May 20, 2002
Carnation Police Beat
APRIL 20 - A Carnation officer noticed a found property case in IRIS which matched the CD's stolen from a vehicle in Carnation. The officer picked up the CD's on May 1, confirming ownership by the victim's name written on them in black permanent marker. The owner has identified and claimed them at the police department. The CDs had been turned in by an anonymous party, and there is no suspect information to date.
APRIL 20 - At 1:40 p.m. a man was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
APRIL 23 - At 2:38 p.m. at Tolt Ave. and E. Rutherford St. there was a non-injury auto accident. One driver was cited.
APRIL 26 - At 10:36 p.m. an officer was dispatched from Carnation Police station to a robbery in progress across the street at the Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant. The officer ran across to the restaurant, where about six people were outside yelling about a lady with a gun and pointing in different directions. Dispatch updated the officer, saying the female suspect had fled on foot and was northbound on Tolt Ave. Witnesses then yelled that she was behind the restaurant, and one said he saw her get into a brown and white Chevy Blazer and head east on Commercial St. Another officer then radioed that he had a brown and white Blazer stopped in front of Tolt Middle School. The two officers conducted a felony stop on the Blazer and detained the driver. Both the victim and the Ixtapa manager identified the female driver. The suspect admitted to committing the robbery, and was booked on investigation of Robbery 1st. The case has been sent to Major Crimes for follow up.
APRIL 28 - At 1:30 a.m. a peeping tom was seen creeping up to a window of the house by a parent. A daughter in the house said she heard footsteps outside her window minutes before her mother saw the intruder, and has heard them on at least three other occasions, thinking they were just animals. Police recommended security precautions.
APRIL 28 - At 12:15 p.m. a man spoke to an older neighbor, who was sitting on his mobile home's porch step. Getting no response, the man discovered his neighbor was dead, and called 9-1-1. Medical Investigator and police preliminary on-scene investigations found no suspicious circumstances.
MAY 6 - At 1:17 p.m. an officer was dispatched to Tolt Middle School for a VUCSA (controlled substance violation). The principal was detaining a 6th grade child for selling prescription drugs at school. A statement was taken from the child and other involved children. The child who was selling the stolen pills was expelled from school and released to the mother. The case has been submitted for detective review.
MAY 11 - Just before 1 a.m. an officer stopped a pickup for a broken taillight on Tolt Ave. The officer immediately detected the odor of marijuana. The man admitted to smoking, and to having about half an ounce of marijuana on the seat next to him. During the arrest, the officer found more marijuana in the glove box. Pending lab tests on the substances, the officer intends to charge the man with one count of RCW 69.50.401-E (Possession of marijuana less than 40 grams).
MAY 13 - At 1:24 p.m. Carnation Elementary School principal reported confiscating illegal fireworks from two 10-year-olds. Both children were suspended from school, and the 36 bottle rockets were turned over to the officer, who advised the Bomb Disposal Unit.
MAY 14 - An officer was called to Tolt Middle School regarding a student suspected of possession of marijuana on school grounds. The child produced a marijuana bud and a lighter, and admitted plans to make a pipe after school out of a soda can. The child was transported home to mother, and the officer recommends that Juvenile Court charge with Possession of Marijuana.
Compiled by Inge Houck from police reports.