Plateau police blotter | Jan. 19 – 26

An elusive truck in Buckley, a thwarted shoplift in Enumclaw, and a recovered excavator in Black Diamond.


Jan. 22

– Officers spotted a swerving vehicle on SR 410 around 3:09 a.m. Police pulled the vehicle over and smelled intoxicants. The driver was determined to be driving impaired and was arrested for DUI.

Jan. 24

– Police spotted a vehicle with expired registration on SR 410 and SR 165 around 8:43 a.m. After pulling the car over, they learned the female driver had two warrants out for her arrest; she was arrested and booked.

Jan. 26

– Officers were conducting a routine check on a vehicle’s license plate on SR 410 and SR 165 around 9:14 a.m. when they noticed it expired in 2022. After pulling the vehicle over, police learned the driver had a suspended license and a misdemeanor warrant. They were arrested and booked.

– Police spotted a truck near SR 156 that had previously fled from law enforcement around 10:37 p.m. Officers again attempted to pull the vehicle over but it took off at a high rate of speed. It was located a second time but was unoccupied; police determined it was stolen. The owner was contacted.


Jan. 19

– Officers received a report of a reckless driver on SE 436th Street and 212th Avenue SE around 2:57 p.m. Police located the subject and counseled them on their driving.

– Police were dispatched to Railroad Street and Myrtle Avenue around 7:12 p.m. regarding a stolen vehicle. The reporting party called back later to say he found it where he parked it.

Jan. 20

– Officers spotted a vehicle in a ditch on 244th Avenue SR around 8:53 a.m. The vehicle was confirmed stolen, and a subject fled the scene.

– Police and EMS responded to a call about a diabetic on Laukala Place that may become combative around 12:36 p.m. There were no issues.

Jan. 21

– A Safeway employee called officers to report a shoplifting in progress around 10:55 a.m.

Jan. 22

– A subject turned in a lost dog to the Enumclaw PD lobby around 9:51 a.m. There was no chip, so animal control was contacted, and a Facebook post made.

– Police were called again about a reckless driver, this time on Oak Avenue and Holly Drive, around 8:14 p.m. The driver was located and counseled.

– Officers were dispatched to Farman Street to a suspicious vehicle report around 8:43 p.m. The driver had just pulled over to send a text.

Jan. 23

– Police were called to Garrett Street to an unwanted subject at a business around 2:38 p.m. The subject was contacted and trespassed.

Jan. 24

– Officers performed a welfare check on an unresponsive subject in a vehicle on Cole Street around 7:53 a.m. After an investigation, the vehicle was found to be reported stolen by Seattle police; the subject was arrested and booked.

– A death was investigated around 7 p.m.

– Police watched a vehicle crash into a 264th Avenue ditch around 8:50 p.m. while the driver was trying to avoid a traffic stop; they were arrested for DUI.

Jan. 25

– Officers and EMS responded to a report of an unconscious subject behind the wheel of a vehicle and hanging out the door on Lowell Avenue around 4:09 p.m. The subject was cleared by aid.

– Police aided a subject who received threats of nudes being exposed online around 8:29 p.m.

– Subjects at Subway were claiming to be construction workers and were requesting employees to turn over keys around 10 p.m. Officers were contacted and they were going to contact the owner tomorrow.


Jan. 16

– Officers responded to a request from Auburn police to locate a stolen John Deere excavator in the SE Green Valley Road area around 4:27 p.m. The excavator was located and released to the owner.

Jan. 17

– Police and aid were dispatched to a CPR call on 224th Avenue SE around 9:39 a.m. The subject was dead on arrival.

Jan. 18

– Officers received a referral from Child Protective Services in regard to an alleged assault around 3:05 p.m. However, the referral was sent in error, and CPS sent it off to the King County Sheriff’s Office instead.

– Police were dispatched to SE Mountain View Drive around 4:14 p.m. to a report of a subject passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. The subject was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.

Jan. 19

– Officers received a call about an attempted car theft on Fairfax Street around 7:54 a.m. The reporting party said he heard his car alarm go off and when he went outside, he saw his car’s driver side door open and a car speeding away. Police confirmed nothing was stolen, but the lock was punched out.

Jan. 21

– Police were dispatched to Roberts Drive to a hit and run report around 8:23 p.m. Officers observed a streetlight and some private property was damaged.