Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Oct. 1 – 9

Hit and run at EHS, chronic 911 calls, and slashed tires.


October 9

– A traffic stop on Garrett Street resulted in the driver being arrested on a Bonney Lake warrant. The driver also was booked and released on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

– Police responded at 8:30 a.m. to a Roosevelt Avenue address and contacted an individual who had been causing problems at the church. The subject was trespassed, began packing belongings and leaving the area.

– Police were told at 7:42 a.m. of an unwanted person in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The individual had previously been trespassed from the ER and agreed to leave.

– Police took a report following a hit-and-run incident at Enumclaw High School.

October 8

– A 911 “hang up” call was received from a known individual who had made multiple calls. She was contacted by police, agreed to stop making calls to 911 and was leaving the area.

– A citizen arrived at the police station lobby shortly before 10 a.m. to report having witnessed a hit-and-run incident on Pioneer Street. The reporting party was able to provide information about the suspect driver, who was contacted by police. The suspect was to contact the owner of the other vehicle.

– A burglary was reported by staff at a Griffin Avenue espresso stand. A window was broken and the cash box was taken. There were no immediate suspects.

– Tires were slashed on a vehicle parked at a Chinook Avenue residence. There were no immediate suspects.

October 7

– Police were told of a person being combative and refusing to return to a residence. The individually eventually was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital on an involuntary commitment.

October 6

– A city resident called the police, reporting his vehicle had been stolen. It was determined, however, that the automobile had been impounded following a one-vehicle collision.

– A 1 a.m. traffic stop resulted in the driver being arrested for DUI, transported and booked into the city jail. The suspect was released at 3:36 p.m. after posting cash bail. The traffic stop was at Franklin Street and Griffin Avenue.

October 5

– A patrolling officer responded at 1:03 a.m. to a Roosevelt Avenue address after hearing of a burglary in progress. A suspect was arrested transported and booked on a Buckley warrant.

October 4

– An 8 p.m. traffic stop resulted in the driver being arrested for DUI, transported and booked into the city jail. The suspect was released two hours later after posting cash bail. The downtown traffic stop was at Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue.

October 3

– An employee at Enumclaw’s public library called police at 9:16 p.m., reporting an unwanted person was refusing the leave. An officer contacted the individual, who was soon arrested due to an active warrant issued by another agency. A meeting with Kent authorities was arranged so the suspect could be transferred.


October 6

– An officer responded to the 32500 block of Union Drive to contact the registered owner of a vehicle at the request of the King County Sheriffs Office; county authorities had located the heavily-damaged vehicle outside of the city limits of Black Diamond. The owner initially wished to report his vehicle stolen but later declined to provide a statement or formally report his vehicle stolen. There was no information regarding who took and damaged the vehicle.

October 5

– At approximately 8:26 p.m., officers checked the area around a suspicious vehicle near the 23200 block of Southeast Fir Street. Officers found multiple open doors of houses either under construction or unoccupied and cleared them. Officers contacted two subjects associated with the vehicle and temporarily detained them. The subjects had no reason to be in the area and police suspected they were planning to burglarize a home. Because officers were unable to locate any immediate signs of a burglary the subjects were released. Their vehicle was towed.

– At 2:29 a.m., Black Diamond officers were called upon to assist Enumclaw police who were searching for a hit-and-run suspect. Officers were unable to find the suspect.

– At 12:20 a.m., Black Diamond officers observed a Washington State Patrol trooper making a traffic stop in the 31500 block of Third Avenue. City police assisted as the trooper arrested the driver for DUI.

October 4

– Officers responded at 10:11 p.m. to a residence on Third Avenue after the resident reported hearing suspicious voices and noises outside the home. Police information noted the resident is a “chronic 911 caller with possible mental issues.” The caller claimed someone had broken into her vehicle. After determining no one else was at the residence police advised against calling 911 for non-emergency incidents.

– At approximately 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to help medical personnel at a city tavern. It was reported a male subject had fallen, hit his head and become combative. The subject was not combative upon police arrival. However, he was intoxicated to the point that he could not answer questions or make arrangements to get home. Due to the subject not being able to care for himself he was involuntarily committed to a medical facility.

October 1

– An officer was dispatched to a telephone report regarding fraud. The victim reported that an electronic withdrawal in the amount of $1,262.75 was made from her bank account. The victim’s bank is conducting an investigation.

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