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Category: Pacific


Recall election for Pacific mayor set for June 25

A recall election for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has been scheduled for June 25, King County officials announced today.

Letters stating such were delivered today to Sun and the leader of the recall effort, which gathered the required 415 signatures on the petition.

The number of required signatures is 35 percent of the total votes cast for mayor during the November 2011 election. Sherril Huff, director of King County Elections, verified the signatures today.

Two charges against Sun will be put before voters: that he tried to use the police department as his personal investigation force and that he jeopardized

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Man robs Subway restaurant in Pacific

Pacific police are searching for a man who held up a Subway restaurant late Thursday.

A man walked into the restaurant on Ellingson Road about 10:40 p.m., implied that he had a gun in a bag and ordered an employee to give him money from the cash register. He fled on foot.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

The suspect is described as black, in his mid to late 20s and was wearing a black puffy jacket and black pants. He is 5-feet 11 to 6-feet with a medium build.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pacific

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Shots fired into Pacific house Sunday morning

Pacific police responded early Sunday morning to the 500 block of Blueberry Street Southwest after someone fired several rounds into a house there, according to spokeswoman Stephanie Shook.

Multiple people were in the house at the time, and one person was in the room that was shot at, but no one was injured, Shook said.

It appears that the suspect arrived on foot, she said, adding that a police dog tried to track the shooter, but was not successful.


Two dogs rescued from Pacific house fire

Valley Regional Authority firefighters rescued two dogs today while extinguishing flames at a Pacific house, the department said.

The homeowner tried to put out the blaze with a garden hose but was unsuccessful. Crews responded about 11 a.m. to the home in the 100 block of Aspen Lane South and quickly doused the flames.

No one, including the dogs, was injured. The house suffered smoke and water damage.

A cause has not been determined.


No charges to be filed against Pacific Mayor after investigation, sheriff says

No criminal charges will be filed against Pacific Mayor Cy Sun after an investigation into allegations that he destroyed public records, assaulted employees and intimidated a public servant, King County Sheriff Steve Strachan said today.

The Pacific City Council President, Leanne Guier, asked the sheriff’s office July 18 to investigate the allegations, as well as allegations of misconduct by members of the city’s police force.

“The investigation was forwarded to the prosecutors, they reviewed it, and there is not evidence for criminal charges to be filed,” Strachan said about both investigations.

The sheriff’s office investigated the allegations against Sun, and

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Judge orders Pacific Mayor Cy Sun to fill city positions

A Pierce County Superior Court judge today ordered Mayor Cy Sun of Pacific to fill vacant or temporarily filled positions in the city.

Sun is already in the process of hiring for those 7 spots, his attorney Tyler Firkins said today.

The positions include a city clerk and public works/community development director.

A petition for a writ of mandate filed by city attorney Kenyon Luce earlier this month also asked that Sun be ordered to hire a new head of the police force, but that slot was filled the next week when the city’s civil service commission reinstated

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Police chief of Pacific reinstated after being fired by embattled mayor

The police chief of Pacific, who was fired in a controversial move by embattled Mayor Cy Sun, returned to work today after a city commission overturned his termination.

The Civil Service Commission ruled Thursday in a 15-page decision that “the mayor’s decision was made for political reasons and was not made in good faith for cause.”

Sun fired John Calkins May 18 for raising his voice at city employees during a City Council workshop in January during which he found out his request for five new patrol cars would not happen.

Sun’s attorney contended that the chief was “irate, loud

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Residents of Pacific take first official step to try to recall Mayor Cy Sun

Residents of Pacific filed a statement of charges against embattled Mayor Cy Sun about 3:30 this afternoon.

The allegations will go from the King County Elections Office to prosecutors, who will file a petition in King County Superior Court, said attorney Jeff Helsdon, who represents the Committee to Recall Cy Sun.

If a judge rules that the misconduct as alleged would be grounds for a recall, the committee will have 180 days to collect roughly 450 signatures to put the issue on a special election ballot, Helsdon said.

Should Sun appeal the decision, collecting signatures will be delayed pending a

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