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Tag: Parkland


UPDATED: Deputies searching for missing Parkland teen

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 16-year-old who was reported missing by family members when she didn’t come home from her driving school lessons and her job earlier this week.

Family members last saw Candra Goggans on Monday morning. She’d stay overnight with family members at a family friend’s house after a Fourth of July celebration, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

On Monday morning, she was supposed to walk from the friend’s house to her family’s nearby home in the 800 block of 105th Street South in Parkland.

“Goggans was to take a bus from her house to her

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Electrical fire in Parkland garage Wednesday morning

Firefighters extinguished a garage electrical fire in Parkland this morning.

Central Pierce Fire and Rescue crews responded around 10 a.m. to the 1300 block of 119th Street S. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from a 20 foot by 30 foot detached garage. Due to the heavy fire load inside the garage, which was packed wall to wall, floor to ceiling with personal belongings, crews couldn’t actually gain access inside. After over an hour, the fire was brought under control.

There were no injuries. The cause was improperly installed electrical wiring, according to the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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UPDATED: Suspected robber arrested in Parkland

Pierce County law enforcement officers arrested a man suspected of robbing a Tacoma pizza restaurant Thursday night.

He’s also suspected in another robbery earlier in the evening, Tacoma police reported.

Thursday night’s robbery occurred at Pizza Time, 6332 Pacific Ave., about 7:40 p.m. The suspect entered the business, implied he had a weapon and made robbery demands, police reported. Another employee told the suspect he wasn’t getting any money.

The bandit fled in a vehicle. Another employee was pulling up and followed the suspect.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies and Lakewood police officers conducted a high-risk stop on the suspect’s vehicle

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Two injured in gunfight near college campus in Parkland

Two men were seriously wounded Wednesday night when they exchanged gunfire inside and outside a Parkland home near the campus of Pacific Lutheran University.

Both men were hospitalized for treatment of their gunshot wounds. Each is expected to survive, Pierce County sheriff’s detective Sgt. Jerry Bates said this morning.

At least one round from the gunfight hit a dorm room at PLU’s South Hall. No one was inside the room at the time. Detectives were investigating whether another round struck the outside of the building, Bates said.

Deputies received reports of a shooting at a home in the 200

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Police looking for gunmen in Parkland shooting

Police are searching for the suspects in a Parkland shooting Wednesday night.

The shooting occurred just before 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of 121st Street S. and Pacific Avenue, according to police scanner chatter. Two gunshot victims have been reported. The suspects, three males, fled the scene in a Dodge Durango.

There are no other details available at this time.


Parkland school to honor alum who was one of Lakewood officers killed Nov. 29

This brief appeared in today’s print edition of The News Tribune:

Washington High School will honor fallen Lakewood Police Officer Ronald Owens in a ceremony Feb. 26.

Owens, who died along with three other Lakewood officers in a November shooting, is a 1990 graduate of the Parkland-area school. He was a three-year varsity letterman on the school’s basketball team.

At the ceremony, students and staff will present a donation to Owens’ family. The school will name its baseball field for Owens, and it will also retire his basketball jersey, No. 42.

The ceremony to honor Owens begins at 10:25 a.m.

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Work next two nights to impact Pacific Avenue in Parkland

Lanes of State Route 7 (Pacific Avenue) will be closed tonight and tomorrow as the Lakewood Water District installs a new waterline beneath the roadway at 117th Street South.

Crews will close the southbound lanes of SR 7 from 8 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Friday.  A single lane of southbound traffic will be shifted into one northbound lane, the state DOT reports.

On Friday night, both lanes of SR 7 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday. Southbound SR 7 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.

Only local traffic will be allowed

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Man charged in robbery at Parkland records store

Pierce County prosecutors have a 20-year-old man with first-degree robbery after he allegedly stole cash and beat up a clerk at a Parkland store on Tuesday.

Thierry R. Williams Jr. told deputies he did the robbery because “he needed money to start art school,” charging documents state.

Williams was arraigned Wednesday and remains in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

Deputies were called to DISC Connections, 405 Garfield St., on Tuesday. The clerk, who was bleeding from his forehead, told deputies a robber walked in through the back door, opened the cash

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