Do you want to celebrate Independence Day but are unsure about what the laws are regarding fireworks in the City of Fife? The City's website has information regarding hours and locations available for citizens to enjoy fireworks. Please familiarize yourself with the regulations so everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!
On the evening of June 21st at approximately 10 PM the Lakewood Police Department requested the assistance of the Fife Police Department Bloodhound “Bandit”, to attempt to locate a missing 22 year old Autistic male who has the mental capacity of a 1 year old.
Fife Police Officer Micenko and Bandit responded to the 10400 block of Gravelly Lake Dr SW in Lakewood.When they arrived it was learned that the male had been missing since approximately 4:30 in the afternoon.
Bandit was put onto the scent trail of the missing person and was able to locate him behind a fence in a brushy area after a short track.The subject was found to be safe and healthy and was returned to his residence.
On the evening of June 14th at approximately 5:45 PM, The Fife Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing that had just occurred in the 2800 block of Pacific Highway East.
Officers arrived and immediately took the suspect into custody.The altercation had occurred after a verbal disagreement between two construction workers.
The suspect had slashed at the victim’s tires of his vehicle with a box cutter, and then turned the knife on the victim.During the investigation it was learned that the suspect had previously threatened to kill the victim.
The victim sustained a slash wound to his abdomen; he was treated on scene by medical aid and released.
The suspect was booked into Pierce County Jail for assault first degree, felony harassment and malicious mischief 3rd degree.
Law Enforcement Officers are highly trained professionals and skilled in rendering first aid. To be successful they must be capable of quickly discerning considerable information from multiple inputs, apply intelligence and intuition, have the courage to do what needs to be done, and to do so safely. The Fife Police Department's Lifesaving Award is recognition of Officers who through their quick action and sound judgment has resulted in a life being saved. Four Fife Officers have earned this prestigious award so far this year. As a result of a life saving incident on March 31, 2012 Officers Al Morales, Jake Stringfellow and Pat Gilbert will be the recipients of the department's Lifesaving Award. Also, as a result of a life saving incident on April 9, 2012 Lt. Dave Woods will be receiving the department's Lifesaving Award. Please join us in honoring these four Officers.
Today FPD was filled to capacity with members of the community! Business owners, church clergy, doctors, residents and representatives from home owners associations throughout the city attended a community partner forum aimed at strategic planning and what some might say as much needed departmental improvements. The event was scheduled to help create the focus and direction for the future of the City's Police Department.
Those in attendance represented a cross section of community & stakeholders. They had a background and a history regarding city views and opinions that the department needs if it's going to be a true reflection of the community. It is important for the department to know how each of their groups are affected by crime and what they feel should be done to help address crime within Fife.
The day began with presentations from each division within the department, two live K-9 Demos, a tour of the facility, jail, dispatch center and Incident Command Vehicle. Lunch was then provided to attendees, along with more presentations and the day's events concluded with an open forum and feedback session where community members were encouraged to express their input as to what they think the department needs to do in the future, what they could do differently, and what they can do better.
Fife Detectives received a tip of a possible marijuana grow operation from officers in the patrol division. Detectives followed up on the tip of a strong odor of marijuana coming from the 2400 block of 54th Ave. and they proceeded to keep the home under surveillance for several days until a search warrant was obtained. The homeowner was arrested Wednesday evening after leaving the residence and is in Pierce County Jail pending charges of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. Over 500 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, were seized as evidence from the home owner's basement and garage.
Saturday, June 2nd, was the first annual Fit in Fife Day! This was the kick off event for the City of Fife's proclamation of June as "Pedestrian Safety Month". Events for the day included a morning fitness class, a 5K run and lots of Pedestrian Safety information. FPD provided Free bicycle helmets for any child in need of a proper fitting helmet. Other safety giveaways from FPD included: reflective slap bracelets, spoke reflectors, Safe Rider Citations and child ID kits for parents.
Beginning in the month of June, Fife Police Officers will participate in "Pedestrian Safety Month" by rewarding children who they see wearing a bicycle helmet, while riding, with a "Safe Rider Citation" card! This card entitles the rider to a FREE Vanilla Cone from any Western Washington McDonald's!
More information about Fife's Pedestrian Safety Month can be found on the city's website here.
Officers, Detectives and employees from the Fife Police Department ran in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday afternoon. They received the torch from the Milton Police Department at the Fife/Milton city limits, ran for 3.5 miles through the city and passed it off to the Tacoma Police Department at the intersection of Portland Ave. and Puyallup Ave. FPD has been a proud participant in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run for 8 years.