Police Blotter

• On April 7 an officer on patrol observed a vehicle and driver in an empty parking lot in the 6100 block of Parker Road. The officer watched the driver fill a balloon from what was later identified as a nitrous oxide compressor and inhale the laughing gas (nitrous oxide). The officer observed four nitrous oxide cartridges on the ground and 16 more in the parking lot’s planter. The officer asked the driver if he was all right and what he was doing. The driver replied that he was fine and was being stupid. The officer observed a glass smoking device in the car as well. The officer placed the driver under arrest. The driver said he had inhaled about 10 cartridges and the rest were from previous nights. He had also smoked some marijuana. He was booked into jail.

SUMNER

LAUGHING GAS

• On April 7 an officer on patrol observed a vehicle and driver in an empty parking lot in the 6100 block of Parker Road. The officer watched the driver fill a balloon from what was later identified as a nitrous oxide compressor and inhale the laughing gas (nitrous oxide). The officer observed four nitrous oxide cartridges on the ground and 16 more in the parking lot’s planter. The officer asked the driver if he was all right and what he was doing. The driver replied that he was fine and was being stupid. The officer observed a glass smoking device in the car as well. The officer placed the driver under arrest. The driver said he had inhaled about 10 cartridges and the rest were from previous nights. He had also smoked some marijuana. He was booked into jail.

RECKLESS DRIVING

• On April 6 while finishing up a traffic stop, an officer observed a motorcycle in the 3200 block of 142nd Avenue East traveling approximately 60 mph in a 35-mph zone. The officer followed and observed the driver do three wheelies and let go of the handlebars to ride with his arms outstretched. The officer pulled him over and cited him for reckless driving.

BAR FIGHT

• On April 5 a woman reported she was at a bar in the 1000 block of Main Street, having drinks with friends, when an unknown male pinched her twice. One of her male friends told the stranger that was no way to treat a lady. The suspect became angry and swung at her friend, missed, and hit her in the nose. The next thing she remembered, she was sitting on the ground with a hurt and bleeding nose. She asked the bouncer to call the police. The officer asked her and her friends to give their statements.

BONNEY LAKE

ROBBERY

• Police were dispatched at 4:36 p.m. April 8 to a residence at 219th Avenue Court East regarding a robbery. The 18-year-old victim told police his 18-year-old friend stole his pants and shoes. The 18-year-old friend later apologized for taking the items and returned them. The victim stated he wanted to press charges and the friend was booked for robbery at the Pierce County Jail.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

• An officer responded at 8:28 p.m. April 3 to a report of malicious mischief at a store on state Route 410. A store employee told the officer a customer argued with staff and swore, then knocked products off a shelf, causing damage. A store report was provided showing the damage as $83.34. The 41-year-old male suspect became angry when his prescription could not be filled beyond a 30-day supply. Employees tried to explain it was because the man received his prescriptions via the DSHS. Officers contacted the man who admitted to knocking items off a shelf, though unintentionally, and cited him for malicious mischief.

MARIJUANA

• At 1:27 a.m. April 6, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. When the vehicle was pulled over, the officer discovered the 23-year-old male’s driver’s license was suspended in the third degree. A 20-year-old passenger was discovered to have a warrant out for his arrest for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The 20-year-old was booked into the Buckley jail for his warrant.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

• Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 2:11 a.m. April 2. A 34-year-old female stated her 31-year-old husband had been drinking all night and refused to go to bed. She stated she was not hurt or threatened in any way, but her husband was beginning to get out of control. The man was transported to his relatives’ home where he could sleep it off.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A 31-year-old male reported his car stolen from a grocery store parking lot on April 4 at 4:45 p.m. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Sumner. The vehicle had front-end damage with visible paint transfer. It is believed the car was involved in a hit-and-run. The car was impounded for forensics investigation.


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