Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | June 24 – July 6

Garbage bears, racing jet skis, and illegal fireworks.


July 6

– Police were alerted to a possible DUI situation in the vicinity of Porter Street and McHugh Avenue at 9:15 a.m. A vehicle was reportedly being driven erratically, changing lanes and speeds. Police made contact but determined a DUI would not be issued.

July 5

– Officers took a call regarding fireworks being set off at 9:38 p.m. in the vicinity of Chinook Avenue. The responsible parties cleared out after police made contact. A few minutes earlier, patrolling officers spotted fireworks around Redwood Street and Grand Fir Drive; upon contact, those responsible halted the fireworks and moved along.

– A report of an unruly patient came from staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital during the early-morning hours. The situation was resolved upon police contact.

July 4

– At 11:22 p.m. police received a report of a domestic violence incident at an Iris Lane address. An officer responded and made contact with both parties. Medical assistance was provided for one of the individuals while the other was booked into the city jail, charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence.

– A report was called in regarding an intoxicated subject at a Warner Avenue residence. Police responded, made contact with involved parties and determined it would not be handled as a police matter.

– At 3:23 a.m. police and emergency medical personnel responded to a Grand Fir Drive address after hearing of an overdose incident. The patient was found to be violating a court order by being as the residence and was transported by medics to Auburn.

– Police were told of a commercial burglary at a Stevenson Avenue business. A report was taken.

– A citizen called police at 9:24 p.m. from a Stevenson Avenue location, stating she was uncomfortable walking to her vehicle due to a suspicious person in the immediate area. When an officer arrived, the suspicious person had moved on but the caller was still escorted to her vehicle.

July 3

– Police were called upon to check on the welfare of an intoxicated individual seen in a Railroad Street parking lot. Medical personnel checked out the individual, who was cleared and provided with transportation home.


June 28

– An officer took a report of two jet skis being raced on Lake Sawyer after boating hours. The officer responded to the lake but observed nothing illegal.

June 27

– Police learned of a domestic dispute that had turned physical at a Fifth Avenue address. Officers arrived shortly after 10 p.m., having learned that a male suspect had already left the scene. He was soon located. Upon investigation, officers determined there was probable cause to arrest the man for third-degree malicious mischief, exposing children to domestic violence, carrying a concealed pistol without a permit, and driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the Enumclaw jail.

– At 7:30 p.m., city police were asked to provide transportation by boat to a crew from the Mountain View Fire Department who were responding to a fire on an island on Lake Sawyer. Fire personnel extinguished the blaze and police cleared the scene.

– City police were called at 3:22 a.m. to assist King County authorities who were responding to a report of a residential burglary in progress on Black Diamond-Ravensdale Road. Upon arrival, officers determined there was no crime; rather, the call was related to bears breaking into garbage cans.

June 26

– Police received an afternoon request to assist Enumclaw authorities who were looking for an assault suspect who had fled on a bicycle. He could not be located.

– A complaint was lodged about a boat speeding on Lake Sawyer after legal hours. Police responded to the lake and observed nothing illegal.

– Officers were dispatched shortly before 1 a.m. to a park in the Hemlock Avenue area after taking a noise complaint. Contact was made with people in the park who agreed to reduce the volume of their music.

June 25

– Police were dispatched at 2:30 a.m. to assist officers with the Duvall Police Department who were investigation an assault with a knife. The incident occurred during a domestic dispute.

June 24

– Police took a report of a vehicle that became stuck after being driven on private property. An officer determined the vehicle was on State Parks property so a ranger responded. The vehicle was removed after the driver was cited for his off-road activity.

– An officer was asked to confirm a city arrest warrant filed against a person being held by the Auburn Police Department. The officer met with Auburn authorities and took custody of the suspect who was then booked into the Enumclaw jail.