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Archives: Dec. 2011


Suspect sought in armed robbery at Lacey gas station

Lacey Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a gas station and convenience store on Wednesday night.

Officers responded to an armed robbery in the 4500 block of Lacey Boulevard Southeast at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday. A man had reportedly entered the business and displayed a handgun. After he was given money, he fled in an unknown direction, Lacey Police said in a news release.

A search of the surrounding area was conducted with K-9 assistance. The suspect was not found.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt

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Tacoma man wanted for Montana beating death turns himself in

A 39-year-old Tacoma man wanted for a beating death in Missoula turned himself in to the Pierce County jail Tuesday night, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An arrest warrant was issued earlier this month for David Sekou Hylton. He is accused in the fatal June assault of Angelo Lorenzo Fuentes, a 41-year-old Spokane man, outside a hip-hop concert at the Elks Lodge in Missoula.

A coroner’s report said Fuentes died of blunt force trauma to the head.


South End Tacoma convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Tacoma police were searching for a man who robbed a South End convenience store early today at gunpoint.

The robber walked into the Shell gas station at 8433 S. Hosmer St. about 12:15 a.m., police reported.

He wielded a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. After the robbery, the suspect left the store and fled on foot, police reported.

The man was described as white and 6 feet tall. He wore dark glasses, a dark hat, gray hooded-style sweatshirt and blue jeans.

No further description was immediately available.



Olympia police search for bank robber

Olympia police are searching for a man who robbed a West Coast Bank branch Tuesday afternoon.

The man walked into the branch at 2850 Harrison Ave. N.W. just after 3 p.m. He demanded money from a teller, then fled before officers arrived, Olympia police reported.

The robber was described as in his early 20s and 6 feet tall with a thin build. He had no facial hair.

Olympia police released a surveillance image of the suspect Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call Olympia police at (360) 753-8400.


Man pleads not guilty in crash that killed popular Graham-Kapowsin soccer player

A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty this afternoon to causing a car wreck that killed a well-liked Graham-Kapowsin soccer player earlier this year.

Brandon D. Fair is charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and driving with a suspended license in the Sept. 20 wreck that killed 16-year-old Clara Vallone and injured Maryssa Beare, also 16.

Prosecutors contend Fair was speeding when he lost control of his Dodge Neon and slammed into a utility pole on Canyon Road.

The girls, both juniors riding in the back seat, were defenders on the Graham-Kapowsin High School girls’ soccer team and were headed to a

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Tacoma police arrest man who allegedly held knife to dad’s throat Monday

Tacoma police arrested a man Monday afternoon after he allegedly held a knife to his father’s throat near the Tacoma Mall.

Officers were called to the incident outside the Red Robin, 3901 S. Steele St., about 3 p.m., spokesman Mark Best said.

When officers arrived, they spotted the man holding his father at knifepoint. Tacoma police deployed a Taser on the suspect and took him into custody without further incident, Best said.

The father had minor cuts but was not seriously injured.


Deputies arrest man wanted in crash that killed soccer player on Canyon Road

A 20-year-old man wanted in a deadly crash on Canyon Road in September has been arrested.

Brandon D. Fair surrendered himself to authorities and was booked into Pierce County Jail about 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to the online jail roster. He should make his first court appearance today.

Last week, Pierce County prosecutors charged Fair with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and driving with a suspended or revoked license in the Sept. 20 crash that killed Clara Vallone, a well-liked junior and soccer player at Graham-Kapowsin High School.

Prosecutors alleged Fair was under the influence of marijuana, speeding and driving recklessly

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