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Sumner Police Reports: Unexpected Death, Stolen Truck and More

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

AUGUST 19, 2012

  • A 44-year-old woman passed away in the garden of her home on Graham Ave. She was found on her knees in the garden. She had health issues but her death was unexpected.
  • An anonymous person reported that a car was driving all over the roadway and almost struck their car. The officer found the car driving on Elm St just passed Parker Rd. It drifted into the westbound lane and appeared to be all over the road. The driver smelled of booze and had an open Budweiser container in his middle console. He admitted to drinking 10 beers at his brother’s birthday party before driving home. When asked if he had anything in the vehicle the officer should be aware of, the man replied, “my kilo of marijuana.” The officer asked why he needed a kilo and the man said to sell it. The man then said he was just kidding. He was arrested for DUI – he had two prior DUI arrests and was driving with a probationary license. No kilo of marijuana was found.

AUGUST 20, 2012

  • A woman reported that someone stole her phone and her boyfriend’s truck, parked outside the Sumner Motor Inn. The night before, she picked up a friend from BJs Casino in Tacoma and he stayed with her in her motel room. She said that when she woke up that morning, her car keys and cell phone were gone. The next day, the car was impounded by Tacoma Police after it was found parked in a private driveway.
  • Police responded to an apartment on Washington St. for a woman screaming. She told police she was in her bedroom with her toddler when a man entered and began yelling at her, demanding money. He pushed her and her son on the bed and threatened her. He went through her dresser and took $800 in cash that her mother had given her.  She said she knew the man through another friend and she chased him down the street. He got in a truck and drove away.

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