Feb. 21, 2013
Attempted Break-in: Police received a report from a resident on the 7500 block of 147th Avenue East at 3:14 p.m. that a suspicious man was seen at the front door of his neighbor’s house. The suspicious person reportedly butted the front door open and then left in a full size, white pick up truck which resembled a contractor’s truck with a silver tool box that went from side to side in the back of the bed. The responding officer found the door was damaged but the residents later returned and reported it didn’t appear anything was stolen. Damage to the door was estimated at $100. The suspect was described as a young white man between 30 to 35 years old wearing a dark colored coat with blue jeans, with short brown hair and about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Feb. 22, 2013
Residential Burglary: Police responded to a home on the 15200 block of Elm Street after 4:45 p.m. for a report of a break-in. The homeowner reported he’d left the house at 7:45 a.m. and returned at 4:45 p.m. to find the back door was kicked in and damaged. The suspect or suspects ransacked the upstairs bedroom and the victim reported at first glance, a gun on the nightstand had been stolen. It was described as a Ruger GP100, 357, 4’, black in color with a rosewood grip. Also missing was a Ruger soft case and a speed leader with six rounds. Several items of jewelry were also reported missing.
Feb. 23, 2013
Employee Theft: Police received a report from Oil Can Henry’s on the 1300 block of Valley Avenue that an employee had been caught stealing cash in multiple transactions over the last month to two months that amounted to more than $350. The employee was issued a criminal citation for third degree theft.
DUI: Police arrested a man for DUI after pulling him over on State Route 410 at Valley Avenue before 8 p.m. Witnesses had reported he was driving erratically as far back as Enumclaw.
Feb. 27, 2013
Street Fight: Police cited a man for reckless driving and fourth-degree assault after witnesses reported he was the aggressor in a confrontation on Main Street at Graham Avenue that started over some people chasing a dog in the area around 9 a.m. The man had begun to leave the scene and reportedly reversed his vehicle 180 degrees in the crowded road before an officer stopped him; he told police he had yelled for the people chasing the dog to get off the road and that the other person involved in the altercation addressed him with a vulgar term and threw the first punch. The other party, along with witnesses, reported it was the first man who started the fight. The first man reported a possible broken nose though declined aid.