Sirens: Assault Committed at Walmart; Food Stolen From Grocery Outlet; Attempted Burglary Reported at Yelm Business; Cart Full of Liquor Stolen from Rite Aid; Attempted Vehicle Theft Reported at Safeway

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Assault Committed at Walmart

Yelm police officers were contacted on Wednesday, Nov. 17 to a report of an assault.

According to the police report, the offender had been trespassed previously from all Walmart properties for life.

When the offender was confronted, he pushed his shopping cart into the woman who called police, causing pain in her right shin, stated the report.

The offender then reportedly ran out of the store and was last seen going toward the east side of Walmart.

The offender was described as a white male in his 30s, who wore tan pants, a gray sweatshirt, and a black jacket.

The offender was seen running eastbound in the field behind Walmart, toward a Yelm resident’s property, stated the report.

Police arrived at the Yelm resident’s home, and with his permission, searched the property.

According to the police report, there were too many travel trailers and transients in the area to check all of the trailers.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect, but found his girlfriend who said her boyfriend recently left to go to Walmart, stated the report.

The offender was issued a criminal citation for assault in the fourth degree and criminal trespass in the first degree.

Food Stolen From Grocery Outlet

Yelm police officers responded to a call on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Grocery Outlet in Yelm at 11:24 p.m.

According to the police report, the store manager called police after a white woman stole food from the store.

The thief was observed getting into a black Ford SUV, which was driven by a white man who owned the vehicle, stated the report.

The officer identified who the vehicle belonged to and went to the house to try and locate the suspect.

Upon arrival to the house, the police were unable to locate the suspect after getting permission to search the home from the homeowner and vehicle owner, stated the release.

The homeowner stated his relationship with the suspect is that she is his son’s girlfriend.

A warrant is out for her and her boyfriend from a separate case.

Attempted Burglary Reported at Yelm Business

Yelm police officers were contacted on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for an attempted burglary at AX3 Auctions on Creek Street.

According to the police report, the owner of the business contacted police at 10:02 a.m., stating he would like to report an attempted burglary.

Upon arrival, the owner showed police the rear door had been bent and appeared to be pried open with damages estimated at around $500.

The business owner stated the suspects were not successful in entering the building, according to the report.

There are no surveillance cameras behind the business, only inside.

Since there were no witnesses and no surveillance footage, no suspects have been identified.

Cart Full of Liquor Stolen from Rite Aid

Yelm police officers were contacted on Tuesday, Nov. 16 about a theft of a cart full of liquor at Rite Aid on Yelm Avenue.

According to the police report, the shift manager contacted police at 7:54 p.m. after approximately $589 worth of liquor and other merchandise had been stolen.

According to the store manager, the suspects included a white female and a Black male.

The manager was able to obtain a license plate, but did not believe the registered owner of the car was the one who committed the theft at the store.

Yelm police units searched the surrounding areas but were unable to locate the suspects, stated the report.

Attempted Vehicle Theft Reported at Safeway

Yelm police officers were contacted on Wednesday, Nov. 17 by the owners of a vehicle that had been broken into.

According to the police report, the vehicle owner contacted police at 6:57 p.m.

The vehicle owner had been inside Safeway shopping for about 20 minutes.

When the vehicle owner returned to his vehicle, he noticed that his ignition had been broken out of his truck.

An ice pick was successfully used on the door lock to break in, stated the report.

While the ignition was broken out, it appeared the suspect was unable to get the vehicle started.

Approximately $500 in damages to the vehicle was reported.

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