Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | March 31 – April 8

A broken traffic light, sleeping behind the wheel, and a loud basketball game.


April 8, 2021

– Police received multiple 911 calls shortly after 7 a.m. from a facility on Highpoint Street. It was determined to be a call for medical assistance intended for the fire department.

– An officer responded at 9 p.m. to a one-car accident in the vicinity of Griffin Avenue and Fell Street. There were no injuries.

April 7

– Police took a call about a vehicle parked on Link Avenue that had not been moved for a week. An officer contacted the registered owner and advised about parking rules.

– The traffic light at Roosevelt Avenue and Farman Street was not working, prompting a call to Puget Sound Energy. A crew from PSE addressed the power issue and the light returned to normal operation.

– Police were notified about an individual refusing to leave the drive-through lane of a Roosevelt Avenue establishment. The customer departed before police arrived.

– At 4 p.m. police observed suspicious activity at the bus stop at the corner of Wells Street and Griffin Avenue. The issue was settled upon police contact.

– A Lowell Place resident reported someone trespassing at 1:23 p.m. The suspect had left by the time police arrived; the resident was advised to call again if the male trespasser returned.

– Police were asked to provide additional patrols due to vehicles speeding in the vicinity of Southeast 448th Street and 244th Avenue Southeast. The report noted the problem was particularly bad during normal commuting hours, due to increased traffic brought about by a nearby detour.

– An officer responded to a Bondgard Avenue location after someone called about a man sleeping in a vehicle. Police found the driver was simply resting before making a long drive.

April 6

– A 9:08 p.m. report told of someone standing outside a bedroom window and holding a rifle at a Lafromboise Street location. Police responded and determined it was a prank call.

– A door lock was reported damaged at a Cole Street market. There were no immediate suspects or witnesses.

– An individual was seen standing in the intersection of Griffin Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue at 9 a.m. An officer responded and contacted the man who declined assistance. He moved along and said he would refrain from standing in the roadway.

– The driver of a vehicle eluded an officer at 11:18 p.m. in the vicinity of Mountain View Drive. A possible suspect vehicle was located, unoccupied and without license plates. Officers kept watch to see if anyone moved the vehicle.

April 5

– A citizen told police that threats had been made by an ex-boyfriend. An officer determined no crime had been committed but explained available options.

– Police were called at 5:20 p.m. after two people attempted to leave a Roosevelt Avenue business without paying for items. An officer responded but the suspects could not be located.

April 4

– Police conducted a traffic stop at 11:29 p.m. in the vicinity of Schmid Street and Warner Avenue. The motorist was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the city jail while the vehicle was impounded.

– Police were alerted at 9:30 p.m. when a patient walked away from St. Elizabeth Hospital. The individual was located and went home with a relative.

– Police responded to assist emergency medical personnel who were dealing an overdose patient. The individual was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

April 3

– A domestic dispute turned physical, prompting a police response to a Charwila Lane location. A man was eventually booked into jail, charged with fourth-degree assault. He was released the following afternoon after posting bail.

– Police responded at 7:24 p.m. to a state Route 410 location where a motorcycle was down in the road. A passenger was transported to the hospital while the driver was arrested for DUI.

– Several 911 calls originated from a Roosevelt Avenue address, all reporting a domestic dispute in progress. Police responded and arrested one person for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. The individual was booked into the Enumclaw jail.

April 2

– A report of a verbal dispute had police responding shortly before midnight to a Pioneer Street address. At the scene, a female was arrested and then released to the Buckley Police Department due to an outstanding warrant.

– Enumclaw police were asked by King County authorities to recover a stolen weapon. Contact was made, the weapon was retrieved and put into police custody.

– At 12:12 a.m. police learned of a domestic dispute that turned physical at a Griffin Avenue location. A man was arrested and charged with three crimes: fourth-degree assault/domestic violence, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and reckless endangerment.


April 4

– An officer helped with a “civil standby” at the police station, observing while one parent transferred custody of his children to the mother. Everything occurred without incident.

– An officer made an afternoon trip to the Issaquah jail after hearing of a need for transportation for a Black Diamond inmate. The inmate was given a ride to the hospital and then returned to the jail.

April 3

– After hearing of a domestic violence incident, officers responded shortly before 1 a.m. to a Sunny Lane location. At the scene, one person was arrested for domestic violence/assault while a second individual was involuntarily committed to a regional hospital.

– City police were asked to assist the Kent Police Department by searching the 31100 block of Third Avenue for an individual wanted on malicious mischief and domestic violence charges. The suspect could not be located.

– Officers were told of a suspicious vehicle at a Cumberland Way location. They responded, found the vehicle and contacted the occupant; because no crime was being committed the police departed.

– A speeding vehicle was stopped at 4:07 a.m. in the 32600 block of Third Avenue. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested and then booked into jail. The vehicle was released to a family member.

April 2

– Officers headed to a park on Hemlock Avenue at 10:41 p.m. after taking a complaint about a loud basketball game in progress. Police located a group of juveniles and asked them to keep the noise down a bit.

– An officer was dispatched shortly before 10 p.m. to assist an elderly women who was locked out of her house. Police were able to open the door and get her settled for the night.

– At 12:22 a.m. Black Diamond police were called to assist Enumclaw officers who were dealing with a domestic dispute that turned into an assault at a Griffin Avenue location. Officers provided scene security while Enumclaw police arrested the suspect.

April 1

– An officer stopped a speeding vehicle at 10:30 p.m. in the 32600 block of Third Avenue. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was booked into the Enumclaw jail.

– Officers were dispatched to a Glacier Basin Lane location and a reported violation of a court order. The reporting party was a witness to the alleged crime. The victim was located in Renton so police in that city were advised of the situation and were to handle the investigation.

– Police were told of a liquor violation at a Roberts Drive location. They arrived, made contact with three individuals and explained that alcohol is not to be consumed in public. The trio stated they understood the law and officers departed.

– Someone arranged numerous traffic cones across the width of Third Avenue in the 32300 block, thus blocking traffic. It was 2:22 a.m. when police removed the cones and placed them in city storage.

March 31

– A theft report was taken from an individual at a Roberts Drive address. The resident explained that the catalytic converter had been cut off his vehicle sometime during the past few months. There was no immediate suspect or investigative leads.