Gig Harbor Police Reports: Vehicle Prowls, DUI, Shoplifting

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.

Burglary: Sometime between Nov. 1 and 2, an unknown suspect(s) damaged the front door and smashed a small window of Salon Valsa, 7116 Pioneer Way. The door was pried on two places, but remained unopened. Police believe no items have been taken.

Vehicle Prowl: On Nov. 2, the victim left her purse on the floor in the passenger seat of her car at the Gig Harbor Library. While the woman was in the library for a few minutes, an unknown suspect(s) smashed the window and stole the purse. The thief tried to cash a check at Columbia Bank, but the bank employee knew the victim and contacted her regarding the check. When it was confirmed that the check was stolen, the suspect fled.

DWLS/Arrest: On Nov. 2, police cited a 39-year-old woman for third-degree Driving While License Suspended and infraction for no proof of insurance in the 8500 block of Skansie Avenue.

Theft/Arrest: On Nov. 3, police were dispatched to Gig Harbor High School regarding a theft. An anonymous source told a coach, who was assisting a fundraising event at the school, that one of the event helpers had taken some merchandise and hidden them in another area of the school with the intent of stealing it. When the coach checked the area, he found five clothing items, worth $275, stuffed in a desk. When the coach confronted the student, the16-year-old boy eventually admitted to taking the items. He was arrested for theft.

Theft: Sometime between Nov. 3 and 5, an unknown suspect(s) took a lawnmower from the back of a pickup truck at Gig Harbor Villa Apartments. Estimated total loss: $450.

Agency Assist: On Nov. 5, the Washington State Patrol reported that a car was traveling slowly and swerving on Highway 16 westbound near Wollochet Drive NW. An officer from Gig Harbor Police was the first car to respond. After investigating, authorities arrested the 39-year-old man for DUI.

Vehicle Prowl: On Nov. 5, an unknown suspect(s) took a purse located in the trunk of a car located near Harborview Drive and Dorotich Street.

DUI/Arrest: On Nov. 6, police arrested a 46-year-old man in the 5600 block of Olympic Drive for DUI.

Theft: On Nov. 6, a man came into Bikram Yoga Gig Harbor, 5401 32nd Ave., and paid $10 cash to participate in a class that was about to start. Prior to the class, the instructor noticed the man lingering in the locker rooms. After having to call his name several times, the man left abruptly saying his daughter was sick. After the class, one of the participants noticed that her purse was missing. It was later found in the men's locker room. Only $6 in cash was missing. Police later discovered that the man used a fake name and address to sign up for the class.

Shoplifting/DWLS/Arrest: On Nov. 6, police were dispatched to a suspicious man outside Walgreens. According to police, the 21-year-old man was a known shoplifter. When authorities arrived, he left and tried to evade police. He was cited for third-degree theft for stealing some candy bars. He was also trespassed from Walgreens.

Agency Assist: On Nov. 8, police were dispatched to a welfare check in 3200 block of Tarabochia Street. A neighbor said she heard someone calling for help. Upon entering the home, police found a 62-year-old woman in bed with a head injury. Authorities believe she struck her head in the bathroom. She was treated for a fractured vertebrae and alcoholism.

Vehicle Prowl: On Nov. 8, an unknown suspect(s) smashed out the front right window of a car in the 5100 block of Olympic Drive NW and took a bag full of clothing. Total estimated loss worth more than $800.

DWLS/Arrest: On Nov. 11, a 29-year-old man was cited for third-degree DWLS in the 6200 block of 38th Avenue NW.

Shoplifting/Arrest: On Nov. 11, a 19-year-old man ordered food from Safeway deli and walked out without paying. He was arrested for third-degree theft and was trespassed from all Safeway stores in Washington.

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


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