February 16, 2009 · Updated 11:04 PM
• A citizen called police the afternoon of Feb. 8, reporting what appeared to be an impaired driver. A white Ford Escort was being driven slowly, then stopping in the roadway. The vehicle was seen on Roosevelt Avenue and a check of the license plates confirmed the car had been stolen. The Escort was finally located in Buckley, south of Ryan Road on state Route 165. The driver was taken into custody for being in possession of a stolen vehicle and driving under the influence. He also was wanted on a Tacoma arrest warrant.
• A Kibler Elementary staff member reported Feb. 7 that graffiti had been sprayed in the playground area and on the north side of the school. Three cans of spray paint were removed from the scene as evidence. A custodian was notified so the graffiti, including offensive language, could be removed before the following Monday’s classes.
• Police heard from a Harding Street resident Feb. 6 of graffiti spray-painted on a garage the previous night. There was no permanent damage.
• Police were asked by school administrators Feb. 6 for additional enforcement of of parking regulations when school lets out. School staff said parents were ignoring requests to refrain from parking in the “yellow zone” along Kibler Avenue between Pioneer and Lafromboise streets.
• An attempted burglary was reported by a 50-year-old Jefferson Avenue man. The resident said while he was away from home for a few hours on Sunday, someone had attempted to pry his back door open with what appeared to be a crow bar. No entry was made and no property had been taken according to the report. No witnesses and no suspects were found.