31700 blk 80th Ave Ct S, Roy
A Mountain Detachment deputy was dispatched to a residence for a report of vandalism. When he arrived, the victim showed him his damaged pickup truck. The hood was dented and the windshield was broken. The victim then showed the deputy a video of a loud explosion and bright flash that occurred in the early morning hours. The deputy noticed pieces of neon green fuzz on the driveway and realized that the explosive device was a tennis ball bomb. A bomb tech responded to the scene and collected evidence. He believes someone placed the tennis ball bomb between the truck’s hood and windshield and then detonated it. The security video wasn’t pointed at the truck, so no suspects were seen.
15300 blk Woodland Ave E, South Hill
A deputy was dispatched to a strongarm robbery that occurred in front of a residence. When she arrived, the 16-year-old victim and his mother explained what happened. The victim said he was messaging on social media with a friend who wanted to buy some Jordan sneakers from him. They arranged to meet at the victim’s house. When the friend arrived, the victim got into the suspect’s car, which also contained two other masked teens. They took the victim’s shoes and cash and forced him out of the car. According to the mother, the victim attends high school with the suspects and she said she would also be contacting the school. Our SROs were notified so they can follow up.
Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Arrest
169th St E & 3rd Ave Ct E, Spanaway
Deputies were on pro-active patrol when they spotted a suspicious vehicle. They ran the license plate and learned that the car was stolen. Deputies directed the male driver and female passenger to exit the vehicle; they complied. As soon as a deputy informed the driver that he was under arrest, he became distraught and was screaming about going back to prison. The deputies are familiar with the driver and knew that he just got out of prison for motor vehicle theft and has an extensive history of stealing vehicles. While examining the vehicle, deputies noticed heavy damage to the steering column and saw that the vehicle had been hot wired. The 26-year-old male was booked into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle. There was also probable cause, from a prior incident, to arrest him for eluding.
Military Rd E & Waller Rd E, Spanaway
A deputy was dispatched to a serious-injury collision at a busy intersection. When he arrived, one of the drivers, a 25-year-old female, was being treated by fire personnel. The causing driver, a 27-year-old female, told the deputy that she attempted to stop at the stop sign, but her brakes failed. She also told him that for the past week, she has had to put brake fluid in her car five to six times. The deputy concluded that the driver’s negligence in driving a defective vehicle caused the collision. Charges of vehicular assault will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.