Yelm Police Department

Yelm Police Department

A 22-year-old Roy man was booked into Nisqually Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 3, on one count of possession of controlled substances and on a previous Yelm Police Department warrant. 

Charges stem from an incident that occurred at about 5 p.m. that day. Yelm officers were dispatched to reports of a theft that had just occurred at the Yelm Dollar Tree, located at 906 E Yelm Ave. 

According to police reports, a suspect, later identified as Eric Elie, 22, of Roy, had stolen ice cream, cologne, headphones and a number of other items before walking out of the store and entering into the driver’s side of a black Chevrolet and leaving the scene. Employees were reportedly able to determine the license plate number. 

Yelm police were able to locate a vehicle with a similar description and plate number at the Shell gas station located just down the street. Police arrested Elie, and he gave the police consent to search a backpack near his feet. 

According to police reports, officers found the listed stolen items, as well as two glass methamphetamine pipes with residue. A small baggie of meth was located in his pants pocket. 

Officers then completed a trespass form for Elie, per an employee’s request, and later transported him to jail. 

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