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Benefit concert Friday for Gig Harbor family

Five local bands will perform Friday at a concert to raise money for the Myron family.

The benefit concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Gig Harbor High School gym, 5101 Rosedale St. N.W. Concessions also will be sold.

Admission is a $5 donation. All proceeds will go to the Myron family. Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Allen Myron fatally shot in his in-laws, then killed himself after a standoff with police the night of May 14.

“We feel this is a way our community can come together and help a family in need,” said Abbie Kruse, the 17-year-old primary

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Gig Harbor man beaten during attack in his apartment

A 45-year-old man was seriously injured Sunday morning during a fight inside a Gig Harbor apartment.

The man suffered serious facial lacerations and fractured facial bones, Gig Harbor police reported. He was initially treated at St. Anthony Hospital, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He has since been released.

Gig Harbor police have booked a 30-year-old Key Peninsula resident into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree murder in connection with the attack.

According to the police, officers were called to the Olympic Square Town Homes on Olympic Drive just before 10

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UPDATED: Gig Harbor police looking for toilet pipe thieves

Gig Harbor police need the public’s help in finding at least two men suspected of removing the piping from the toilets at four businesses in the city over the past few weeks.

Investigators believe the suspects might be looking for the brass and copper parts within the pipes, Sgt. Kelly Busey said. They’ve been going into the public bathrooms at the businesses.

“The suspects know how to turn off the water before removing the piping that extends from the wall to the back of the toilet,” he said.

Investigators estimate the thefts have left at least $500 in damages and

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UPDATED: Officers arrest Gig Harbor bank robbery suspect, find his 3-year-old son safe


Gig Harbor police have arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of robbing a bank while leaving his 2-year-old son in a truck.

The boy was unharmed and released to family members, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The heist occurred about 11:25 a.m. Friday at the Umpqua Bank, 3123 56th St. Ct. N.W. The bandit presented a note to a teller that implied he had a weapon and demanded cash, Troyer said.

The robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. A witness noticed the activity and provided responding Gig Harbor officers with a description of

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Hangar on fire at Tacoma Narrows Airport

Gig Harbor Fire Department battled a two-alarm fire at a hangar at Tacoma Narrows Airport Wednesday late afternoon.

The fire originated in a private, double-length hangar at 1090 26th Ave., according to Gig Harbor Fire spokeswoman Penny Hulse. Crews responded to the scene at 4:30 p.m. and had the blaze under control by 5:30 p.m. The source of the blaze was an electrical panel in the door of an equipment room.

No one was injured in the fire, and there were no planes inside the hangar at the time. Two 20-foot boats, a 1959 Buick and a 1950s Ferrari sustained

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Gig Harbor police looking for bank robber

Gig Harbor police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a bank branch Monday afternoon.

The man walked into the Umpqua Bank, 4949 Borgen Blvd. N.W., shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. He went up to a teller and presented an envelope on which a demand note was written, police reported.

The man whispered that he was robbing the bank. He grabbed cash and left on a bicycle.

The bandit was last seen in the parking lot of a nearby Costco, where he got into a waiting, green sedan. The car sped off, police reported.


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UPDATED: Damage at least $350,000 to Gig Harbor landmark

Fire marshals likely won’t know until Friday – if then – what caused a roaring fire that destroyed a Gig Harbor landmark and popular restaurant and sent thick black smoke billowing into the sky Wednesday night.

They estimated damage to the 108-year-old wood frame house that housed LeBistro restaurant at $350,000 to $450,000, Gig Harbor Fire Marshal Dick Bower said this morning.

That figure does not include the price of the business, owned and run by Debi McAlpine and her family for two decades at the corner of Harborview and North Harbor drives.

One firefighter was slightly injured when he

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Copper wire thieves targeting facilities in Gig Harbor, police say

Gig Harbor police are trying to identify whomever has been stealing copper wire from street lights and sports fields within the city.

The thieves have caused more than $50,000 in damages and, in some incidents, left bare wires exposed.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers provided information about four thefts:

* Nov. 12 from the street lights near the Gig Harbor YMCA on Harbor Hill Drive. The theft resulted in $12,000 in damages.

* Dec. 9 from the streets lights near the YMCA on Harbor Hill Drive. The theft resulted in $1,500 damage.

* Dec. 16 from the Gig Harbor Little League

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