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Archives: May 2012

May
31st

Two injured after SUV plows into Tacoma Food Co-Op

Update:
I just got off the phone with the manager of the store. He said they will open at 8 a.m. The side entrance will be in use. They worked through the night cleaning up and boarding over the front of the store. The photos are taken (with permission) from their Facebook page. Here.

At least two people were injured tonight after a woman apparently suffered a medical event and drove her SUV into the Tacoma Food Co-Op, 3002 6th Ave.

The incident occurred at 7:45 p.m.

Henri Parren, the co-op’s general manager, said a woman

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May
31st

Spanaway woman missing for two weeks

A 53-year-old Spanaway woman has been missing for nearly two weeks and her family is pleading with the public to report any possible sightings.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department took the missing person report on Rita Kagawa May 23.

Her brother and sister-in-law, who live two miles from her in Spanaway, grew concerned after Kagawa’s boss called to say she had missed three days of work stocking shelves at a local Walmart.

Her family said it is out of character for Kagawa to disappear without telling anyone, especially her 12-year-old daughter, who lives with Kagawa’s ex-husband. Kagawa’s son, a soldier

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May
31st

Son of Buckley councilman charged with bribing a witness in dad’s case

The son of a Buckley City Council member charged with sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl now faces charges himself – for trying to bribe the victim’s mother into dropping the charges.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Travis Reed, 31, with bribing a witness. He is scheduled to be arraigned June 6.

His father, longtime Councilman Randy Reed, 54, pleaded not guilty in September to first-degree child rape and first-degree child molestation.

A week after Randy Reed was charged, his son sent text messages to the victim’s mother offering to pay $200 a month until the girl turned 18 if she

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May
31st

Man wanted on federal warrant sought after pursuit in SeaTac

The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for a 25-year-old man who went on the run after a brief pursuit today in SeaTac.

Corey Clairmont has a federal probation violation warrant out for a gun charge, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities tried to pull him over this afternoon after spotting him driving on International Boulevard, but he refused to stop. After a short chase, Clairmont allegedly leaped from the car and fled on foot in the 3100 block of state Route 167.

Clairmont is believed to be armed.

He is described as white, 6 feet and 180 pounds

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May
31st

Reward offered in double homicide at South Hill home

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information in a double homicide earlier this week in South Hill.

Travis Dennis, 32, and Jeffrey Poling, 36, were shot in the head in Dennis’ home in the 9400 block of 175th Street Court East.

Dennis’ father went to the home about 8:45 a.m. Monday because he hadn’t heard from his son. He spotted one of the bodies inside and called the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators have said they believe the victims were targeted. There were no signs of forced entry and no evidence of a struggle.

Detectives also have

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May
31st

Law enforcement carry torch today for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from throughout the region will be taking part today and tomorrow in the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run.

For those in Kitsap County, the yearly event will take on special meaning. They are dedicating the Kitsap County portion of the run to Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Raduelscu, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop earlier this year. The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association bought a special torch for a portion of the run.

The torch run begins at 7 a.m. at the Bainbridge Island Police Department. It will weave to Port Orchard.

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May
31st

UPDATED: Puyallup PD wants help naming new police dog

The Puyallup Police Department has a new police dog and it wants the community’s help in naming him.

The 20-month-old German shepherd, which was purchased for around $6,000, has already visited students at Maplewood, Meeker and Stewart Elementary schools. Soon, he and his handler, officer Kevin Karuzas, will attend a three-month K-9 police academy.

But first, the four-pawed officer needs a name.

The elementary students have suggested Kruz, Kash, Kane, Gage and Jagger as possible names.

“The police department is very interested in hearing from the community to help give the new K-9 his permanent name,” a community alert stated. 

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May
30th

Woman, 75, in serious condition after attempted purse snatching at Tacoma Mall

A 75-year-old Edgewood woman is in serious condition with a head injury after being knocked to the ground Monday during an attempted purse snatching, Tacoma police reported.

As the victim left the Nordstrom store at the Tacoma Mall just after 2 p.m. and walked to her car, a woman approached her, tried to grab her purse and knocked her to the ground.

The victim has not regained consciousness and is listed in serious condition at St. Joseph Hospital.

“It’s just wait, watch and see now,” said the victim’s daughter, Suzanne Yanak. “We’re worried but she’s a fighter.”

She thinks her

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