GHPD Blotter: Woman Caught Shoplifting, Swallows Bag of Meth

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.

DUI/Arrest: On Sept. 29, police arrested a 42-year-old woman in the 5600 block of Olympic Drive for DUI.

DWLS/Arrest: On Oct. 1, police arrested a 22-year-old man in the 5000 block of Rosedale Street NW for third-degree DWLS.

Resisting/Interfering with Police/Police/Drug Paraphernalia/Arrest: On Oct. 1, police were dispatched to a shoplifting at Gig Harbor Kohl's. The security officer said two women came into the store together. One woman appeared to have stolen some electronics and had left the store. The second woman was still in the fitting room trying on clothes.

When police contacted the 32-year-old woman, she said she arrived with another woman who was still in the store. The officer noticed that the woman had something in her pocket, which later turned out to be a bag of methamphetamine. While the officer was speaking with the woman, she tried to run away.

As police pinned her to the ground, she threw the baggie into her mouth. The officer tried to prevent her from swallowing the bag, but she refused to open her mouth and ended up swallowing the bag.

During the investigation, police found an electronic tablet stuffed in her pants. They also seized a meth pipe from her pocket. Her purse contained another glass pipe and two used hypodermic needles. The woman later admitted to carrying meth and that she had already smoked more than half of it already. She also told police she wasn't worried about swallowing the drugs since she had swallowed a lot more in the past. Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One advised her to be transported to St. Anthony Hospital. Police arrested her for third-degree theft and resisting arrest.

First Information Report: On Oct. 2, police were dispatched to an injured deer in the 4100 block of Borgen Boulevard. It appeared to have been struck by a car and was seriously injured. The officer shot the deer with his duty handgun and moved it to a nearby brush.

Traffic Offense/Arrest: On Oct. 4, police arrested a 17-year-old woman in the 8500 block of Skansie Avenue for failing to transfer title and driving without a valid license. The driver was also issued infractions for no proof of insurance and expired vehicle license.

Traffic Collision: On Oct. 4, police were dispatched to a car crash at the Olympic Drive overpass. A 39-year-old woman was driving northbound on Olympic Drive on a green light when a 60-year-old man turned left into the woman's the car. She sustained injuries to both leg and upper torso but denied medical aide.

Warrant/Arrest: On Oct. 5, a 59-year-old man called the police to report a stolen vehicle from Harborwood West Apartments. Police arrested the man after records indicated that he had an outstanding warrant.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Recovery: Sometime between Oct. 3 and 4, a car parked in the 6800 block of Windlass Lane was stolen. On Oct. 5, the car was located in the 3100 block of Judson Street. Nothing was missing from inside the car. The front tire was flat and separated from the rim, but no additional damage was reported.

Vandalism: Sometime between Oct. 5 and 6, an unknown suspect(s) vandalized a public art sculpture located on the sidewalk of Harborview Drive. There are two art pieces made from glass and metal that are bolted to concrete pillars. One of the sculptures was broken off pedestal and was left on the sidewalk. The glass insert was also cracked and broken into multiple pieces.

DWLS/Arrest: On Oct. 7, police arrested a 45-year-old man near Kimball Drive and Pioneer Way for second-degree DWLS and failure to provide proof of insurance.

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


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