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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 5 – 15 |

Commercial burglaries, fires and a trespassed shoplifter

  • Jul 20, 2021
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The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

New police chief sworn in, council greets new department heads

A night for introductions: Council greets new police chief, new public works and finance directors.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
Photo used with permission from Jeri Gamblin 
Jeri and Alan Gamblin.

Enumclaw auto dealer wins state award

Alan Gamblin is the first Plateau dealer to win the “Dealer of the Year” award

Photo used with permission from Jeri Gamblin 
Jeri and Alan Gamblin.
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos

County Council District 9 candidates make last pitches to voters before primary

Voters will pick two favorites to advance in Aug. 3 election

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos
Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Mike Kane, from Port Townsend, guides his stand up paddle board to the beach at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. His two sons are playing on the beach in front of him. Kimball lives close to the park but this was the first day he was able to drive to the park with his SUP.

Local police encourage paddlesport safety

State “Paddle Safe Week” aims to reduce injuries and fatalities among paddlers

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Mike Kane, from Port Townsend, guides his stand up paddle board to the beach at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. His two sons are playing on the beach in front of him. Kimball lives close to the park but this was the first day he was able to drive to the park with his SUP.
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | June. 28 – July 8 |

Burglary, a cut fence and many complaints about fireworks

  • Jul 14, 2021
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PHOTO COURTESY METROCREATIVECONNECTION.COM
Campfires add to the outdoor experience but are risky when conditions are bad. This is one of those times, so there's a statewide ban on most fires.

Off to a state park? Forget about fires

The State Parks ban on wood and charcoal fires started July 2 and will remain until further notice.

  • Jul 13, 2021
PHOTO COURTESY METROCREATIVECONNECTION.COM
Campfires add to the outdoor experience but are risky when conditions are bad. This is one of those times, so there's a statewide ban on most fires.
Photo by Alex Bruell
Tim Floyd, left, became chief of the Enumclaw Police Department July 1 following the retirement of former chief Bob Huebler, right.

Tim Floyd is Enumclaw’s new chief

Former commander took over July 1 following former chief Huebler’s retirement

Photo by Alex Bruell
Tim Floyd, left, became chief of the Enumclaw Police Department July 1 following the retirement of former chief Bob Huebler, right.

Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
The Enumclaw Expo Center is expecting to have a full carnival available to visitors of the King County Fair this year, despite the coronavirus. Pictured are some kids at the 2019 fair. File photo by Kevin Hanson

King County Fair prepares for four-day run at Expo Center

After a year’s absence, King County Fair ready for a four-day run at Enumclaw Expo Center.

The Enumclaw Expo Center is expecting to have a full carnival available to visitors of the King County Fair this year, despite the coronavirus. Pictured are some kids at the 2019 fair. File photo by Kevin Hanson
PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON
Danny Vernon brought his "Illusion of Elvis" show to Buckley last Thursday, kicking off the city's summer concert series. His two sets covered early Elvis, the movie Elvis and The King in his later years.

Elvis comes to life in Buckley

Danny Vernon’s “Illusion of Elvis” opens Buckley’s free, summertime concert series.

  • Jul 12, 2021
PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON
Danny Vernon brought his "Illusion of Elvis" show to Buckley last Thursday, kicking off the city's summer concert series. His two sets covered early Elvis, the movie Elvis and The King in his later years.
Mt. Rainier

Heading to the mountain? Sunrise, Mowich open for visitors

Sustained sunny weather means the upper echelons of Rainier are now open to the public.

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Pierce County

No one ran for a handful of local elections – so you’ll have another chance to do so next week

Pierce County is seeking candidates for several offices on the Plateau. File between July 12-14.

Pierce County
Summer Food Program workers prepare to serve from a site at the Enumclaw library in summer 2018. Enumclaw High School, Byron Kibler Elementary School and Black Diamond Elementary will be the distribution points instead in 2021. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District.

Enumclaw and White River will distribute food weekly throughout the summer

Again this summer, the local school districts will offer free meals to anyone 18 and younger.

Summer Food Program workers prepare to serve from a site at the Enumclaw library in summer 2018. Enumclaw High School, Byron Kibler Elementary School and Black Diamond Elementary will be the distribution points instead in 2021. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District.
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | June. 21 – July 1 |

Weekly reports compiled by the Enumclaw and Black Diamond police departments

  • Jul 8, 2021
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