Bonney Lake Police Reports: Jewelry and $3,500 Stolen from Elderly at Retirement Home

The following arrest information was supplied by the Bonney Lake Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Nov. 16, 2012

Multiple Vehicle Break-ins: Police responded to the Applebee's parking lot beginning at 6:48 p.m. for three separate reports of break-ins to vehicles of people dining at the restaurant. In each case, a window was broken and the prowlers may have used a spring-loaded punch tool, commonly used by car prowlers. Items stolen include a watch, a tablet computer, a laptop computer and tools.

Nov. 23, 2012

Burglary: Police responded to a home on the 20600 block of 71st Street East at 12:57 p.m. for a report of a break-in. The owner reported that it occurred between 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 and 12 p.m. that day. Several items including golf clubs, snow boards and a generator were missing. The slide latch on the front door was broken and the dead bolt was unlocked. The strike plate on the door frame was bent along with the door frame.

Nov. 28, 2012

Bike Found: Police responded to the Bonney Lake Profession Center at 18310 State Route 410 E at 9:43 a.m. for a report of a suspicious male seen riding a bicycle to the rear, jumping off and leaning the bike up against the garbage dumpster before running off. The bike, a blue, Magna 'Great Divide' mountain bike, was taken to police storage as found property.

Thefts from Elderly: Police received a report from Cedar Ridge Retirement at 11:09 a.m. that several reports of thefts have occurred at the facility over the past two or three months. After double checking reports, items that remain missing include wedding rings and nearly $3,500 in cash from seven different victims. Per state law, the facility's staff have also reported the thefts to DSHS.

Nov. 29, 2012

Domestic Dispute/Property Damage: Police arrested a woman for second degree domestic violence malicious mischief after responding to a report of an incident in progress at her home. No one was hurt though a television was damaged. The woman reportedly had mental health issues.

Vandalism: Police responded to the 20900 block of Church Lake Drive at 5:25 p.m. for a report that someone had broken the front door window of a home at that location. The homeowner believes no one made entry into the home as nothing appeared to be missing.

Vehicle Prowl: A citizen reported to police that his vehicle has been prowled several times recently. The owner said he locked the vehicle and the alarm was set, and each time the vehicle remained locked and the alarm still set. A Dell laptop, briefcase, passport and a backpack of miscellaneous tools were taken in once instance and the owner said he noticed paperwork had been rifled through in a later incident. Small decorations were also taken from his porch and some Christmas lights were moved.

Nov. 30, 2012

Vehicle Prowl: Police received a report at 8:30 a.m. that a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on the 10300 block of 188th Avenue Court East was prowled the night before between 10:45 p.m. and 6 a.m. A set of keys and a business binder were taken. The vehicle likely was not locked.

Break-in: Police responded to Goodwill at 8:57 a.m. for a report that a semi-truck trailer had its lock cut for the last two nights in a row. Between 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. On both nights, both a combination padlock and a cable-style lock had been cut off the same door. In both instances the trailer was empty and nothing was taken.

Burglary: Police responded to the 9000 block of 203rd Avenue East at 3:36 p.m. for a report that a home had been broken into. The owner reported she had left the home at about 12:10 p.m. and returned at 3:15 p.m. to find the front window broken. Her jewelry box in an upstairs bedroom was also opened and on the floor – a tennis bracelet was missing, and paperwork in a closed was rifled through.

Dec. 1, 2012

Obstruction: Police responded to the 19200 block of 75th Street East at 4:53 p.m. for a report of suspicious activity in front of a home where a recent homicide had taken place. Two people were contacted outside the home and they reported they were there to meet someone about renting the unit. When police did a records check on the two – both had warrants – one tried to run but was later detained by another officer.

Fight: Police responded to Walmart at 4:53 p.m. for a report of a fight between two men. An off-duty police officer detained one man while officers arrived. The fight was reportedly about money.

Dec. 2, 2012

Break-In: Police responded to Goodwill at 9:40 a.m. for a report that one of the trailers used for storage was broken into overnight between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. It wasn't clear if anything was missing though the trailer had been rummaged through. This was the fifth incident at Goodwill since Nov. 19.

No Free Hair Cut: Police responded to Hairmasters at 12:08 p.m. for a report that a disgruntled customer had left the business without paying for a wash and cut worth $46.

Dec. 3, 2012

Signs Stolen: Police received a report at 11:30 a.m. from the owner of Woodside Manner Mobile Home Park that two metal, A-frame advertising signs were stolen from his property between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 in the overnight hours. They were valued at about $150.

Bike Found: Police responded to the 11000 block of 183rd Avenue East at 11:33 a.m. to recover a bicycle. The Mongoose 'Freestyle Team' bicycle, gray and white in color had been sitting in the front yard of a residence for several days beginning about 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. It was taken to the police station as found property.

Dec. 4, 2012

Damaged Mailbox: Police took a report at 9:43 a.m. at a residence on the 20800 block of Church Lake Drive East regarding a mailbox that had been damaged the previous night. It had been knocked to the ground in a ditch in front of the house, there was a large dent in it and the post holding it up had been broken off.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered: Police responded to the Forrest View Apartments after 2 p.m. following information from a citizen who had reported his vehicle stolen earlier that day that a suspicious second vehicle was seen in the area. That vehicle was reported stolen out of Pierce County earlier in the morning. Police were able to contact the owner of that vehicle who reported there were no damages save for a missing stereo.

Dec. 5, 2012

Bike Found: Police recovered an abandoned silver BMX bicycle from the 8700 block of Main Street E at 8:50 a.m. It was not reported as stolen and is currently in police evidence as found property.

Mail Theft: Police received a report from a citizen who lives on the 6800 block of 185th Avenue E that someone stole his mail at about 2:30 p.m. the day prior. A lifted black 4x4 truck was seen parked in front of his mailbox at that time and may have been involved. A neighbor's mailbox may also have been compromised.


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