Monday, July 30, 2012

Safe abandonded beside Puyallup River

On July 30th at approximately 0830 hrs., a safe was found  beside the Puyallup River in the City of Fife.  The safe is a “Fire Fyter” brand safe model FF3095 and is similar to the one pictured below. The safe was empty and had obviously been pried open with the serial number having been removed. It is believed that it was possibly taken during a burglary or robbery.  Latent prints were lifted from the safe and it is being held in the Fife Police Department evidence room.  Anyone with information that they believe may be associated with this safe is asked to contact Lt. Thompson or Detective Nolta at the Fife Police Department at 253-922-6633. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 523

Monday, July 23, 2012

Car smashes through bedroom wall, narrowly missing sleeping resident.

On the morning of July 21st at approx 0530 hours, a resident of The Lakes at Fife apartment complex was awaken by a car crashing through her bedroom wall, coming within inches of where she lay sleeping in her bed. Officers were dispatched and arrived moments later to encounter several witnesses of the incident who either saw the suspect vehicle speed away or heard the crash as it happened.  The suspect vehicle was then located by officers just a few blocks away, abandoned with major damage. The owner of the vehicle then ran up to officers on scene claiming that his car had been stolen. Through investigation it was determined that the owner of the vehicle, who was also highly intoxicated, was the actual driver at the time of the collision, fled the scene, abandoned the car, and returned on foot with false claims of a stolen vehicle. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Fife Jail on charges of Reckless Endangerment, Hit and Run and False Reporting.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 389

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Residential burglary at Sherwood Park Apartments

On July 16th at approximately 12:18 pm, Officers responded to a reported burglary at the 2300 block of 62nd Ave. E. Officers developed information regarding stolen items from the burglary to a possible suspect within the complex. The suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant with Auburn PD and barricaded himself into his apartment refusing to comply with officers requests to exit the residence for fear of arrest on the outstanding warrant. By 3:30 pm a search warrant was obtained and officers entered the residence, arrested the suspect and found the stolen property which included a laptop along with several rental checks belonging to the apartment complex. The suspect now faces possible charges of residential burglary, possession of stolen property 2 counts, obstructing a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 360

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Alleged violence in vehicle

At approximately 11:20 am officers responded to a report of a male and female physically fighting in a vehicle. The witness called in the incident from the intersection of Pacific Hwy E and Port of Tacoma Rd. The vehicle then entered the freeway onramp and officers were able to locate and stop the vehicle at mile post 132 on SB I-5. The male driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving with a suspended license and now faces pending charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance when methamphetamine was found in his pocket. The female suspect reported a false name to officers and upon discovery of her real identity was arrested for a felony warrant out of Tacoma. Both parties claim the argument was only verbal.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July burglary

At approximately 3:40 pm on July 4th, Fife Police and Tacoma Fire responded to an audible alarm at the 1400 block of Alexander Ave. E. indicating a burglary in progress. A suspect was detained on-scene after exiting the building in view of Tacoma Fire personnel. Officers arrested the suspect and booked him into the Fife Jail. The suspect now faces possible charges of Burglary 2nd degree and Possession of Stolen Property 3rd degree for having reportedly stolen ID in his possession at the time of arrest.