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Gig Harbor Police Reports: Man Banned From Harvester Restaurant For Strange Behavior

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.

Shoplifting: On Oct. 18, police were dispatched to Office Depot for shoplifting. The manager said a male subject took nine flash drives and removed a 16GB Nexus Google tablet from the display case and walked out.

Simple Assault/Arrest: On Oct. 19, police responded to Halftime Sports Saloon for a fight. According to the bar employees, the 27-year-old man became belligerent and aggressive toward the staff and his girlfriend. He also head-butted the security guard in the lip.

DWLS/Arrest: On Oct. 19, police arrested a 25-year-old woman for second-degree DWLS in the 8500 block of Highway 16 eastbound.

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/DUI/Arrest: ON Oct. 20, police made a traffic stop for operating without headlights in the 6700 Wollochet Drive NW. The 35-year-old female driver was arrested for DUI and third-degree DWLS. The 33-year-old male passenger was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and meth.

Residential Burglary: On Oct. 22, police responded to a theft in the 11400 block of Bristol Place NW. Sometime between Oct. 15 and 18, an unknown person stole a safe containing about $200 cash from the home. 

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance/Arrest: On Oct. 22, police arrested a 22-year-old man for possession of marijuana in the 8900 block of 54th Avenue NW. The man also had a small semi-automatic handgun in his holster for protection.

Aggravated Assault: On Oct. 23, police were dispatched for an assault report at the Harvester Restaurant. The owner said he contacted the 65-year-old man after a series of bizarre and strange behaviors at the restaurant. He said the man tried to give the bartender a piece of marijuana hash a few days prior and said he was making the hash in his garage. He then pulled a gun scope out of his jacket and threatened to kill President Barack Obama and then kill himself. He later left the restaurant and sat in his truck. He also handed a marijuana joint to an unknown customer and told him to take it into the restaurant.

On Oct. 23, the same man told a waitress that if a Marine came to the restaurant with his parents, the man had something for him. He then shook a can of Altoids with rubber band around it, which the waitress believed had marijuana hash inside. 

The owner later found the man sitting in his truck outside the restaurant. He told the man that he could not return to the restaurant due to his behavior. The man became upset and backed up quickly out of the handicapped parking lot. The owner said the front left tires hopped up on the curb and almost struck him. he had to jump back to avoid being struck. The police advised the owner to provide a written trespass notification to the man.

Shoplifting/Arrest: On Oct. 24, police responded to Bartell Drugs for shoplifting. The security officer witnessed the 63-year-old woman take a bottle of wine from the shelf and put it in her purse. She also took cosmetic items and placed them in her purse. The woman also had additional items in the cart. She was cited for third-degree theft and banned from Bartell Drugs for one year. The total amount of theft $46.93.

Damage to Public Property/Hit and Run: On Oct. 27, the officer noticed a street light pole at Gig Harbor Civic Center leaning in an odd angle. The two large metal pieces were broken off the base. Police believe a car hit the pole.

DUI/Hit-and-Run/Arrest: On Oct. 27, police were dispatched to the Halftime Sports Saloon parking lot in reference to a hit and run. Witnesses said a 54-year-old male driver struck a parked vehicle and left the lot. The driver was later arrested for DUI.

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

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