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Gig Harbor Police Reports: Vehicle Prowls, Shoplifting, DUI

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.

Liquor Law Violation/Arrest: On Dec. 1, police stopped a 17-year-old male driver for speeding in the 3100 block of Harborview Drive. Police found several bottles of alcohol inside the car. The teen was arrested for minor in possession of intoxicants. 

Vehicle Prowl: On Dec. 1, three male subjects tried to enter the victim's unlocked car at the Harborwood West Apartments. After a witness yelled out to the subjects, they left on foot and dropped the stolen items from the car.

Vehicle Prowl: On Dec. 1, an unknown suspect(s) stole a bag of children's clothing and a cordless drill from the truck that was parked at the Gig Harbor YMCA. The thief punched out the lock of the passenger side door and broke the canopy window to access the bed of the truck.

Shoplifting: On Dec. 2, a 28-year-old entered Kohl's and selected several clothing items. According to the store security, the man spent about 30 minutes in the fitting room putting on $198 worth of clothes and tried to leave without paying. He was cited for third-degree theft and received a trespass notice from Kohl's.

Vehicle Prowl: On Dec. 3, an unknown suspect(s) broke out the passenger side window at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church and stole a Coach backpack off the front seat. 

Another driver had left her car unsecured and her purse was stolen from the front seat. The purse contained her house key with vehicle registration. Six DVDs and a Starbucks gift card were also taken. 

An unknown suspect(s) also used a crow bar to gain access of a third vehicle and stole an Apple iPod and a CD case with nearly 100 CDs.

DWLS/Arrest: On Dec. 3, police responded to a reported impaired driver at Valero. The 50-year-old woman was stumbling inside the store and smelled of alcohol. She was arrested for physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated along with second-degree DWLS. She was also in violation of an ignition interlock requirement.

DUI/Arrest: On Dec. 3, police responded to a one-car collision near Rosedale Street and Lombard Drive. The 19-year-old man, who crashed his car into a telephone pole, was arrested for DUI.

Vandalism: On Dec. 4, an unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal a purse inside a car that was parked at the Borgen Starbucks. The thief broke the passenger side door but fled after a witness noticed the incident.

Theft/Arrest: On Dec. 5, a resident rode her bicycle to Fred Meyer and left it unsecured while she shopped. When she returned, the bike was gone. A few minutes later, police located a 14-year-old boy riding a bike near Skansie Avenue and Rosedale Street. The teen initially said he had bought it for $20 and didn't know it was stolen. He later admitted to taking the bike and was booked in Remann Hall for theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Recovered Stolen Vehicle: On Dec. 6, police were dispatched to a stolen car report at Stinson Park Apartments. Later that day, the car was discovered in the 7800 block of Greyhawk Avenue. The car's battery was stolen, and the wires to the battery were cut. A backpack was stolen from the car.

Shoplifting: On Dec. 6, a Home Depot employee witnessed a man push a white large box on a flatbed cart out of the rear fire escape. Police believe the man stole a generator worth $600.

Vehicle Prowl: Sometime between Dec. 5 and 6, an unknown suspect(s) opened the hood of the car in the 6100 block of Soundview Drive and took the battery and intake manifold. 

Motor Vehicle Theft: On Dec. 6, the victim parked the car at Fred Meyer, and 15 minutes later the car was gone.

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

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