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Shoplifting thefts at Walmart result in lifetime trespasses

Yelm Police officers responded to a report of shoplifting theft at Yelm’s Walmart around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a white woman, roughly 30 years old, ran from asset protection after stealing merchandise from the store. She reportedly fled the scene and headed toward Vail Road Southeast near state Route 507. Asset protection learned that a Honda Civic associated with the woman was still parked at Walmart, and when she approached the vehicle, a man associated with the woman exited the vehicle with a knife and took off on foot toward state Route 507 and Old McKenna Road.

Police officers caught up to the man on Old McKenna Road and found he was in possession of several stolen items from Walmart. He received a lifetime trespass from Walmart, and was booked into jail on charges of third-degree theft.

The woman was eventually found near Vail Road Southeast with a shopping cart full of merchandise valued at over $300. She received a lifetime trespass from Walmart, but was not booked in jail.

Red Lantern Asian Fusion burglarized

Yelm Police officers responded to a call around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 after Red Lantern Asian Fusion was burglarized. Upon arrival, officers saw the business’s front glass door shattered. After a brief survey of the inside of the building and surrounding areas, the scene was cleared. After unsuccessfully attempting to reach the business owners, police officers left a voice message and explained the situation. There is no information regarding a suspect at this time.