Gig Harbor Police Reports: Woman Gets Trespass Notice After Eating Almonds Without Paying

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.

Theft: On Dec. 19, an unknown suspect(s) took an outgoing mail, containing a $50 gift card to Olive Garden, from a mailbox in the 3500 block of Grandview Street. On Dec. 23, a man from Fife called the victim and said he found an envelope with her name on it. The victim contacted Olive Garden and canceled the card, which had not been used.

Vehicle Prowl/Vandalism: On Dec. 28, police responded to a vehicle prowl at 7 Seas Brewing. An unknown suspect(s) broke out the rear passenger window and took a gym bag, which contained an extra change of clothes and an iPod.

DWLS/Arrest: On Dec. 29, police arrested a 45-year-old man in the 5100 block of Olympic Drive NW for third-degree DWLS. The driver was also cited for failure to transfer title within 45 days and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Trespass Notification: On Dec. 30, police were dispatched to Fred Meyer for a trespassing customer. Upon arrival, the store employee said a 87-year-old woman was grazing the aisles eating items without paying--specifically a large quantity of almonds, which later had to be thrown out. The woman was asked to leave and not return to the store. However, she came back a short time after. During the investigation, the woman had trouble remembering what the police and the employee were telling her. Her driver's license was canceled for medical reasons. Police drove the woman back to her residence.

DWLS/Arrest: On Dec. 30, police arrested a 31-year-old woman near State Route 16 eastbound and Wollochet Drive NW for DWLS. She was also cited for operating a motor vehicle with a canceled registration and failing to prove proof of insurance.

DWLS/Arrest: On Dec. 30, police arrested a 41-year-old man in the 10600 block of Burnham Drive NW for third-degree DWLS. Police also issued infractions for expired vehicle license and no proof of insurance.

Vehicle Prowl/Vandalism: On Dec. 31, police responded to a vehicle prowl at Uptown Gig Harbor. The victim's family was at the movies, and when they came out, an unknown suspect(s) smashed the passenger window. A small backpack, valued at $40, was stolen from the car.

Vehicle Prowl/Vandalism: On Dec. 31, an unknown suspect(s) broke open the passenger side window of a car at the Gig Harbor Library. A purse was missing from the car. The victim canceled her credit cards and checks. The bank informed her that someone had tried to use her debit card at Safeway after the incident. 

DUI/Arrest: On Jan. 1, police arrested a 55-year-old man near Olympic Drive NW and State Route 16 eastbound for DUI. The driver was also issued an infraction for expired vehicle tabs.

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

Amanda L January 05, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Gig Harbor used to feel so safe. It saddens me to read all the crimes taking place mow.
David Pedal January 05, 2013 at 10:00 PM
So much has changed, some good, some bad. Welcome to America.
Trixie January 07, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Sorry to burst the tired and cynical "what is happening to America? and Gig Harbor?" comments. But the crime rate in Gig Harbor, for the past 10 years has been above the National average (and that is just in the incorporated area.) Actually, crime has gone down in the area in the past few years. Look at the stats. It's shocking how much crime, per person, is in this area. I usually find the crime stats on city data, and I was shocked. I think that GH has been suffering from lack of news coverage for so long, when the newspaper never posts crime data or police logs, so that now Patch is doing it, people are shocked. It's not that crime is getting worse, it's just finally getting reported. Check the stats, though. You'd be surprised. It inched up slightly in 2001, but much lower than in 2003-2006. Nat'l average is 319, and Gig Harbor is at 371, and in past years at over 400.
Been there January 30, 2013 at 08:40 PM
When are people going to learn to stop leaving purses, briefcases, gym bags etc. visible in their cars? You have to be smarter than the stupid criminals.


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