Puyallup Police Blotter: Black Market Diaper Suspects Arrested, K-9 Locates Wanted Sex Offender in Mom's Attic and More

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

OCT. 15, 2012

  • A window at the YMCA was smashed and a purse was stolen. The jewelry was worth approximately $13,000. 
  • A man reported that he heard trespassers in his lawn the night before but decided not to call police. He discovered the next morning that his power tools were stolen from his shed.
  • A catalytic converter was cut off a Toyota 4-Runner on 13th St. SW.

OCT. 16, 2012

  • A 1990 Honda Accord was stolen from the rear parking lot of the Verizon Store on River Road.
  • Two individuals were arrested for shopping fraud at Walmart. One individual had a warrant out for her arrest and officers found a loaded meth syringe in her purse. A third passenger was arrested for an outstanding warrant as well.

OCT. 17, 2012

  • The owner of a business on 15th Ave. SW reported that sometime the night before, someone removed $2,000 worth of copper pipe and a wire pump from the building. Based on the evidence, police believe the suspect to be well-versed in plumbing.
  • A man was arrested for DUI after he was pulled over for speeding on 500 S. Meridian.
  • Washington State Patrol officers recovered a stolen Honda Civic stolen from Puyallup. It was intact and returned to the owner.
  • Police responded to a car on fire near the Glenbrooke Apartments. A window was broken out of the car and it appeared to be arson. The owner seemed to have some issues with a subject at the apartment earlier; the suspects were seen running from the scene and jumping into a silver SUV before fleeing the area. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
  • Two women and a man are suspected of stealing approximately $600 worth of diapers from Safeway and fled the store in a white 2000 Ford Windstar.  The suspects returned to the same store the next night and officers caught the male, who ran away on foot. The women were arrested as they exited the store. They are suspected of many recent retail thefts and would steal cleaning supplies and diapers to resell, in order to support their Oxycontin addictions.
  • A woman driving northbound on Shaw Road had a medical issue and lost control of her car. She hit a power pole and rolled her vehicle into a ditch. Power was lost to several neighborhoods in the area and the roadway was closed for investigation.

OCT. 18, 2012

  • King County Sheriff’s Office deputies chased a suspected wanted for a DOC warrant to Puyallup, during which time the deputies’ vehicle was rammed. (There were no injuries). The suspect was wanted for a sex offender violation and 3 outstanding warrants, in addition to the DOC warrant. The suspect fled on foot to the area of 500th St. SE, where his mother lived. Police looked for him there and his mother admitted he was hiding in the attic insulation. He was located by Puyallup K-9 Maverick and his handler.
  • An officer responded to the Holiday Inn Express after suspects used a victim’s credit card to obtain a room. After further investigation, a suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant and her boyfriend will be charged with multiple counts of forgery, including possession of items used to manufacture fake credit cards.
  • A male threw a brick through an apartment window after the female resident refused to let him inside. Charges of malicious mischief were forwarded to the Prosecutor.
  • Suspects entered a residence on 40th St. SE by breaking a window and unlocking a bolt. A large amount of jewelry and a gun were stolen from the residence.
  • Overnight, the front glass doors of Health Source Chiropractic were smashed and a cash box containing $200 was stolen, plus checks.
  • A neighbor of Four Square Church called police to complain about the noise. The officer arrived on scene and found it very loud and had to yell just to communicate with them. The church group turned the noise down, but got loud again after the officer left. Reports to the city prosecutor were sent for review.


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