Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | May 4 – 12

Stolen lumber, strange storm grate happenings, and a child custody issue.

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May 12

– At 9:30 a.m. someone reported lumber had been stolen from a job site in the city. A report was to follow.

– Police responded with the fire department to an illegal burn in the vicinity of Warner Avenue and state Route 410. The incident was settled upon police contact.

May 11

– A 7 p.m. traffic stop on Griffin Avenue turned up a motorist who was driving with a suspended license. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded.

– A citizen called at 5:35 p.m., concerned that others were going to create a disturbance with their vehicles. Police responded and everyone moved along.

– City police assisted with an afternoon traffic accident that occurred at Porter Street and McHugh Avenue. The incident was turned over to the Washington State Patrol.

– Police took a report of a tent being set up in the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and Monroe Avenue. An officer responded and the person responsible for the tent agreed to move along.

– A citizen notified police at 9:32 a.m., concerned about someone in a parked vehicle who was nonresponsive. An officer responded to the Roosevelt Avenue location and found the driver was simply sleeping.

– Police were told at 8 a.m. that a trailer had been stolen from a Roosevelt Avenue location. The incident was recorded in the state and national crime information systems with a report to follow.

– Police received a call at 2:02 a.m. from a city resident seeking assistance in locating a gun that his girlfriend had thrown out of a window. Contact was made but the weapon was not located.

May 10

– Police responded to a call regarding a hit-and-run incident that occurred on Carrie Drive. Both drivers were located and exchanged information.

– An officer on patrol spotted a disabled vehicle in the vicinity of SR 410 and Warner Avenue. The officer helped get the vehicle off the road.

– Vehicle tires were reportedly slashed in a Roosevelt Avenue parking lot. Police responded and a report was being compiled.

– Two windows were broken at a business on Roosevelt Avenue.

– A gate was damaged and a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked at a Battersby Avenue business.

May 9

– Police were alerted to a dog in distress inside a vehicle parked at Cole Street and Griffin Avenue. While officers were searching for the vehicle owners the automobile was moved.

– City police responded to Buckley to assist with a combative person at a care facility.

– A parent contacted police, concerned that her son was hurting himself. An officer made contact and the son was taken for an involuntary hospital commitment.

– A Blake Street resident called police, noting that her neighbor was harassing her. Officers spoke with both parties and determined it was a civil issue, not something for law enforcement.

May 8

– Someone at a McKinley Street residence reported a burglary had occurred. Items were taken but there were no suspects.

– A suspicious person was said to have thrown dog feces at a reporting party. Officers arrived at the Chinook Avenue location, saw a suspect walk into a house and then made contact with the reporting party.

– Police were told someone had removed a storm grate and was seen reaching inside. Officers contacted the individual, determined that nothing had been put inside and replaced the grate as the individual moved along. City crews were informed of the situation at Griffin Avenue and Wells Street.

– It was reported that someone at a Monroe Avenue location was asking people for money while next to an automatic teller machine. When police arrived the individual was gathering belongings and moving along.

May 7

– It was 9:06 p.m. when police learned the Washington State Patrol was in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle that was headed toward Enumclaw. The pursuit was terminated.

– Police performed a welfare check at 2:07 a.m. on a woman who was screaming in the parking lot of a city motel. It was found she had sustained injuries during a fall and emergency medical personnel assisted the patient.

– Someone registered a complaint about a solicitor in the area of Schmid Street. Police located the seller who agreed to depart after being informed of the city code prohibiting such selling.

May 6

– Police were told of an attempted theft of vehicle parts and a Roosevelt Avenue automobile dealership.


May 8

– An officer took a call regarding a civil matter that involved a child-custody issue. The officer contacted both involved parties by phone and attempted to mediate a solution. An agreement between the parties could not be reached so the issue was to be handled during a court appearance.

– City police were asked by another agency to respond to a residence on 229th Place Southeast and contact the registered owner of a vehicle that had been recovered. The attempted contact was not successful.

May 6

– Officers were dispatched to a Third Street address following a report of trouble with a juvenile. Police contacted a parent and determined no crime had been committed and that no police intervention was needed.

– Police headed to a parking lot on Lake Sawyer Road after taking a report of a vehicle with a broken window. After contacting the registered owner of the automobile, they learned that cash and other items had been taken from the vehicle. No information regarding a possible suspect was available.

– An officer was sent to a Franklin Drive neighborhood after learning of a large dog running loose. By the time of officer arrived the dog had returned home and was indoors. The complainant also notified King County Animal Control for investigation.

– After taking a report of a juvenile runaway an officer responded to a Third Street location. While speaking with the mother, the youngster returned home. The officer remained to mediate a conversation and suggested possible resources to be used in the future.

May 5

– Police were asked to conduct a welfare check on individuals at a Highland Drive location. Officers arrived at the scene, determined that no crime had been committed and that the individuals present were not in need of assistance.

– At 5:12 p.m. police were dispatched to a two-car collision at Southeast 288th Street and 216th Avenue Southeast. None of the involved individuals were injured. The at-fault driver was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.

May 4

– An officer was dispatched at 4:25 a.m. to a Sixth Avenue location and was joined by medical personnel from the fire department. One person was transported to a local hospital and the officer stayed with the patient’s children until a family member arrived to take custody.

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