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Over the weekend…

12/16/23, 1:56am
16800 blk 103rd Ave E, South Hill

Deputies were dispatched to an assault that had just occurred in a bar parking lot. When they arrived, a male victim was laying on the ground. He told deputies that he had been hit by a car at about 35 mph. According to the victim, witnesses and surveillance video, the driver of the car had been causing problems inside the bar and was escorted out by security. During the process, he threw water on patrons and threatened to shoot security staff. He got into his car and started to drive away, but he turned around and sped towards a group of people, including security staff, who were standing in the parking lot. One of them was unable to move out of the way in time and was struck by the car. The driver then fled in his vehicle. Deputies obtained his name from his bar receipt and responded to his address. They found a vehicle matching his vehicle’s description, but the plates were removed. They contacted the suspect/driver who was still inside the vehicle. The license plates were inside the vehicle and he had a screwdriver in his pocket. The 30-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into jail for vehicular assault and felony harassment. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

12/16/23, 6:15am
Armed Robbery
13800 blk Purdy Dr NW, Purdy

Peninsula Detachment deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at a convenience store. When they arrived, the clerk showed them surveillance video of the robbery. One suspect entered the store and brought a soda up to the register. The second suspect entered, implied he had a gun in his sweatshirt, and demanded cash. He jumped over the counter and threated to shoot the clerk. Once the suspects got the money, they fled in a vehicle. Deputies collected evidence and the investigation is ongoing.

12/16/23, 7:33am
Armed Robbery, Eluding
13700 blk Pacific Ave S, Parkland

Deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at a convenience store. The suspect fled eastbound on 138th St E in a dark Lexus with a broken tail light. A few minutes after the robbery, deputies spotted the suspect’s vehicle parked in the 11400 block of Waller Rd E. As they attempted to contact the driver, the vehicle sped away. The driver tried to turn eastbound onto 128th St E and crashed into a utility pole. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into jail for robbery in the first degree, eluding and resisting arrest. Deputies found a gun on the driver’s side floorboard.

12/16/23, 11:14pm
Indecent Exposure
20300 blk Mountain Hwy E, Spanaway

A deputy was dispatched to a department store after an employee called 911 to report that a man was exposing himself (and more) at the store’s entrance. The 39-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into jail for indecent exposure. He also had a warrant for burglary in the second degree.

12/16/23, 6:50pm
Armed Robbery
15800 blk Pacific Ave S, Spanaway

A deputy was dispatched to an armed robbery that occurred in a grocery store parking lot. When he arrived, the victim told him that he had been robbed after shopping in the store. He said he got into his car and was about to leave when the suspect jumped into the back seat. The suspect held a gun to his head and told him to drive. He demanded all the victim’s belongings, including his wedding ring, a gold necklace, and his wallet. At a nearby intersection, the suspect told the victim to pull over, and he got out of the car. Surveillance video from the store confirmed that victim’s account, and also showed that the suspect had followed the victim from the store’s entrance/exit to the victim’s car.