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Published on April 23, 2024
South Hill Beauty Shop Burgled, Bonney Lake and Graham Residents Fall Victim to Crime SpreeSource: Facebook/Pierce County Sheriff's Department

South Hill beauty shop owners are tallying losses after a burglary left them short of 15 sets of clippers, valued at around $3,000. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department blotter, the break-in at the 12600 block of Meridian E occurred over the weekend when a previously damaged front door was pried open to commit the crime. Law enforcement is currently collaborating with the store to review surveillance footage in hopes of identifying the suspects.

Meanwhile, a Bonney Lake resident's truck was the target of a vehicle prowl that spiraled to include a home burglary. Thieves appear to have exploited the garage door opener found in the truck to make off with an assortment of expensive carpentry equipment. The victim's app confirmed the garage was accessed at 3:48 a.m. on April 21, though no surveillance video captured the theft, as per the statement obtained by the blotter.

Graham residents are shaking their heads after a wild hit-and-run on 224th St E & 86th Ave E, where a motorcyclist was struck from behind by a reckless driver who fled only to shortly crash into a utility box and wooden fence. Firefighters managed to trap the 39-year-old driver before he could get away. The suspect faces multiple charges, including hit and run and destruction of property, while the 20-year-old motorcyclist was lucky to escape serious injury, according to deputies at the scene.

Lastly, in Midland, a trespassing incident led to a felony arrest when a deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle outside a closed smoke shop. The 32-year-old man inside had an active felony warrant and was swiftly taken into custody after admitting to the "small" warrant. Upon searching his bag, deputies discovered 14 shaved keys and illegal substances. The suspect claimed he used to steal cars but hasn't stolen one in a long time, as reported by the Sheriff's Department blotter. He was booked for his warrant and possession of vehicle theft tools.