Sumner Police Reports: Home Burglaries, Suspect Attempts to Pawn Stolen Guitars and More

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

OCT. 11, 2012

Stolen Property: An officer responded to Affordable Guitars for a report of a man trying to sell a stolen guitar. The business owner said that several days prior, a man came to his shop and attempted to sell two expensive guitars that were so uncommon it didn’t seem someone would want to sell them. The business owner told the seller he wasn’t interested and went online later and discovered through a website that the guitars were listed as stolen. He called police and was told to call 9-11 if he showed up again. The suspect returned and tried to sell a guitar and amp that didn’t have serial numbers listed. The man had a warrant from Auburn and was driving on a suspended license. The car he was driving was stolen and filled with musical instruments. The suspect had several pawn shop cards in his possession from businesses around the greater Seattle area. During the police investigation, he admitted to pawning the items through an agreement with his friend and he keeps a cut of the earnings. He told the officer that his friend had numerous musical items and guitars recently stolen from the Kent/Auburn area. He was booked into Pierce County jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and was arrested for his warrants. He was then transferred to Kent PD for questioning regarding the recent thefts. The owner of Affordable Guitars was able to reunite the guitars with their owner.

OCT. 12, 2012

Residential burglary: An officer was dispatched to a residential burglary on 157th Ave E. The victim said someone broke into her house and left on foot when she arrived. The suspect pulled drawers from the dresser and there were numerous items on the floor. She said she noticed the suspect carrying a large laundry basket out of her house. A jewelry box containing about $1,000 worth of jewelry was missing.

Residential burglary: An officer was dispatched to an attempted burglary at a residence on 158th Ave. E. The female homeowner said someone attempted to enter her home during the day. The dining room window was broken and there was an overturned bucket just below the window, but it didn’t appear anyone had entered the home. Nothing was taken, except possibly some frozen food.

OCT. 14, 2012

DUI: An officer was observing traffic on the 2600 block of East Valley Highway at Forest Canyon Road E when he observed a vehicle erratically drive through the intersection. The officer activated his overhead lights, but the driver didn’t pull over in a convenient place and nearly hit a large ditch before pulling over. The officer could smell liquor and the man just kept repeating that he wanted to go home. He was cited for driving under the influence and booked at Puyallup Jail for DUI.


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