Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | March 17 – 23

Buried toys, a naked woman, and a package thief caught on camera.

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March 23

– A security camera recorded a prowler in the driveway of a Porter Street residence. Police responded to the 11:34 p.m. call but were unable to locate the suspect.

– Landscaping equipment was reported stolen from a Petersen Drive residence. An officer responded and a report was taken.

– Police took a report of a vehicle being stolen from a security company. The vehicle was located and impounded and recovery information was directed to the Seattle Police Department.

– A Phillips Avenue resident called police after discovering toys buried on her property. She spoke with an officer and the case was cleared.

– A Washington Avenue resident told police she had video of a person taking packages from her front porch. An officer responded, a suspect was identified and a report was taken.

– A patient who was supposed to remain at St. Elizabeth Hospital left the premises. Officers responded and found the patient, who was returned to the hospital on Battersby Avenue.

– A female locked herself in the bathroom at a Roosevelt Avenue location. After an officer responded she was arrested for criminal trespassing.

– Police were told at 10:51 a.m. of a female with no clothes playing in the garage at a First Street location. Police responded and contacted the individual who declined assistance and left the area.

– Police learned of a 10:15 a.m. hit-and-run incident in the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and Blake Street. Response came from both law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, who confirmed there were no injuries. A suspect was booked and released.

– Staff at a city motel reported a person who was refusing to leave the premises. Police arrived and arrested the individual for trespassing.

March 22

– Officers responded shortly before 9 p.m. to a Cottonwood Drive location after hearing of a verbal dispute in which alcohol was involved. As a result, one person was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for medical aid.

– Police took a 7:30 p.m. report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance in the vicinity of McHugh Avenue. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital on an involuntary commitment.

– An afternoon automobile accident had police responding to the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and Mountain Villa Drive. One of the involved drivers was arrested for operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

– A vehicle was reported stolen from a Charwila Lane location during the early afternoon hours. A report was taken and information was entered into the state system.

– An unwanted individual was reported at a city hotel. The person was contacted by police and advised to stay away then given a courtesy ride.

March 21

– It was 11:19 p.m. when police were told of an individual slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle that still had its engine running. Police responded to the Roosevelt Avenue location and the issue was settled.

– Police responded to a report of a verbal dispute at a Melody Lane address. A friend had been staying at the residence but was refusing to leave. The issue was resolved by the friend departing.

March 20

– City police responded to Buckley at 12:21 a.m. to assist with a disorderly person at a Main Street location.

– An individual was reportedly harassing other people at a Roosevelt Avenue location. Police responded at 9:35 p.m. and arrested the suspect who was booked into the Enumclaw jail on a Sumner warrant.

– City officers assisted the Washington State Patrol with a call regarding an explosive substance at a Weatherbee Lake location.

– Police took an anonymous report about two abandoned vehicles in the vicinity of Holdener Lane. One was impounded and the other was tagged for possible future action.

– A dispute between two parties had police responding at 12:19 a.m. to a McKean Court location. Contact was made with all involved, who were advised of possible options.

March 19

– A report about a court order violation was taken at 11:13 p.m. so police responded. After contacting the individuals involved it was determined that no order had been issued.

– A road rage incident occurred east of town. Officers were unable to catch up to the suspect vehicle before it was driven from the city so information was passed along to the Washington State Patrol.

– A citizen reported a package had been stolen and the action was caught on a security camera. Police checked the Davis Avenue area without locating a suspect.

– Police were told at 8 p.m. of a disturbance at a residence. Officers responded to the Becky Avenue location where the involved parties agreed to separate for the night.

March 18

– A citizen contacted police, concerned that her parents were the victims of a scam. An officer determined that a theft had occurred and a report was taken.

– Police took a report about several people involved in an altercation on Warner Avenue. Officers responded to the 3:35 a.m. call where medical aid was provided and one person was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for an involuntary commitment.

March 17

– A report was received regarding an erratically-driven vehicle that caused an automobile accident. Both city police and a Washington State Patrol trooper responded to the Roosevelt Avenue location. The trooper arrested the driver for being under the influence while the accident was handled by city police.


March 21

– An officer responded after hearing of a “suspicious circumstance” in the 21600 block of Southeast 288th Street. At the scene, the officer found a garbage bag containing a dead animal, along with a large amount of oil on the road. The city’s Public Works Department was notified.

– At 11:19 a.m. police were directed to an area of new-home construction in the Ten Trails development and, specifically, a suspicious vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and found the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded.

– An officer on patrol at 12:33 a.m. witnessed a traffic violation on Third Avenue and stopped the vehicle. It was determined the driver was in possession of a suspended license and had no insurance. The driver was cited and released at the scene.

March 20

– Police responded to an Ash Avenue location after being told of a theft. A report was completed.

– Someone from a Glacier Basin Lake residence dialed 911 and then ended the call. It was found that a 3-year-old had been playing with a phone and accidentally dialed. Parents confirmed everything was OK in the household.

– A city officer was in the 27200 block of 216th Avenue Southeast in Maple Valley and spotted a vehicle related to crimes that had been committed earlier in Auburn. Black Diamond officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle, who were detained. Auburn police responded, seized the vehicle for investigation and took custody of one of the individuals.

March 18

– Officers responded to a voicemail regarding an attempted scam that occurred six months ago. The caller told of receiving a “scam call” that came from a phone number previously used by the city’s police department. The intended victim did not give money to the caller.

– City officers headed to Enumclaw at 4 a.m. to assist with an apparent accidental stabbing and mental health crisis.

March 17

– Police took a phone call regarding a possible assault. It was determined that no assault had occurred and the call was told how to obtain an anti-harassment order.

– Police were dispatched to a location on Ten Trails Parkway after hearing of a vehicle traveling at 80 miles per hour with a honking horn. The vehicle could not be located.

– Police took a noon call about a possibly-suicidal subject in the Black Diamond area. Police searched but could not locate the individual. The caller phoned again, stating she had found the individual’s cell phone at the Kummer Bridge between Black Diamond and Enumclaw. Because the location was in unincorporated territory, King County deputies were alerted.

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