Police seeking information on assault resulting in Oregon man’s death

From the Lakewood Police Department:

On Saturday, July 18 2015, Anthony (Tony) Charles Bowers (54-year-old male) was visiting the Lakewood/Tacoma area. At 3 p.m., Tony went to the Lakewood Walmart (7001 Bridgeport Way W) to buy some food for the reunion being held at Manitou Park (4330 S 66th St) in Tacoma. Sometime between leaving Walmart (between 4:50 p.m. and 5 p.m.) and returning to the park, investigators believe Tony may have received a serious head injury. [Read more…]

Beware of fake Seahawks tickets

It’s the day many football fans have been waiting for: single-game tickets for the Seahawks go on sale today. Last year the coveted tickets sold out within minutes, leaving many fans desperate to find alternative ways to score tickets. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds consumers to tread carefully when searching for tickets, considering a number of them may be fake. [Read more…]

The Sheriff’s Log: Smarts and Heart Log

Sheriff Paul A. Pastor

By Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff

In describing the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the quality of its people, I sometimes use the phrase “smarts and heart.”  These two characteristics describe people with intelligence, skill and know-how combined with dedication, a strong sense of responsibility and compassion. [Read more…]

The Sheriff’s Log: Should We Take Responsibility or ‘Just Call the Cops’?

Sheriff Paul A. Pastor

Following is The Sheriff’s Log by Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff. It is reprinted with permission. This Log is from May. The June edition will be posted next week.

By Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff

As I address community groups in Pierce County, it is no surprise that people have questions about recent events in policing around the nation. Use of force, training, racial issues, encounters with the mentally ill and community outreach all figure into the discussions of how these issues play out in Pierce County. I welcome those questions but my answers are not always politically correct. [Read more…]

Don’t let lawn care become a nightmare

DuPont, Wash. — Summer has all but arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and that means lawn care and yard maintenance are at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. Whether there are only simple tasks such as mowing the grass and weeding the flowerbed or there is a big project such as installing a sprinkler system or paving a new patio, many consumers rely on professional help to get their property in tip-top shape. [Read more…]