Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Tag: kidnapping


Woman arrested after attempted abduction on Pierce County road

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 26-year-old woman Wednesday evening after she allegedly tried to grab a 5-month-old girl from her stroller.

The woman, who has a history of mental health issues, was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping.

The incident occurred about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. A woman was walking her baby girl in a stroller in the 6000 block of Vickery Avenue East. The baby was strapped into the stroller.

The suspect, who was not known to the mother, suddenly stopped and got out of her car. She

Read more »


UPDATED: Authorities find man and boy after kidnapping in Key Peninsula subdivision

A tense situation on the Key Peninsula ended this afternoon when Pierce County sheriff’s deputies located a kidnapped 11-month-old boy and, a short time later, arrested the boy’s father in the woods off the Lake Holiday subdivision.

The boy appeared uninjured but was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

A Puyallup K-9 team found the 23-year-old father, identified as Justin Smith, in the woods inside the subdivision. The Marine was taken into custody for questioning.

He was later put into a Medic One ambulance for treatment of wounds from the police

Read more »