Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fife Police Department
Press Release

On August 11th, 2014 at approximately 0100 hrs., Fife Police responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery of a female at the Loves Truck Stop in Fife.  The female caller stated to a dispatcher that a male had attempted to rob her with a handgun outside the entrance to the truck stop before she was able to flee.  She described the male and said he was accompanied by a white female.  She also provided a description and license plate number to the suspect’s vehicle.  Officers that responded to the robbery located the vehicle parked at the entrance and a female was seated in the driver’s seat and a male matching the males description was in the front passenger seat.   When the officers made contact with the vehicle, the female driver put the vehicle into gear and struck one of the officers with the vehicle door, dragging him a short distance.  The driver then attempted to run the officer over with the vehicle.  Two officers fired at the vehicle, striking it multiple times.   The vehicle fled onto southbound Interstate 5 with a Fife Officer in pursuit.  The occupants of the vehicle fired at least two rounds at the pursuing officer but did not strike his vehicle.  He lost sight of the vehicle in the area of 38th and McKinley Ave E in Tacoma.   

Investigators have identified the female driver of the suspect vehicle as Yolanda Donnelle Lund.  Lund has an extensive criminal history and is currently wanted by Washington State DOC for escape community custody.  A warrant has been issued for her arrest through Pierce County Superior Court.  The male passenger has been identified as Phillip Conrad Gleason.  Gleason has an extensive criminal history and is currently wanted on a parole violation by the Idaho State Correctional Institute.  He also has a felony warrant for his arrest out of Pierce County Superior Court for unlawful possession of a firearm.  Both subjects are considered armed and dangerous.  Both are believed to have been struck by gun fire.   They have been in the Elbe/Morton area of Washington and may have fled the state to Idaho or Montana.    

Anyone with information about Lund or Gleason’s current location is asked to call the Fife Police Department at #253-922-6633 or Pierce County Crime Stoppers at #1-800-222-TIPS.  Tips can also be left on the Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers web site.        

For Immediate Release

Fife Police Department
3737 Pacific Hwy. E.
Fife, WA 98424
(253) 896-8287
(253) 922-6633 (Dispatch)
(253) 922-1220 fax

Lieutenant T. Thompson #253


Safe Street of the Week

This week's safe street of the week is 54th Avenue East from 4th Street East to Pacific Highway East. The posted speed limit is 35 MPH. Please help us keep Fife neighborhoods safe by driving the speed limit!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Officer Injured in Struggle With Suspect

On August 11, 2014 at approx. 0105 hours, Fife Police Officers were dispatched to a possible robbery of a citizen by gunpoint in the 1500 block of Port of Tacoma Road. The caller provided vague details, identified herself as “Sheri”, and stated she was “almost robbed” by a subject she identified as “Phil”. The caller described the suspect as driving a dark blue Ford Explorer and provided a license plate for the vehicle.  

Officers located the vehicle and attempted to make contact with the female driver and male passenger. An additional officer attempted to locate the caller a short distance away. As officers contacted the vehicle, a struggle ensued with the female driver. The vehicle was placed into reverse with the officer trapped inside the open doorway. The officer was dragged a short distance and dislodged from the vehicle. The vehicle was placed into drive and proceeded toward at the officer. Fearing for their safety, the officer discharged their firearm into the vehicle. The vehicle fled the parking lot and onto S/B Port of Tacoma Road. Unable to locate the victim caller, a responding officer began to pursue the vehicle. The vehicle entered S/B I-5 and began to accelerate. The pursuing officer reported two bright flashes from within the vehicle, heard two loud pops, and observed the rear window of the suspect vehicle shatter. The pursuing officer, believing they were being fired upon, took evasive action and created distance. The officer pursued the vehicle into Tacoma, losing sight of the vehicle in the 4600 block of “G” Street.   

The suspect vehicle was later located unoccupied in Spanaway. The vehicle was struck by gunfire and it appears the occupants may have sustained injuries.      

The original contact Officer was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and released. The pursuing Officer received no injuries.   

The Fife Police Department is requesting your assistance with information on this case. Surveillance photographs from the business show several occupants associated with this vehicle prior to police contact. We are seeking your assistance with identifying the subjects pictured below. Information may be relayed to Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959 or Lt. Thompson at 253-896-8287.