Spanaway resident Richard Johnson called Friday to alert The News Tribune to an issue with the speed camera near Stewart Middle School in Tacoma.
The camera is located in the 5000 block of Pacific Avenue and became active in early January, Tacoma police reported. It’s designed to looking for violators the 30 minutes before and the 30 minutes after the school day.
Johnson said he got a ticket in the mail for going 30 mph in the school zone. The problem, he said, was the warning lights notifying drivers they are in a school zone were not working.
When the …