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Bonney Lake Police Reports: Drunk Man Enters Wrong House, Gun Threats Made and Thieves Target Residential Mailboxes

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

January 11, 2013

Possible Metal Theft: Police responded to the Goodwill store at 9:04 p.m. for a report that there might have been some scrap metal that was stolen from behind the store. An employee told police he saw a suspicious man walking by the back doors in the direction of Fred Meyer carrying an 'arm load' of items but couldn't tell what they were. The subject was described as a white man in his mid to late 50s with long gray hair; he was wearing blue denim jeans and a ratty red shirt. The employee said he noted the scrap metal container's doors were propped open with a plastic water bottle; it had yet to be locked up for the evening. Because there was no inventory of the items in the container, however, it wasn't clear what, if anything, was missing.

January 15, 2013

Mailboxes Damaged: Police received a report at 10:29 a.m. that the large community mailboxes located on the 19300 block of Evergreen Drive had been damaged. Two of the three large mailbox doors had been pried open though the reporting victim stated at the time he didn't think anything was missing. The damage itself is estimated at about $100.

Brawl: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a home on the 7200 block of 188th Avenue East at 1:20 p.m. Four people were involved in a physical altercation but due to their conflicting statements and lack of independent witnesses, they could not determine what actually happened. Two people were bitten by a dog though declined treatment; one person had visible scrapes and red marks on their head and neck but also declined aid.

Vehicle Prowl at Park and Ride: Police took a report at 5:54 p.m. that a vehicle parked in the Bonney Lake Park and Ride between 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. that day had been entered. The vehicle's owner reported she found the vehicle unlocked and items were scattered about, but nothing appeared to have been stolen and the vehicle was not damaged. The owner reported this was the second time in a week that someone entered her vehicle; she declined to report the first incident on Jan. 8.

January 17, 2013

Shoplifting: Police arrested a woman for second-degree robbery after responding to a report of an altercation at Walmart at 3:02 p.m. The woman was resisting attempts by store staff to detain her under their suspicion she had shoplifted from the store. She later admitted to stealing several items including a generator, dish soap, detergent, soft drinks and toilet paper, totaling $269. She was also trespassed fro all Walmart stores for one year.

Not Quite Robert Downey Jr.: Police responded to a home on the 6500 block of 194th Avenue East at 8:35 p.m. for an initial report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner reported she was at home watching television when the suspect opened her door and entered the house. She said she asked him what he was doing and to get out, and then she fled to a neighbor's home and called police. She told police when she addressed him, he “had sort of a blank look on his face and seemed unsure of what was happening.” He went back to his truck outside the home when officers arrived. Police later determined the suspect, who lives nearby in a home that was similar in appearance to the victim's, was extremely intoxicated and mistook her house for his own. The man, police wrote, “was found to lack the necessary mental elements of the crime to be arrested.”

January 18, 2013

Shoplifting: Police detained and later released a juvenile male to his father after responding to a report of shoplifting at Walmart at 3:38 p.m. The teen reportedly stole about $30 in clothing from the store.

Gun Threats: Police arrested a man for disorderly conduct after responding to the Bonney Lake Tavern at 10:47 p.m. for reports that a man was threatening to shoot other patrons. Witnesses told police he was a regular for the past few months and had in the past spoke of guns and shown a loaded magazine for a gun to another patron. That evening, he had reportedly spoken of wanting to go get his gun to shoot other patrons. Police detained him nearby, close to JB Mart. They did not find weapons on him. He was also trespassed from the tavern.

January 19, 2013

Mailboxes Damaged: Police responded to the 8000 block of 199th Avenue Court East at 10:50 a.m. for a report that a community mailbox had been broken into. Two victims reported theirs were the only ones that had clearly been entered and believe the incident happened between 5 p.m. the previous night and 10:45 a.m. that morning. The damages were estimated at about $60 in total; it was unclear if any mail had also been stolen.

Shoplifting: Police arrested a man for stealing a bottle of Canadian Mist Whiskey from Fred Meyer at 9:06 p.m.

January 20, 2013

Burglary: Police responded to a home on the 9200 block of 211th Avenue East at 1:33 p.m. for a report that a flat-screen television valued at $350 had been stolen sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. that day. The front door of the home was locked but the back door was unlocked. The victim reported a known suspect in this case.

Shoplifting: Police responded to Safeway at 4:20 p.m. for a report that a woman with a silver colored purse stole alcohol from the store. Employees report seeing her leave in a burgundy Chevrolet Suburban with damage to its hood; they also noted the license plate number for police.

January 21, 2013

Theft: Police responded to the 9900 block of 219th Avenue Court East at 11:21 a.m. for a report that about $10,000 in restaurant equipment was stolen. They were a two compressor units for a walk-in refrigerator/freezer. Both were Danfuss Optyma units, one a 30”x30”x18” with included pressure tank, radiator and electronics and the other a 44”x9”x2' with the radiator.

January 22, 2013

Mail Theft: Police received a report at 1:41 p.m. that mail had been stolen from a mailbox on the 17800 block of 74th Street East. The victim said a neighbor reported to him seeing a black, early 2000s Honda, four-door pull up to his mailbox at about 11:40 a.m. that morning; a woman passenger wearing a black sweater was seen taking items from the mailbox while a white male drove.

Vehicle Prowl: Police responded to Home Depot at 3:04 p.m. for a report a vehicle had been broken into in the parking lot. The victim reported he left the vehicle in the north end of the lot near the rental equipment at about 1:05 p.m. and returned at 1:15 p.m. He noted he was unable to put his car key into the driver's side door lock and when he went to the passenger side noted a box of brass fittings were missing. He later found that a company checkbook and GPS were also gone.

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