GHPD Blotter: Police Respond to String of Burglaries at Mobile Homes

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.

Simple Assault: On Sept. 20, police responded to Starbucks at 4904 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW for an intoxicated man yelling at passing motorists. The 36-year-old man said he entered Starbucks to borrow a phone so he could call his mother to tell his whereabouts. The conversation then became heated, and he started yelling and cursing over the phone. He eventually hung up and threw the cordless phone to a woman at the Starbucks. The phone struck the woman in the shoulders. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault.

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance/Possession of Drug Equipment/Arrest: On Sept. 20, police arrested two men, 20 and 23, for unlawful possession of marijuana and use of drug paraphernalia at Harbor Country Estates.

DWLS/Arrest: On Sept. 22, police arrested a 23-year-old woman for third-degree DWLS for unpaid tickets at the Rosedale Street and Stinson Avenue intersection. Police also issued an infraction for no insurance and a warning for stop sign violation.

Residential Burglary: On Sept. 22, police were dispatched to a burglary at Harborland Mobile Home Park, 3702 Hunt St. NW. The victim's front door had pry marks on the door knob and dead bolt. Two other units also had pry marks. One of the victims said some jewelry were missing.  

Residential Burglary: On Sept. 23, an unknown suspect(s) broke into a mobile home in the 10400 block of Peacock Hill Avenue NW. Several pieces of jewelry were missing. On Sept. 27, another resident reported a burglary at the same neighborhood. The victim found pry marks on his front door, and a $125 ring was missing.

Vehicle Prowl: On Sept. 23, police responded to a car prowl at 7 Seas Brewing on Judson Street. The driver said he parked his car in the back alley. An hour later, a $300 stereo faceplate, 12 CDs valued at $200 and vehicle registration were missing. 

Trespassing/Arrest: On Sept. 24, police arrested a 32-year-old man for second-degree trespass at Subway on Pt. Fosdick Drive NW. The man has been trespassed from the business several times in the past, police said.

Theft: On Sept. 24, police were dispatched to Wells Fargo for a theft. The victim said she was using the ATM located outside the bank. She took out her wallet and left the purse sitting on a small ledge near the machine. Her card wasn't working so she went inside for brief moment. When she returned, her purse was gone.

Vandalism: On Sept. 24, police responded to some graffiti on the wall of the bowl at the Skate Park.

DUI/Arrest: On Sept. 26, police were dispatched to a drunk driver leaving Shell gas station on Pioneer Way. They later located the 52-year-old female driver at Chevron Maritime Mart, where she was trying to buy beer. The employee refused to sell alcohol to the woman due to her extreme state of intoxication. Police believe the woman had also urinated and defecated in her pants. The woman was arrested for DUI and trespassed from Shell gas station.

Motor Vehicle Theft: On Sept. 27, police responded to a car theft. The victim had parked his burgundy 1988 Ford Ranger at the Kimball Park and Ride. When he returned later, his truck was missing.

Shoplifting: On Sept. 27, police were dispatched to a shoplifting at Famous Footwear. A man came in the store and put on the new shoes, according to the employee. The man placed the old shoes in the box and left the store.

Trespassing/Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance/Arrest: On Sept. 27, police were dispatched to a suspicious male subject walking near Harborland Mobile Home Park. Police noticed that the 21-year-old man matched the description of the burglar who had broken into the homes few days earlier. Upon investigation, the man was carrying a small bag with meth. He denied breaking into the mobile homes.

Residential Burglary/Arrest: On Sept. 23, police were dispatched to a reported burglary in progress at the Rosedale Commons Condos, 7806 Skansie Ave. NW. When police arrived, the suspect was kneeling down on the kitchen floor. Police also found a folding knife on the ground where the 35-year-old man was kneeling. Upon investigation, the home belonged to his girlfriend who had told him not to return two days before the incident. He said he was waiting outside and broke into the house using his knife because he was cold. He was arrested for residential burglary. The girlfriend was on the second floor at the time of the incident. She said she contacted her neighbor to get him to leave earlier in the night. But when she heard her dog barking, she texted her neighbor to call 911.

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


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