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Grocery store trespasser swallows dozens of oxycodone before arrest | Bonney Lake Police Blotter
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SHOPLIFTING: At 6:29 p.m. April 17, an officer responded to a shoplifter in custody at Fred Meyer. Loss prevention staff had the suspect and her two small children in custody. A loss prevention officer stated he began observing her after a sales associate noted she was behaving suspiciously. She traveled from department to department selecting items and placing her infant on the floor. At one point she left one cart in the home improvement department and started using another to store more items. When she returned to the original cart, loss prevention observed her conceal infant clothing in her purse. She then took multiple store shopping bags from a closed register in the garden department, he said. She attempted to take both carts outside, where the loss prevention officer contacted her and brought her into custody without incident. The suspect told police she had stolen the items because she did not have enough money for them. They arranged to have the children picked up by relatives at the scene before the suspect was arrested and transported to Enumclaw jail for booking.
FALSE STATEMENT: At 12:55 p.m. April 18, an officer witnessed a vehicle with a cracked windshield driving westbound on Veteran's Memorial Drive. A records check revealed the tabs had expired in 2011, though the stickers showed 2014. The driver was not the registered owner, and he identified himself as her son. He could not provide registration or proof of insurance, and said he did not know why the car had a 2014 sticker if the registration was expired. A records check showed the man's drivers license was suspended in the first degree and he had three misdemeanor warrants out of different jurisdictions. As he was being arrested, he requested the vehicle be released to the passenger, his girlfriend, but he said he did not believe she had a valid license. The passenger gave a supporting officer a name that showed with a valid license and, because of the disconnect with what the driver had said regarding her license, the arresting officer double-checked. He noted she appeared nervous and had difficulty remembering identifying details. She eventually admitted she had given her sister's name because of her license status and a possible warrant. A records check confirmed the Milton warrant. She was arrested and given a verbal warning about lying to police. The driver and passenger were transported and booked into Enumclaw jail and Puyallup jail, respectively.
SPEAK SOFTLY: At 10:08 p.m. two officers were dispatched to the Fred Meyer parking lot, where a man was reported to be walking around waving a big stick. When an officer contacted the subject, he dropped the stick and his backpack as he yelled his name. A records check revealed the man had a felony warrant. He was arrested and booked into Pierce County jail.
NO THIRD CHANCE: At 1:27 a.m. April 20, officers were dispatched to a fight in progress at Babalouie's Bar. Both men involved were intoxicated. After investigation of the incident was complete, a bartender called one of the men a cab home, which an officer on scene witnessed. Another officer parked at the Bonney Lake Tavern saw the cab drop the man off there. He told the officer he hoped to make last call. As the bar was closed, the officer offered to call another cab, which the man accepted. However, the officer witnessed the cab travel in the opposite direction of the man's residence, back to Babalouie's where he got into his truck and proceeded westbound on the highway. The original officer followed the truck and observed it drifting in both directions on the roadway. An emergency stop was initiated. An open bottle of beer was seen in the center console. Voluntary sobriety tests showed multiple clues of intoxication, including unsteady balance, and the portable breath test registered a .192 BAC; more than twice the .08 legal limit. As an arriving support officer requested a vehicle tow, the driver became upset because a chainsaw he used for work was inside the truck. He needed to be pulled to the back of the patrol car for search. He eventually calmed down and was cooperative for processing at the police station. He was cited for driving under the influence and issued notices of infraction for improper lane travel and the open container in his vehicle. He was transported to Puyallup jail for booking.
VANDALISM: At 1:09 p.m. April 22, an officer contacted a Vista Drive East resident regarding vandalism to her automobile. Some time between 8 p.m. the night before and 7:30 a.m., three of four tires had been flattened. She said she did not know of anyone who might have a grudge against her. The visible parts of the tires appeared undamaged. The officer provided a case number and asked her to call if she discovered what caused the tires to go flat.
BURGLARY: At 4:30 p.m. April 22, an officer was dispatched to take a burglary report at a 76th Street East residence. The complainant reported his wife had left the residence at 8:30 a.m., and when he returned at 4 p.m. the rear door of the garage had been forced open. The rear of the residence faced the woods and the rear door was concealed by sheds. Investigation of the residence revealed a pillow case had been taken to unload the contents of a jewelry box and other items. It appeared the suspects had left the residence from a rear sliding glass door. Evidentiary photos were placed onto the department hard drive.
TRESPASS: At 12:40 a.m. April 23, a patrol car on a two-man training shift was dispatched to Safeway to assist an officer with removing an unwanted suspicious person from the store. Employees had found the man in the store's restricted storage area and escorted him out. The arriving officers witnessed a pickup leaving the parking lot westbound. An employee advised the suspicious man was the passenger in the truck. A sheriff's deputy happened to be behind the truck, and an officer requested he initiate a traffic stop. The officers caught up and identified the driver. The driver advised she had received a call from the passenger, whom she only knew by his first name. He was already outside when she arrived and she did not know about any incident inside the store. The passenger was identified and he told officers he was in the storage area to use the restroom, and he returned because he left his wallet. A records check revealed he had a misdemeanor warrant out of Orting. Officers transported the suspect to Sumner to meet with Orting police. The suspect asked if they could go to the emergency room before he went to jail. He advised that he had eaten 20-to-30 oxycodone tablets belonging to the driver during the stop, so that she wouldn't be caught with them. Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene and transported the man to Good Samaritan in Puyallup. The Orting officer on scene advised he would assume custody after the emergency evaluation was complete.