All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
NARCOTICS: At 12:48 p.m. Aug. 12, an anonymous tipster reported methamphetamine activity at a 210th Avenue East residence. A vehicle in the driveway returned several misdemeanor arrest warrants for the registered owner. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, a woman resembling the owner walked toward the highway. The officer caught up with her on the south shoulder of state Route 410 and confirmed that, while she was not the person she was originally believed to be, she also had a warrant for her arrest out of Tacoma Police Department. She was transported to Fife jail for booking.
SHOPLIFTING: At 12 p.m. Aug. 13, an officer responded to a 410 grocer in reference to a shoplifting incident. The suspect, a juvenile male, had placed several bottles of beer in a hand basket and removed them from the store without paying. Another officer located the suspect vehicle in the Allan Yorke parking lot, and subsequently found the suspect in the skate park. The beer was disposed of and the suspect was transported to Remann Hall for booking on charges of third-degree theft and minor in possession of alcohol.
BURGLARY: At 5:46 a.m. Aug. 15, three officers responded to an alarm at a local restaurant. No one was inside and the owner, when contacted, found nothing out of place. He pulled up security video that showed an intruder enter the business and take something out of the freezer, later confirmed to be lobster. The case was forwarded to investigations for follow-up.
HIT AND RUN: At 9:05 p.m. Aug. 15, two officers were alerted to a hit and run on 410. A caller reported his car was rear ended and the driver-at-cause fled the scene. They met the caller and his passenger on 241st Avenue Court East, where they had followed the suspect. Officers contacted the suspect, who admitted to the hit and run. He was cited and police cleared the scene after completing a collision report.
THEFT: At 12:43 a.m. Aug. 16, an employee of a local bar reported a theft of business property. A customer had broken the punching bag on an arcade game and taken the bag home “as a souvenir.” The suspect was a new patron to the business and a concrete identity could not be established.
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: On Aug. 16, a woman reported her car had been keyed and dented while parked at Allan Yorke Park. An officer confirmed several obscene and threatening messages scratched into the driver side door, and a dent on the trunk lid. She said she had reported anonymous menacing texts to Sumner police in the past, but did not know who would want to threaten her.
LOST PROPERTY: At 8:24 p.m. on Aug. 16, an officer contacted a caller about lost property. The woman was patronizing a 410 retailer and lost her keys sometime during her shopping trip. Bystanders outside the store advised they had seen a key lanyard hanging from a tree at the edge of the WSU Forest. She found her key lanyard on the tree, minus keys, and briefly searched the woods to no avail. After obtaining a spare set, she determined nothing was missing from inside her car.
DUI: On Aug. 17, dispatch advised police of a reckless pickup entering the city of Bonney Lake from the west. The truck was traveling about 100 miles per hour and had already forced four cars off the road before stopping at the Sky Island Drive intersection. The registered owner had a suspended license, an ignition interlock requirement and a warrant for DUI. Arriving officers observed the suspect truck being chain-towed by a blue pick-up and initiated an emergency stop. The suspect showed signs of intoxication during contact and witnesses stated he seemed intoxicated. After his warrant arrest, the suspect was processed for DUI. He was charged for DUI, driving while license suspended and violation of an ignition interlock requirement.
DUID: On Aug. 17, an officer was dispatched to a juvenile detained by an off-duty Kent officer on suspicion of DUI. The off-duty officer said he had seen the teen smoking marijuana while driving, and nearly rear end another car. The Bonney Lake officer had the suspect perform voluntary field sobriety tests, which showed signs of impairment. The suspect was released to a guardian at the police station after processing. Marijuana paraphernalia was confiscated for evidence.
DOMESTIC DISPUTE: On Aug. 18, officers responded to a man and woman arguing in the parking lot of a 410 retailer. A caller advised he believed the man had grabbed the woman’s arm and was possibly reaching for a weapon in his waistband. Officers found the couple with a young child. The woman confirmed that they were arguing but not yelling, and denied the man had grabbed her; a search showed no weapons on his person. A records check showed both adults had warrants for their arrest, and they were both taken into custody for transport to Pierce County jail. The child’s returning mother also had a misdemeanor arrest warrant, but she was not arrested as there was no one else to take custody of her son. She was advised to call a licensed driver to pick her up.
WEAPON VIOLATION: Shortly before 3 p.m. Aug. 19, three officers responded to a South Prairie Road fast food restaurant, where a man and woman were observed smoking pills in a parked vehicle. On contact, the woman denied doing drugs and informed an officer of a Buckley warrant. The man was uncooperative and police forcibly removed him from the vehicle for cuffing. While he was being removed, a loaded handgun fell out of his waistband onto the ground. A search turned up several pills, later confirmed to be painkillers. He said the gun belonged to a friend. He also denied smoking pills in the car, though another officer found paraphernalia in the vehicle. A records check turned up a felony warrant. Both suspects were arrested and booked, the male being additionally charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm.