Police Blotter

• A 16-year-old girl reported to police at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 25 that someone stole her cell phone and camera from her residence in the 20001 block of 93rd Street East. The girl told the investigating officer two friends came to her home with two people she did not know. After an hour they told the girl they had to leave and she noticed her cell phone and camera were missing. An investigation continues.



• A 16-year-old girl reported to police at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 25 that someone stole her cell phone and camera from her residence in the 20001 block of 93rd Street East. The girl told the investigating officer two friends came to her home with two people she did not know. After an hour they told the girl they had to leave and she noticed her cell phone and camera were missing. An investigation continues.


• A 21-year-old man was stopped in the 9600 block of 214 Ave East for driving without headlights. The driver appeared intoxicated, was slurring his speech and was unable to locate his driver’s license. The officer found the license in the man’s shirt pocket. The driver was issued a citation for driving under the influence and released from custody.


• Officers responded to a domestic violence call at 6:11 a.m. Jan. 24. The male resident said he was attacked by his girlfriend while lying in bed. The man said he returned to the residence with his girlfriend and and his brother following a night of drinking. He said his girlfriend found a picture of his ex-girlfriend on his cellphone and began scratching him. He showed one of the officers a cut inside his ear and a photograph was taken. The man’s girlfriend said she was lying in bed with her boyfriend and was struck on her right cheek. A mark was noticed on her cheek. The investigation determined the girlfriend was the aggressor and she was arrested for domestic assault.


• Police responded to a call from a 34-year old man on Vandermark Road regarding a domestic disturbance at 11:13 a.m. Jan. 23. The man said he was assaulted by his 37-year-old brother. The caller advised he previously was threatened with a gun by his brother and was told to leave the residence where he was temporarily staying. He had arrived at the residence to pick up some belongings and his brother did not become belligerent until the younger brother attempted to take a case of soda. A fight ensued and the older brother drove off. He later arrived at the city prosecutor’s office.


• A 27-year-old man was stopped at 5:41 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the 18200 block of Sumner-Buckley Highway. He was driving with a suspended license. During a search of his vehicle officers discovered marijuana and a glass smoking pipe. The man said the items belonged to him. He was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released at the scene.


• A 39-year-old man was stopped at 11:35 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 21500 block of state Route 410. The rear license plate was partially blocked by a trailer hitch ball. A records check revealed the driver was required to use an ignition interlock device. When asked, the man said the car was not equipped with one because he had just purchased it. The man was issued a criminal citation for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, for an obstructed license plate and failure to provide proof of liability insurance. He was released at the scene.


• A 30-year-old man was stopped at 10:20 p.m. on Jan. 25 on the highway off-ramp at 166th Avenue for expired tabs. He was issued a citation for expired tabs and no proof of insurance. He then sped off and was followed by the officer who arrested him for reckless driving.


• A 26-year-old man was approached at 1 a.m. Jan. 24 for driving without headlights near state Route 410. When stopped, the man said he did not have a license due to a previous arrest for driving under the influence. His eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. The officer noticed a can of alcoholic energy drink in the man’s vehicle. The man has a no-bail felony warrant issued for escaping community custody as well as misdemeanor warrants from the Bonney Lake Police Department and Kent Police Department.



• A car was hit at Main Street and Valley Avenue Jan. 25. The car had been proceeding eastbound on Main through a green light when a white pickup going south on Valley ran the light and hit the car before continuing down Valley. A witness called Sumner dispatch to report a similar pickup was on SR 410. At the scene, officers found parts of a grill, including the Chevy emblem. A Puyallup police officer reported finding a similar pickup parked in a driveway with a male slumped in the vehicle’s doorway apparently passed out. The Sumner officer responded and talked to the male, who couldn’t remember if he had driven through Sumner or not. He told the officer he had taken medicine for a toothache. The truck had extensive front-end damage consistent with the accident scene, although the male said he hadn’t been in a collision. He was arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run. After he was taken to jail, a corrections officer found a bag of pills in his sock. The side effects of the pills identified include sleepiness and impaired thinking and physical abilities.


• An officer was waved down in the 1000 block of Main Street by a bar’s bouncer, letting him know there had been a fight in back and the participants were leaving the scene. The officer found three males running along the railroad tracks. One had a bloody nose. The officer called for medical aid. He had been head butted by another male, who had fled a different way. The man with the bloody nose didn’t know why. Officers took descriptions of the other male and searched the area.

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