Thieves steal from Habitat site

Sometime overnight /early morning on Tuesday, March 17, thieves broke into a portable site office on a Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat job site located at 962 104th Street East in the Midland area of Pierce County. The development called The Woods at Golden Given is currently home to 12 families (with 18 more in the pipeline) who have partnered with Habitat to purchase a simple, decent and affordable home with an affordable mortgage. [Read more…]

Three charged in murder of Lakewood man

TACOMA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Wallace Jackson, 48, Darrel Arthur Daves, 49, and Crystal Share Jackson, 30, with murder in the first degree for the killing of an 18-year-old Lakewood man. The defendants pleaded not guilty this afternoon in Superior Court. Wallace Jackson and Crystal Jackson, who are not related, are being held on $2 million bail. Darrel Daves is being held in lieu of $5 million bail. [Read more…]

72-hour hold on Tacoma murder suspects

Pierce County released the following statement on Feb. 17:

TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist requested a 72-hour hold on Wallace Jackson, 48, Darrel Arthur Daves, 49, and Crystal Share Jackson, 30, who were arrested by Tacoma Police detectives for the murder of an 18-year-old Lakewood man. The three defendants appeared in Superior Court today and are being held without bail while the investigation continues. Crystal and Wallace Jackson are not related. [Read more…]

TNT: Lakewood cop killer’s helper gets reduced sentence thanks to state Supreme Court

“Eddie Lee Davis learned Friday that a ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court cut 21 months off his prison sentence and that he should be free by the end of next week. Davis, 25, was one of the seven people charged in the aftermath of the massacre of four Lakewood police officers in November 2009.” Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story at The News Tribune website.

Lakewood man charged with luring

Pierce County has issued the following statement regarding charges against Patrick David Huber:

TACOMA, WA – Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Patrick David Huber, 59, with two counts of luring for telling two young children to go with him to his home. Huber was arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. and is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail. [Read more…]

Tax season prompts scam alerts

DuPont — As Washingtonians prepare for another tax season, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, along with several federal agencies—is reminding them to beware of scams and identity theft.

According to the Internal Revenue Service and BBB investigators, an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam continues to run rampant. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, using fake names and bogus identification badge numbers. Victims are told they owe money and must pay through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses, the scammers threaten with arrest, deportation or suspension of a driver’s license. [Read more…]