Oct. 3, 2012
20-Year-Old Stolen Property Recovered: Police impounded a white 1992 'Wells Cargo' trailer from a residence on the 17300 block of 44th Street East at about 4:10 p.m. after running the vehicle information and found it had been reported stolen by the listed owner in 1992. The current owner stated he'd purchased the trailer for $1,000 from a woman who told police she thought it had been abandoned on her property so she sold it. Police were able to contact the original owner on Oct. 10 and let him know the trailer had been recovered. He was going to take a look and evaluate its condition.
Oct. 10, 2012
Suspected Mail Theft: Police contacted a woman on the 7400 block of 207th Avenue East at 10:30 a.m. regarding a report of mail theft. The victim said she placed two pieces of outgoing mail containing two personal checks in her mailbox on Sept. 23 and neither check made it to its destination. The checks had not yet been cashed.
Oct. 12, 2012
Bible Stolen from Vehicle: Police received a report regarding a vehicle prowl on the 18700 block of McGhee Drive in which the victim vehicle's front passenger side window was shattered. The victim reported the damage happened sometime between 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 12. and that her bible and a bible bag were stolen. Nothing else was removed from the vehicle. The damage to the window is estimated at $200, and the theft of the bible and bible bag at about $40.
Oct. 13, 2012
Purse Stolen From Vehicle: Police responded to the area of Goodwill on State Route 410 East at 7:22 p.m. for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim told police she had parked across from East Pointe Church at about 6:20 p.m. and when she returned to her car at 7:10 p.m., she found the driver's side front window shattered and her purse, which was sitting on the front seat, was missing. The purse was beige and contained a wallet with some cards and $20 in cash. Nothing else appeared to have been taken from the vehicle.
Oct. 14, 2012
Juvenile Gets Help: An officer spoke with a juvenile, who had been drinking, at 12:09 a.m. near 183rd Avenue East and 74th Street East after his friends reported he was talking about hurting himself and helped him get transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for an involuntary commitment.
Oct. 15, 2012
Arson: Police responded to a residence on the 20800 block of 93rd Street East at 1:04 a.m. for a report that two garbage cans had been set on fire. The victim reported he smelled something electrical burning at about 12:50 a.m. when he was outside his residence and found the two cans on fire. After he'd put out the fire, he said he though he heard someone running eastbound from the area. East Pierce Fire and Rescue investigators reported they suspected arson as the victim indicated the garbage cans were empty.
Suicide Attempt: Police responded to a reported suicide attempt at a residence on the 10900 block of 185th Avenue East at 8:11 a.m. The woman was treated at the scene and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Gas Theft: Police responded to the U-Haul location at 19515 State Route 410 East at 10:56 a.m. for a report of fuel stolen from one of the rental trucks. An employee told police the theft happened sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 and involved someone cutting through the fence to the property and siphoning about 10 gallons of fuel from the truck. The fuel was valued at about $40 and the damage to the fence estimated at $100. The employee indicated there had been several instances of fuel being siphoned from the trucks but this was the first time the company reported it to police.
Residential Burglary: Police responded to the 10000 block of 219th Avenue Court East at 12:21 p.m. for a report of a burglary. The victim reported someone had stolen a Honda 6.5 gas self-propelled push style lawn mower valued at $85 from his garden shed sometime the previous night between 5:36 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. A padlock still secured the door handle to the shed by the handle itself had been removed using a Phillips screwdriver.
Oct. 16, 2012
Construction Site Theft: Police received a report that an electrical box had been stolen from inside a home under construction on the 18200 block of 101st Street E. The home is new construction and doesn't have doors or windows. The contractor reported he saw the electrical panel removed from the wall and missing; various copper wire was also missing, which led to the electrical panel. The panel was described as an Eaton 200 amp, estimated at $100.