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Tag: Frederickson


King County Sheriff’s deputy injured in off-duty motorcycle crash near Frederickson dies

A King County sheriff’s deputy died Wednesday night at Tacoma General Hospital from injuries suffered in an off-duty motorcycle crash Monday near Frederickson, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Martin “Marty” Duran, 47, served in the Army before becoming a paramedic and firefighter in New Mexico, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said. He eventually became a deputy with the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico, and in 2004 started working for King County.

He most recently worked out of the Burien station, in the White Center and Skyway areas.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies still are investigating the crash, which happened

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Man critically injured in Frederickson motorcycle crash was off-duty King County deputy

A 47-year-old man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash near Frederickson Monday night was an off-duty King County Sheriff’s deputy, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The South Hill area man remains in critical condition after the crash, which happened about 5 p.m. in the 7500 block of 176th Street East, Troyer said.

Family members and King County deputies are with the man at the hospital, Troyer said, and King County Sheriff John Urquhart has visited.

Deputies are still looking for witnesses to the crash, which may have involved a white van making a

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Man, 47, in critical condition after motorcycle crash near Frederickson

A 46-year-old South Hill man is in critical condition after his motorcycle crashed about 5 p.m. in the 7500 block of 176th Street East, and deputies are looking for witnesses to the wreck.

No other vehicles involved in the crash were found at the scene, on the border of Frederickson, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said, but skid marks indicate the man was stopping abruptly at the time of the wreck.

The man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital. He did not have any passengers on the bike, and was wearing a helmet, Troyer said.

Deputies ask anyone who

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Man with BB gun arrested at Frederickson Elementary School

Staff became concerned when a man walked into Frederickson Elementary School today and asked to make a phone call, spokeswoman Krista Carlson said.

“When they tried to tell him: ‘No, our phones are not for public use,’ the way he presented himself just didn’t sit well with our staff,” she said.

They called a School Resource Officer, who arrested the man, and in the process found a BB gun on his person, Carlson said.

“Mostly, the reason why we called was because he was acting disgruntled, and I guess he was not very organized in what he was saying,” she

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Thieves steal copper wire from Pierce County substation; reward offered

For the third time in two months, thieves have broken into a Frederickson-area substation and ripped out copper wire.

Bonneville Power Administration crews discovered the theft Monday at the substation, 4320 180th St. E. Investigators believe that sometime between Thursday and Monday, thieves cut a hole in the perimeter fence and stole 20 feet of copper wire, according to a press release from BPA.

The theft caused about $1,500 damage. The previous two thefts caused about $5,000 damage.

BPA is offering up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.

“The culprits are getting

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