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
Fircrest police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman who ran up $1,500 in charges after stealing personal items during a car prowl. Read more: Car prowlers who racked up $1,500 on stolen credit cards wanted in Fircrest | The News Tribune
Scammers were in full force Friday calling Tacoma Public Utilities customers, demanding payment and threatening disconnection. According to several customers, a male who speaks with an accent calls from a phone line that shows up as Tacoma Public Utilities on caller ID. He tries to coerce customers into making an immediate payment of up to $1,200, and […]
Officers from Lakewood, Pierce County and Steilacoom fatally shot Marcos Perea in February after he killed his estranged girlfriend, Jessica Ortega, led police on a high-speed chase and opened fire on them. The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled the police shooting was justified. Read more: 11 officers who fatally shot suspected killer cleared in […]