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