Commercial Burglary, Vehicle Theft
10400 John Bananola Way E, South Hill
A deputy was dispatched to a burglary and vehicle theft that occurred overnight at a property that is shared by plumbing and septic companies. When she arrived, an employee told her that he believed three suspects entered the secure lot by climbing over the fence they share with the airport. In addition to breaking into storage containers, the suspects stole a flatbed truck that was attached to a trailer with a mini excavator on it. They also stole another flatbed truck with construction signs and drums in the back. The next day, one of the trucks and the trailer were recovered at a vacant property in the South Hill/Frederickson area. Deputies collected surveillance video and the investigation is ongoing.
DUI Collision, Obstructing
S Prairie Rd E & 204th Ave E, Bonney Lake
A retired police officer called 911 to report that she was behind a possible DUI driver. The vehicle ended up rear-ending another car at S Prairie Rd E and 204th Ave E. When deputies arrived, they noticed signs of impairment, and the 53-year-old female driver was arrested. Her 5-year-old granddaughter was in the back seat of her vehicle and was uninjured. The suspect was transported to the hospital for a blood draw and was uncooperative most of the time. She initially slipped out of her cuffs and had to be re-handcuffed. At the hospital, she refused numerous times to cooperate with the court-ordered blood draw. She told the deputy she was a nurse and alluded to the fact that she knew she had to be medically cleared before she could go to jail. She requested many tests and procedures, likely hoping the deputy would give up his efforts to book her and release her at the hospital instead. Once she was medically cleared, she was booked into jail for DUI, reckless endangerment, and obstructing.
28000 blk Mountain Hwy E, Spanaway
A deputy was dispatched to a security check at a tree farm. When he arrived, an employee told him that the gate was open when it should be closed, and that they had two other burglaries during the prior week. The deputy drove onto the property and located a suspicious vehicle with switched plates. The plates belonged on a similar vehicle. The registered owner of the plates was the male inside the vehicle, which had been reported stolen in Kent. There were burglary tools inside the car, and a check of the building revealed that there had been a break-in. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into jail for burglary in the second degree, possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of burglary tools.
600 blk 112th St S, Parkland
Deputies responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at a convenience store. When they arrived, the clerk said he was sitting behind the register when the suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and jumped over the counter. The suspect told him to open the register and threatened to shoot him. The suspect took the cash from the register and fled on foot. A K9 track was initiated but was unsuccessful, as the suspect may have gotten into a vehicle. Deputies obtained surveillance video and the investigation is ongoing.
2800 blk E Bay Dr NW, Gig Harbor
A patrol deputy was dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover collision with possible passenger ejection. When he arrived, medics told him that a 3-year-old boy had been ejected and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to the 34-year-old driver, she was heading home from a Super Bowl party and didn’t remember what led up to the crash. All she remembered was that the vehicle rolled over, her son was ejected, and she found him in the middle of the road. She claimed that her son had been properly secured in his car seat. The deputy observed signs of impairment when speaking with the driver, so she was arrested and transported to the hospital for a blood draw. She was then booked into jail for vehicular assault.