Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Oct. 14 – 24

A fight at EHS, a bear mace attack, and theft of copper wire.


October 24

– A citizen arrived at the police station lobby to report a possible fraud attempt. Police determine no crime had been committed at that time and searched the area of Griffin Avenue, with no luck, for the possible suspect.

– At 8:24 a.m. an officer on patrol spotted people behind a Monroe Avenue business. They were advised of the city’s camping regulations and agreed to move along.

– Police were told at 8:17 a.m. of a possible homeless encampment in the vicinity of Warner Avenue and the Foothills Trail. Officers located items and knew who they belonged to. The owner would be advised to remove his possessions.

October 22

– A report was received concerning a female yelling at a small child. Police responded to the Monroe Avenue locations and found she was yelling at a dog.

– Police were advised at 3:19 p.m. of a fight at Enumclaw High School. Information was taken.

– Officers were asked to be present at a Semanski Street location while someone retrieved personal belongings. Firearms were taken by police for safekeeping.

– A man and a woman were yelling at each other in the vicinity of Stevenson Avenue and Third Street, prompting someone to call the police. Officers found the dispute was verbal only and the involved parties were separating for the day.

October 21

– Two individuals were transported to Enumclaw and booked into jail due to outstanding warrants. One person came from the Pierce County jail in Tacoma, the other from the Regional Justice Center in Kent.

– Enumclaw Fire Department staff requested police assistance in dealing with an individual who was going to be admitted, involuntarily, to the hospital. Upon police arrival, the person agreed to go willingly.

– A report was taken regarding two people possibly smoking marijuana at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Cole Street. An officer responded and found they were smoking clove cigarettes.

– Police contacted an individual who had set up camp on the playground of a city church. The camper agreed to move along. Later in the day, two people were found camping near a Stevenson Avenue business; they, too, were told to depart.

October 20

– A patient at a Cole Street facility was being combative with staff, prompting a police response. The patient was transported by medical personnel for further evaluation.

– A case of domestic harassment has police responding to a Semanski Street address. They arrested a man, who was booked into the city jail, and confiscated firearms for safekeeping.

October 19

– A theft was reported by employees of a city grocery store. An officer responded and arrested the suspect, who was booked into the city jail. A couple of hours earlier, police had been told of a theft from the same store, as well as a nearby business. A suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

October 18

– At 4:29 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on Garrett Street. The motorist was arrested, cited and released for driving with a suspended license. A traffic stop later in the day at Stevenson Avenue and First Street had the same outcome.

– A citizen told police someone attempted to spray him with “bear mace” in the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and Commerce Street. The individual was simply reporting the incident; he said he was not injured, did not require medical assistance and did not with to pursue the matter.

October 17

– A citizen reported he had received a suicidal/homicidal text from someone he met online. Contact was made and family members were staying with the individual.

– City staff traveled to the SCORE jail in Des Moines and took custody of a suspect who was arrested, transported and booked in an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant.


October 20

– Officers responded to the 22200 block of Southeast 295th Place after hearing of a hit-and-run accident. A witness was able to obtain a license plate number of the vehicle that fled the scene. Officers tracked down the vehicle and located the driver. An investigation was ongoing.

– An individual was reportedly making threats and harassing an employee in the 29000 block of 216th Avenue Southeast. The suspect departed before police arrived and could not be located. The individual was identified, however, and was to receive a citation.

– At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 21700 block of Southeast 291st Street after receiving a report of an illegal discharge, possibly fireworks. Officers made contact with residents at loud, ongoing party in the area and found no evidence of an illegal discharge or fireworks. Officers advised the residents of the laws regarding discharging firearms/fireworks within the city as well as the ordinance regarding noise.

October 17

– A report was taken regarding missing property at a business in the 31100 block of Third Avenue. Officers were able to determine that the issue was a civil matter and offered advice on how the matter might be resolved.

October 16

– It was nearly 10 p.m. when officers were conducting a routine patrol at the Lake Sawyer boat launch and discovered a vehicle with two occupants parked at the boat launch. Officers contacted the subjects, identified them, and advised them the park was closed. The subjects stated they understood and left the area.

– Officers received a report of suspicious subjects at a location on 220th Place Southeast. Officers discovered the reporting party was hallucinating. He agreed to be taken to a medical facility for evaluation. Officers stayed on scene until the individual was voluntarily removed from the scene by a mobile crisis team.

– Black Diamond police received a call from Valley Communication Radio regarding a theft of copper wire from a residence being built in the 32800 block of Maple Avenue Southeast. Officers contacted the supervisor in charge of the construction site and were told the wire had been inside the house and was stolen between 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 16. There were no immediate suspects.

October 14

– At approximately 8:45 p.m., officers were told to watch for a juvenile who had left his residence without permission and was believed to be in the city. Officers located the juvenile and returned him to the family residence without incident.

– At approximately 3:20 a.m., officers met with a representative from the Auburn Police Department and took custody of an individual wanted on a Black Diamond warrant. City officers transported the person to the Issaquah jail where he was booked.

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