The Fife Police
Department's Investigations Division is looking for assistance with a series of
graffiti taggings that have been showing up around the City of Fife.Over several weeks, someone using the moniker
shown in the picture below has been vandalizing businesses, parks, and
property, causing thousands of dollars in damage.If anyone recognizes the moniker in the
photograph or believes they may know who is responsible for the crimes, they
are asked to contact Detective Lieutenant Thompson at 253-896-8287.All callers will remain anonymous.
On 1/9/2013 at
approximately 1330 hrs., Fife Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a
robbery that had just occurred at the Fife Jiffy Lube.A male suspect was reported to have entered
the business and he attempted to take three air filters without paying for
them.When he was confronted by an
employee about paying for the items, the suspect threatened to stab the
employee with a knife.He then ran from
the store.A patrol officer responding
to the robbery saw a male matching the suspect’s description a short distance
away from the business and stopped to contact him.The male threw items he was carrying under
nearby vehicles and turned toward the officer and threatened to assault
him.The suspect then told the officer
he wanted the officer to shoot him.Other officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect was
later booked into Pierce County Jail for first degree robbery.
Last night's city council meeting was full of support from family members of Officer Gardner as he was sworn in by Judge Ringus as Fife's newest Police Lieutenant. Lieutenant Gardner began his career with Fife in 2006. Prior to that, he served as a Police Officer for the Milton and Lacey Police Departments. Lieutenant Gardner's service to Fife has been distinguished, in the course of his career he has received numerous awards and commendations including; Injured in the Line of Duty, Department Medal of Merit and three time recipient of Commissioned Officer of the Year. Lt. Gardner's additional contributions to Fife and Pierce County include: Six year member of the Metro Pierce Honor Guard, Field Training Officer and becoming a Narcotics K-9 Handler in 2007 with partner Maggie.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Gardner!
On 1/7/2013 Fife Officers responded to a hotel in the 3100 block of Pacific Hwy E. for a robbery call.Officers arrived and found a 30 year old male who had been sprayed in the face with pepper spray.He told officers that he had arranged for a female who was posting on backpage.com as an escort, to come to his room to give him a massage.When the female arrived, she and the victim agreed to a price for the massage and she excused herself to go to the bathroom.After a short time, a male suspect began knocking on the door to the hotel room and when the victim opened the door, the male attempted to force his way inside the room.At the same time, the female exited the bathroom and began spraying the victim in the face with pepper spray.The victim reported that the female suspect stole his money from his wallet and she and the male suspect ran to a nearby vehicle and fled the area.
Fife Detectives were able to track the female down and arrest her.She was booked into the Pierce County Jail for 2nd degree robbery.