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Category: Pursuit

May
31st

Some schools in Puyallup locked down while police search for car thief

UPDATE: Lockdown has been lifted. Man located and arrested on suspicion of multiple crimes, Puyallup police report.

PREVIOUS POST: Puyallup High School and Meeker Elementary School are locked down this morning while police search for a man suspected of driving a stolen car, authorities said.

The man was fleeing Pierce County sheriff’s deputies when he crashed the car, got out and fled on foot near the schools.

There is no immediate threat to the schools, but police asked school officials to lock up the buildings as a precaution.

 

 

May
28th

Deputy pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in Parkland crash, one suspect trapped in wreck

A law enforcement pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in a crash in the 2100 block of 112th Street South, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

A man and woman were in the stolen truck that crashed, Troyer said. No other cars were involved in that wreck, he said.

He said the woman was taken into custody right away, and that the man was taken into custody after emergency crews extricated him from the wreck. Both are being evaluated for minor injuries.

Troyer said a deputy stopped the truck by intentionally hitting the back of the vehicle, which caused

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May
28th

Auburn man charged with second-degree murder for police pursuit that ended in death of passenger

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Auburn man accused of stealing a car and leading police on a pursuit down Interstate 5 that ended in the death of his passenger.

A warrant was issued last week for Brian Sicade, who remains jailed in King County. He has been charged with second-degree murder, vehicular homicide, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree driving on a suspended license.

The incident started the night of Feb. 4 when a man called 911 to report seeing someone steal his Chevrolet Monte Carlo from outside an

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April
30th

Police: Fleeing shoplifter hits patrol car while leaving Tacoma Mall

UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m. Traffic along Tacoma Mall Boulevard should be reopened shortly, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

INITIAL POST: A shoplifter fleeing the Tacoma Mall in what appeared to be a waiting getaway car hit a Tacoma police vehicle this afternoon, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The officer saw the adult man run from the mall about 3:30 p.m. to a car in a parking lot at South 54th Street and Tacoma Mall Boulevard, after the man allegedly shoplifted from Sears at the mall, Cool said.

As the suspect vehicle was leaving the parking lot, it hit the patrol car

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April
28th

Court records show man, 19, told Steilacoom officer after police pursuit that he thought he’d get away if he ‘drove fast’

A 19-year-old man charged with trying to elude Steilacoom police Thursday told officers: “I thought I could get away if I drove away fast,” according to court records.

He made a good faith effort, according to the documents that report he was driving more than 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.

But it didn’t work.

Court records gave this account:

An officer saw the man drive a Jeep past a “Do Not Enter” sign at Steilacoom Boulevard and Puyallup and Starling streets, waive at the cop, and run a stop sign.

When the officer started

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April
10th

Two arrested after allegedly stealing mail, sideswiping two Kent police cars

Two men were arrested early this morning after sideswiping two Kent police cars while trying to escape.

A neighbor in the 11800 block of Southeast 204th Street called police about 4:20 a.m. after noticing an unfamiliar car in the area and two men prowling mailboxes.

Officers arrived within minutes and tried to block the car – which was stolen earlier this morning – into the cul de sac. The driver tried to flee, sideswiping two patrol cars and prompting a brief pursuit that ended eight blocks away at the end of a driveway.

The men abandoned the car and tried

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April
9th

UPDATED: Man pleads not guilty to robbing Tacoma business, hitting car with six children during police pursuit

UPDATE as of 2:03 p.m.: Bryan pleaded not guilty to the charges this afternoon.

INITIAL POST: Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old man with robbing a Tacoma real estate business, stealing a car and crashing it into a vehicle carrying six children while fleeing from police.

Erick Bryan faces two counts of vehicular assault, first-degree robbery, attempting to elude a police vehicle and felony hit-and-run. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges this afternoon. Bail has been set at $1 million.

Charging papers give this account:

Bryan walked into the business in the 3800 block of South

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April
7th

Police: Patrol car and suspect vehicle crash separately after armed robbery in Federal Way

A police car and suspect vehicle crashed separately after an armed robbery in Federal Way Saturday morning, police said.

A 16-year-old boy approached a man on foot about 11 a.m. near 3001 South 288th Street, hit him in the head, and showed a handgun, Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.

The boy fled with the victim’s wallet and backpack in a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old man, Schrock said.

The suspect vehicle was found parked nearby, and it rammed into a police vehicle while trying to flee, Schrock said.

The suspect car crashed near South 277th Street and state

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