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Bonney Lake Police: Backyard Grenade Removed, Foreign Currency Stolen and Parents Teach Teens to Do the Right Thing

The following arrest and crime information has been supplied by the Bonney Lake Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Jan. 25, 2013

Shoplifting: Police responded to Walmart at 6:44 p.m. for a report that store employees were restraining a man outside the store who was suspected of shoplifting and was resisting them. The man had stolen $19.18 in merchandise; he was cited and trespassed from all Walmart stores.

Jan. 29, 2013

Medical Response: Police and East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to Bonney Lake High School at 10 a.m. for a report of a suicidal student. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Theft: Police responded to Fred Meyer at 1 p.m. for a report that an iPad was stolen on Sunday, Jan. 27. At about 10:45 p.m., two black men were seen entering the electronics department and asked to see an iPad. While examining the device, they appeared to have taken the iPad out of the employee's hands and fled the store. One man was described as wearing a white T-shirt and grey pants and white tennis shoes; the other was wearing a red basketball style shorts, a grey hoodie and a black outer shirt.

Jan. 31, 2013

Vehicle Prowl: Police took a report at 2:05 p.m. that a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on the 8300 block of 210th Avenue Court East between 12 p.m on Jan. 13 and 12 p.m. on Jan. 26 had been prowled. It was unlocked so there were no signs of damage or forced entry. Various electronic items totaling about $180 was stolen.

Attempted Break-in: Police received a report at 3:11 p.m. that a vehicle parked in the Park and Ride had been damaged sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day. Someone had punched out the driver's side door lock and tried to pry at the door handle. The door was still locked and it didn't appear the suspect or suspects successfully entered the vehicle.

Dad Helps Resolve Shoplifting: Police responded to Safeway at 5:35 p.m. for a report of a theft. An unidentified man was seen in surveillance placing a number of items in a shopping basket and leaving the store without paying. He was seen entering a vehicle of a known subject. The subject told police he didn't know the man well but essentially gave him a ride to and from Safeway. Police were later contacted by Safeway staff at 8 p.m. to report the subject and his father returned to the store with the items that had been stolen and paid for them, but the subject maintained he didn't know the man who had stolen the merchandise.

Feb. 1, 2013

Theft: Police responded to Goodwill at 8:32 a.m. for a report that a large semi-trailer at the back of the store had been entered between 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. and unknown items were taken. Goodwill has had repeated thefts to its trailers for the last few months.

Attempted Theft: Police responded to Pacific Concrete Inc. on the 10100 block of 221st Street East at 12:35 p.m. for a report of property damage and attempted theft that occurred overnight between 4:45 p.m and 6 a.m. that morning. Someone had caused about $200 in damages to a pump nozzle connected to a large gas tank in an attempt to steal the gas. A $5 padlock was also cut to gain access to the pump handle.

Arguing over Rent: Police responded to the 9600 block of 192nd Avenue East at 11:26 p.m. for a report that threats were made by a landlord to a tenant. The landlord separately sought police advice at a different location about what to do when the rent hasn't been paid.

Feb. 2, 2013

Medical response: Police responded to a home on the 21000 block of Springhaven Way at 9:40 a.m. for a report of a suicidal man. The man voluntarily sought medical treatment and was transported to Good Samaritan by East Pierce Fire and Rescue.

Shoplifting: Police responded to Safeway at 2:17 p.m. for a report that a man and woman were seen unloading a full shopping cart of unbagged groceries into a green Subaru station wagon. Three store employees corroborated the theft. The man was described as white, about 30 years old with a medium height and building wearing black shoes, blue jeans, a green/brown/red jacket, green scarf, and a green/red/brown knit cap. The woman was described as white, about 30, with a medium height and build and light brown hair; she was wearing black shoes, blue jeans and a dark jacket.

Medical Response: Police responded to a home on the 10000 block of Angeline Road at 4:32 p.m. for a report of a suicidal man. He was taken by East Pierce Fire and Rescue for an involuntary commitment to a recovery center.

Feb. 3, 2013

Son Rents Dad's House Out Without Permission: Police responded to a residence on the 7700 block of 185th Avenue East at 10:52 a.m. for an initial report of a burglary. The homeowner said the residence should be vacant; when police contacted the two occupants, they reported they were renting the home from the homeowner's son. The homeowner reiterated he did not give permission for his son to do so and wanted the occupants to leave in the next day or so. The son, when contacted by police, denied he gave the occupants permission to stay there and said he never accepted payment from them, which the occupants said was $300 per month in cash. One occupant was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Bonney Lake.

Grenade in the Backyard: Police responded to a home on the 20800 block of 91st Street East at 11:44 a.m. for a report a grenade was found behind the house. A neighbor said he was helping the homeowner with some repairs when he found the hand grenade partially covered by grass. Police observed the spoon and retention pin were missing and the bottom of the grenade was intact. The Pierce County Bomb Squad was able to remove the device at about 12:50 p.m. and marked it 'highly explosive' en route to being disposed of.

Foreign Currency Stolen: Police received a report at 11:41 p.m. from a resident on the 9600 block of 192nd Avenue East that his home had been entered sometime between 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 11 p.m. on Feb. 3 and about 3 million Iraqi dinar had been stolen from a dresser drawer. The victim told police a well-connected person could make a valuable exchange of the dinar for $2,500 in U.S. currency. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim was also the tenant in the rent confrontation incident listed from Feb. 1.

Feb. 4, 2013

Parents Put Foot Down: Police responded to an undisclosed residence at about 8 p.m. following a report from a parent that his 17-year-old son had damaged the door lock to the liquor cabinet in an attempt to get to the alcohol. The juvenile was reportedly under a juvenile diversion program following a prior arrest for possession of marijuana and admitted to the officer he had tried to break in to the cabinet. The parent indicated he wanted to pursue malicious mischief charges against his son. A report was forwarded to the county juvenile prosecutor's office for charge consideration.

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