CRIME & SAFETY
Felony suspect shot, killed by Pierce County deputies near South Hill Mall
PUYALLUP, Wash. — A suspect wanted for a violent felony was shot and killed by law enforcement near South Hill Mall in Puyallup on Tuesday afternoon. The shooting occurred next to the state Route 512 ramp, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. No deputies were injured. It is...
Officer involved shooting in Puyallup leaves one suspect dead
A deputy-involved shooting occurred with a suspect who was stopped in a vehicle on a Highway WA-512 on-ramp by the South Hill Mall in Puyallup. The suspect is deceased and all deputies are ok, according to KIRO Newsradio. The suspect killed was wanted for a violent felony. “It appears that...
Driver crashes car into Drive-In in Puyallup
A photo from the scene shows a car halfway into the restaurant, with broken glass on the sidewalk.
Elderly couple killed while crossing street after church service in Edgewood
EDGEWOOD, Wash. — An Edgewood couple is dead after being hit by a driver while crossing the street on a busy road. Flowers were placed on the side of the road near the corner of Eighth Street East and 106th Avenue Court East to remember the tragedy. “This is...
Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect Accused of Bragging About Fatal Drive-by Shooting of Army Guardsman
Discover the latest developments in the tragic drive-by shooting of a National Guardsman in Fife. Police have identified a suspect, who allegedly bragged about the crime, and an arrest warrant has been issued. Any information on the suspect's whereabouts is urgently sought by authorities.
Witnesses sought after Tacoma freeway shooting involving 2 Kias
TACOMA, Wash. — Gun violence on state highways is putting the public at risk, and troopers said the problem of shots being fired at drivers is getting worse. One recent attack involved people wearing ski masks who pulled up alongside a driver in Tacoma and fired into his car. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is hoping to find additional witnesses to the gunfire that occurred around 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Retired Couple's Home in Auburn Riddled with Bullets, Suspect Still at Large
A retired couple's home in Auburn becomes the target of a terrifying shooting, with 17 bullets piercing through their residence. The couple, unharmed, are left shaken and fearful. The local police are seeking information to help solve this shocking crime.
Explosive Vandalism Shocks Quiet Town of Roy, Investigation Underway
A shocking discovery in the town of Roy has set off a rigorous investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. On a seemingly peaceful Saturday morning, just before November 28, 2023, the tranquility was shattered when a truck was viciously damaged by what appeared to be an explosive device concealed inside a tennis ball. This alarming event occurred at a residence on 80th Avenue Ct. S, prompting a swift response from a mountain detachment deputy.
Local Activist Suzanne Satiacum's 1964 Arrest and Continued Advocacy for Puyallup Tribal Treaty Rights
On September 1, 1964, Suzanne Satiacum, a Puyallup Tribal treaty rights activist, was arrested for assault and other charges at the Tacoma County-City Building. This was her first known arrest. Suzanne, her sister-in-law Henrietta Satiacum, and three young men were setting up a teepee outside the building where their husbands were due to appear in court for a fishing dispute.
Woman rearrested after not returning to court for allegedly assaulting Pierce County deputies
A woman who allegedly stole a car, assaulted Pierce County deputies, and then was released without bail was rearrested after she failed to report back to court.
'My sense of safety has been taken away': 17 bullets fly through retired couple's Auburn home
The tranquility of a quiet Auburn neighborhood was violently disturbed this month when a car's occupants were caught on camera firing shots at a two-story home.
Edgewood Grieves After Beloved Elderly Couple Perish in Sorrowful Post-Service Accident
On a serene Sunday afternoon, the community of Edgewood, Washington faced an unimaginable tragedy that would forever mark the date with sorrow. A couple, aged 72 and 71, who had just moments before been part of a congregation at the Salvation Baptist Church, were struck and fatally injured in a vehicular accident. Around 1:30 p.m., the couple crossed the intersection of Eighth Street East and 106th Avenue Court East when the calamity unfolded.
South Sound woman fights for her cell phone during carjacking in Taco Bell parking lot
Tiana Costarella said a swarm of teenagers carjacked her as she and a friend sat in a South Sound parking lot.
Court canceled on Tuesday in trial of 3 Tacoma officers charged in Manuel Ellis' death
TACOMA, Wash. — Court was canceled Tuesday in the trial for the death of Manuel Ellis. A spokesperson said a member of the trial who is not a member of the jury is sick, which is the reason for the cancellation. Court is expected to resume tomorrow. Proceedings will...
1 person dead in shooting near Auburn
One person died after a shooting near Auburn on Friday evening, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 8 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to 911 calls reporting a shooting at the Watermark Apartments on Military Road South in unincorporated King County, according to Deputy Mike Mellis.
50-year-old Spanaway man attempting U-turn on SR 7 hit, killed by 14-year-old driving stolen Kia
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A 14-year-old driving a stolen Kia on State Route 7 in Pierce County hit a vehicle making a U-turn and killed a 50-year-old Spanaway man early Sunday morning. Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper John Dattilo posted the following on X at 8:47 a.m.:. "This was...
‘Over the Weekend’ with Pierce County deputies
A Mountain Detachment deputy was dispatched to a residence for a report of vandalism in the 31700 block of 80thAvenue Court South in Roy. When he arrived, the victim showed him his damaged pickup truck. The hood was dented and the windshield was broken. The victim then showed the deputy a video of a loud explosion and bright flash that occurred in the early morning hours.
Weekly Safety Report: Mistaken Chase, Robbery, Kidnapping, and Murder Shake Pierce County
This week in Pierce County, Washington, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a mistaken chase by deputies, a robbery and shooting in a grocery store parking lot, a woman seeking help after allegedly escaping a kidnapper, a stolen truck used in a murder, a pursuit involving a domestic violence suspect, and a kidnapping and rape in broad daylight near a mall.
Here's what jurors in the Tacoma police trial aren't being told
TACOMA, Wash. — Before they render a verdict, jurors in the trial of three Tacoma police officers charged with killing Manuel Ellis will not hear testimony about one of the officers