Sirens: Stolen Vehicle Recovered; Man Brandishes Gun During Road Rage Incident; Timber Tech Hit by Burglars; Woman Reports Lost Wallet as Stolen; Catalytic Converter Reported Stolen

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Yelm Police Department Finds Stolen Vehicle

Yelm police officers found a stolen vehicle when they conducted a welfare check on a woman in a car at the intersection of Crystal Springs Road and Coates Road on Monday, Sept. 6.

The woman had been lying down in the vehicle for several hours, a police report stated.

Officers reportedly looked up the plates of the small, black SUV and found it had been reported stolen earlier that day in Tumwater.

When the woman woke up, officers noticed her behavior was consistent with a person high on heroin, the report stated.

According to the report, an officer audio-recorded a reading of her Miranda rights, and began to speak with her about the incident.

The woman said the vehicle belonged to a friend, who had “left her the vehicle and the keys while in a parking lot and left her for a few hours,” the report stated.

When the owner of the vehicle did not come back for some time, the woman reportedly took the vehicle.

When police officers tried to book her into the Thurston County Jail, she was not allowed to be admitted due to an infection resulting from her alleged drug use, ostensibly made through heroin use, the report stated.

According to the report, police officers experienced a staffing issue that would not allow them to sit with her in the hospital, so she was dropped off and released at the nearest emergency room, with the case being forwarded to Thurston County prosecutors.

Timber Tech Hit by Burglars

Yelm police officers responded to a commercial burglary call on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Timber Tech. It appeared that during the previous three weeks, an unknown person with key access to the business went into the office and stole five radiators valued at $2,000 and 50 gallons of hydraulic oil valued at $10,000.

A police officer reportedly took photos of the scene and documented a similar radiator and a 5 gallon pail of oil for comparison.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Man Brandishes Gun During Road Rage Incident

Yelm police officers responded to an aggravated assault call on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

According to the report, a man was traveling on Yelm Highway at Cullens Road Northwest, when another vehicle crossed into his path.

The driver of the other vehicle reportedly became angry, threw his arms in the air and cursed at the reporting party. 

The driver then took off, but turned around and pointed a gun, which was described as a glock, at the reporting party, the report stated.

According to the report, when the reporting party did not back down to the threat, the other driver drove away.

Police officers reportedly attempted to locate the metallic cobalt blue 2018 Ford Fusion belonging to the other driver, but no information could be obtained.

Woman Reports Lost Wallet as Stolen

Yelm police officers responded to a call about a theft of a wallet at Walmart on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

According to the report, a woman noticed her wallet had gone missing from where she set it on a cabinet outside of the ACU Credit Union.

She described a woman she had seen walking away from the area the wallet had been, the report stated.

Walmart employees then reportedly found the wallet in the area the reporting party said it had been stolen from.

Catalytic Converter Reported Stolen

Yelm police officers responded to a call about the theft of motor vehicle parts on Thursday, Sept. 9.

According to the report, a man noticed his catalytic converter had gone missing from his white 2000 Kia that was parked in the rideshare parking lot of a business.

The man reportedly found his vehicle jacked up, with one door open.

There is no suspect information at the time, the report stated.

Thieves have been stealing catalytic converters from vehicles in Yelm since at least April.

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