Sumner Police Blotter



• Officers responded to the 1500 block of 16th for report of an assault Feb. 8. The victim reported that two guests were getting out of hand and punching holes in the wall, so she told them to leave. The visitors argued with her and then grabbed her, pulled her hair and punched her in the face before leaving. East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to her injuries and officers checked the city and found the two suspects. One said she had gotten into an argument with the victim and then “blacked out” and didn’t remember much. Both were booked on charges of fourth-degree assault.


• On Feb. 6, an officer responded to a hit-and-run incident at Traffic and Main streets. The caller reported that another car had hit him, but the driver got mad and drove off. The victim followed and gave directions, so an officer arrived as the suspect pulled into a parking lot. The driver stepped from his vehicle unsteadily as the officer approached. The officer asked about the accident and the driver became defensive, saying he had not been driving. The officer asked for a license and the driver gave him a piece of paper from his pocket. The officer checked for damage and compared it to the damage on the victim’s car. He asked about the damage and the driver said his car wasn’t damaged. The officer pointed out a wrecked fender and the driver said it looked fine to him. The officer arrested the driver for driving under the influence and hit and run.


• An officer responded Feb. 3 to the 1900 block of Main Street after hearing of an incident involving a car and a building. He found a damaged pickup and damage done to a railing protecting a drive-through with 5 feet of skid marks leading to the damaged spot. The driver said he was pulling out of the parking lot when his gas pedal got stuck. A witness said he had asked the people in the truck to buy cigarettes and had given them money. He heard tires squeeling and assumed the pickup driver was taking off with his money. The truck’s passenger said they had declined to buy the cigarettes and were trying to leave. The driver refused a tow or medical aid and was cited for reckless driving.

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• A 39-year-old man was stopped Feb. 6 at 4:18 p.m. near 208th Avenue East. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license. A search of the suspect resulted in the discovery of a plastic bag containing marijuana and a glass pipe used for smoking the substance. The driver was cited for driving with license suspended in the third, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released at the scene.


• A 26-year-old man was stopped for possible vehicle prowl or shoplifting near in the 10100 block of 214th Avenue at 4:36 p.m. Feb. 8. The vehicle driven by the 26-year-old contained passengers. A 29-year-old male had two felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest. A 24-year-old female passenger had two warrants out for her arrest. One of the warrants was from Sumner Police Department and a Sumner officer arrived to take custody of the woman. A 19-year-old female passenger had a warrant for her arrest from Tacoma Police Department. A search of her purse produced several hypodermic needles. The 19-year-old was issued a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. A 22-year-old female passenger had a non-extraditable warrant out for her arrest from South Bend, Wash. The 19-year-old and the 29-year-old were taken to Pierce County Jail and booked on the warrants.


• A 28-year-old man was scene wearing a gorilla suit and running around along state Route 410. A check of his name revealed a warrant out for his arrest from Tacoma Municipal Court. He was arrested and booked into jail for the warrant.


• A 47-year-old man was involved in a single car collision at 18800 SR 410 Feb 8. Responding officer arrived at 1:50 a.m. to find the man standing next to his vehicle. The vehicle appeared to strike a guard railing before crossing two lanes and colliding into the center barrier. The man gave a breath sample and admitted to drinking. The sample at the scene showed a blood alcohol count of .146. A later test at the police station resulted in a reading of .170 and .165 three minutes later. The man was cited for driving under the influence and released.


• A 25-year-old male was stopped Feb. 5 at 11:45 p.m. for driving with a modified exhaust pipe. During the contact with driver dispatch the responding officer learned the vehicle was reported stolen by Everett Police Department. The driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of motor vehicle theft tools, driving with a suspended license, and for two outstanding felony warrants. He was booked into Pierce County Jail.


• A 24-year-old female was arrested for shoplifting clothing Feb. 5. Police were contacted by a business‚Äô employee who had a suspect in the store. The suspect was issued a citation and released at the scene.


• A 29-year-old male was arrested Feb. 7 for domestic violence, malicious mischief and violation of a protection order. Officers were sent to location at approximately 12:38 p.m. for a report of physical domestic violence in progress. The male said he used to live at the location until recently and admitted to kicking the door in. He said he was having an argument with his 26-year-old girlfriend. It was learned there is a no-contact order stating he must stay at least 500 feet away from his girlfriend and her residence. The man was taken to Pierce County Jail.


• A 21-year-old male was stopped Feb. 9 near the 21400 block of Sumner-Buckley Highway for possibly driving under the influence. He refused to exit the vehicle when asked, holding on to the steering wheel. He was forcibly removed and arrested. He was cited for failure to transfer vehicle title, resisting arrest and issued infractions for failure to provide proof of insurance and expired vehicle license fewer than two months. He was booked into the Buckley Jail and held on $1,250 bail.

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