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Three juveniles steal alcohol, one is caught | Buckley police reports March 6-9
BEER HEIST: Police were alerted the afternoon of March 9 of three male juveniles who had stolen alcohol from a business on state Route 410. They were last seen in the area of Mason Avenue and Second Street and, upon arrival, police spotted three people who matched the suspects. Two ran, but police apprehended one of the suspects, who was positively identified by the clerk as one of the guilty subjects. He was placed under arrest and booked for theft.
CYCLIST ARRESTED: At 2:49 a.m. March 9 police stopped a bicyclist on Mason Avenue for not having a light on his bike. After it was discovered he was the subject of an outstanding warrant he was arrested and booked into jail.
HIT AND RUN: Police responded at 1 a.m. March 8 to a report of a hit-and-run incident on Rainier Court. The victim said he heard a collision two hours earlier but did not call. Police located a suspect vehicle a couple of blocks away and the owner admitted she had been driving the truck at the time of the incident. She was to be charged with hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.
DRIVER CHARGED: Police were dispatched the afternoon of March 8 to the vicinity of River Avenue and Main Street and the scene of a two-vehicle collision where one driver was attempting to flee. Upon arrival, an officer witnessed the driver of a van still attempting to back away from the curb despite a flat front time and body damage. He was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and transported to a nearby hospital due to possible injuries.
SEX OFFENDER: On March 7, officers contacted a 32-year-old Wilkeson man, verifying he was living at a Vine Street address as a registered sex offender.
NO LICENSE: An officer on patrol at 6:37 a.m. March 6 stopped a speeding vehicle on Church Street. The female driver was found to be driving with a suspended license and placed under arrest. She was issued a criminal citation and released.
GUN RETURNED: A Buckley man arrived at the police station the afternoon of March 6, asking that police take possession of a firearm left at his residence by a former roommate. The roommate later contacted police and his property was returned.
ASSAULT ALLEGED: Police responded at 5:30 p.m. March 6 to Rainier School following a report that a staff member had assaulted a client. The alleged victim had no visible marks and, being nonverbal, could not be interviewed. The suspect said he had been congratulating the client and patted him on the face. Statements were taken from the suspect and a witness. A report was to be sent to the city prosecutor for review and possible charges.