SEPT. 24, 2012
Assault: At approximately 9:58 a.m. an officer was dispatched to a domestic dispute on the side of SR 167. The victim said that her ex-boyfriend had punched her in the head, that his car had broken down and he had walked to the gas station, possibly with a firearm. Dispatched did a record check and discovered there was a no-contact order between the two parties, the victim being the protected person. The officer arrived and found a female at the location talking on a cell phone and the male was located not far away. The male was searched due to the possibility of a firearm and nothing was found. While officers were talking to the male subject, he denied contacting the female today and that he was on his way to work when he ran out of gas. The detective on scene through his investigation found there was probable cause to arrest the male subject. He was then transported and booked into the Pierce County Jail for assault 4th degree/domestic violence and for violation of a protection order.
SEPT. 26, 2012
Drugs, Children at Risk: At approximately 4:45 p.m. officers responded to the 1500 block of Lawrence Ave. for a report of a dispute outside of a residence. Upon arrival, the caller advised that his neighbor and another male subject were outside arguing and swearing with small children all around and the caller was afraid that it would turn into a physical fight. One of the people involved in the fight told officers the reason they were there was to illegally purchase prescription pain killers and he did not get all of the pills he paid for. The person he purchased the pills from told the officer he just had $20 and half pulled out his pocket to show officers. It was obvious to the officer that he was trying hard not to pull everything out of his pocket. As he was pulling out his pocket the officer could hear what sounded like a pill bottle containing pills. The officer asked for the pill bottle and the subject handed it to the officer. The prescription was for 84 pills of Oxycodone and was filled just two days prior, the prescription did not belong to him and half of the pills were already gone. The officer went to the door of the house to contact the person inside and the officer immediately smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside. There were three small children inside of the house who it seems were being exposed to the smell of the marijuana. The officer asked to come inside and the officer was denied access. The male was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and CPS was contacted due to the use and selling of drugs from that location while the children were living in the home.
SEPT. 27, 2012
Trespassing, Marijuana: At approximately 5:32 p.m. an officer responded to the skate park and to contact a male who was trespassing after recently being trespassed from the park. The officer arrived at the skate park and found the subject and placed him into handcuffs. The subject said that the judge told him that he could go back into the skate park and had the paperwork to prove it. The officer transported the subject back to his house to show the officers the court order. Eventually the paperwork was located and it said that he was to stay out of the skate park. The legal department was contacted and advised he was not to return to the park for two years. The subject was searched because he was being transported to jail and located on his person was a bag of marijuana. He was booked into Fife Jail for trespassing and for possession of marijuana.
OCT. 2, 2012
Trespassing: Officers responded to a residential burglary on the 2000 block of East Valley Highway. The residence did not have power and Sumner Police noted they have responded to numerous burglary complaints there over the years. Each time officers responded, the house was full of sporting goods equipment, with racks of high-end fishing poles and valuables. The owner had been advised numerous times to store the equipment elsewhere because the house is abandoned. The homeowner said someone pried a board off that covered a sliding glass door and another board was prided off the back garage door. The house was full of clutter but the homeowner said nothing appeared to be missing. The power box and wiring had been damaged.
OCT. 4, 2012
Drug Possession, DUI, Violation of Protection Order: At approximately 12:38 p.m. a father called to report that his son was “high” and asking him for money at his place of employment. The father then reported that his son was driving away and described the vehicle. The son was located by an officer who saw the subject drive up over a curb onto the sidewalk, then pulled away. The officer then performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. The officer walked up to contact the driver and the first thing he noticed that there was a black substance smeared on the subject's face. The subject advised that it was ink from a pen that had exploded. The officer asked why he did not wash it off and the subject advised that he thought he did wash it off. The officer advised that there was a no-contact order that prohibited him from contacting his father to which he said he thought it had expired; but the order was good until the year 2015. He was also tested for DUI and was arrested based on the results and a blood test was also done but the results were not immediately available. The man was also found with pills in his pocket. He was then transported to the Pierce County Jail and booked for DUI, violation of a protection order and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
OCT. 8, 2012
Malicious Mischief, Assault: At approximately 2 a.m. officers responded to ampm on Main Street for a disorderly man damaging a woman’s car and kicking down signs outside the business. The female caller was inside the store with the clerk after pulling into the store when the suspect started acting out of control in her car. An officer arrived and found the 25-year-old suspect enraged and bleeding from his face and hands. When the officer threatened the suspect with his taser, the suspect said, “this is going to hurt!” and started walking backward, toward the entrance to the store. He was instructed to stop and didn’t, so the officer fired his taser. The suspect fell to the ground but continued to resist arrest and was tased a second time. Because of his heart rate and demeanor, officers believed him to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Another officer and firefighters had to restrain the man before he could be transported—they put a spit sock in his mouth and he was hog-tied with his legs secured to his hands. The suspect continued to thrash around all the way to the hospital and attempted to bite staff. He was charged with malicious mischief and 4th degree assault.
OCT. 6, 2012
Threat With Gun, DUI: At approximately 12:30 a.m., a bouncer at Schafer’s Bar & Grill reported to police that a man pulled a gun on him outside the bar and left in a black Suburban. Officers found the suspect vehicle stopped at the stoplight on 166th Ave. and the eastbound ramp to SR 410. The driver was on the cement divider, facing southbound in the northbound lane. There was no other traffic in the area and because the vehicle was on the wrong side of the road, he was unable to trip the light at the intersection. The officer got out of the car with his sidearm pointed at the driver and yelled for him to turn off the vehicle. The driver drove away through the southbound intersection before parking in the parking lot of the Shell Station. The officer watched him attempt to hide something under the passenger seat. The suspect eventually exited his vehicle with a cigarette in his mouth but didn’t listen to commands to show his hands. An officer came up behind him and deployed his taster and placed him arrest. He had a suspended drivers license and smelled like alcohol. There was a brown gun holster on the drivers side floorboard and the gun was in the center console. An officer returned to the bar and confirmed the man’s identity with the bouncer. A female patron said the suspect also stole her cell phone, which police found in his pants pocket. The bouncer told police the woman complained that the suspect was too aggressive with her and her girlfriends on the dance floor, so he kicked him out. The woman realized the suspect stole her cell phone and went outside with the bouncer, and at that point the suspect pulled out the handgun, chambered a round and pointed it in the bouncer’s face. The bouncer told the woman to go back inside and then the suspect left in his car. The suspect was arrested for DUI, assault 2nd degree, theft and driving with a suspended license.