Sumner Police Reports: Suicidal Man Leaves Home with Swords, Church Truck Stolen and More

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

JULY 6, 2012

  • Officers arrested a man at Winco for stealing almost $40 worth of cosmetics from the store. He appeared to have been drinking.
  • A woman was pulled over while driving down Valley Ave. E. for driving with a suspended license and without insurance.
  • Charges of assault were filed against a man who forced his way into his home and choked his girlfriend after an argument at their home on Elm St. She told police the fight started when she said she wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to go out with him that evening. He left the scene and police were unable to locate him.

JULY 7, 2012

  • Police responded to a home on Elm Street for a report of a suicidal man who was missing. The 21-year-old lived with his mom and left a note saying he wanted to “end it.” There were three swords missing from his room and he left in his own vehicle. He later contacted his family and came home; the missing persons report was closed. 
  • A woman reported that her boyfriend had been stalking her and left her a lot of text messages begging her to get back together. She has a no-contact order against him and he was charged with violating it.

JULY 8, 2012

  • A resident at a home on 160th Ave. E. called to report that he and his wife went out to run errands and returned home four hours later to find their home ransacked. The bedroom was torn apart and some jewelry and the TV was stolen. The suspect had popped out the screen to one of their open windows to gain entry.
  • The owner of Sumner Carpet One reported that the center front door window of his business had been smashed out. There was $200 in petty cash missing with the metal cash box.

JULY 9, 2012

  • A burglary occurred at Greentree Mill after hours; the metal plate on the rear door had been pried open.. Almost $8,000 in computer equipment and tools were stolen, including a MacBook Pro, iPad, projector, sander and beam saw.
  • A 3-car accident occurred on the 16000 block of 60th Street, when an unobservant driver hit another trying to turn into the Windmill Gardens.  There were no injuries.
  • A woman reported her 14-year-old daughter as missing after she didn’t return home when she was scheduled to. She was spending the day with friends in Puyallup but couldn’t be reached because her cell phone was out of minutes. Later, the woman called police to report that her daughter was home and unharmed – she got a ride home from her sister.
  • A woman fought with her 19-year-old son and kicked him out of the house. She reported that she didn’t want him back unless police were there to supervise. He broke into her house trying to get some of his belongings and scared his mother and younger sister. Charges of domestic violence and a no-contact order were issued.
  • A man reported that he saw a suspect trying door handles on his vehicle and the next-door neighbor’s van on the corner of 154th and Elm Street. The witness also saw him trying the door of an empty house nearby. The man ran from police and climbed over a fence and ran down 154th Ave. E. Police caught him almost immediately. He said he was homeless. Nothing was stolen from the cars. Police found a bottle of vodka, numerous tools, a flashlight and a cd player inside the man’s backpack. He told police he was trying to open the vehicle doors to find “change.” He was arrested for trespassing and vehicle prowling.
  • A woman reported that her 13-year-old son threatened to kill himself by putting a knife against his arm at their apartment on 142nd Ave. Ct. E. The officer had just been there and talked with the woman, who had earlier reported she had trouble controlling her son. The boy was involuntarily committed to a nearby hospital.
  • A man reported that an 18-year-old who lived on Ryan Ave. was prowling around his house on Washington St. The man caught the teen peeping in his windows, watching his girlfriend and her daughter dressing. The man spotted the suspect near his vehicles and called police. He went out confronted him and said the suspect threatened him before walking away. Police spoke to the suspect, who said he was just walking down the street with some friends when the man came outside and started yelling at them. They had stopped in the street to play music and dance in front of his house but that he didn’t do anything wrong.
  • Fred Meyer called police to report that a trespassed 12-year old teenager was in the store again. He was not found at home or in the business. Charges were filed against him.

JULY 10, 2012

  • Someone stole a red Chevy pickup that belonged to Calvary Community Church. Later that week, church workers discovered that it was returned and found where it was normally was parked. Nothing was stolen out of the truck and there was no damage to it.

JULY 11, 2012

  • A couple tools and construction radio were stolen from an empty house on Wood Ave. The home was vacant while it was being renovated.
  • Two men called police to report that their vehicles were prowled while golfing at Sumner Meadows Golf Links. Their car windows had been smashed and several items had been stolen.

JULY 12, 2012

  • A burglary occurred in the fenced area of McLendon’s. The fence was cut but it didn’t appear anything was taken.
  • Police reported to Fred Meyer for a report of a suicidal person. He said he wanted to jump off the bridge between Sumner and Puyallup. He was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
  • A two-car accident occurred on 142nd Ave. E. when a car attempted to make a U-turn and struck a parked car.
  • A 44-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting at WINCO after she concealed some yeast infection treatment underneath her purse and didn’t pay for it along with her other items. She told police she initially hid it because she was embarrassed to be buying it in front of the other customers, then she forgot about it. Video surveillance showed she likely concealed it on purpose.
jennifer toland July 24, 2012 at 07:35 AM
I want to thank two very special officers in the sumner police department. They changed my crazy ways and saved my life. You know who you are. Thanks again and stay safe. Jennifer toland will always remember you.


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