Police Blotter




• Residents reported to police they heard several gunshots fired in the 11000 block of 182nd Avenue East around 6:45 p.m. Feb. 4. When police arrived at the scene, they found several holes in a first-floor wall and upstairs bathroom in a neighboring home. When officers went next door, a man answered the door and told them his grandfather was drunk and fired the shots. The man was escorted away from the house by officers. Officers then asked dispatchers to call the house. After several attempts, a 76-year-old man appeared at the front door. He asked officers to come inside, but they instructed him to come outside. Officers used a Taser on the man to subdue him. The man was arrested and booked into the Pierce County Jail in Buckley on one count of first-degree assault and four counts of reckless endangerment.


• Two female juveniles were contained by store security after they attempted to shoplift a scarf and panties at a store in the 19000 block of state Route 410 Feb. 1. A store employee noticed the juveniles placing items into one of the female’s purse. The employee contacted security, who approached the juveniles. Officers arrived and contacted the juveniles’ parents, and later released the pair into their custody. The case was forwarded to the Piece County Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.


• A man reported to police his white Nissan truck was stolen from the Park and Ride lot in the 9200 block of Sky Island Drive. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The case is under investigation.


• Police found drugs inside a vehicle after they stopped a 20-year-old Spanaway male after he failed to stop at a red light in the 18500 block of 84th Street East. Around 11:19 p.m. Feb. 3, officers discovered the man was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. While searching the vehicle, they also found Oxycodone pills. The driver was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and cited for driving with a suspended license. The man was taken to the Pierce County Jail in Buckley.


• On Feb. 1, police stopped a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Seattle man in the 21500 block of SR 410. Officers were notified the man was operating the Buick sedan with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for driving with a suspended license and having no proof of insurance. The car was impounded.


• A teen runaway was found after a traffic stop on Jan. 31. Officers stopped a Ford Thunderbird driven by a 26-year-old Woodinville man in the 19300 block of SR 410. They discovered a 16-year-old male in the car was reported missing by the Federal Way Police Department. The teen was taken to the police department and released to his father. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license and the car impounded.


• On Jan. 31, a 44-year-old Lake Tapps male was arrested after he failed to stop of police. Police reported the man was driving his Honda Civic in the 6900 block of West Tapps Drive East. When they discovered his was driving with an expired registration, officers turned on their sirens and emergency lights. The driver refused to stop and continued westbound onto South Tapps Drive, then turned onto Maryanne Drive East. After the car stopped, the driver told police he could find a place to pull over on the road. The driver was cited for driving with an expired vehicle registration.


• Police arrested a man after he exposed himself to employees at a store in the 21300 block of SR 410. Employees reported to officers a man exposed himself to several employees and was told to leave the store. They identified the male for officers and police found the man in the parking lot and arrested him. The man told police he could not keep his pants up and they fell down in the store. He was arrested for indecent exposure and booked into the Pierce County Jail in Buckley.



• An officer pulled over a vehicle for non-operational taillights on Feb. 2. The driver said he didn’t know they weren’t working. The officer asked for a license and the driver replied that he didn’t believe he had a valid license. The officer looked up his name and found he was driving while license suspended and had a warrant out of Bonney Lake for theft. The officer arrested the driver, who was cited for driving without a valid license and transferred to the Bonney Lake Police Department.


• On Jan. 31, an officer responded to the 15400 block of Washington for report of a domestic dispute. A female there related her story of her boyfriend getting upset with her and choking her. She had redness around her neck. The boyfriend had left and the officer took her statement. The boyfriend kept calling into the dispatch center but refused to give a location. Dispatch gave officers an approximate location of the call and officers checked the area.

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