JUNE 2, 2012
An officer was called to a report of a vehicle stuck on a curb in the parking lot of the Sumner Laundromat on Wood Ave. The caller reported that an SUV was high-centered on the curb and attempting to leave.
Police arrived to find two drunk men trying to free the vehicle from the curb. One of the men told police he had just left an area bar and decided he was too drunk to drive, so he pulled into the laundromat parking lot. He rolled over the curb and partially down a small hill, causing his car to high center.
The man completed a field sobriety test and failed. He was arrested for DUI.
JUNE 4, 2012
THEFT OF CITY PROPERTY
Public Works called Sumner Police to report that someone cut the chain link fence of the City Shops lot on 142nd Ave. E. The employee said they found the cut-up fence near the bicycle storage shed. It appeared the thief had been interrupted because there was a bunch of power tools located near the fence that belonged to the city. A power blower is believed to be missing.
A citizen came to the Sumner Police department to report that a couple weeks ago, he and his wife were cleaning out their home and they threw away a box of old checks that were from a bank that no longer exists. Someone found them and had altered them by printing other peoples’ names on the tops of the checks and then fraudulently writing them at Fred Meyer. There was also a report of the checks being used at a Safeway in Lacey, where a woman was arrested for fraudulent purchases.
Officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of Sumner-Tapps Highway for a two-vehicle collision.
The male driver stated that he was driving northbound and did not notice the woman’s vehicle stopped in front of him ahead. He said he looked away from the road for just a moment and collided with her vehicle. A witness said that the woman’s hazard lights were on and she was stopped in the lane, but it appears the man never noticed. The woman was transported to an area hospital for injuries and the man was cited for negligent driving.