Dec. 12, 2012
DUI: Police arrested, cited and later released a driver for driving under the influence at 12:15 a.m. after observing his vehicle with engine running and parking lights on on the 17900 block of 81st Street East where vehicle prowls had been prevalent.
Belated Burglary Report: Police took a report that more than $50,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home on the 9300 block of 180th Avenue East between April 19 and May 11 this year. The victim reported the thefts occurred when the occupants were away on vacation and they didn't notice the items were missing until June. The victim told police she didn't report the thefts earlier and only did so now for insurance purposes.
Employee Theft: Police responded to O'Reilly's Auto Parts at 3:01 p.m. for a report that an employee had admitted to stealing various items from the business for the past six months. The employee was issued a criminal citation for theft and was trespassed from the business for one year.
Vehicle Prowl: Police responded to the 20900 block of State Route 410 near Subway at 8:11 p.m. for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported she had gone to her car on her break to retrieve her cigarettes and while smoking, she noted someone was inside her vehicle on the passenger side. He fled after being confronted and was described as a white male, late 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall wearing a black jacket, flannel shirt, black hat, blue jeans, with a goatee. The victim reported she was missing two speakers and two Xbox games: Saints Row 3rd and Call of Duty Black Ops 1. There was damage to the victim's vehicle.
Dec. 13, 2012
Shoplifting: A man was cited and released for theft after police responded to Walmart at 3:40 p.m. for a report he had stolen two gaming controllers valued at $94.32 from the store.
DUI: Police arrested a man for driving under the influence after responding to an accident on the 19800 block of State Route 410 at 8:55 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle reportedly sustained injuries that required transport to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Dec. 15, 2012
Theft: Police responded to the 18400 block of 84th Street East at 10:38 a.m. for a report that several hundred dollars worth of equipment were taken from the property including steel fender brackets and a Delta brand tool box. The victim believes the items were stolen for their scrap metal value.
Jewelry Theft: Police responded to Cedar Ridge Retirement Home at 3:46 p.m. for a report that a resident had found a ruby ring missing from her jewelry box. The victim said she noticed the ring was missing the day before and described it as having a gold band with a square cut .5 karat ruby stone valued in total at about $300. A nurse reported about 20 employees at the home have the ability to access residents' rooms, and the facility has been having problems recently with theft.
Dec. 16, 2012
Shoplifting: Police responded to Fred Meyer at 2:56 p.m. for a report a man had tried to steal several flashlights. The man was also arrested for providing a false identification when initially questioned by police.
Dec. 17, 2012
Shoplifting: Police cited a woman for shoplifting $235 of items from Walmart at 6:58 p.m.
Dec. 19, 2012
Tip Thief: Police responded to the Emerald Smoothie at 12:36 p.m. for a report a man stole two $5 bills from the tip jar and used one of the bills to pay for his drink. This was verified on security tape. The man was described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and between 160 pounds and 170 pounds.
Employee Theft: Police responded to Target at 4:43 p.m. for a report that an employee had stolen about five iPods and one iPad from the store. In all, the items were valued at about $1,400. The employee was arrested on five counts of theft.
Dec. 21, 2012
Stalking: Police responded to the Fred Meyer shopping complex near Sharis at 10:45 p.m. for a report a man was seen with a spotting scope in his car, pointed at the Sharis restaurant. Police interviews revealed he was an ex-boyfriend of someone who was in the restaurant at that time and had in the past been arrested for stalking an ex-girlfriend. The other party told police she did not wish to prosecute but asked they inform him to leave her alone.
Dec. 22, 2012
Road Rage: Police arrested a man for third degree driving while license suspended after another driver flagged an officer down near 200th Avenue Court East and S. Prairie Road for what turned out to be a road rage incident in which a racial epithet was used.
Residential Burglary: Police responded to a home on the 19200 block of Church Lake Drive East at 2:15 p.m. for a report that someone had broken into a home and ransacked it before stealing several items including a Walther 380 semi automatic pistol, a flatscreen television, laptop computer and various jewelry. The victim reported the theft happened between 3 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. that day.
Possible Mail Theft: Police recovered prescription medication for a resident on the 19000 block of 68th Street East that was reportedly found on the front yard of a home on the 6500 block of 193rd Avenue East earlier that evening at 6:16 p.m. The patient told police he believes the medication was stolen from his mailbox earlier that day.
Shoplifting: Police cited and released a woman arrested for shoplifting about $118 in items from Target at 6:51 p.m.
Dec. 23, 2012
Liquor Theft: Police responded to the Liquor Store at 19651 State Route 410 at 3:03 p.m. for a report of a shoplifting. An employee reported a black male about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing between 130 pounds and 150 pounds was seen stealing some alcohol. He reportedly was wearing dark clothing and had a diamond earring in each ear. He was seen entering a silver Dodge Charger with tinted windows. The same suspect vehicle was reportedly also seen at similar thefts in Sumner and was registered to someone in Renton.
Juvenile Possession: Police arrested a 17-year-old for unlawful possession of marijuana after responding to his home at 3:26 p.m. and confiscating a glass jar that contained a green leafy matter later positively identified as marijuana.
Dec. 24, 2012
Vehicle Stolen, then Found: Police responded to the 5400 block of Rainier Drive East at 7:22 a.m. for a report that a vehicle was stolen while the owner had it warming up in the driveway and had gone back into his house. It was later recovered by a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy on the 9100 block of 278th Avenue East in drivable condition with both plates still attached.
Family Fight: A man was arrested for fourth-degree assault domestic violence after police responded to a home on the 21300 block of 62nd Street at 9:23 p.m. Family members corroborated he had struck his father after becoming upset while the family was celebrating Christmas and in the process several glass items were also broken.
Dec. 26, 2012
Theft: Police responded to Lowes at 8:04 a.m. for a report someone had stolen a battery from one of the store's box trucks.