Thurston County Watch

YELM POLICE DEPARTMENT

Theft of Computer

• At about 8 p.m. June 3, a Yelm woman reported that one year ago her ex-boyfriend stole a computer used for her dirt bike. The computer was valued at $150. An officer was going to attempt to have the computer returned.

 

Wedding Ring, Guns Stolen 

• A wedding ring valued at $5,335 was reported stolen at about 11:15 p.m. June 3 from a home in the 16000 block of Curry Court Southeast. The homeowner said a friend of her granddaughter had been staying at the home and that she suspected him of stealing it, and other items, because he was no longer at the home and the possessions were missing. Two guns were later discovered to be missing from the home. The firearms — a black single-shot .25 caliber Beretta and a five-shot .22 caliber revolver — had been in an unlocked safe. Later, at about 4:15 a.m. on June 7, an officer stopped the suspect after he was seen riding a bicycle without a reflector. The man denied stealing the items and allowed the officer to search him. Nothing was found. 

 

Duffel Bag Taken From Trunk 

• A Yelm man reported Wednesday, June 5, that a duffel bag containing military chemical gear, a gas mask, a chemical suit, boots and a helmet were stolen from the trunk of his 2002 GMC Denali overnight. The property was valued at $500. There are no suspects. 

 

Burglary at Impound

• At about 9 a.m. June 6, an officer responded to a report of a burglary at Bill’s Towing in the 800 block of Yelm Avenue West. Overnight, someone cut open the security fence and entered the impound lot. The owner said it commonly happens after law enforcement officers impound a vehicle that has narcotics in it as they await a search warrant. The owner was unable to determine which of the vehicles had been accessed. The damage to the fence was estimated at $100. 

 

Lumber Stolen 

• A representative of Sound Built Homes in Yelm reported the theft of lumber at about 10:30 a.m. June 6. A retired state trooper witnessed the theft and provided information to officers. According to the police report, the two suspects wore safety vests and greeted the witness as if they were supposed to be on the property before loading up the lumber and leaving. They took an estimated $800 worth of lumber. The case was forwarded to detectives. 

 

High School Student Arrested for Attacking Classmate 

• A 16-year-old Yelm High School student was arrested for assault after allegedly attacking a classmate in the parking lot of the school on the morning of Friday, June 7. The victim suffered abrasions, scrapes and swelling on both sides of his face and elbow. The victim told the attacker he didn’t want to fight prior to the attack, noting that he wanted to take part in graduation. He didn’t fight back, instead using his arms in an attempt to deflect the blows of the attacker, according to officers. The 16-year-old will face a charge of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. 

Trespasser Found With Possibly Stolen Debit Cards 

• A military identification card, a prepaid debit card, a checkbook and several other financial documents were seized from a woman after a complaint at the Yelm Walmart in the 17000 block of State Route 7 at about 12:12 a.m. Sunday, June 9. An officer initially responded to a report of the woman attempting to return stolen items to customer service for a refund. She had previously been trespassed from the business. The woman was later arrested after the items were found in one of her bags. She was arrested for third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespassing. However, she was not booked into jail, as a urine sample showed she was pregnant. Additionally, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana were found in her system. 

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