Firebug sets parking sign alight at high school | BONNEY LAKE POLICE BLOTTER
October 17, 2012 · 4:18 PM
All suspects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
ASSAULT: At 11:24 a.m. Oct. 3, an officer phoned a victim of an assault. The man told the officer on Oct. 2 around 5 p.m., he was with family members at Babalouie's. When he stepped outside for a cigarette, an acquaintance approached his daughter, reached out and grabbed her shirt to look down the front. When his daughter told him about the incident, the victim and the acquaintance stepped outside to exchange words. The acquaintance pushed the victim to the ground, resulting in a leg injury. The next morning, the victim went to a doctor and discovered he had torn a calf muscle, prompting him to report the night's assault. His daughter indicated a desire to press charges as well. As of Oct. 8, police had not received witness paperwork and had not successfully contacted the alleged attacker.
ARSON: On Oct 4, an officer met with Bonney Lake High School's campus safety officer to investigate an arson. A Cascade Towing sign had been lit on fire, which subsequently lit a light pole on fire, causing grievous damage. The BHS officer had surveillance footage of two teens on campus the night of the sign fire. A teen in all black was taped lighting an object on fire and throwing it to the ground. The BHS officer was able to identify both. In interviews, both juveniles admitted to the teen in black lighting the sign on fire. When asked, the teen told the officer he wasn't a habitual firebug and that it was a one-time prank. The case was forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor for appropriate charging.
VEHICLE PROWL: On Oct. 5, a 108th Street Court East resident reported a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime during the night. A stereo, amplifier, cell phone and wallet had been stolen from his work van. The van was unlocked that night, but the owner advised he normally left it locked. There were no suspicious signs of an intruder during the night, and the dogs on teh property didn't bark. The van's ability to start somehow became disabled during the night. Continued investigation is pending return of a theft inventory sheet from the victim. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
THEFT: On Oct. 6, a woman reported the theft of her wallet from her purse during a shift at her restaurant. Her wallet had been inside her purse unsecured in the break room when the theft occurred. The manager of the restaurant was going to attempt to recover video footage of the break room during the time of the shift. No other employees reported seeing the theft. The wallet contained a debit card, driver's license, student loan card and $50. The victim had already cancelled her debit card by the time she spoke with police. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
BURGLARY: On Oct. 9, two officers responded to an audible alarm at the Emerald Links Driving Range. A door was open at the rear of the business, and a west side window had a stick lodged in it. It appeared someone had attempted to pry the window open with the stick. A county sheriff's K-9 unit was called to the scene. All personnel entered the building and completed a search, verifying no one was inside. Various golf clubs and bags lay on the floor; cabinet drawers behind the counter were open, items seemingly missing. The alarm control panel had been ripped from the wall. The K-9 tracked a scent from the rear of the building westbound to a neighboring used car lot, but the trail eventually ran cold. The owner of the business came to inventory missing items, and at this time one of the officers noticed the door had been heavily damaged, as if kicked in. Approximately 30 golf gloves (approximately $10 each), $10 in loose change, and $50 in ones had been taken, according to the owner. Detectives arrived, but the team was unable to locate fingerprints or other evidence. The owner was advised to contact his insurance company. No witnesses or suspects at the time of the report.