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Tag: Fife Police Department

Jan.
8th

Police say woman hired for massage pepper sprayed, robbed man at Fife hotel

Fife police officers say a man looking for a massage from an advertised escort Monday got pepper sprayed and robbed instead.

Fife officers responded Monday to a call about a robbery in the 3100 block of Pacific Highway East.

They arrived to find a 30-year-old man who said he hired a woman who had posted on backpage.com as an escort to come to his room at the hotel to give him a massage, according to police.

The pair agreed to a price for the service when she arrived, and she went into the restroom, officers said.

Shortly thereafter, a man

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Jan.
8th

Fife High School locked down briefly as police search for suspect

Fife High School was locked down mid morning as police used a K-9 officer to track a man who escaped from a mental health facility in the city, Fife police Cmdr. Tim Floyd said.

The suspect was arrested last night by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department after a domestic violence incident in the Bonney Lake area, Floyd said, and was  checked into the facility for some sort of mental health supervision.

Officers tried to track the suspect on the east side of the city, and locked down the school as a precaution, Floyd said. They did not find the man, but believe

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Dec.
5th

Man accused of sneaking into vacant hotel room, calling 911 and rapping to dispatcher

A man is in jail after being accused of prank calling 911 several times Monday from a Fife hotel room he didn’t pay for.

Curtis Joe Tyquiengco, 41, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of second-degree burglary and telephone harassment.

According to court documents:

Tyquiengco called emergency dispatchers three or four times from a room at the Travelodge in Fife. He claimed to be from a California radio station, and rapped into the phone.

Hotel officials told police no one was renting the room at the time.

Officers heard someone singing in the room when they arrived, and Tyquiengco opened

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Oct.
28th

Police investigating shooting at Fife apartment

Fife police have been at an apartment today investigating a shooting in the 6600 block of 20th Street East.

About 2:30 p.m. officers received a report of a shooting victim, and arrived to find a man in his mid-30s on the back porch of the apartment with a gunshot wound to his lower back, Fife police Cmdr. Tim Floyd said.

The man was taken to the hospital with what seemed to be non life-threatening injuries, Floyd said.

The woman who lives in the apartment called 911, but said she was not home at the time of the shooting, Floyd said.

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Sep.
27th

Fife schools given all-clear after burglary-related lockdown

Fife officers were called at 9 a.m. today to a burglary in the 6000 block of 28th Street East.

The homeowner had chased and held a women he found carrying personal items out of his home, police said.

The woman gave conflicting reports about whether another man had been with her at the time, officers said. She was taken into custody.

Police temporarily locked down Fife High School and Columbia Junior High during a K-9 search for the second suspect, they said.

All students and staff are safe, and the lockdown has ended.

No second suspect was found, officers said, but they

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Sep.
23rd

Fife police looking for stolen classic car worth $100,000

Fife police were asking for the public’s help in finding a stolen purple 1970 Dodge Hemi Charger Friday.

The car was taken from a Fife warehouse between Sept. 8 and Sept. 20.

Whoever stole the vehicle disabled the building’s security system before driving the Charger from the warehouse, detectives said.

The car has the word “Hemi” on the hood in black and white.

Its estimated value is $100,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fife police at 253-922-6633.

Aug.
30th

Fife police contact, arrest man after comment made at public meeting

A man who said during the public speaking portion of the Fife City Council meeting Tuesday that he could “access money faster than anyone” going to an ATM was later arrested, Fife police said Wednesday.

The comment concerned those at the meeting, prompting officers to contact the man later in a nearby park after the gathering, police said.

It turned out the man had a misdemeanor warrant for theft out of Seattle, another out of Chehalis, and a felony warrant for probation violation out of Orgeon, police said.

Officers also found that he had a suspended license, though he admitted

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