Fife PD exceeded two goals when it came to the Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2013. The first was team size and the second was funds raised. Ten team members jumped into the chilly waters at Owens Beach on Saturday, February 23rd and exceeded their fundraising goal of $1000 by $500. All of those who participated would like to thank you for supporting Special Olympics Washington. Your contribution helps provide year-round sports training and competition for 10,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Stay tuned as Team Fife gears up for additional Special Olympics Washington fundraising opportunities later this year.
Fife Police Officers and staff will be supporting the Special Olympics this Saturday when they take a dip in the chilly waters at Owen Beach in Tacoma and be a part of the “coolest” event of the year! Special Olympics Polar Plunge Series is a fundraising effort organized by law enforcement agencies across the state to benefit Special Olympics Washington. This unique opportunity gives individuals, organizations and businesses the chance to support Special Olympics Washington by collecting pledges for the “opportunity” to plunge into frigid waters.All proceeds collected by Plungers benefit Special Olympics Washington and the 10,000 athletes across the state. You can show your support for the Fife team by making a donation or come out to Owen Beach this Saturday and cheer them on!
On January 17th, 2013, Fife Police Detectives ran a story with a request from the public for information about a serial graffiti tagger that went by the moniker “Chino.”This person had been spray painting graffiti at different locations across the city causing thousands of dollars in damage to public buildings, businesses, and private homes.
Detectives were able to develop possible suspect information and, following up on a lead from the staff at Columbia Jr. High, interviewed two students who admitted to their involvement in the crimes.These two suspects gave information about a third suspect who is an adult Fife resident.Detectives were able to track him down and when he was contacted at his residence, he also admitted to being involved in the graffiti tagging.
The adult suspect was booked into the Fife City Jail and was charged with 21 counts of malicious mischief.He is currently being held on $42,000 bail.One of the juvenile suspects was a repeat offender and was booked into Remann Hall.Charges on the third suspect were forwarded to the Pierce County Juvenile Prosecutor for review.
In all, 21 cases that dated back to the beginning of November 2012 were solved by these arrests.