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Buckley police reports April 1-9
SLASHER: On April 9, a lobby visitor reported damage to his vehicle over night. Persons unknown slashed the right rear tire on the man's vehicle, at an estimated cost of $100. The man said he believed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend may have been responsible, as she had recently sent him some text messages stating she still liked him.
NEAR MISSES: At 1:04 a.m. April 8, an officer was sitting in his patrol car at Mundy Loss Road, when he observed a vehicle traveling over the fog line toward his vehicle. The vehicle swerved and managed to miss the patrol car, but the officer pulled out and followed the car, which the driver appeared to have difficulty controlling. The officer stopped the car and placed the driver under arrest for DUI.
METAL THEFT: At 1 p.m. April 8, a man stopped into the police station to report two subjects in a blue Ford Ranger pickup truck had removed metal items—including auto suspension parts—from a residence at South Perkins Street. The reporting person said he was not home at the time, and did not live at the residence, which was in foreclosure. Police provided him a theft inventory sheet.
DUI: A driver was stopped for speeding on the highway near Lower Cemetery Road, on April 7 just after 2 a.m. He performed voluntary tests and was subsequently taken to jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.
OVERDOSE: At 10:53 p.m. April 7, officers assisted emergency medical services with a female whom had overdosed on alcohol at a residence on North D Street.
POSSESSION: At 11:09 p.m. April 6, a vehicle was stopped on the highway near Park Avenue for a light violation. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana in an amount less than 40 grams, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The man was released with an infraction and citation.
NOT YOUR DUMPSTER: At an undisclosed time on April 3, an officer was dispatched to Elk Ridge School for a report of two women in a blue truck unloading unauthorized trash in a trash bin. The school staff provided a license plate number and statements.
SUSPICIOUSLY ORGANIZED DRUG POSSESSION: At 10:27 p.m. April 3, a 20-year-old South Prairie man was stopped for a traffic violation on the highway near Jefferson Avenue. He was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and liquor after a consented search of his vehicle. A narcotic-search K9 alerted the officer to a locked brief case the male stated contained a small amount of marijuana. The man was released on location, but a search warrant was served on the brief case, which contained several quantities of narcotics, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia, along with cash. The case was forwarded to the county prosecutor.
NATURE KNOWS NO PROPERTY LINES: At 5:40 p.m. April 2, a 53-year-old Wilkeson man contacted police to report that a known 85-year-old Bonney Lake man had been trespassing and urinating on his property. The complainant requested police serve the man a notice of trespass, as there had been documented similar incidents in the past.
DUI: At 11:15 p.m. April 2, a driver was stopped for speeding on the highway near Lower Cemetery Road. After voluntary testing, he was determined to be driving under the influence and arrested. He was also placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
LICENSE SUSPENDED: At 5:32 a.m. April 2 on the 28200 block of state Route 410, a Buckley officer stopped a vehicle because dispatch advised the driver of that vehicle was driving while his license was suspended. The man was placed under arrest, and his vehicle impounded.
APRIL FOOLS PAINTING SPREE: At 4 p.m. April 1 on North C Street, an officer was sent to a roadway to investigate spray painting. The area was photographed and forwarded to investigations, but no suspects or witnesses were available. The same officer reported, at an unknown time after the initial dispatch, booking subjects on 72-hour hold in relation to burglary, malicious mischief, and theft charges.A separate dispatch with a different responding officer at 10 p.m. saw more spray paint damage nearby on South C Street and Cottage Court; this time to citizens' vehicles. Two C Street complainants had their cars painted, as did one Cottage Court complainant.Finally, a midnight April 2 report had the original officer contact a victim on Coul Street, whom had her window, wall and driveway painted. The officer noted the paint color and phases matched those of the paint in the earlier cases, including the suspects placed into 72-hour hold.