Police respond to shoplifting incidents | Buckley police reports June 5-11

MINOR THEFT: At 5:45 p.m. June 11 officers were dispatched to a Buckley store where a 12-year-old from Buckley and a 16-year-old from Bonney Lake had admitted to stealing candy bars and an energy drink. They were arrested for theft and released to their parents. The case was forwarded to the Pierce County juvenile prosecutor for review and charging.

SHOPLIFTING: A 27-year-old man entered a Buckley story at 5:30 p.m June 10 and was monitored by a store employee because he was suspected of stealing fruit from the store a week earlier. He was seen placing two automotive-related items in his pocket. He then walked to the cashier and paid for a seasoning packet, but did not pay for the items hidden in his pocket. As he prepared to leave the store, he was stopped by an employee and detained until police arrived. He was cited for third-degree theft, order to stay out of the store and released.

ENUMCLAW ASSIST: At 2:40 a.m. June 6, a Buckley officer spotted a vehicle that had been used during a shoplifting incident about 15 minutes earlier in Enumclaw. A basket of food in the car matched the items taken during the Enumclaw incident and a man was arrested for theft.

TWO CHARGES: An officer stopped a vehicle at 1:34 a.m. June 5 and found the owner had failed to transfer the title. He received a criminal citation for that omission and also received an infraction for having no automobile insurance.

MARIJUANA: A 20-year-old from Enumclaw was stopped June 5 for speeding on Mason Avenue. When found to be in possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia, he was arrested, issued an infraction and criminal citation, and released at the scene.

TWO WARRANTS: The evening of June 5 a 28-year-old Enumclaw man was stopped for speeding by the Washington State Patrol. The man was found to be wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants from Buckley Municipal Court. He was taken into custody and later booked into the Enumclaw jail without incident.

INTOXICATED• An off-duty Enumclaw police officer was on his way home at 12:23 a.m. June 10, traveling on state Route 410 at Mundy Loss Road. A vehicle approached him from behind at a high rate of speed and nearly struck the officer's automobile. He pulled over, let the vehicle pass, then observed the driver swerve in and out of its proper lane of travel. The off-duty officer conducted a traffic stop and saw the driver had obvious signs of impairment. A Buckley officer was called to the scene and had the driver perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and, additionally, was cited for following too close.• At 1:33 a.m. June 8 in the vicinity of state Route 410 and Lower Cemetery Road, an officer stopped a female driver who had been speeding and displaying improper lane travel. She performed some tests and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. She refused to give a breath sample and was booked into jail.• A vehicle was stopped June 5 because its license plate showed a 2012 and 2013 tab, but no monthly tab. The female driver had slurred speech and, after performing some voluntary tests, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.


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