MAY 25, 2012
DUI, MOTORCYCLE COLLISION
Officers were dispatched to a motorcycle collision in the 13600 block of Valley Ave. E. Officers found the driver on the ground, bleeding and surrounded by several people. He was semi-conscious but not responding.
A witness said he was driving down the road and he came around the corner too wide, hit a curb and lost control of his bike.
While paramedics worked on the man, the officer noticed he reeked of alcohol.
The man told fire medics that he consumed two drinks prior to driving. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, including a severed spinal chord. He is now in stable condition. The officer was unable to get a sample of the man’s blood-alcohol level due to his injuries so charges were filed for negligent driving.
MAY 26, 2012
A car was stolen on the 1100 block of Thompson St. The owner parked it on the street and found it missing the next day.
MAY 27, 2012
Police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse. A sale event was going on and the parking lot was full.
The woman caller told police she went out to her vehicle after getting a hot dog. She got in, placed it on her passenger seat and then noticed the damage. She claimed she never moved her car.
However, based on the evidence, police believed she put her vehicle in reverse, turned her wheels to get out of the parallel parking area and struck another parked vehicle. The officers tried to talk to her about it but she insisted she never started her car.
Both parties exchanged insurance to deal with the collision.
MAY 28, 2012
MINOR IN POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, ALCOHOL
Officers were doing a routine check around 24th St. off East Valley Highway and observed two parked vehicles alongside the roadway near the railroad tracks. One of the cars was occupied by two people who were scrambling around and trying to hide something when police arrived. When the passenger opened the door, the officer smelled marijuana.
The officer asked the two 18-year-olds to hand over the marijuana, but they claimed they didn’t have any. Threatened with a search warrant, they eventually handed over a glass jar of marijuana. They said there was nothing else in the vehicle but the officer noticed beer cans in the cup holders.
Police believed there was more marijuana because of the smell and searched the vehicle. They found another bag of it in the glove compartment and a beer near the drivers’ seat that was more than half empty. There was also a smoking device found in the car.
The driver was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol.
MAY 29, 2012
A Puyallup resident called Sumner Police to report that he was at a local church service and returned to his car to find the front passenger window of his pickup broken out. His Ray-Ban sunglasses were missing, as well as $3 in change.
Police responded to Dixie’s Home Cookin’ for a report of graffiti. The restaurant owner told police that the damage was done some time over the weekend. He also pointed out graffiti painted on the walls of a shed just east of the Waterhole Pub that was not there last week.
Police believed the markings looked like the work of a suspect who was familiar to them. They were visiting him on an unrelated call and confronted him about the graffiti. He confessed to those tags and a few others around the city, including one on public property at the Skate Park.
Officers made contact with a woman on the 1500 block of Wood Ave. She flagged police down and said that was out taking a walk and found several pieces of personal identification for several people scattered in the street just outside her driveway.
Altogether, there were 23 drivers’ licenses and identification cards. Most photos were of the same people but with different names.
One of them belonged to woman who lived in Kent and had her purse stolen during an auto prowl last year. The photos were scanned and filed for further investigation.