Several Vehicle Break-ins and Thefts and Men Posing as City Workers in March 16 to March 18 Blotter

A roundup of Enumclaw police reports from Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18.

Friday, March 16

Accident: Police received a report at 5:15 a.m. of a one-car accident in the Fairway Hills neighborhood above the fairgrounds. A responding officer found the vehicle had run into a guard rail but no one was around; the driver later returned to the scene and said he missed the curve in the road while trying to input an address into his GPS. He was not injured. King County Sheriff's Office said they'd advise King County Roads of the damage.

Theft: A GPS was reported stolen at 8:31 a.m. from a vehicle parked on Semanski Street.

A catalytic converter was reported stolen at 10:18 a.m. from a vehicle parked in a lot on the 1400 block of Battersby Avenue.

Police received a report at 5:26 p.m. from a victim of a theft from a vehicle parked on the 1100 block of Garfield Street. The officer was flagged down at 5:41 p.m. with another report of a theft from a vehicle on the same block.

Vehicles Prowled: Extra patrol was requested for Natalie Place as a vehicle parked on the block was reported ransacked at 9:23 a.m. The vehicle wasn't damaged and nothing was stolen; this also appeared to have occurred with other vehicles in the neighborhood.

Two vehicles  on the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue were reported prowled at 11:27 a.m.; a purse was taken from one and nothing was taken from the other.

A Pioneer AM/FM car stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 2200 block of Scandia Avenue. The theft was reported at 12:14 p.m.

Extra patrol was requested at 1:43 p.m. for the 700 block of Semanski Street after two vehicles were reportedly broken in to. Minor items were taken and there were no damages.

Posing as City Workers: Extra patrol was requested for Pinnacle Estates at 9:28 a.m. after a resident on Baysinger Place reported that two men were seen in the back yard last week. When a neighbor went to speak with them, they said they were with the city of Enumclaw. The resident verified with the city that they were not a part of a city crew.

Speeders Beware: Extra patrol has been requested for Semanski Street in front of Enumclaw High School due to students speeding, peeling out, running stop signs and nearly hitting other students on foot.

Drug Arrests: A driver and passenger were arrested on drug and possession charges following a traffic stop on the 1100 block of Cole Street at 11:12 a.m.

Threats: Police were advised at 3:53 p.m. that tenants who were recently evicted from a property on Melody Lane were threatening the landlord.

Traffic Violation: One person was arrested and booked for not having a valid operating license and identification at 4:30 p.m. on Roosevelt Avenue at Lafromboise Street.

WSP Assist: Police assisted State Patrol at 5:52 p.m. with locating a suspect vehicle involved with a passenger brandishing a firearm at subjects in another vehicle. The suspects were arrested by State Patrol on State Route 410 at 284th Avenue S.E.

Saturday, March 17

Suspicious Circumstances: A woman reported at 4:10 p.m. that she was approached on the 1700 block of First Avenue by a man in an older black VW van asking for assistance. Though she said she pointed at another man on the street and suggested he might help, he was adamant that she be the one to help him. He was described as an older man, about 60 year-old with a gray beard and plaid shirt. He appeared dirty with blackened teeth and was wearing glasses.

Traffic Accident: Police received a report at 5:07 p.m. of a car vs. fence accident on Harding Street and Elmont Avenue.

Court Order Violation: Police responded to a residence on Bangert Street at 10:21 p.m. for a report of a violation of a no-contact domestic violence order. The suspect reportedly was en route to Maple Valley and Maple Valley police was notified.

Sunday, March 18

DUI: A man was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop on the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue at 1:41 a.m.

Disturbance: A patrol officer witnessed a dispute between some individuals in a parking lot on Railroad Street at 2:22 a.m. They agreed to disperse.

Vehicle Stolen: A 2002 black Nissan X-Terra was reported stolen at 10:36 a.m. from Warner Avenue. The vehicle was seen earlier at 8:38 a.m. in Pierce County and a man was sleeping inside. It was gone with officers arrived. At 1:26 p.m. the reporting party located the vehicle in Bonney Lake. Police advised them not to try and take the vehicle but to wait for police arrival. At 2:07 p.m., the reporting party called police to report the suspect went to leave in the vehicle and they tried to block him in; the vehicles rammed and the reporting party was assaulted. The suspect fled in the stolen vehicle.

Animal Complaint: Police received a report of possible pit bull mixes on the 42900 block of 260th Avenue S.E. at 11:29 a.m. The responding officer found the reported adult and puppy had collars and possibly tags and looked more like a lab mix than pit bull. The puppy was friendly but mother was protective; the officer wasn't able to approach the mother.

Harassment: Police received a report at 12 p.m. of a domestic violence harassment situation at a property on May Court. The responding officer has an arrest warrant.

Unwanted Person: A subject and his vehicle have been parked on the 900 block of Roosevelt Avenue for the past week. Police made contact at 1:17 p.m. and he agreed to have his vehicle moved Monday by 1 p.m.

Residential Burglary: Police received a report at 3:20 p.m. of a non-forced residential burglary on Warner Avenue in which a cell phone was taken.

Window Broken: A citizen reported to police at 4:29 p.m. that a window was broken at Kibler Elementary School. Staff responded to secure the building; there were no suspects.

Traffic Violation: Two people were arrested on Monroe Avenue at 9:57 p.m. -- the first for driving without a valid operating license and ID and the second for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.


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