Thurston County Watch

Yelm Police Department

Attempted Burglary

• An attempted burglary was reported in the 200 block of Van Trump Avenue Northeast at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. A resident awoke to find the front door of the home had been forced open. It occurred sometime between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. The door had been forced inward, completely destroying the door frame. Nothing appeared to be missing from the home. The residents were home at the time but didn’t hear anything. The victim suspected a bar patron mistook his residence for their own and forced their way in. There are no suspects.

Package Stolen

• Theft of mail was reported at about 12:54 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the 300 block of Longmire Street Northwest in Yelm. A package from eBay that was supposed to arrive within three to four days was never received. The supplier informed him the package, worth about $13, had already been delivered. There are no suspects.

False Identification Leads to Arrest

• A 27-year-old Spanaway woman was arrested after providing a false name to a Yelm police officer following a traffic stop at about 1:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in the 400 block of Yelm Avenue East. Dale Elizabeth Montgomery was a passenger in the vehicle, which had been stopped because its registration expired in 2017, according to police reports. As the officer checked the background of the driver, it was noted he had a protection order against Montgomery. When the officer asked Montgomery to identify herself, she provided the name Emily M. Ames. The officer found no record for that name, but the woman insisted it was her name. The officer then matched Montgomery’s Department of Licensing photo with her face. She was placed under arrest, and the driver admitted it was in fact Montgomery. She was booked for violating the no contact order and false statements to a public servant.

Vehicle Stolen

• A vehicle valued at about $1,000 was reported stolen in the 16000 block of Rainier View Drive Southeast in Yelm at about 3:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. The victim said he had left the 1997 Acura in front of a friend’s home. The vehicle wasn’t working and it had been parked there since April.

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