Teen's BB Pistol Prompts Scare and Truck Stolen at Sounder Station Used in Tacoma Burglary in Feb. 15 to Feb. 20 Sumner Police Reports

The following arrest and crime information has been supplied by the Sumner Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Feb. 15, 2013

Underaged Drinking: Police arrested three minors following a traffic stop at Traffic Avenue and Thompson Street. The driver, who police identified as a suspect in an earlier theft case, was arrested for third-degree theft and minor in possession after telling officers that he had pawned an item from his grandmother’s house in order to keep others from stealing from her property while she was out of town.  Two other female passengers, also minors, admitting to consuming alcohol and were released to their parents. Charges for minor in possession were being forwarded to Remann Hall.

Feb. 17, 2013

Bar Fight: Police received a report of a fight that occurred at about 1:20 a.m. at Schafer’s Bar and Grill in which one participant was treated a Good Samaritan and then Harborview Medical Center for a broken orbital bone. While investigating the case, another participant reported an argument began on the dance floor. At the time of this report, no charges were filed and the investigation was ongoing.

Feb. 18, 2013

Weapon Displayed: Police responded to the Sound Transit station at 9:43 a.m. for a report a person was seen aiming what appeared to be gun at a passing train. The witness reported the gun was a large-framed semi-automatic pistol with stainless finish and something black on the end of the barrel, and he wasn’t sure if the subject had actually shot at the train but it appeared he was aiming at the equipment rather than at people. Police contacted a 16-year-old subject matching the witness’ description. The teen denied pulling out the gun, which was a spring-loaded Marksman brand BB pistol that matched well with the witness’ description. He was trespassed from Sound Transit property but allowed to board a bus leaving the station.

Feb. 19, 2013

Bad Breakup: Police arrested a woman after responding to a residence on the 14400 block of 72nd Street Court East around 4 p.m. for a report of an unwanted person. The woman had reportedly thrown a phone at a sliding glass door on the property and broke it while arguing with her ex-boyfriend and refusing to leave. The property belongs to a friend of his, and the owner reported the damage to the window/door was about $350 and the woman may have also damaged a barbeque/fireplace area during the argument. She was arrested for domestic violence malicious mischief and additionally issued a criminal citation charging second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. A temporary order of protection was also provided to the ex-boyfriend.

Feb. 20, 2013

Vehicle Prowl: Police received a report from a resident on the 7300 block of 142nd Avenue East that the back window of his work van had been broken sometime between 9 p.m. and 5:20 a.m. and two pressure washers, some carbon dioxide cylinders and various other items were stolen.

Another Vehicle Prowl: Police received a report at 7:02 a.m. that a work van parked on the 600 block of Hunt Avenue was entered between 9:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. overnight and a Speedflo brand paint sprayer valued at $5,000 was stolen. It was unclear how access was made as the van had preexisting damage to its locks. Police noted the similarities in the two vehicle prowls on the same day of two work vans and that at 4:52 a.m., police interrupted a vehicle prowl of a work van on the 8400 block of 185th Avenue. The suspect vehicle in that incident was described as a gold Quest van or similar.

Vehicle Stolen: Police responded to the Sounder station at 5:36 p.m. and contacted a citizen who reported his Maroon 1999 Ford F150 truck parked on the east side of the parking lot at 5:30 a.m. was gone. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office found the truck was a suspect vehicle in a burglary that had occurred on the 4300 block of Nassau Avenue in Tacoma at about 11 a.m.


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