Sumner Police Blotter: Man Wants To Go To Jail, Man Tased, I-Phone Stolen From Teacher, Building Flooding May Not Be Accidental…

The following arrest information from June 15, 2012 to June 20, 2012 has been supplied by the Sumner Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

JUNE 15, 2012


Police responded to the 700 block of Chestnut Street in Sumner for a reported malicious mischief. A man called “Turtle” claimed another man named “Yo Yo” of Buckley slashed his tire over an ongoing dispute about a vehicle.


Officers responded to the 6100 block of Parker Road on a reported domestic dispute. When police arrived a man walked to the patrol car and said, “let’s go to jail.” The suspect let himself into the back of the car after being handcuffed. Asked why he was so eager he said, “my wife is a ----- and I have warrants.” It ended up he did have a warrant out of California for a parole violation.

JUNE 16, 2012


Police responded to the 15400 block of Washington Street. A woman said while she was napping someone came into her living room and took a Dell laptop computer and an Xbox. Police saw no forced entry in the residential burglary.


Officers responded to 62nd Street and Parker Road after an intoxicated man riding a bicycle crashed and was found unconscious, with blood on his face, knees and hands. The suspect was resisting arrest, saying “you’re going to have to make me,” so an officer said if the man did not comply a taser would be used on him. After another warning and more resistance the taser was used in the left upper shoulder, to little or no effect. The suspect kept pushing at officers, so the taser again was used, this time on his back. The suspect was arrested but could not be taken to Remann Hall without a medical clearance. Marijuana reportedly was found on him at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. The man was charged with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, minor in consumption and disorderly conduct.

JUNE 17, 2012


Police responded to the Fred Meyer after a woman shoplifter allegedly took nine items, including sodas, donuts and make-up. The items were valued at $26.82. She was charged with Theft 3.


Officers again were called to Fred Meyer as the store’s loss prevention officer caught a woman shoplifter in the act.  The store security saw her go to sporting goods, grab a tent worth $179, remove the surveillance tag and leave without paying. She was charged with third-degree theft.


Police responded to the 700 block of Chestnut Street. A three-speed black mountain bike was stolen from a carport. The bike had purple lettering and the owner’s initials engraved at the bottom of the frame.

JUNE 18, 2012


Officers responded to the 1900 block of 137th Avenue, where there is a construction site. Reportedly stolen were: a battery from a bulldozer, a battery bracket and jumper cables for heavy machinery. The reported loss was $225.

JUNE 19, 2012


Police responded to the report of an Apple I-Phone being stolen from the office of a Sumner High School teacher. She used a tracking device on the $99 phone to trace the culprit to the front of the high school, where some students and a teacher were doing a project. She mentioned the lost phone but it was not returned. Later, she tracked it to Orchard Street in Tacoma, but then lost the signal.

JUNE 20, 2012


Officers responded to a business in the 13700 block of 24th Street East. Someone broke in and stole a laptop valued at $750. Plugged into the computer was a surf cam access USB Dongle valued at $15,000. Also missing were 50 machine parts valued at $3,000.


Police responded to a possible vandalism at a business in the 13500 block of 38th Street East. Significant flooding occurred in the business due to a malfunction in a fire sprinkler head. At first it was thought to be accidental but a look at the security camera video shows an employee going into a bathroom with a thin metal rod. The suspect walked out minutes later soaking wet. The suspect was told to go home and change but never returned.


Officers responded to the 2900 block of 142nd Avenue and saw the backdoor latch guard was bent so a thief could get inside. The alarm was not set yet because it was new, and no one knew how to use it. Drawers were open and a digital camera and briefcase were missing. Police found a similar break-in next door, but nothing was gone. Next to that was another break-in, with a laptop and 15 power tools missing. 


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