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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Man arrested after assault at grad party

Posted on June 23rd, 2022 By:

Editor’s note: The Police Blotter is written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports. 

A man was arrested early on the morning of June 19 after officers responded to a reported assault at a graduation party on Arrowhead Drive.

Involved in the altercation was a recently broken-up couple who ended up at the same party. Officers described the man involved as “highly intoxicated.”

The female victim had recently broken up with the man and moved out of his residence. He unexpectedly arrived at the party before 3 a.m. and accused the woman of taking his belongings when she moved her own possessions.

She denied that and refused to speak with her ex. He responded by calling her derogatory names and shoving her. She sustained minor scrapes and bruises and declined medical treatment.

The man was arrested and taken to the Kitsap County Jail on suspicion of fourth degree assault.

Love triangle leads to fight

A 20-year-old man reported being assaulted outside a fitness facility by his girlfriend’s 19-year-old ex-boyfriend.

Video footage obtained by the victim showed the two men speaking around 10 p.m. June 16. The report described the victim described as “calm” during the exchange.

Then the suspect threw several punches at the victim’s head. Other gym members quickly interceded and separated the two. The victim was not injured, but was adamant that he wanted charges pressed against the suspect.

The suspect admitted his part in the incident but he thought it was “a joke that police were called because it was a minor incident.” A report recommending charge of fourth-degree assault was forwarded to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.

Man disrupts meeting of political party

Police were called to the Round Table Pizza the evening of June 14 for a report of a man who had become “disruptive” during a meeting of a political party.

The manager asked police to remove the man. When they told him that if he didn’t leave he would be arrested, he held his hands out in front of himself to be handcuffed. An officer complied with his wish.

The man was issued a trespass citation, meaning if he returned to the restaurant he could be arrested for burglary. He left the area after the citation was issued.