Before the month of September ends, I thought we should pass along the highlights from the August reports for Tacoma’s four policing sectors. As a reminder, the full reports on posted on the department’s web site. (The link is in the toolbar on the right.)
Sector 1: Persistent drug, prostitution and nuisance activity in three areas kept officers busy in August. The community liaison officers and drug house elimination task force worked on the hot spots.
Sector 2: Investigators were following up on two interesting crimes in the North End. The first was an armed rape where the victim had reported being tortured. The second was an arson at two buildings on the grounds of Bellarmine Prep. Fire destroyed a building that stored expensive baseball equipment, then spread to the announcement booth.
In addition, officers increased patrols in the 3400 block between North Proctor and Orchard streets after receiving complaints about car prowls. Officers also talked to neighbors about what to look for and how to call in complaints.
Sector 3: Among the crime highlights for the month was a bank robbery on South Tacoma Way allegedly carried out by Fort Lewis Rangers, a drive-by shooting on South Tyler Street that injured a person in the shoulder and a shooting and attempted car jacking on Center Street. The victim was shot in the face while struggling with the suspect but the injury was not life threatening.
Sector 4: Property crimes detectives arrested two people suspected of burglarizing several homes in the sector. In addition, officers conducted four special emphasis missions that targeted prostitution activity from the 6400 to the 6900 block of Pacific Avenue.