Sumner Police Reports: Attempted Computer Theft at Holiday Inn, DUI Accident After Answering Cellphone

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

DEC. 28, 2012

  • Methamphetamine: Officers were dispatched to the parking lot of a Valley Ave. apartment complex for a possible narcotics violation. The manager said that a vehicle in the parking lot, occupied by two people, kept changing parking spots, and the driver kept the engine running and the lights off. The 20-year-old registered car owner had two warrants out for his arrest. The two men in the car both had their eyes closed when officers approached, pretending to be sleeping. Police found a pill bottle on the driver side of the car filled with methamphetamine and the underage passenger had a pipe in his jeans pocket. The 17-year-old told officers he had been smoking meth for about a week. The driver was booked at Puyallup Jail and the teen was booked at Remann Hall. 

DEC. 29, 2012

  • Drug Possession: A resident reported voices outside her home on Parker Road E. around 6 a.m. in the morning. There had been numerous vehicle prowls in that location over the last few nights, so officers suspected a vehicle prowl might be in progress. Officers approached a man and woman parked in a car nearby. The man attempted to hide a pill bottle in his hand from the officer, saying he could not pull his right hand out because of “scoliosis.” A loaded gun and prescription painkillers were found on his person. The woman gave a false name to police. Methamphetamine and an uncapped hypodermic needle were found in the car’s middle console. There was also a smoking device, digital scale and rolled up ball of money inside the vehicle. A backpack in the back seat contained electronic equipment and a gun holster. 
  • Theft: Sumner police were dispatched to the 14000 block of 32nd St. for a report of scrap metal theft. Police arrived to find two men loading up a truck with metal studs for a drop ceiling. Both had warrants for their arrest. One of the men told police that he heard from a guy he worked with that the items left behind at the building they were at were OK to take. The business was closed but police contacted the owner, who said no one had permission to take anything.

JAN. 1, 2013

  • Fight: Officers were dispatched to an apartment on 142nd Ave. E. on a possible assault, where a woman reported that she was assaulted by three women when she honked at them for blocking the entrance to her parking lot. She said they began yelling at her, and one woman pushed her against the wall and broke her cell phone. The other ripped the license plate off the SUV they were driving and attempted to hit the victim with it. She said all three women appeared to have been drinking. Police contacted the suspect driver, who also lived in the complex. She admitted to police that they got in a verbal argument after the victim started yelling at cursing at them for the way they parked. She also admitted that her friend ripped the license plate off their car but that she did it to prevent the victim from seeing the plate number. Police advised the women to stay away from each other. 

JAN. 3, 2013

  • Argument with a Gun: An officer was dispatched to a domestic violence report at Jack in the Box. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her inside her car and pointed a gun in her face, and told her that if “she did the wrong thing, she’d regret it.” They were on their way to his mother’s house in Sumner, but she pulled into the restaurant parking lot to be in a public place. She grabbed her cell phone and car keys and left him inside the car. She left him in the parking lot but told police she heard gunshots as she left. Attempts to contact the man were unsuccessful. 

JAN. 6, 2013

  • Suicidal Person: Officers responded to a report of a suicidal female at a residence on Bonney Ave. The 18-year-old was breaking things in the house and kicked a wall, making a dent. She’s addicted to heroin and was transported to a mental health crisis treatment center.

JAN. 6, 2013

  • DUI Accident: Police responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on the 1900 block of 136th Ave. E. The driver told police his cell phone was ringing, so he answered it and went off the road. He was found to be intoxicated. He told police he drank a lot the night before, and that he only had one beer that morning, to cure “the hair of the dog.”

JAN. 9, 2013

  • Attempted Theft: Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person at the Holiday Inn Express. The manager said two people were in the business center and he believed they were going to steal one of the computers because they were messing with the cords and trying to disconnect things. Officers responded to the scene and did not find any vehicles matching the description provided by the manager. While officers were speaking with the manager, he told them the suspects were trying to sneak out the back door. The manager told officers that the subjects looked scary and he did not want them on the property. The officers went outside and contacted the suspects. All of the suspects had warrants for their arrest. The manager did not wish to pursue charges and only wanted them trespassed from the property. All of the suspects went to jail on their warrants, one with additional charges for being in possession of methamphetamine.



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