Jury coordinators in Pierce County have received several reports this week of scammers working the phones to trick residents into believing they owe a fine for missing jury duty. Here’s what to look out for:
By Lieutenant Chris Lawler On December 9, 2015, the Lakewood Police Department Property Crimes/Robbery Unit was contacted by a Detective from the Gig Harbor Police Department about a possible fencing operation in the City of Lakewood that was very active on eBay. The Gig Harbor Detective had been originally contacted by the Loss Prevention folks […]
Skeeter Manos, a former Lakewood police officer who stole from a fund set up for the families of four fallen officers, was arrested Monday in connection to a new theft case. Read more: Ex-Lakewood policeman who stole from fallen officers fund arrested in new theft case | The News Tribune
A high-speed chase on Interstate 5 early Saturday morning ended with 12 police officers opening fire on a homicide suspect near Tillicum, a Lakewood police spokesman said. Read more: Victim sought restraining order day before death; police shoot, kill suspect | The News Tribune
With Washington state owning one of the highest property crime rates in the country during recent years, legislation aimed at preventing vehicle thefts sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban was passed Tuesday by the Washington State Senate.
Barry Massey — who was 14 when sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1987 killing of Steilacoom marina owner Paul Wang — walked free from a Washington state prison Tuesday. Read more: Steilacoom marina killer Barry Massey leaves prison after 28 years | The News Tribune
A soldier who was part of a drive-by shooting outside a Lakewood bar won’t need to spend time behind bars, if he follows the law from now on. Read more here: Man pleads guilty in connection to Lakewood drive-by shooting | The News Tribune
By Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police On 13 January 2016 at approximately 4:32am, in the area of 10820 59th Ave SW, units responded to an attempted kidnapping. The victim reported at around 4:20am, she was walking west on 108th St. SW on her way home from the corner store. An unidentified black male driving a dark blue Chrysler […]
TACOMA — Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit will be in Tacoma next week opposing the conditional release of convicted sex offender Jerrod Stoudmire into the community.
By Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police As of 12:04 pm, January 18, 2016 – On 1/17/16, at about 7:46 PM, a solo uniformed LPD officer in a fully marked Lakewood PD patrol car attempted a traffic stop on a green Chrysler minivan near 100th and South Tacoma Way. The vehicle did not stop and attempted […]