Gig Harbor Police Log: Man Leaves Granddaughter Inside Car to Go Shopping

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.

Child Neglect: On Jan. 12, police responded to a report of a child who was left unattended inside a car at Safeway. Upon arrival, police found the 3-year-old girl strapped into a child’s car seat and the car’s windows were fogged. The temperature was 40 degrees outside and the child appeared to be cold, according to the police report. About 20 minutes later, the child’s 58-year-old grandfather approached the vehicle. He told police that he had left the girl in the car because she was sleeping when they arrived at Safeway. He said he did not want to take her inside the store because she can be disruptive. He was taking care of her because the girl’s mother was going through a divorce. The man was informed that the report would be sent to Child Protective Services. Police believe the child was left alone inside the car for about 45 minutes.

Vehicle Prowl/Vandalism: On Jan. 12, an unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver-side window of a car parked at Murphy’s Landing. The thief stole the victim’s purse containing makeup items.

Vehicle Prowl: On Jan. 13, an unknown suspect(s) broke into a car that was parked at United Methodist Church and stole the victim’s purse. The bag contained $75 in cash, necklace, credit cards, wallet and a driver’s license.

DWLS/Arrest: On Jan. 13, police arrested a 41-year-old man for third-degree DWLS in the 8500 block of State Route 16 near Wollochet Drive.

Theft: Sometime between Jan. 13 and 15, an unknown suspect(s) cut the gas line to the victim’s work vehicle at Mixed Goods, 10421 Burnham Dr., and siphoned out all of the gas inside. The thief stole about 23 gallons of gas.

Motor Vehicle Theft: Sometime between Jan. 13 and 14, the victim’s car that was waiting to be serviced was stolen at Les Schwab. The car was left unlocked, and the keys were placed in the cup holder.

On Jan. 20, police located the car near 74th Street Court NW and 78th Avenue NW. The car was stripped and not drivable.

Vehicle Prowl/Vandalism: On Jan. 14, police responded to a vehicle prowl at Harbor Village Apartments. The front passenger window had been shattered, and two jackets, old credit cards and cell phone were stolen. According to the police report, it was a cold morning, and all of the vehicles in the area had heavy frost built up on the windows. The officer noticed that a small area of the window on several cars had been scraped off to see the inside.

Theft: On Jan. 16, the victim's iPhone 4 was stolen from the girls’ locker room at Gig Harbor High School. The phone was later found in a different classroom

DUI/DWLS/Arrest: On Jan. 15, police arrested a 50-year-old woman for DUI and third-degree DWLS in the 3600 block of 44th Street Court NW.

Theft: Sometime between Jan. 15 and 16, six burn fans were stolen from Ron Hemly Septic. Each fan was valued at $1,000.

DWLS/Arrest: On Jan. 17, police arrested a 26-year-old man for third-degree DWLS in the 5400 block of Pt. Fosdick Drive NW.

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


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