Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Nov. 16 – 23

A fake $100 bill, a gravel spill, and multiple commitments to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

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Nov. 23

– Police spent some early-morning hours placing warning notifications on cars belonging to drivers with parking issues. Targeted autos were on Holdener Lane, Bondgard Avenue, Link Avenue and Moore Avenue (two). All were between 1:36 and 2:44 a.m.

Nov. 22

– The Washington State Patrol was called upon to investigate after an Enumclaw Police Department vehicle was involved in an afternoon collision at Cole Street and state Route 410.

– A suspicious vehicle was spotted at 9:23 p.m. in the Foothills Trail parking lot on Warner Avenue. The driver agreed to move along.

– Tools were taken during an overnight theft at a Warwick Street location. There were no immediate suspects.

– A generator was reported stolen from the rear of a truck at a Bathke Avenue site. A report was taken but there were no suspects.

– A vehicle was reported stolen from a Victor Street location. An officer responded and a took a report; there were no immediate suspects.

– A 2 a.m. traffic stop at Stevenson Avenue and Garrett Street turned up a driver in possession of a suspended license. The driver was cited and released while the vehicle was turned over to someone with a valid license.

Nov. 21

– An officer on patrol shortly before midnight spotted a suspicious vehicle in the south parking lot at the Enumclaw Expo Center. The vehicle was damaged and appeared abandoned so it was impounded.

– Items were stolen after someone entered an unlocked Griffin Avenue apartment. The resident was gone at the time. A report was taken.

– A phony $100 bill was used during a transaction at a Cole Street business. The bill was seized and police were following up.

Nov. 20

– Officers responded at 1 p.m. to a car vs. pedestrian incident at Garrett Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

– A citizen arrived at 10 a.m. in the police station lobby, telling of an unwanted individual sleeping in the doorway of a Cole Street location. Police made contact and the individual was trespassed.

– An abandoned vehicle was spotted at Warner Avenue and Semanski Street and later impounded. The following day, the registered owner contacted police to determine the location of the vehicle and was told where it could be found.

– An officer responded at 5:21 a.m. to a two-car collision at Stevenson Avenue and Cole street. The vehicles had been moved to the side of the road and no one was hurt.

Nov. 19

– After hearing of a domestic incident that had turned physical, officers responded at 4:15 a.m. to a Chinook Avenue location. A man was charged with assault and booked into the city jail.

– A few minutes before 3 a.m. a citizen arrived at the police station lobby to report a dispute occurring outside the city limits, in King County jurisdiction. A city officer stood by at the 228th Avenue Southeast location until a county deputy arrived.

– At 1:35 a.m. police spotted a vehicle on McKinley Street that had been involved in a theft in the city of Kirkland. Individuals in the vehicle were detained but later released at the request of Kirkland authorities.

– Police were asked to provide extra patrol during evening hours at the Enumclaw library, due to individuals sleeping on the grounds.

Nov. 18

– An individual contacted police, expressing concern for the well-being of a friend. Contact was made and it was learned that family members would be taking the subject to St. Elizabeth Hospital for a voluntary commitment.

– Aid was requested for an unconscious man at a Semanski Street location. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– Police were called to assist fire department medical personnel who had responded to an intentional overdose situation. The person involved was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Nov. 17

– Police responded to a Highpoint Street location after hearing of an employee who was “acting oddly.” The employee was involuntarily committed to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– After hearing of a suspicious subject at a Roosevelt Avenue business, police responded. A suspect was contacted after leaving the store with merchandise; he was booked into the city jail.


Nov. 21

– After gravel was spilled on Third Avenue an officer responded to put out caution signs and then notify the city’s Public Works Department. After a work crew arrived, the officer blocked the road and helped with the clean-up.

– A citizen reported his vehicle had been vandalized while parked on Lake Sawyer Road. A window was damaged but nothing was taken.

– Police were dispatched to a business on 216th Avenue Southeast after hearing of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Staff at the business wanted the vehicle and occupants trespassed. Officers issued the trespass notice and cleared the scene.

Nov. 20

– An officer was dispatched to a Lake Sawyer business to deal with a juvenile who previously had stolen from the store. An employee wanted the youth trespassed. An officer found the juvenile nearby, in possession of candy he had stolen that day. The candy was returned, the juvenile was trespassed and was turned over to his mother. No criminal charges were planned.

Nov. 19

– Police took two reports of vehicle prowls that occurred in the 31500 block of Lake Sawyer Road. There were no witnesses and no leads in either instance.

– Police were told of a large truck pulling a flatbed trailer that snagged a low-hanging cable on Southeast 288th Street. The cable stretch from one side of the road to a home on the other side. It was pulled even lower, creating a hazard for vehicles traveling on 288th. Within a few minutes, an Xfinity employee arrived to remedy the situation.

– At 1:35 a.m. city officers responded to Enumclaw to assist police who were dealing with two theft suspects at a McKinley Street location. Officers provided support then returned to Black Diamond.

Nov. 18

– Police responded to a Third Street location after taking a report of a dog bite. An officer took a report and contacted King County Animal Control for investigation and follow-up.

Nov. 17

– An officer conducted a 10:40 p.m. traffic stop at 216th Avenue Southeast and Kent-Kangley Road. The driver had a suspended license and an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Pierce County. The motorist was cited and released and a licensed driver arrived to take possession of the vehicle.

– Police responded to a referral made by Adult Protective Services and, after investigating, determined there was a case of domestic violence. Information was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney for review.

Nov. 16

– A citizen was found to be a victim of fraud after purchasing a vehicle that had been stolen. Arrangements were made to return the automobile to the registered owner and police were attempting to identify a suspect.

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