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UPDATED: Man robbed, suffers broken nose in downtown Tacoma, police report

UPDATED at 9:42 a.m.:

Tacoma police are searching for a man suspected of assaulting and robbing another man Thursday night downtown.

The victim told Tacoma police he was walking down the sidewalk in the 700 block of Market Street about 9:30 p.m. when a man approached, police reported.

The suspect hit the victim, knocking him to the ground. The suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and two cellphones, then got into a nearby vehicle.

The victim suffered a broken nose and eye injury. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No arrests have been made.

The suspect was described

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Two men sought in burglary of downtown Tacoma store

Tacoma police are searching for two men suspected of burglarizing a downtown audio store last month.

The men broke into Sound West Audio Sales & Service store in the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South about 12:30 a.m. April 15.

The burglary was captured on surveillance cameras, police reported.

One of the suspects is described as black and 25 to 30, with a medium build. He had a goatee and wore a dark-blue hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored knit cap. He might also have a tattoo on his neck, police said.

The second suspect is described as black

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UPDATED: Cause of overnight fire at old downtown Tacoma brewery is undetermined

UPDATE at 2:30 p.m.: Fire investigators have ruled the fire started in the top floor of the brewery building. However, they  were not able to determine the cause, Tacoma fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said.

“There are no obvious signs that the fire was deliberately set or suspicious in nature,” he said.


Tacoma fire investigators will be searching this morning for what sparked a fire overnight at the old Columbia-Heidelberg Brewery site in downtown Tacoma.

Flames damaged the roof and upper floors of the middle part of the 80-year-old complex near South 21st and C streets, which is

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Tacoma police, fire investigate arson at building downtown

Investigators have determined that a fire late Monday at a commercial building downtown was arson.

Tacoma firefighters and police officers responded to the blaze at 1224 Tacoma Ave. S. on Monday night. The flames were contained to the outside of the two-story building, Tacoma police reported. The interior of the building sustained some smoke damage.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

An investigator responded to the scene and determined the fire to be arson. The cause was unknown but no incendiary devices were found.

There were no suspects in the blaze, police reported.


Man arrested after allegedly breaking into downtown Tacoma bank

Tacoma police arrested a man late Monday on suspicion of breaking into a downtown bank.

The silent motion alarm was activated at the US Bank, 2317 Pacific Ave., police said. When security officers called inside, a man answered the phone.

“I broke into your bank,” he said.

Tacoma police officers were called and responded. They found the front window broken and a man lying on the floor inside.

The man was taken into custody without incident, police said.


Tacoma firefighters battle two blazes early today

Tacoma firefighters doused flames at a downtown sandwich shop and South End garage early today. No injuries were reported in either incident.

Crews were first called to the Subway at 302 S. Ninth St. just before 1:20 a.m. They found flames in the back storage room of the sandwich shop, the Fire Department reported.

The firefighters forced their way inside and put out the fire, the department reported. The blaze did not  spread to the other suites in the building.

Investigators found that an overheated extension cord ignited combustible materials, sparking the fire. The blaze caused about $30,000 in damages

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WHAT WAS THAT: Police activity along Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma

One of our photographers called in this morning after a friend reported seeing several police officers and blocked off streets in the 2200 block of Pacific Avenue.

Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum reports that officers are handling a hit-and-run crash that could have been caused by a drunken driver. They have blocked off the intersection of South 24th Street and Pacific Avenue for their investigation.

The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. The suspect driver hit one vehicle. That vehicle then crashed into a parked car.

The driver of the second vehicle was seriously injured and taken to a

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Tacoma crews douse fire at downtown furniture workshop

Tacoma firefighters are investigating what sparked a blaze this morning at a fine furniture workshop downtown.

Crews were called to 2210 Court A about 7:20 a.m. They found heavy smoke coming from a furniture workshop located on the first floor of the two-story building, the Fire Department reported.

The flames were contained to the dust collection unit. The fire was quickly put out.

No injuries were reported.