Man flees scene of damaged stop sign only to be arrested for unrelated crime one town over | Buckley Police Blotter
September 15, 2012 · Updated 11:07 AM
All suspects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
SUSPENDED LICENSE: At 3:20 p.m. Sept. 5, an officer stopped a vehicle on state Route 410 because the Department of Licensing report showed the registered owner was driving while license suspended. The driver was the registered owner and placed under arrest.
DRUGS: At 1:37 p.m. Sept. 6, an officer contacted a subject on Main Street to arrest him for a warrant. During the arrest, the officer discovered an unmarked container with illegal narcotics on his person. He was advised he would be charged with the drug crime in addition to his warrant. The case was forwarded to the Pierce County Prosecutor for review and charging.
DUI: At 1:20 a.m. Sept. 8, a 34-year-old Lake Tapps man was stopped for speeding on SR 410 and found to be driving under the influence of liquor. He was arrested, issued a notice of infraction and criminal citation and later released to a sober adult.
PUBLIC INDECENCY: At 10:21 p.m. Sept. 9, an officer discovered a 27-year-old Tacoma man and a 22-year-old Puyallup woman at the skate park after closing time. The man was found to have urinated in the parking lot after consuming alcohol; he admitted to the officer he had not seen the bathroom a few feet away. The man was issued a criminal citation for violating the city's municipal code regarding public indecency.
POSSESSION: An 18-year-old woman was stopped on SR 410 for speeding. She was found to have marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her possession. She was arrested, issued a notice of infraction and criminal citation, and released on location without incident.
HIT AND RUN: An officer was dispatched to a damaged stop sign on South Naches Street at 5:08 a.m. Sept. 10 to investigate a suspected hit and run. Pieces to a vehicle were strewn around the sign. The Enumclaw Police Department contacted a vehicle fitting the description by the reporting person a short time later; the car had damage consistent to the type of incident and the parts left at the scene. The 24-year-old man was in Enumclaw Police custody for driving on a suspended license. He admitted to Buckley Police he had struck stop sign and fled the scene. He was issued a criminal citation for the hit and run and for driving on a suspended license.