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Woman Assaulted Outside Bar, Tires Slashed
Yelm police officers responded to a call about an assault on Monday, Oct. 4 at Bob’s Tavern in Yelm.
According to a police report, the reporting party told officers she had been kicked and punched in the face by a friend’s ex-girlfriend. She believed her tires had also been slashed by the same person.
The reporting party said the woman walked up to her on the sidewalk near the bar and began yelling profanities at her, the report stated.
After being told of the assault, officers reportedly saw an injury on the woman’s shin consistent with what she had reported, though officers did not see an injury to her face.
According to the report, the reporting party said she grabbed the other woman by the hair and threw her down to the cement, which ended the altercation.
A witness confirmed the reporting party’s claims, the report stated.
When officers caught up to the woman accused of assault, they issued a criminal citation for assault in the fourth degree.
Yelm Man Falls Victim to Scammer
Yelm police officers responded to a call about fraud on Friday, Oct. 8 at a residence on Prairie Creek Loop.
According to a police officer, the reporting party received a message on his computer telling him to call a certain number.
After calling the number, the person on the receiving end of the phone call asked him about his virus protection services, the report stated.
The suspect reportedly convinced the man his virus protection was not good, and subsequently transferred the $750 the man had originally paid for the software into his bank account. The scammer asked the reporting party to enter the last digit of the dollar amount into the computer.
According to the report, that’s when the computer took the man to his bank account. The scammer told him he had illegal money in the account and needed to remove that money with gift cards.
After the exchange, the reporting party found that he was out nearly $40,000, the report stated.
The man called the bank, who told him he was the victim of fraud and needed to change his banking information.
Vacant House Burglarized
Yelm police officers responded to a call about a residential burglary on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at a house on Berry Valley Road Southeast.
According to a police report, the residence in question was a family inheritance item the reporting party thought was scheduled for demolition.
When the reporting party went to check on the property, she found all the windows had been broken and the place was trashed, the report stated.
When officers inspected the property, they also noted the interior doors were broken. The officers reportedly found appliances had been thrown, and the cabinets and drawers had been removed. A bathroom mirror was also broken, the report stated.
Officers reportedly were able to find two sets of footprints at the scene.
According to the report, officers were not able to recover any other usable evidence.
Shopper’s Vehicle Subject of Hit-And-Run
Yelm police officers responded to a hit-and-run call on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Walmart.
According to a police report, the reporting party had parked her vehicle in a western stall at the business.
The woman called the police after she found out her vehicle was struck while she was shopping, the report stated.
There was reportedly no note left on the vehicle to explain the incident or to provide insurance information.
According to the report, the woman found white paint transfer on the passenger side front quarter panel that continued from in front of the wheel to the lower marker light. There was also a broken light cover, the report stated.
The damage is estimated at $1,000.
There is no suspect information for the incident.
Catalytic Converter Thefts Ramp Up
Yelm police officers responded to a call involving the theft of motor vehicle parts on Monday, Oct. 4 at the district office of Yelm Community Schools.
According to a police report, the reporting party said an unknown individual cut off a catalytic converter from her vehicle between 3 and 6:30 p.m.
When she went to start her 2008 Honda Element, the reporting party noticed her vehicle was louder than usual, the report stated.
When she went to investigate, the catalytic converter was reportedly missing.
At the time of the report, there was no suspect information for the crime.
This event is part of a string of catalytic converter thefts that have occurred in Yelm since at least April.