Saturday, December 20, 2014

Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE)

Today, the Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE) auto theft task force of Pierce County concluded a mission called "Operation Cancel Christmas."  Their task was to identify the region's most prolific auto thieves and arrest them for outstanding bench warrants in order to preclude them from committing their crimes over the holiday season.  ACE detectives arrested 7 of the targeted 17 suspects, and today arrested a male subject in Tacoma.  With the Tacoma Police SWAT team serving 2 warrants in the City of Tacoma, the male subject, who was considered the "ACE of Spade" suspect for the warrant sweep, was finally apprehended.  He was wanted for 2 felony warrants for eluding area police in stolen vehicles, a recent car jacking in Tacoma, and a home-invasion robbery.

The task force believes his arrest will be measurable because the male subject admits to stealing up to 7 cars per week, and claims to have stolen a minimum of 700 cars in the past 10 years.

He was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

The ACE Task Force is staffed by detectives from Fife Police (parent agency), Puyallup Police, Tacoma Police, Pierce County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol, real-time crime analysts from South Sound 911/LARIAT, and a deputy prosecutor from the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office.

Sgt. Nestor Bautista
Washington State Patrol
Criminal Investigation Division

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 Santa Run

Ho Ho Ho Santa is coming to Fife! The Fife Police Department is partnering with the Tacoma Fire Department 12 for our annual Santa Run. On December 13th, 14th and 20th, Santa will be trading in his reindeer's for patrol vehicles and a fire truck. When you hear us, come on out! We will have a gift for every child in Fife. Our convoy will be cruising slowly down every street in Fife to make sure everyone has a chance to receive a present. Look at the maps below to see when Santa will be coming to your neighborhood.

Our Santa Run will be broken down into 3 days. The first day will be Saturday, December 13th. Santa will start on Freeman Road, south of the railroad tracks at 10:00 AM. We will be going to every neighborhood South of the railroad tracks and North of North Levee Road East.

The second day will be on Sunday, December 14th. Santa will start on 54th Avenue East and 20th Street East at 10:00 AM. We will be going to every neighborhood South of I-5, and North of Valley Avenue East.

The third and last day will be on Saturday, December 20th. Santa will start on 70th Avenue East at 10:00 AM. We will be going to every neighborhood North of I-5.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fife Press Release December 1-8

Fife Police Department
Press Release

December 1 to December 8:

Fife Officers were contacted by members of the Adult Protective Services and asked to conduct a welfare check of a 59 year old female who reported that she was assaulted by her 58 year old brother whom she lived in a Fife apartment with.  Officers contacted the apartment and the brother attempted to hide in a rear bedroom.  Officers found that he had Fife and Milton warrants for his arrest for DUI, DV assault, violations of a protection order, and driving on a suspended license.   When he was arrested, the brother was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  He was booked into jail for assault and possession of felony drugs. 

On December 6th at approximately 3:00 AM, Fife Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Hwy 509 and heading into Fife.  Officers began a check of the area for the suspect vehicle and a Milton Officer spotted it in the 7900 block of Pacific Hwy E weaving back and forth in its lane of travel.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it took off and a pursuit began.  The vehicle was crossing over the center line and ran a red light.  The driver hit a curb and flattened two of the vehicles tires.  Officers were able to use a PIT maneuver to get the vehicle stopped, but the driver refused to exit the vehicle.  Officers broke out the driver’s side window and opened the door to remove the driver.  They found the driver was a 22 year old female who was wearing nothing but a bra.  She was taken into custody and refused medical aid.  The driver, who was from University Place, told officers she thought she was in Kitsap County.  She was taken to the Pierce County Jail where she was booked for eluding and driving under the influence.

On December 8th at approximately 5:30 PM, Fife Officers were dispatched to a restaurant in the 5200 block of 20th St E for a fraud that was in progress.  Officers were told that a male suspect was attempting to cash out phony pull tabs in the bar.  Officers contacted a male in the lobby who immediately became nervous but denied he was there to redeem pull tabs and claimed he was there meeting a friend.  The restaurant staff positively identified the male as the person who attempted to cash out the phony pull tabs and showed the officers that the pull tabs he was trying to redeem were fake.  They advised that the same male had been successful in cashing in two phony pull tabs in November and they recognized him when he returned.  The male refused to answer any question from the officers.  He was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail for forgery and attempted theft.                

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

Sergeant T. Thompson #253