, which was extinguished.

– Officers were dispatched to a location on Enumclaw-Black Diamond Road after learning of a possible assault in progress. Police detained the individuals involved until the Washington State Patrol arrived to conduct an investigation.

– A concerned citizen called police at about 4 p.m., reporting that approximately 30 people had gathered at Civic Park in Ten Trails. The caller was concerned about the spread of COVID-19. Police responded and did not find a large gathering; those at the park were found to be social distancing.

– Police took a fraud report involving a false claim filed with the state’s Employment Security Department. The victim was provided with education resources telling what steps should be taken.

June 17

– Police were told at 7:40 a.m. that a resident of a mobile home park heard two people talking and heard the man say, “why don’t you just shoot me?” Officers checked the area but found nothing.

June 16

– Police were told of individuals, armed with an air rifle, shooting at a raccoon in the 28900 block of 229th Place Southeast. Officers searched but found nothing.

– An officer conducted a 5:40 p.m. traffic stop on Southeast 312th Street after witnessing a traffic violation. The driver was found to have a suspended license, the vehicle did not have a required interlock device and the vehicle’s title had not been legally transferred. After being cited, the driver was released from the scene.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in News

Council ponders allowing alcohol in downtown area

To keep the downtown economy rolling, Enumclaw is considering what other cities have already enacted.

I-5 to close overnight in Federal Way Aug. 28-30

5-mile shutdown for new bridge construction at 70th Avenue East in Fife

Enumclaw local charged with child molestation in Lewis County

Kenneth Ray Bishop, 58, was scheduled to be arraigned today, Aug. 6.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Black Diamond Community Center hosts garage sale; Ten Trails starts scavenger hunt

The garage sale is Aug. 6 through 9, but the scavenger hunt lasts all month, with weekly prizes.

Local businesses discuss strategies to stay open

Sundays on Cole and monthly cruises are a lifeline to restaurants and retailers — but how long will it last?

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

Courtesy of Mountain View Fire and Rescue
Mountain View Fire and Rescue levy is passing

Service area includes unincorporated King County near the cities of Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent.

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the… Continue reading

Most Read