CRIME & SAFETY
Woman shot multiple times in Lakewood Sunday morning, police say
The victim is in critical but stable condition.
Pierce County woman who triggered 3-car crash on I-5 Dec. 5 has died, State Patrol says
She was 51.
Records reveal more details about night boy died in Pierce County swamp while fleeing police
Moments before a 16-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a Lakewood swamp Dec. 2, he and four others were riding in a Kia Sportage with ignition damage and at least three guns in their possession,
Kent Dec 10 Weekly Crime Report: 545 Incidents and 8 Crime Stories
Kent Dec 10 Weekly Crime Report: 545 Incidents and 8 Crime Stories. During the last week, the city of Kent reported a total of 545 crime cases. The most common type of crime was 'Suspicious Situation' with 127 cases, closely followed by 'Theft' with 125 cases. 'Other' crimes accounted for 118 cases, while 'Assault' stood at 72 cases. Less frequent but still significant were 'Burglary' and 'Arrest' with 27 and 26 cases respectively. 'Vandalism' was reported 20 times, 'Argument' 14 times, 'Robbery' 9 times, and 'Trespass' 5 times. The least common type of crime was 'Shooting' with only 2 reported cases. This data indicates an urgent need for increased vigilance and law enforcement presence, particularly to address the surge in suspicious situations and thefts.
Local Woman Murdered in University Place, Suspect Apprehended in Buckley
A murder took place in University Place, leading to an arrest in Buckley. The situation started with a welfare check requested by parents worried about their daughter. She was supposed to pick up her child from the father in University Place, but the father showed up at their house with the child and the daughter was not contactable.
Washington City Ranks Among Nation’s ‘Worst Drug’ Hotspots
Tacoma, Washington, was recently named one of the “worst drug” cities in the country by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The study ranked cities based on a variety of factors, including drug overdose rates, drug-related crime rates, and availability of substance abuse treatment options. Tacoma ranks at the top of the list because of its high rates of heroin and methamphetamine use and relatively low rates of treatment.
Weekly Safety Report: Incidents of Murder, Shooting, and Domestic Violence Shake Pierce County, Washington
This week in Pierce County, Washington, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents include a woman being murdered by her husband in front of their children, a man being shot dead in Tacoma, a student being chased and shot at while driving home from school, a suspect shooting two people in a Parkland home before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the estranged husband of a woman being charged with her murder, and a Tacoma police officer taking the stand in his own defense for the death of Manuel Ellis.
Abandoned hotel in Fife catches fire, cause remains under investigation
A large fire engulfed an abandoned hotel in Fife, with the cause still under investigation. The blaze broke out around 2:30 am, prompting a response from Fife and Tacoma firefighters. While the building was confirmed to be vacant, it's unclear if anyone was inside at the time. No injuries reported.
Puyallup cook fighting for his life after being covered ‘head to toe’ in boiling oil from car crash
A Puyallup worker who suffered grease burns after a vehicle crashed into the restaurant is fighting for his life.
Man arrested after random shootings on Interstate 5, other highways
A 28-year-old Auburn man was arrested Thursday night, suspected in at least two of six seemingly random shootings targeting drivers on Interstate 5 and other highways in South King County, according
Weekly Safety Report: Student Chased and Shot, Missing Person Located, Search for Missing Woman Continues in Puyallup
This week in Puyallup, Washington, there were three notable incidents. A student from Rogers High School was chased and shot at by two suspects while driving home from school. A missing person report was issued for Michael Harris, but he was later located. Susan Cox Powell, who went missing in Utah in 2009, is still being searched for by her family.
'It's violating': Thieves steal $250,000 worth of equipment from Kent family gone on vacation
KENT, Wash. — A family in Kent is working with police to try and recover thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from their property while on vacation. Vasily Litvinenko said they were out of the country when family members noticed trailers, snowmobiles, jet skis, and other items missing from their property.
Spanaway man was trying to get belongings back when he was shot to death, charges say
A 24-year-old man is being held on $1.5 million bail in the case.
Kent neighborhood on alert as vandal flattens tires of 7 vehicles overnight
KENT, Wash. — A couple of homeowners in a Kent neighborhood said they want to let the community know about someone popping tires in their neighborhood. The vandalism happened early Friday around 2 a.m. Home surveillance video captured someone, who appears to be a man, on SE 219th Place running up to vehicles parked in a driveway and using something to stab the tires before running off.
Puyallup man sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to attack Pierce County power substations
In a plea agreement, Jeremy Crahan admitted he helped Matthew Greenwood vandalize four power substations and plotted to fell trees to take out power lines.
Weekly Safety Report: Robbery, Missing Teen, Arrests, and Jail Attack in Kent, Washington
This week in Kent, Washington, there were several incidents that occurred, including a robbery where a suspect's mother acted as the getaway driver, a missing 15-year-old girl, arrests of men on warrants for escape and assault, and an officer being attacked at a local jail.