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Man's home burglarized after vehicle prowled at Park and Ride | Bonney Lake Police Blotter
All suspects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
DUI: At 5:59 p.m. Jan. 5, an officer was dispatched to a possible DUI driver traveling east on state Route 410 from the western city limits. Another driver reported a blue van swerving across the roadway, nearly colliding with other vehicles and the highway's central barrier. The officer located the van, which was stopped in the middle of the left lane. The driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel when the officer contacted him. He roused and said he had been released from the hospital. The smell of marijuana could be detected, and the man's pupils were constricted. The officer asked the man if he had taken medication; he said he had been given muscle relaxers and he was taking pain medication. Another officer interviewed the witness, who said the van was stopped in the lane for about 30 seconds before police arrived. Police blocked the roadway while the van was moved to the right shoulder. A state trooper arrived at the scene, and the DUI investigation was turned over to him.
THEFT: At 4:11 p.m. Jan. 2, an officer contacted a citizen in the lobby regarding the theft of a package from his porch. He stated he worked for Stanley Access Technologies and had parts shipped to his house for projects in the area, so it was normal to have packages delivered to his home. The man was contacted by his supervisor about a part that was shipped to his home in December. The man checked the tracking number and confirmed it had arrived. Automatic door "sweeps" and an automatic door safety sensor were taken, $630 in total. The man requested a case number for his employer; it was written for informational purposes, and there are no suspects at this time.
LICENSE SUSPENDED: At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4, an officer was parked on state Route 410 at Accent Park checking speeds when he observed a vehicle traveling 63 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.The officer initiated a stop in a parking lot in the 18200 block of SR 410. The driver had his license suspended in the third degree for unpaid tickets. He was cited for his suspension and speed and released He was advised not to drive and to call someone to retrieve him.
WARRANT: At 4:51 p.m. Jan. 4, an officer was dispatched to Days Grocery on the West Valley Highway for a warrant meet with Federal Way police. FWPD had a subject in custody with a confirmed Bonney Lake warrant for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. The Bonney Lake officer took custody of the man and transported him to the Enumclaw jail for booking.
SHOPLIFTING: At 5:38 p.m. Jan. 4, an officer was dispatched to Target in regard to shoplifting. A woman had attempted to make a small purchase while smuggling out clothing in her purse. The woman told the police officer she knew what she did was "stupid," and she did not contest Target's claims. She said she had never been in trouble before, and that she had made a mistake. The total amount of merchandise stolen was $113.62. Another suspect working in conjunction with the original woman was caught and cited alongside her colleague.
PROWL AND BURGLARY: At 7:11 p.m. Jan. 8, an officer called a man regarding a vehicle prowl that had occurred at the Park and Ride earlier in the day. The man reported he parked his car in the lot at 9 a.m. and returned at 7 p.m. to find the doors unlocked and several items missing. The unknown suspects had entered through the unlocked canopy and pried open the rear sliding window, breaking the latch. At 7:52 p.m., the man called the department again to report his residence was burglarized. The officer met the man at his home, where several hi-value items were missing. The officer inspected some fingerprints on the man's car but they were of poor quality and, based on the man's description of frequent use of the sliding window, probably from the owner. There was nothing else apparent that was of evidentiary value, and no signs of forced entry. It was presumed the suspect entered the home using a garage door opener taken from the car. It's possible the suspect left through the front door, as the homeowner reported the door was locked when he left and unlocked when he came home. The officer entered some of the stolen items into the state and National Crime Information Centers, and advised the homeowner to call if he acquired serial numbers to the other items. Follow-up with Pistol Annie's pawn shop turned up no recent purchases of the items stolen from the victim. There were no suspects at the time of the report and the case was closed for the time being.