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Archives: May 2011

May
31st

No one injured in school bus crash near Roy

No one was injured today after a school bus collided with two vehicles near Roy, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident occurred at state Route 702 and Kinsman Road East.

There were 10 students and a driver on the bus, which had recently left Roy Elementary School.

Details on the collision have not been released.

May
31st

Driver crashes through front of Tacoma store

Police are investigating why a driver jumped a curb today and crashed through the front of a sewing and vacuum cleaner business in the 2900 block of South 38th Street.

The accident occurred about 11 a.m.

Firefighters arrived to find a sedan had driven through a window display. Nobody was injured in the incident.

May
31st

Fund set up for 2-year-old boy swept away in Greenwater River

The Puyallup Police Association has set up a memorial fund to help pay funeral costs for a 2-year-old boy who died Friday after being swept into the Greenwater River during a family camping trip.

Donations may be made at any Chase Bank branch to The Grant Hayes Memorial Donation Account. The police association has contributed $1,000.

Grant’s mom, Gina Hayes, is a police officer in Puyallup. His father, Jeff Hayes, works for another law enforcement agency.

They “deeply appreciate all of the support and prayers that have been extended,” according to a department news release.

The Hayes are honoring their

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May
31st

Auburn police searching for bank robber

Auburn police have released a surveillance image of a man suspected of robbing a bank earlier this month.

The man robbed the Timberland Bank, 202 Auburn Way S., on May 17.

Police ask anyone with information about the robber’s identity to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or detective Aaron Williams at 253-931-3092.

May
31st

Pierce County woman charged in bill-paying scam

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old woman with being an alleged leader of a fraud ring that is thought to have bilked military exchanges, Tacoma Public Utilities and other businesses out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise and services.

Jannie Lee is being held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Lee is charged with leading organized crime, two counts of first-degree identity theft, two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree identity theft and one count of second-degree perjury.

Not guilty pleas were entered on her behalf in Superior Court

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May
31st

UPDATED: Mother, young son killed in accidental Tacoma house fire

A mother and her 2-year-old boy died after an accidental fire in their Tacoma house late Monday.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman as Michelle McKim, 40, and her son as Shantell Duncan, 2.

A Tacoma fire crew responded to the home in the 900 block of South Puget Sound Avenue just before midnight after a bystander heard a smoke detector sounding inside the house, Tacoma fire and police officials report.

When they arrived, they could hear the alarm sounding inside the 1,336-square-foot house. The firefighters went up to the house, shined a flashlight and could

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May
31st

UPDATED: Search under way for driver who hit, injured Tacoma police officer

UPDATE: Tacoma police have released the name and photograph of a man believed to have been injured this morning in a confrontation with two officers on Pacific Avenue.

Right now, officers are concerned about getting Michael J. Wilson, 25, treatment, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

“We believe he may be injured and in need of medical attention,” he said. “Once his medical needs are tended to we will address the legal situation.”

Two officers fired at Wilson after one of the officers was hit and dragged by a white Cadillac that investigators suspect Wilson was driving. Investigators don’t know if

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May
30th

Collision kills motorcycle rider

A motorcycle rider was fatally injured Monday just before 5 p.m. after colliding with an SUV while traveling south bound on Highway 167 in Auburn, Valley Regional Fire Authority officials said. The Washington State Patrol identified the man as Shawn D. McDonald, 35, of Puyallup.

Valley fire fighters and King County Paramedics responded to the accident at 4:50 p.m. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene by King County Paramedics, according to a news release. The occupants of the vehicle the rider collided with were not injured in the collision.

The State Patrol said both vehicles were traveling southbound

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