Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Sept. 21 – Oct. 1

Political signs removed, burglary suspect arrested, and a person carrying a large knife.

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Oct. 1

– A traffic stop at the intersection of Gossard Street and Griffin Avenue resulted in a driver being cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

– Police took a 6:53 a.m. report of a tractor stolen from a Roosevelt Avenue address. An officer responded and later located the tractor, which was returned to the owner.

Sept. 30

-A citizen reported a domestic dispute that had turned physical. Police responded and determined it had been verbal only. The male involved was departing.

– Police were asked to check on the welfare of an individual at a Pine Drive address. Aid was sought for an evaluation; no transportation was needed and the individual declined assistance.

– An afternoon traffic stop at state Route 410 and Semanski Street resulted in the motorist being booked and released for driving with a suspended license. The vehicle was released to the registered owner.

– Officers were told of political signs placed on a utility pole in the Lincoln Avenue area. An officer responded and the signage was removed.

Sept. 29

– Someone called police at 8:45 p.m., reporting what sounded like a person moaning at a Griffin Avenue location. The individual was cleared by medical personnel then transported to the police station to await a ride from a family member.

– Police were told of a dog being left in a vehicle at a Griffin Avenue location. An officer checked and determined the pet was not in distress; the officer returned a short time later and the vehicle was gone.

– An employee at a Monroe Avenue business reported an unwanted person who was in front of the business and yelling. Contact was made and the individual was transported to Buckley.

Sept. 28

– Staff at a city motel reported a noise complaint at 11:19 p.m. Contact was made and the guests agreed to quiet down. About three hours later, police were called again due to excessive noise and found the involved parties had left the building.

– An individual wanted on two Enumclaw Municipal Court warrants arrived at the police station lobby, turning himself in. He was booked and the warrants were cleared.

– A bear was reported to be in vicinity of a retention pond on 264th Avenue Southeast. An officer responded but spotted nothing. Wildlife authorities were notified.

– An afternoon traffic stop on Initial Avenue resulted in a motorist being arrested for negligent driving. The individual was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital, a citation was delivered to the emergency room and the vehicle was impounded.

Sept. 27

– Police took information about a generator being stolen from outside a Michael Avenue residence. A suspect was captured on video. The suspect vehicle and a person was located later and the individual was booked into the city jail.

– A hit-and-run incident was reported just before 1 a.m. An officer responded to the Clovercrest Street scene, conducted a check of the area and a traffic stop resulted in a driver arrested for both hit-and-run and driving under the influence. The driver was released about 13 hours later after posting bond.


Sept. 27

– Officers were dispatched at 11 a.m. to a Battersby Avenue location in Enumclaw, where they assisted with a search for a burglary suspect. The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.

Sept. 26

– Just after 2 a.m. police responded to a Third Avenue location where a domestic incident had reportedly turned physical. After contacting all involved, it was determined that no crime had been committed since the situation was verbal only.

– It was about 1:15 a.m. when officers were directed to the park near Southeast Fir Street and Hemlock Avenue, following a noise complaint. Police located people in the park, advised them of the city noise ordinance and departed.

Sept. 25

– Police took an afternoon report of a vehicle driven recklessly on Roberts Drive. An officer found the suspect vehicle parked at a nearby residence, attempted to make contact and received no response. The officer later contacted the registered owner of the vehicle who said she had not been home and one of her children must have been driving. She agreed to address the issue with her son.

– At 18 minutes after midnight police contacted a suspicious person at the Third Avenue location. While speaking with the individual, police noticed a large knife concealed under his clothing. The man was arrested and, at that time, officers discovered he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later booked into the Enumclaw jail for “furtively carrying a dangerous weapon” and on the paraphernalia charge.

Sept. 24

– Valley Communication notified police at 7 a.m., directing officers to assist firefighters who were at an abandoned house in the 30600 block of Third Avenue. Police arrived and found fire department personnel spraying water on a smoldering mattress outside the home. Officers contacted the real estate company charged with selling the property, informing them of the incident.

Sept. 23

– After receiving a noise complaint at 1:30 a.m. police responded to a mobile home park where an individual was listening to music in a vehicle. After being told to turn off the music and being advised of the Municipal Code, the individual complied.

Sept. 22

– Police took an afternoon complaint regarding an automobile parked on Sunny Lake, blocking southbound traffic. Officers discovered the registered owner lived just a few blocks away but were unable to make contact. The Honda Accord was then towed away.

– City police were called to assist Enumclaw officers who were watching a Hamilton Place residence, attempting to catch a person who was believed to be routinely violating a no-contact order. Black Diamond police remained on the scene from 1:05 to 2:13 a.m. The individual was not located.

Sept. 21

– A city officer met with someone from the Kent Police Department, taking custody of an individual wanted on two arrest warrants totaling $15,000. The suspect was transported and booked into the Issaquah jail.

– Officers responded to the south end of Lake Sawyer following an afternoon report of a man bathing nude I the lake. Police found no naked bathers.

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