Community Police & Fire
Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Woman leaves $6,000 check behind after incident at bank
Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One.
A 67-year-old Gig Harbor woman walked away without a $6,000 cashier’s check after police trespassed her from a bank on Point Fosdick Drive on the afternoon of May 4.
Bank employees asked officers to come to the business because the woman refused to leave after they closed her account. When the officer arrived, he found the woman unconscious on the floor. Witnesses said another customer pushed the woman and she fell but did not hit her head.
The officer asked Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One to check on the woman’s condition. She woke while they were doing so and yanked their blood pressure monitor off her arm. She slapped at the officer, drawing a warning that she could be charge with assault if she did so again.
The woman walked off, leaving behind a bag in which she had placed the check issued by the bank after it closed her account. The officer tried to hail the woman, telling her she had forgotten the $6,000 check. She responded that he could keep her bag and continued walking.
The officer took the bag, which contained the check, toiletries and clothing, back to the police department for safekeeping.
Don’t cut off the police car
An officer pulled over a car after it cut him off in a grocery store parking lot on the evening of May 6, leading to an arrest for theft and an outstanding arrest warrant.
A black Saturn Vue with no license plates cut off the officer in the parking lot on Point Fosdick Drive around 8:30 p.m. The officer pulled the car over on Highway 16 due to its lack of license plates.
The officer noticed an abundance of merchandise from the store in the back seat of the car.
He called the store, which confirmed that a woman matching the description of the passenger in the vehicle stole merchandise.
The officer arrested the passenger for theft and for an outstanding warrant. She was booked into the Kitsap County jail.
The driver of the car, who did not have a drivers license, was released at the scene but not allowed to drive the plate-less car.