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Archives: April 2008

April
30th

Money stolen from house while owner outside gardening

This kind of call puts me in a foul mood …


I just got off the phone with an older woman who wanted to pass a warning along to others.


“Everyone needs to be aware,” she said.


She was outside Tuesday afternoon, planting flowers in the front yard of her Tacoma home. She lives on a corner lot, with a fenced yard near Sixth Avenue.


While outside, someone snuck through her gate and into her house through the back door.


The thieve (s) stole all the cash in her purse and as well as

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April
30th

Get your documents shredded today for free

Back by popular demand …


State Attorney General Rob McKenna is again touring the state and talking with people about ways to prevent identity theft. Along with a community forum at each stop, the Guard It tour offers to shred – for free – sensitive documents for residents and small business owners.


The tour comes to Lakewood today.


Data Base Secure Records Destruction will offer free shredding from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot behind Target at Lakewood Towne Center, 5731 Main St. S.W.


There will be a forum to discuss identify theft

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April
29th

Oops: he’s not a pedophile

The Washington State Patrol put out this press release tonight. A Spokane firefighter named Todd Chism was accused of downloading child porn, but it turns out he was a victim of identity theft.


You can read more at Todd Chism’s Web site. Another news story on it can be found here.


The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force has found no evidence that Nine Mile Falls resident Todd Chism engaged in downloading of child pornography on his home or work computers. The investigation into Mr. Chism is concluded.


The State Patrol’s Criminal

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April
29th

Rape accusation follows Craigslist apartment rental

The day after a 30-year-old Pierce County woman moved in with strangers she met off Craigslist, she said she was raped by one of her new house mates, according to court records. The man was arrested and charged with second-degree rape.


The woman, who was identified only be her initials in court records, was in the shower when the house mate came in and digitally penetrated her, an affidavit filed by prosecutors says. She pleaded with him to stop, but the attack continued. The woman “bled from the injuries and she was complaining of pain. She was too afraid

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April
29th

Three suspects sought in Sprinker Rec Center assault

Pierce County sheriff’s investigators are searching for three men suspected of beating up a young man and taking his cellphone last week at Sprinker Recreation Center.


The attack appears to be random and no arrests have been reported, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.


The victim, a 21-year-old man, suffered a black eye, chipped bottom tooth and a concussion. He also needed stitches to his lip, his mother told The News Tribune.


According to the Sheriff’s Department, the man had been playing tennis at the recreation center April 23. He was sitting in a car, talking to a

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April
29th

Severe weather awareness week coming up

May 4-10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week, according to the National Weather Service. They’ve set up a Web site with lots of information.



*MONDAY -FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD SAFETY

*TUESDAY -TORNADOES AND TORNADO SAFETY, OR SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS

*WEDNESDAY- WIND/ HAIL/LIGHTNING SAFETY

*THURSDAY -WILDLAND FIRE AWARENESS

*FRIDAY -NWS WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM

*SATURDAY -NOAA WEATHER RADIO / ALL HAZARDS INFORMATION

April
29th

Puyallup officer honored

Puyallup Police Officer Gary Shilley will receive the Washington State Medal of Honor for exceptional meritorious conduct.

This year’s ceremony, which will be a combined ceremony with the Peace Officer’s Memorial event, will take place Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Law Enforcement Memorial site on Capitol Campus, Olympia. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the ceremony is open to the public. There will be a catered reception for all attendees.

Governor Christine Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna will present the Medal of Honor, Washington’s highest law enforcement award, to two officers this year. In addition

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April
29th

Young man charged in I-5, East Side shootings

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old man in connection with a road rage incident last weekend on Interstate 5 near Lakewood and a driveby shooting one hour later on Tacoma’s East Side.


Gerogers Stallworth Jr. was arraigned on two counts of first-degree assault and one count of driveby shooting Monday. He’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.


Court documents give the following account.


Two people contacted Washington State Patrol troopers shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday to say someone in another car had shot at them during a road rage incident.


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