Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two arrested in ID theft case

On the evening of May 19th Fife Officers attempted to stop a man at the 5600 block of Pacific Hwy East for Driving While License Suspended 3rd degree. The driver fled on foot to a nearby motel room but then immediately returned to speak with the officers. Upon questioning it was revealed that the suspect was renting a room at that location along with a female. The suspects’ suspicious behavior during questioning and officers’ observations of the rented room warranted applying for a request for search warrant. Once the search warrant was obtained, officers discovered a portable identity theft operation, a handgun and drug paraphernalia in the room. Both parties were arrested and booked in the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of 10 counts of Forgery, 10 counts of Identity Theft, 10 counts of Instruments of Financial Fraud and other Drug related charges. The male was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st degree and has seven prior Felony convictions including one for burglary. During the ongoing investigation, over 40 Identity Theft victims have so far been identified.

Child left in Fife motel

At approx 0535 on 5/21/12 officers responded to a child abandonment call at the 5200 block of 20th Street. E. Upon investigation, the child was located in a motel room and it was determined that the mother and mother’s boyfriend left the three year old child asleep in the room for approximately 4 hours while they went to the Emerald Queen Casino. With the help of EQC Security, the mother was located and escorted back to the motel. The child was then placed into CPS custody and both mother and boyfriend were booked into jail and now face charges of Reckless Endangerment, Abandonment of a Dependent Person Third Degree and other related drug charges.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Warmer weather means more open windows and doors

As the warmer weather arrives, the FPD would like to remind all residents to make sure they are not leaving their homes vulnerable to theft and burglary. A ground floor window left open or unlocked to keep the house cool, although convenient, is a perfect way for a potential burglar to get in the house. With it remaining lighter out later in the evening, many people accidentally leave the garage door open during the night, possibly due to forgetting to close it on their way in or out of the house.  Double check all doors, screens, and windows before leaving the house or going to bed for the night.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 553

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Radiance goes dark

On the evening of Sunday May 6th, Officers noticed a series of street lights that were out on Discovery St. E. and also along Radiance Blvd. E. through Five Acre Park.  Upon public works arrival it was discovered that approximately 7,500 feet of service conductor wires were cut and stolen from the j-boxes, causing the outage. A red work truck was reported being in the area on Saturday May 5th but no further info is available at this time. If anyone has any information regarding this incident please email us using the link provided below.

Monday, May 14, 2012

At 07:53 TFD and FPD responded to a vehicle fire just outside the city in the 6500 block of 12th Street East.
Extinguishing efforts were hampered due to the truck being 1/4 mile in the woods and no nearby hydrants.
No injuries were reported.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fife Police Department Blood Drive

The Fife Police Department is hosting a blood drive in memory of fallen officers as part of our participation during National Police Week. Please stop by the police station on Monday, May 14th between 4:30pm - 7:00pm to donate! Bring a friend to participate with you! No appointment is necessary. Some helpful tips before you donate: eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids. Picture ID is required.
Look for the Cascade Regional Blood Services Bloodmobile at 3737 Pacific Hwy East

National Police Week 2012
Cascade Regional Blood Services

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Display of a deadly weapon

At 12:23 officers responded to a display of firearm call at the 5100 block of Pacific Highway East. After locating the suspect a short distance away, upon questioning, it was determined that the suspect had displayed a firearm in a threatening manner. He was arrested and booked on charges of displaying a deadly weapon.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Theft at Sportco

At 10:45am officers responded to a theft call from Sportco. The item stolen was a case of ammunition. The suspect was located in a nearby business' parking lot with the stolen property in his possession. The suspect was arrested and will be charged with Theft in the 3rd degree. It was also determined that the suspect had an outstanding Fife warrant.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

At 08:30 an officer identified a stolen vehicle at the 3100 block of Pacific Hwy. After the vehicle was stopped, it was determined that the driver was suspected of ID theft and was later booked on suspicion of 5 counts of Identity Theft, 2 counts of financial fraud and possession of a stolen vehicle.