Shoplifting from home improvement store | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers responded to a home improvement store to contact a shoplifting suspect in custody. The store's loss prevention officer saw her put roles of construction wire covering it with hanging baskets into her cart.

Sept. 17

Shoplift: Officers responded to a home improvement store to contact a shoplifting suspect in custody. The store’s loss prevention officer saw her put roles of construction wire covering it with hanging baskets into her cart. She left the store without paying and was asked to come back in and pay for the items. She then returned to the store for a short amount of time before exiting again passing all points purchase without paying. The items she attempted to take totaled $480.96. After a records check, it showed she has a warrant for theft with bail of $5,000 out of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. She was issued a trespass for one year from all like stores. She was informed of her warrant, cited with shoplift theft in the third degree and released at the scene. She was advised not to drive because she had a suspended license. At the time of the report, there was no further action taken.

Assault: Officers responded to the report of assault by an employee to the reporting party. She told officers she confronted the suspect about stolen tools from a nearby job site. As she spoke with the suspect, she saw the missing tools and as she went to retrieve them he grabbed her and pushed her out the front door, down the stairs. He left the scene and after an area check by officers was not located. Officers cited him with assault in the fourth degree and forwarded it to the City of Bonney Lake prosecutor.

Sept. 16

Parking Lot Mischief: Officers responded to a SR 410 store for vandalism to the reporting party’s motorcycle. He told officers he got into a car with his girlfriend and left his motorcycle in the store’s parking. Then when he returned, he saw that his motorcycle had been knocked over causing some damage. He told officers he suspected he knew who had done the damage, explaining a co-worker of his girlfriend’s was in the car with her when she arrived at the parking lot. The three are connected in a “love triangle” of sorts and the suspect exited the vehicle before it left. After watching surveillance footage, it was confirmed the co-worker is who caused the damage. The officers spoke with him via phone and informed him that he would be cited for malicious mischief in the third degree.

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