Driver returns to car to find window smashed in | BONNEY LAKE POLICE BLOTTER
August 9, 2012 · Updated 1:19 PM
DAMAGE: Police on July 25 were dispatched to the Tall Firs Theater for a report of damage to a vehicle. The owner told police he was having car trouble and left it in the lot overnight. When he returned, the driver's side window was smashed and the ignition seemed "loose" but nothing else appeared missing. Police are investigating.
WAKE UP CALL: Officers were dispatched to the Safeway for a welfare check of a male subject seen laying on the ground next to a bicycle. Police recognized the subject and called his name, waking him up. When police asked him if he knew where he was he said "Milton" and continuously talked about how nice a day it was. According to police, he appeared under the influence of something. He told police he had a "green card" but it had expired and gave verbal permission for police to search his bag for it. They did not locate the card, but found an empty bottle of alcohol the man admitted to drinking earlier. Police also found a bag of marijuana, but no green card. The man told police he needed to get his act together as he was the pride of his family. He was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana and released at the scene and told not to sleep in random spots around the city.
FRAUD: Police on July 26 took a report of a fraud from a resident who had more than $600 of unauthorized purchases on her bank account on July 23. Her debit card was canceled and police are investigating.
SHOPLIFT: An officer sitting in his car in the Albertson's lot July 26 was approached by the store's manager regarding a juvenile female shoplifter in custody after attempting to run from the store. The employee told police the girl was acting suspicious as soon as she entered the store and he watched her take several items and concealing them in her purse. When she attempted to leave without paying, the manager confronted her and she ran off. The girl stopped when the manager told her of the officer in the lot. When contacted, the girl admitted she stole the items. She was trespassed from the store for one year. The officer took the girl home and released her to the custody of her parents. The case was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor for possible theft charges.
FRAUD: Police on July 27 took a report int he lobby f the Public Safety Building from a resident reporting fraudulent activity on the bank account of her son, who is deployed in Afghanistan. An unknown person racked up nearly $1,500 in unauthorized charges on the card, mostly in Kansas. The card has been canceled and a report was issued. Police are investigating.
ATTEMPTED SHOPLIFTING?: An officer on July 27 were parked near the Key Bank on state Route 410 when he was approached by a woman concerned about a woman in a parked car who appeared to be "passed out" and looked intoxicated. The officer located the car and woman, who said she was just tired and had not been drinking. POlice noticed multiple beverages in the car and asked who was with her. She explained that her husband and a friend were shopping in Office Depot. Police recognized the husband's name and knowing he has a history of theft asked the woman if he was planning to pay for the items for which he was shopping, The woman laughed and said yes, she knew for a fact he had money. Police determined the woman was not impaired and cleared contact. The officer and a second officer waited at the front of the store for the husband and friend to exit. After a moment, the woman passed them on her way into the store, explaining that she wanted to see what was taking so long. A few minutes later, she exited alone, Police asked where the others were and she said the friend was still shopping and she did not see her husband. The officers entered the store just as the fired was exiting with a small amount of merchandise he had purchased. He walked to the car and the friends and the woman drove to Jack in the Box where they parked. Inside the store, an employee advised a male shopper was acting "sketchy" and he had seen the man carrying about $500 in merchandise and then he disappeared. Police could not locate the husband in the store. A second employee located a back pack in a shopping cart near the back of the store containing more than $500 in unpaid merchandise. The cart was located near an employees only area with an emergency exit, though no one heard any exit alarms go off. The employees provided a suspect description, but police determined there was no probable cause at this time for attempted theft charges.
MINTY FRESH SHOPLIFTING: Police on July 27 were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a shoplifting suspect in custody. Employees told police the woman in custody entered the store, bought a small pack of breath mints and then proceeded to the automotive section where she placed a car battery in a cart and attempted to leave through the Garden Center without paying. The woman admitted to coming into the store to "steal a battery" and said she brought the mints in an attempt to trick employees with the receipt. She was cited for theft and released.
THEFT: Police on July 27 took a report in the Public Safety Building regarding the theft of a three-foot tall carved cedar bear statue that was stolen from the porch of a residence in the 21400 block of 104th Street Court East. The statue is valued at $100. Police are investigating.
THEFT FROM PURSE: Police on July 27 contacted over the telephone a woman who had several items taken from her purse while she was shopping Marshall's. Among the items taken were debit and credit cards, identification, a pack of unendorsed checks, cash and a cell phone. The woman said the purse was int he child portion of a cart under several items of clothing. She also said she knew the items were int he purse when she entered the store and discovered them missing when she attempted to pay for her merchandise and realized her purse was much lighter in weight than it should have been. Police are investigating.
SUSPENDED AND WARRANTS: An officer on routine patrol on Veterans Memorial Highway East on July 28 ran the plate of a vehicle in front of him and discovered the registered owner - who matched the description of the person driving - had a suspended license and an outstanding DUI warrant from Tacoma. The officer pulled over the vehicle and confirmed the driver was the registered owner. The driver admitted to knowing his license was suspended, but said he thought he had taken care of the warrants. He also admitted to not having insurance. A further check also revealed a Bonney Lake warrant. He was transported to Buckley Jail and booked on charges of driving with license suspended and on his Bonney Lake warrants.
THEY TOOK A WHAT?: Police on July 30 were dispatched to the 19200 block of 110th Street East for a report of two suspicious individuals who appeared to be involved in car prowls. The caller said he had seen the two white males attempting to open cars. As police entered the area they saw the two males matching the description, but while making a turn, the officer briefly lost sight of the two and when he turned around, one of the men was gone. Police contacted the individual still on the road, who said he was not sure where the other person had gone, guessing that he had taken off running. The suspect admitted to prowling cars and the items were still in his backpack, which he provided to police without incident. As police removed each item from the pack, the suspect would say "that came from a car" or "that is mine." Among the items in his pack were a pair of binoculars, a bluetooth device, a GPS device, a woman's wallet containing money and a remote for a "fart machine." He was transported to Buckley jail and booked on vehicle prowling charges. During the ride, he told police they had not broken anything, but simply checked to see which cars had been left unlocked. Police are searching for the second suspect.
BURGLARY: Police on July 30 were dispatched to the site of a business under renovation for a burglary report. During the night, an unknown suspect had entered the building and taken construction equipment, including a nail gun, a chop saw and a table saw. Police are investigating.
FRAUD: Police on July 30 took a report from a resident regarding almost $1,000 in unauthorized charges to his credit card. The purchases were made in New York City. The card has been canceled. Police issued a report and are investigating.
MORE FRAUD: Officers on July 30 took a report from a resident regarding more than $500 in unauthorized purchases charged to his account from a car wash in Brooklyn, NY. Police issued a report and are investigating.
THEFT OF PACKAGE: Police on July 31 took a report in the lobby of the public safety building from a resident who reported the contents of a package delivered by Fed Ex were stolen off his porch. The victim said the package was supposed to only be delivered if someone was home, but when a roommate checked the porch for the package, it was already open and the items missing. Police are investigating.