Puyallup Police Reports: Teen Texting While Walking Hit by Car, Several Vehicle Prowls at South Hill Mall Restaurants

The following arrest and crime information was supplied by the Puyallup Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

OCT. 23, 2012

Assault: A drunk man was arrested at HG Bistro for being loud and vulgar inside the restaurant. He was told to quiet down by several diners and employees, but responded by telling everyone off. He pushed the waiter as he was escorted out the door. The man was booked for assault.

Shoplifting: A woman was arrested for attempting to steal clothing from Macy’s. She had three outstanding theft warrants from Sumner and was booked into jail.

Theft of gas: An unknown suspect cut the gas line on a Chevrolet pickup and stole the gas.

Domestic Assault: A woman reported to Puyallup Police that earlier in the month, her ex-girlfriend and roommate had pulled her hair and punched her. She reported the incident to a domestic violence advocate, who then informed police. The woman still had bruising from the attack.

Order Violation: A bike patrol officer stopped a Puyallup driver for a severely obstructed windshield and cancelled plates. There was a no-contact order in place between the two occupants and the man was arrested for violating the order.

OCT. 24, 2012

Residential burglary: Unknown suspects entered a home under construction on Highlands Boulevard and stole approximately $1,000 worth of dark, coffee-colored cabinets. There was no sign of forced entry.

Shoplifting: Two individuals were arrested for stealing $200 worth of merchandise from JCPenney.

OCT. 25, 2012


Burglary: The closed down Puyallup Appliance and Mattress was burglarized and some items left behind were stolen, including copper wire and a flatscreen TV that didn’t work.

Vehicle Prowl: A resident of the Glennbrooke Apartments reported that someone stole the hard top to her convertible. The window had been broken out to get to the fasteners.

Vehicle Prowl: A car was broken into on 7th Ave. NW and a Nintendo game system was stolen. Suspects broke through the window.

Assault on Officer: An officer making an unwelcome guest call at a residence on 3rd St. SE was slapped in the face by a woman while he was attempting to escort her from the residence.

Residential Burglary: A residence on 43rd St. SE was burglarized. The residents reported unknown people knocking on their front door and yelling to see if anyone was home. They took turns kicking in the door. A car that fled from the scene was tracked down by police. The occupants threw several credit cards out of the window as it ran a stop sign on Shaw Road. Three individuals were arrested.

Malicious Mischief: A resident on 12th Ave. NW reported that his house had been hit multiple times by juveniles using the paved trail between 12th Ave. NW and Sam Peach Park. They have damaged his windows and fence.

DUI: A man was arrested for DUI after he was spotted driving the wrong way on a bypass. He admitted to drinking at Bumpy’s and was over double the legal limit.

OCT. 26, 2012

Vandalism: A woman at Country Gables on 12th Ave. SE reported that unknown suspects painted a swastika on the back of her car. The paint was removable.

Vehicle Prowl: A teacher’s car was broken into during school hours and her purse was stolen. A staff member saw a 25-year-old white male running from the lot to a grey sedan nearby.

Theft: A man checked into a room at the Motel Puyallup and was seen later loading up a van with a companion. The two individuals stole a flat screen TV from the room.

Malicious Mischief: Four vehicles in the Red Robin parking lot had windows smashed in and several items were stolen. The items in the cars were all within plain view, officers noted.

 Pedestrian vs. Car: A teen girl wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt was crossing the street and looking down while texting on her cell phone. While crossing the intersection of 5th St. SE and 39th Ave. SE, she was struck by a driver rounding the curve. She was transported to Tacoma General with minor injuries. The driver was not impaired.

Felony Traffic Stop: An officer stopped a car on the 1500 block of River Road for expired registration and found the driver to also have a suspended license. He also did not have the required interlock device and a warrant from Thurston County.

Vehicle Prowl Arrest: A vehicle was prowled while parked on 7th St. SE. Officers located the suspect walking down the street. It was determined he broke into the vehicle to steal a pack of cigarettes. 

Possession, Furnishing Alcohol to Minors: Officers stopped several subjects behind Pier 1 Imports after a McDonald’s employee reported a problem with several teens in the area. A juvenile was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a water bong smoking device. Another was arrested for outstanding warrants and possession of marijuana. An adult male on the scene was arrested for furnishing alcohol to minors.

Shoplifting, MIP: A 20-year-old man was arrested for attempting to steal a bottle of alcohol from Walmart.

OCT. 27, 2012

Vehicle Prowls: Two cars were broken into at a residence on 7th Ave. SW. The suspects broke the car windows and an iPod was stolen from one of the vehicles. Within the same time frame, unknown suspects broke through a car window on 8th St. NW and stole an iPod Nano and some movies from the vehicle. An employee at Wayne’s Inn on E. Main also reported that evening that her vehicle window was smashed in and her backpack and several credit cards were stolen.

False Information, Warrant Arrest: A man was arrested outside of Don’s Drive In and provided several fictitious names to police before providing his real one. He had a warrant out for his arrest and he was taken into custody.

DUI: An officer stopped a car on the 900 block of S. Meridian. The 19-year-old driver was found to be impaired. He was taken into custody.

Shoplifting: An individual was arrested for attempting to steal clothing from Macy’s. An individual was also arrested at Walmart for attempting to steal medication.

Assault, MIP: An 18-year-old man was intoxicated and fighting with his girlfriend when he bit her lip during an argument. His mother’s car was taken around that time and found a short time later high-centered on the railroad tracks on W. Stewart. There were no witnesses to prove the young man took the car and he didn’t confess to taking it.

Malicious Mischief: A resident on Cherokee Blvd. reported that unknown suspects slashed all of the tires on their two vehicles. The woman suspected a former friend, attempts to locate that person made but she wasn’t found.

OCT. 28, 2012

Vehicle Theft: A car parked in front of the Sportsman Warehouse was stolen.

Vehicle Prowls: A car parked in front of Famous Dave’s BBQ had its windows smashed in and two purses, a duffle bag and lunch box were stolen. About the same time, unknown suspects smashed the window of a car parked at the Olive Garden and stole a mounted GPS system and bag.

Attempted Wire Theft: A light pole and water main were damaged at Fruitland Elementary. Although the wires were cut, the suspects did not remove anything and were possibly scared off by security. 

Vehicle Prowl: A vehicle parked outside The Ram was broken into and two cases were stolen from inside.

Warrant Arrest, Domestic Dispute: The clerk at Motel Puyallup called police to report a disturbance in one of the rooms. All parties left the motel before police arrived but were caught running away. One man was arrested for outstanding warrants and told police his girlfriend went back to Sumner. Police contacted her and arrested her for an outstanding warrant. They searched her purse and found a large amount of methamphetamine and marijuana, scales, a lot of cash and a large amount of paraphernalia. The couple was booked into jail and her property was seized.

Obstructing/Warrants: Police were called out for a report of a couple shooting squirrels with a black handgun. It turned out to be an airsoft rifle. The male lied about his name and was arrested for outstanding warrants and for lying to an officer. The female was released to her mother.

Vehicle Prowl: Four vehicles were prowled on 7th St. E., on West Main, 17th Pl. SE. and 7th St. SE. Items stolen included a GPS unit, satellite radio system and a vehicle title.     


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