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Burglar takes bars of soap and TV dinners | BONNEY LAKE POLICE BLOTTER
SUSPICIOUS FOR A REASON: Police on July 8 were dispatched to the 18000 block of 74th Street East for a report of a suspicious person. The caller, a teenager, said she and her friends were walking to a park and a man in a vehicle had driven past them six times and she was beginning to get afraid. When police contacted the girl, she was crying and visibly upset and said the had done a similar thing the day before, The girls were picked up by the caller's mother. Police contacted the suspect vehicle and said he had been driving around smoking a cigarette and said he slowed past the girls because he thought they were flagging him down. He said he did not know he was scaring the girl. The officer informed him that if he sees the girl in the future he should leave because his actions could be construed as stalking. He said he understood and was released at the scene. A later check of records revealed the individual to have two recent contacts with Bonney Lake Police for indecent exposure involving young girls. The reporting party's mother was contacted and told of his history and was advised to have her daughter call 911 if she sees him again.
VANDALISM: Officers on Aug. 4 were dispatched to 200th Avenue Court East for a report of malicious mischief. Police noted the vehicle's window was broken, the glove box was open and there were papers strewn across the seat. There were multiple bags and items in the vehicle. Police contacted the registered owner who said she was on her way to visit her parents and left the car there the night before when it ran out of gas. The vehicle registration was taken, but nothing else appeared taken. Police are investigating.
FRAUD: Police were contacted at the Public Safety Building by a man who said three bills he placed in his mailbox July 1 never reached their intended recipients. On Aug. 3, the resident received a letter from the post office informing him of several attacks on mailboxes in which mail was recovered without contents. The reporting party's bank confirmed a fraudulent charge of more than $233 at a local Target. Police confirmed the check was used to buy gift cards at the Target in Southcenter. Police are investigating.
DRUGS AND SHOPLIFTING: Police on Aug. 6 were dispatched to the Safeway for a report of a possible shoplift. Store security told police they witnessed an individual leave the store with a black shopping basket that contained some items. Security said they yelled at the subject to come back tot he store, but he fled to his vehicle. Later, on patrol, the officer recognized the suspect vehicle and pulled it over. Upon contact, the officer noticed blood dripping from the back of the driver's left hand and in the interior of the vehicle. The officer asked the individual to exit the vehicle and saw a syringe hanging out of the pocket of the individual's shorts fall to the ground. The officer also noted several more syringes and a spoon used for narcotics in a tray on the driver's side door. he was also missing a shoelace from one show, which was in the back seat and was used while injecting drugs. The suspect also still had an indentation on his left biceps. The suspect eventually admitted he shoplifted some items from the Safeway and sold them to buy heroin.
MISSING WIRE: Officers on Aug. 6 were dispatched to the 9600 block of Angeline Road for a report of cut wire. A two-inch thick stretching from three different poles had been cut. Police cleared the guide wire from the road.
THEY EVEN TOOK THE SOAP: Police on Aug. 6 were contacted by a resident in the 20500 block of Church Lake Drive East who reported that someone had broken into his residence while he was out of time. The resident said when he left he locked the knob and the deadbolt, but when he returned the deadbolt was unlocked and a television, DVD player, coin collection, a gold coin valued at $1,000, a six-pack of soap and multiple TV dinners were missing.
SHOPLIFTING: Police on Aug. 6 were dispatched to Fred Meyer for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Police contacted store security where they had a female in custody for allegedly trying to leave the store with more than $220 in merchandise. The woman admitted to shoplifting and said it was a stupid thing to do and she apologized for stealing. She was cited for theft and released. She was also trespassed from the store.
NO LAUGHING MATTER: Police on patrol late on Aug. 6 pulled over a vehicle for failure to use a turn signal and pulled it over. On contact, the driver smelled strongly of intoxicants, was lethargic and slurring his speech. His eyes were also bloodshot and watery and he stumbled when exiting his vehicle. ˙e admitted to drinking four beers before driving and when the officer asked if he would submit to a field sobriety test he laughed and said "sure." He failed two tests and was starting to become aggressive and was arrested. On the way to jail the suspect got angrier and accused the officer of taking bribes from meth dealers. During the interview he also told the officer he was "high as hell" on meth. He asked to speak to a public defender and then cursed at the attorney and threw the phone down after two minutes. He also attempted to squeeze his hands out of the cuffs while prepping for a breath test. When he was taken to the holding cell he again became aggressive, ripping off his shirt and banging on the walls. He refused to submit to a breath test and was booked into Buckley Jail. His license was punched and he was issued an infraction for the turn.
PROWL: Police on Aug. 7 were dispatched to the 18000 block of 113th Avenue East for a report of a vehicle prowl. An unknown suspect entered the victim's unlocked vehicle overnight and removed a hand-held radio tuner. Police are investigating.
FRAUD: Police on Aug. 8 took a fraudulent check report from a victim who reported an unknown suspect stole his checkbook and wrote five checks totaling more than $822 at several local stores. Police are investigating.
FOUND PIPES: Police on Aug. 8 took possession of two homemade pipes that appeared to be used for smoking marijuana. The finder found them at her home and believes they once belonged to her son and she wanted them out of the house. Police placed the pipes in the property room and labeled them for destruction.
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Police on Aug. 9 were contacted at the Public Safety Building by an individual who is having an ongoing problem with his neighbor. According to the reporting party, there was an incident eight or nine years ago in which the reporting party's brother exchanged gunfire with the neighbor. The reporting party said he has not had any problems until three weeks ago when the neighbor began yelling at him while he was doing yard work. The neighbor then began throwing trash into the reporting party's yard and stated that a fence built three years ago with the neighbor's permission was on the neighbor's property. The reporting party offered to move the fence and the neighbor said next time he would get his gun and "kill you and your f****ing family." The reporting party said he then walked away because in the past, the neighbor fired a gun at his brother. In the following weeks, the reporting party contacted the neighbor to ask about moving the fence and the neighbor said he was suing for $5,000 and began kicking boards out of the fence. When police contacted the neighbor he denied threatening the reporting party and said he had been taking wood from the fence and burning in as firewood, since it was on his property and said the reporting party had removed and rebuilt a fence years ago without permission. A third neighbor said she did not witness any threats, but she has observed the two yelling at each other and said she did not trust the neighbor because of the incident where fired a gun at the previous neighbor. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for review.