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Man walks into traffice on Jefferson Avenue | Buckley Police

MENTAL EVALUATION: The evening of Dec. 30, an officer was called to the vicinity of Jefferson Avenue and state Route 410 due to a suspicious subject. Police contacted the man after observing him walk in and out of traffic. He was transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

RAINIER ASSAULT: An officer was dispatched at 10:15 p.m. Dec. 30 to Rainier School following a client-on-client assault. A report was taken.

SPIKETON CRASH: An officer was dispatched at 1:36 a.m. Dec. 29 to a Spiketon Road location, where a vehicle had collided with a telephone pole. Police contacted a man, 43, who admitted to being the driver. An officer noticed signs of impairment and detected the odor of alcohol; subsequently, the driver was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was arrested for driving under the influence and later released to a sober friend. A state collision report was completed.

DRUG TROUBLES: At 9:48 p.m. Dec. 28, officers responded to a state Route 410 location where a 45-year-old woman from Buckley was found slumped over the wheel of her vehicle. It was determined she needed to be transported to a  hospital due to possible drug use. Her husband was called to remove the vehicle.

MOTOR TAKEN: A Hinkleman Road resident told police Jan. 1 someone had stolen a motor from his boat, which was stored on his property. He could provide no details, other than the brand. The case was forwarded for possible follow-up.

COMMERCIAL VIOLATION: While on patrol at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 26, an officer stopped a commercial rig for a light violation. It was discovered the driver lacked the proper commercial license so he was given an infraction and taken out of service. The trailer was taken out of service due to the equipment violation.

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