Sumner Police Blotter: Arrested Man Bangs Head Inside Patrol Car; Bikes, Wire Stolen

The following arrest information from June 8, 2012 to June 13, 2012 has been supplied by the Sumner Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

JUNE 8, 2012


Officers responded to 24th St. E. and 142nd Ave. E. after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant, and the driver left the scene.  The driver  returned and was arrested for driving with a suspended license. But he became upset when he was told he was being investigated for hit and run.

The man told police he had weed in his pocket. An officer also found a glass smoking device, and then a knife at which point the man “appeared as if he was going to spit on me,” the officer says in the report.

The man was placed in the back seat of the police car, at which point he started kicking and violently banging his head on the cage. He stopped after being told officers would use a hobble strap on him if the behavior continued.

Damage was estimated at $2,000 to the hydrant and a nearby sign. The man also was cited for possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana.

JUNE 11, 2012


A man who could not speak or hear reported a theft and vandalism in the 1700 block of Washington Street.

Officers responded and wrote down questions for the victim, who reported the back window of his van had been broken out. He also reported a Mercedes 21-speed mountain bike worth $800 was stolen. Damage to the van’s window was estimated at $350.


Officers responded to a report of a stolen 18-speed mountain bicycle in the 1700 block of Valley Ave. The bike was stored in a stairwell, but someone cut the lock. The spray-painted black bike was valued at $75.

JUNE 13, 2012


Police responded to a report of a couple arguing in the 15400 block of Washington St. A man who asked them to quiet down reportedly was threatened with a knife. Police could not find the suspect but checked his apartment. Police plan to follow-up.


Officers responded to the report of a theft in the 15500 block of 48th St. Ct. E. Someone reportedly stole $2,000 of wire that had been installed in a residential home under construction. The reporting party said he would attempt to get doors and locks installed before reinstalling the wire.



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