Police Blotter

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
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University Place Police Department

A victim of a vehicle prowl called police and reported that his laptop computer was stolen from his unlocked vehicle. The victim reported that he went into a grocery store and came back out to discover his computer was taken. Another victim called police to her home, where she reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle as it was parked in her driveway and stole her checkbook and $25 in cash. Another victim called police to her apartment near Orchard and reported that an unknown person took her laptop, which she left in her unlocked vehicle overnight.
A student was contacted by school staff at the High School because he smelled strongly of marijuana. A joint was found in his backpack. The student told police he has been sober for a short time and is involved in a rehab program but that he forgot the joint was in his backpack. The subject was booked into Remann Hall for drug possession.
A 24-year-old male was asked to leave a convenience store by the store clerk because he was loitering. The male walked away briefly before reentering the store, grabbing a remote controlled helicopter and then fleeing without paying for it. A police officer spotted the subject at 66th and Lakewood Drive carrying the box under his arm. The subject was taken into custody and read his Miranda Warnings. When asked why he stole the item, he replied that it was something he had always wanted. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail.