Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 512

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Homeowner interrupts burglary in progress

At approximately 09:00 officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the 6000 block of 28th St. E. Officers detained one female suspect after the homeowner came home to find the suspect walking out of his residence with personal items in her arms. The homeowner chased and held the suspect until officers arrived. The female suspect gave conflicting information to officers about whether or not she had a male accomplice. Two nearby schools were temporarily locked down while a K-9 track was conducted. The search for the second suspect came up negative however detectives are following up on multiple leads to identify him.

Fife Police shut down another Marijuana grow

For the second time since June, Fife Police have shut down a marijuana growing operation located a little over a mile from the previous one. Detectives and patrol officers armed with a search warrant surrounded the location and arrested two suspects shortly before 8:00am. Inside detectives found 114 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, manufacturing equipment and drug paraphernalia.The two men who were taken into custody now face charges of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. They have been booked into the Pierce County Jail and are awaiting arraignment.

Vehicle recovered

Detectives recovered the 1970 Dodge Hemi Charger after receiving an anonymous tip last Sunday. The vehicle was located abandoned behind a building in the 7500 block of Pacific Hwy E. in Milton.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Classic vehicle stolen

Detectives with the Fife Police Department are seeking assistance from the public regarding the theft of a classic motor vehicle.  Sometime between September 8th and September 20th, a purple 1970 Dodge Hemi Charger was stolen from a warehouse in the City of Fife.  The thieves gained entry into the warehouse by disabling the buildings security system then driving the vehicle from the scene.  The classic vehicle is a very distinct purple color and has the word “Hemi” in white and black on the hood.  The vehicle is estimated to be worth $100,000. 

Anyone with information about the theft or location of the vehicle is asked to contact the Fife Police Department at #253-922-6633. 

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 443

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 406

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Officers participate in Chamber Classic

Fife officers participated in the Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce 5th annual "Chamber Golf Classic" today. The Chamber hosted the classic as a fundraiser for Fife High School's FBLA team as they often compete at the state and national level throughout the year. FPD's four man team consisted of two patrol officers, one detective and one communications officer and were graciously sponsored by Fife Towing. The team shot a respectable 2 under par, 70 score for the round!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Man accidentally shoots himself in hand.

At approximately 1004 hrs, Fife Police were dispatched to a report of gunfire at a hotel in the 3500 block of Pacific Hwy E.  Officers arrived and found that a 37 year old male staying in one of the rooms had shot himself in the hand while cleaning a 45 caliber pistol.  The bullet traveled through a wall and pieces of it landed on a bed occupied by another male guest in an adjoining room.  That guest was not injured.

Detectives recovered an additional 5 guns from inside the suspect’s room.  He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  The case will be forwarded to Fife City Prosecutor for review and consideration of charges against the shooter.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Man claims to be twin brother to avoid arrest

At approximately 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 4th, Officers responded to a reported possible physical domestic dispute in the 4600 block of Pacific Hwy. E. Officers questioned a male and female who had been arguing loudly, disturbing their neighbors. The male suspect repeatedly gave officers the name of his twin brother to avoid arrest on an outstanding Auburn warrant for domestic violence assault in the 4th degree. Both male and female suspects were taken into custody and face possible charges of domestic violence, obstructing a public servant and making false statements to a police officer.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Man found hanging in a tree

On Monday, September 3rd, Fife Police were dispatched to a report of a possible suicide in the 7600 block of 50th Street East. A man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree in a raspberry field that is also the location of a children’s baseball field. Neighbors who were walking home around 7:00pm after a walk to the nearby Puyallup River, discovered the man’s body hanging from a nylon strap that was draped over a tree limb. The neighbors pulled the man down to try and help him, but found he was already deceased. 

Fife Police spoke with other neighbors who knew the man and said he had been showing signs of depression for some time. The man’s journal was discovered and entries inside the journal led officers to believe the man had committed suicide. Police are still attempting to locate the man’s family for notification.    

41 year old man arrested on kidnapping and theft charges

On the evening of Sept. 3rd, Fife Police were dispatched to a report of a missing 7 year old boy at a hotel in the 5200 block of 20th St E. When officers arrived, the boy’s mother told them that her ex-boyfriend had taken the child without her permission. She claimed that she had decided to take a shower and left the boy and the man together for a short time. When she finished her shower, she found that the boy and the ex-boyfriend were not inside the room. She telephoned the ex-boyfriend and asked him to bring her son back to her, but he refused. After several calls to the ex-boyfriends cell phone in which he either refused to return the boy or hung up on her, the woman telephoned police for help. She also found $900 was missing from her room.

Fife Detectives were alerted and found that the ex-boyfriend had a significant arrest record and had been released from jail a week prior for a domestic violence charge. With the help of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the male was located in University Place at the site of his previous domestic violence arrest. The boy was not with him and he claimed the boy was with his brother, a convicted sex offender. After several hours, the brother returned to the hotel with the boy in a taxi cab. The boy was unharmed and the brother was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. The ex-boyfriend was booked into the Pierce County Jail for kidnapping and theft.