GHPD Blotter: Disgruntled Customer Arrested for Making Threats

The following arrest information was supplied by the Gig Harbor Police Department . It does not indicate a conviction.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Gig Harbor Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Fraud/Felony: Sometime between July 18 and Aug. 28, an unknown suspect(s) used the victim's credit card number to make numerous online purchases. Total amount of more than $2,000 charged on the card.

DWLS/Arrest: On Aug. 31, police arrested a 26-year-old man for third-degree DWLS for unpaid tickets in the 6700 block of 46th Avenue NW. He was issued a warning for driving without insurance.

Vandalism: Sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, an unknown suspect(s) vandalized the Peninsula Baptist Church sign by painting messages on it.

Unlawful Procurement of Prescription Drugs/Arrest: On Aug. 31, police were dispatched to Rite Aid for a report of a prescription fraud suspect who was attempting to pass two forged prescriptions. 

The 53-year-old man said he recently lost his job and suffered from chronic back pain. He thought he could change the date on the prescription for Oxycontin so he could use his insurance. Police arrested the man for two violations of altering a prescription with the intent to acquire a schedule II narcotic.

Warrant/Nonviolent/Domestic Offenses/Arrest: On Sept. 1, police were dispatched to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman inside a gray van at Target. The 62-year-old woman said she was having a verbal argument with her 36-year-old son. The woman was arrested after a record check indicated that she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for DUI.

DWLS/Arrest: On Sept. 1, police were dispatched to a reported accident in the Safeway parking lot. Upon investigation, police arrested a 35-year-old man for third-degree DWLS.

Negligent Driving/Arrest: On Sept. 5, police were dispatched to Gig Harbor RV Park in reference to a possible car accident. The 27-year-old female driver said she ran into the curb and the right rear tire was flat. The police detected the odor of alcohol on the driver's breath. She was cited for first-degree negligent driving.

Harassment/Arrest: On July 31, a 57-year-old man called Home Depot to complain about his dissatisfaction with his recent purchase. He was very upset with the employee on the phone, according to police.

On Aug. 6, he called back and spoke with the assistant manager.

Three days later, he spoke with the Home Depot customer service in Atlanta. After the call, the representative emailed her supervisors advising them of some threats that the man had made during their conversation. 

When police contacted the man at the residence, he and his wife became "highly agitated and were screaming profanities" at the officers.

On Sept. 6, police were notified of an unruly man yelling in the lobby of the Gig Harbor City Hall regarding a business permit. Police arrested the man for felony harassment.

For questions about this blotter, email akiko.oda@patch.com.


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