Eight year old drives car through parking lot | Bonney Lake and Sumner Police Blotter

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All subjects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Bonney Lake

Jan. 15

Panhandler: A panhandler approached several individuals in the parking lot of a state Route 410 grocery store. Officers initiated a traffic stop upon observing the subject drive out of the parking lot. The subject turned off the vehicle’s headlights and appeared to be eluding officers before eventually pulling over. She was issued several citations including reckless driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. She was also found to possess a warrant out of Enumclaw Police Department, which she was arrested for.

Vehicle Prowl: A person called to report their vehicle was broken into while unattended at a Sky Island Drive parking lot. The rear window was smashed in and numerous items were stolen. No suspect information was available.

Jan. 16

Driving under the Influence: Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle lurking near homes under construction. Upon contact, the driver appeared to be noticeably intoxicated and performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests. He was arrested for DUI and his vehicle was impounded.

Residential Burglary: A resident of 68th Street East called to report a burglary that occurred during a short two hour timeframe when the victim was gone. The mode of entry was unable to be determined and there was no suspect information available.

False Prescription: An unknown subject attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription at a Bonney Lake pharmacy. Video surveillance was reviewed but no further suspect information was available.

Jan. 17

Shoplifting: A Bonney Lake retail store reported a shoplifting incident that occurred two days prior. Surveillance video showed the suspect select an item from the shelf and leave the store without paying, as well as the suspect vehicle leaving the parking lot. No further information was available at the time of report.

Jan. 18

Old School Admonition: An officer responded to the report of a domestic dispute between an adult male, his mother and his grandmother at approximately 11:30 a.m. The three were arguing over a variety of issues. As the incident escalated, the grandmother “swatted (the grandson) on the rear” with a frying pan. All involved subjects agreed the act wasn’t intended as assault; she is old school, said the mother and thought a spanking would stop the adult grandson’s disrespectful behavior. The responding officer educated the subjects on domestic violence laws before clearing the scene. No charges were filed.

Jan. 19

Too Young to Drive: Witnesses reported an eight-year-old driving in the parking lot of a SR 410 retail store. Upon contact, two adults accompanying the minor were found to possess warrants for arrest, one of which was also trespassed from the establishment they were currently at. They were booked into Puyallup and Fife jail, respectively.

DUI Injury: Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the parking lot of a SR 410 restaurant. The victim was tended to by East Pierce Fire and Rescue and transported to an area hospital. The causing driver, whose record revealed a previous DUI conviction, was arrested for DUI and registered over the legal limit on two breath samples. The victim was reported to be in stable condition.

Jan. 21

Warrant Tip: A person called to report the presence of a warrant subject in her home. He was detained without incident and transported to Fife jail.


Jan. 1

Piled in: A patrol officer encountered a residential party with what appeared to include juvenile drinking. As he waited for backup, a group of minors piled into a vehicle outside the home but remained parked. Upon contact, each subject admitted to drinking and were released to their parents. Charges were forwarded to the Pierce County Juvenile Court.

Jan. 4

Domestic Violence: A person called to report she could hear her neighbors were aggressively fighting. Officers found the victim on his front porch, with swelling and scratches on his face, inflicted by his wife. He did not support charges but regardless, she was arrested for assault in the fourth degree/domestic violence.

Jan. 7

Construction Site Suspicion: Officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle at a construction site. Scrap metal, bolt cutters, a sledge hammer and a dog were found inside the vehicle. Thermal imaging was utilized to locate the driver, who possessed a warrant but was arrested for trespassing due to the issuing agency’s inability to rendezvous for a warrant meet.

Jan. 10

Overdose: Officers responded to the report of a possible drug overdose. When officers arrived, CPR was in progress but the subject was unresponsive. An AED was retrieved and he was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.