On January 23, 2017, Traffic Officer Mike McGettigan, with close to a decade of service with the Lakewood Police Department, started his day around 5:00a. The first part of Officer McGettigan’s day was devoted to traffic enforcement during the daily commute. Officer McGettigan’s next assignment involved keeping our kids safe in Lakewood school zones.
On January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president. In so many words President Trump spoke of stopping evil on the first day of his presidency. I did not like hearing these unrealistic words because we all know that while Trump can start taking action to stop evil on his […]
Submitted by Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police Department On Jan. 23, 2017, at approximately 10:03 AM, a Lakewood Traffic Officer noticed a suspicious vehicle and female in a parking lot at 100th Street and Bridgeport Way SW in Lakewood. He checked the license plate on the vehicle and it returned as a stolen vehicle out […]
Steilacoom, WA – Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist gave a public safety update to councilmembers at the regularly scheduled Steilacoom Town Council meeting. Prosecutor Lindquist is addressing every city and town council in Pierce County.
Pierce County prosecutors have charged a man suspected of robbing a Chase Bank branch in Lakewood. Police spotted him at another bank after a teller recalled the robber was about 6 feet 4. Read more: Height helped identify suspect in Lakewood bank robbery | The News Tribune
“A semitruck driver pleaded not guilty Friday to causing a six-vehicle collision in Lakewood that put a woman in a coma Thursday and snarled traffic at state Route 512 and Interstate 5 for hours. Jose Trinidad, 41, was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty to vehicular assault and reckless endangerment.” […]
TACOMA, WA – Today the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rickey Claude Yandell, 49, with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Letters sent to him in the mail had been soaked in methamphetamine. “This is a new take on an old problem – smuggling drugs into jail,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.
Package theft inspired a Tacoma resident to scare off would-be thieves… After the fourth time it happened in recent months, Jaireme Barrow was tired of people stealing the packages off his South Tacoma front porch. So he devised a device to deter them, and set up an alluring bait box containing the contraption. Read more: […]
Submitted by Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police On December 21, 2016, at approximately 4:54 pm, a takeover style armed robbery took place at the Key Bank located at 8017 Steilacoom Blvd SW, in the City of Lakewood. The suspect, described as a white male approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall with an athletic build entered the […]
The “Harry Potter Bandit,” a man whose alleged list of Pacific Northwest bank robberies includes one in Lakewood, appeared in federal court this week to face three counts of bank robbery. Read more: Lakewood bank robbery suspect — dubbed ‘Harry Potter Bandit’ — appears in U.S. District Court | The News Tribune