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Tag: Fife Police Department


Fife police arrest man accused of plowing down telephone pole while under the influence

The 48-year-old man had heroin in his pocket, meth and other peoples’ credit cards in his glovebox and a suspended license when Fife police stopped him, according to court documents.

Officers might not have noticed any of that if he hadn’t been accused of running into a telephone pole with his car, knocking it over.

He pleaded not guilty to various charges in court Tuesday.

According to court records:

The man was under the influence of alcohol when he drove a truck into the utility pole Friday. Witnesses said the truck went into the oncoming lane and crashed into the

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Attempt to steal work pants from Fife store foiled when security officers detain knife-wielding suspect, police say

Security officers caught and detained a man who tried to take work pants from a Fife sporting goods store Tuesday without paying for them, despite the man’s attempt to ward them off with a knife, according to Fife police.

Police officers arrived and arrested the man for investigation of first-degree robbery. A second suspect who also entered the store offered $20 for each pair of pants he could steal, the other man told police. The second man fled in a car, Fife police said.

They said they were following leads Wednesday to try to find him.

Police gave this account

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Couple charged, to be extradited after missing Montana boy found safe in Fife Sunday

The biological parents of a 1-year-old Montana boy have been charged with custodial interference and possessing a stolen vehicle, after they were found with the child and arrested by Fife police Sunday when an AMBER alert was issued for the boy.

Bryndi Gibson, 23, and Beau Blasius, 28, are accused of taking the child from his paternal grandparents’ home near Kalispell, Mont. Saturday night and heading to Washington.

They will be extradited to Flathead County, Mont. after the Pierce County case is finished, where they face charges of kidnapping, burglary and motor vehicle theft, according to prosecutors.

According to Pierce County

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Fife police arrest man and woman in connection with Montana Amber Alert, child found safe

An anonymous tip this morning about a stolen pickup parked outside a Fife apartment complex helped officers find a 1-year-old Montana boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert after he was reportedly abducted Saturday night, according to Fife police.

Officers responded about 9 a.m. to the 5700 block of 23rd Street East, where they found and arrested the boy’s parents — a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman — who were reported by Montana authorities as suspects in the abduction of the child from his custodial grandparents’ home and were thought to possibly be headed to Washington.


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Fife Police Department hiring

The Fife Police Department is taking applications for these positions:

• Reserve Police Officer

• Entry Level Police Officer

• Enhanced Police Officer

• Entry Level Corrections Officer

• Enhanced and Lateral Corrections Officer

• Entry Level Communications/Dispatch

For more information, call 253-896-8605 or visit the city website, where applications can be downloaded.


Sirens in Puyallup River Valley, Pierce County Alerts will be part of drill Monday morning

Pierce County Emergency Management will test 17 outdoor lahar warning sirens Monday at noon in the Puyallup River Valley as part of a monthly drill.

Residents who have signed up to receive Pierce County Alerts will get get notifications at 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Fife Police Department.


Sting involving Pierce County nets 21 suspected thieves, 26 stolen cars

Pierce County arraignments started today after a six-month undercover investigation that ended Tuesday with 21 people in custody and 26 stolen cars recovered, including one owned by a soldier who was deployed.

Detectives from several agencies bought stolen property from suspects as part of the Auto Crimes Enforcement Task Force, an operation they called “Shiny Penny,” according to Lakewood police.

The investigation involved auto theft, firearms violations, residential burglary and fraud across Washington state, including Pierce County, police said.

Officers identified 26 suspects during the investigation and recovered 16 firearms, among other stolen property.

SWAT teams served warrants Tuesday at

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Fife Jiffy Lube robbed

A man threatened to stab an employee at the Fife Jiffy Lube with a knife today when the worker tried to stop him from leaving the store with three air filters he had not paid for, according to Fife police.

Officers responded to the store about 1:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Pacific Highway East.

An officer stopped a man matching the suspect’s description close to the business.

The man threw what he was carrying under vehicles in the area and turned to the officer and threatened to assault him, according to police.

The suspect was taken into custody.