Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Sept. 7 – 17

Kittens in the road, vandalism at EHS, and a tree across the road.


Sept. 17:

– A citizen arrived in the police station lobby at 9:46 a.m., reporting a hit-and-run incident had occurred the night before in the parking lot of a downtown business.

Sept. 16

– A resident phoned police, reporting a “momma cat with little kittens” in the road in the vicinity of Porter Street and Davis Avenue. An officer provided options.

– Police heard from a man who said he had a verbal altercation with an ex-girlfriend, so she locked him out without keys, phone or shoes. An officer contacted the involved parties and saw that the man’s belongings were returned.

– An individual contacted police, stating he was being harassed by his landlord. By phone, an officer informed the man the issue was a civil one, not criminal. The officer advised the man of his options.

– Police were told at 8 a.m. of a man walking in and out of traffic on Griffin Avenue. An officer contacted an individual who is known by the police and advised him to stay on the sidewalk.

Sept. 15

– Officers took a 9:43 p.m. report of a man with a bow and arrow. Police responded to a Griffin Avenue location and contacted a person known by law enforcement. It was determined that he was carrying a large stick and he was warned about his behavior.

Sept. 14

– A noise complaint was received from the Enumclaw Expo Center RV park. An officer responded, contacted the offending party and the music was turned down.

– Police found multiple vehicles parked after hours at Mahler Park. An officer contacted individuals at the park, explained the rules and all agreed to move along.

– An officer responded at 8:44 p.m. along with fire department personnel to an aid call involving a child. It was determined to be strictly a medical situation so the scene was released to fire department personnel.

– Police responded at 2:22 p.m. to a two-vehicle collision on Pioneer Street. One person was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

– Police performed a welfare check on a person sitting on a bench in the vicinity of Stevenson Avenue and Railroad Street. The individual was transported by medical personnel to the hospital.

Sept. 12

– Police took an anonymous complaint about excessive noise at an Elmont Avenue location. An officer responded and residents agreed to keep their music turned down for the night.

Sept. 11

– Reports were received of verbal threats made between two parties. An officer determined the threats were unfounded and the involved parties were separating for the night.

– Staff at Enumclaw High School reported vandalism done to the roof of a building. An officer responded and a report was taken.

– Police were called about a neighbor refusing to turn over a package that had been delivered by Amazon. The problem was resolved prior to police arrival.

Sept. 10

– A report was issued about two parties in a verbal argument. An officer responded, determined it was a civil issue and advised the involved parties to call again if the argument were to resume.

– A woman with a disabled vehicle requested officer assistance due to the heat while she waited for a tow truck to arrive. She declined medical aid. Buckley police responded and stood by until the tow truck arrived.


Sept. 12

– At approximately 2:20 p.m., Black Diamond officers were approached by a citizen who requested a civil standby. The individual advised officers he had recently broken up with his girlfriend and was fearful she would call the police and make a false accusation against him if he went home to retrieve personal belongings. Officers accompanied him to his residence where he retrieved a backpack without incident and left the scene.

– Officers were dispatched to the 32500 block of Third Avenue in regard to a multiple vehicle collision. No injuries were reported during the afternoon incident, a vehicle collision report was filed and one driver was cited.

Sept. 11

– An unoccupied stolen vehicle was found by officers at 7:21 p.m. The vehicle had been reported stolen from a Maple Valley location at 11:25 that morning. Officers contacted the registered owner who took possession of the vehicle. No arrest was made during the incident.

Sept. 10

– Officers were alerted to a phone report regarding a recent online extortion incident. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 9

– An officer took a trespassing report via phone. The incident was said to have taken place on private, commercial property, captured by a surveillance camera. Further investigation determined the driver had permission to be on the property.

– Officers were dispatched to a road hazard at 216th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 288th Street. The reporting party advised a stop sign on 288th was down and off the roadway. Officers responded and confirmed the stop sign was down. There were no witnesses and no evidence that could identify a suspect. The case is inactive.

Sept. 8

– Police responded shortly before noon to a 216th Avenue Southeast location, where someone had reported finding a child. Upon arrival, the child was returned home.

Sept. 7

– At 11:15 p.m. police were told of trees that had fallen and were blocking both lanes of Third Avenue. While officers were conducting traffic control a large brush fire occurred east of Third Avenue and Roberts Drive. The fire department responded and put out the fire, which was primarily limited to blackberry bushes. Public Works Department workers removed the trees from the road and Puget Sound Energy was notified as well. No one was injured during the incident. About 30 minutes later, a patrolling officer found several trees blocking most of Southeast 312th Street. Vehicles were able to get around the trees and Public Works was notified.

– A complaint was received at 7 p.m. regarding a jet ski speeding on Lake Sawyer. Officers were able to make contact with the female operator who was cited for multiple violations.

– Shortly before 1 a.m. police were dispatched to a noise complaint stemming from a party in the 32500 block of Newcastle Drive. Officers contacted the resident who was informed of the city’s municipal code regarding late-night noise; he was given a verbal warning, advised to keep the noise down and he agreed.

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